Pokemon Mystery Dungeon pre-order bonus unveiled

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Still gotta catch’em all? Then you’re in luck. If you pre-order the upcoming DS titles Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness at participating retailers you’ll receive a limited edition Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorer’s Guide free of charge.

The guide contains an exclusive collection of tips, interviews and an original manga by Ken Sugimori, main art director of Pokémon video games. Not a bad haul for a Pokefanatic! While the guides are available with pre-orders now, both new Mystery Dungeon titles will be shipping to retailers on April 20th.

Full press release after the break.

JUMP INTO THE NEXT POKÉMON ADVENTURE EARLY AND GET A FREE GUIDE

March 13, 2008 – Two new Pokémon® adventures for Nintendo DS™ are on the way, and Nintendo plans to reward fans for ordering early with guides to help them navigate the games. Starting March 16, fans who place an order for either Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time or Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness will receive a free, limited-edition Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers Guide*. The guide contains an exclusive collection of tips, interviews and an original manga by Ken Sugimori, main art director of Pokémon video games.

In these two new games, players journey through time and darkness as actual Pokémon as they attempt to find out why they’ve been turned into a Pokémon. Their epic quest leads them through countless, randomly generated dungeons, encountering more than 490 Pokémon. Players also have the option to send rescue alerts to their friends via e-mail or mobile text message when they are connected to Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. These two new Dungeon games give Pokémon fans another excuse to upgrade to Nintendo DS, which also plays all their favorite Game Boy® Advance games in single-player mode.

Pokémon games remain as popular as ever. Last year’s release of Pokémon® Diamond Version and Pokémon® Pearl Version for Nintendo DS sold a combined 4.33 million copies to date in the United States alone.

For more information about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness, please visit Pokemon-Games.com.

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