SAN FRANCISCO, CA--October 18, 2005--Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that they will publish Sudoku for the Game BoyÂ® Advance handhheld video game system, the first of a series of Sudoku products that Mastiff will be bringing to game systems. Sudoku is the puzzle phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. The Sudoku video game features hundreds of puzzle problems, a tutorial mode, help for those moments when you really are stuck, the ability to 'pencil in' possible solutions, and a puzzle problem creation mode. The game is expected to be available February 10, 2006.
"Parents will be fighting their kids to get the Game Boy," says Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff. "Sudoku fever is sweeping the country and the fiendishly addictive puzzle game play is perfect for Game Boy Advance. On Game Boy Advance we offer everything there is in the paper version, more volume than in any book, and a help system. The best of two worlds."
Sudoku is the international puzzle craze that shows no signs of slowing down. The New York Times remarks, "no puzzle has had such a fast introduction in newspapers since the crossword craze of 1924-25," and USA Today says Sudoku has "become the morning brain breakfast for millions of commuters." The Economist magazine calls it a "puzzling global phenomenon."
Sudoku looks like a math problem, but it's not. The rules are simple: start with a grid consisting of nine three-by-three squares in which some of the
numbers are already supplied. Fill in the blank squares so that each column, row, and three-by-three grid contains a number from 1 to 9 with none repeated.
Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Recent titles from Mastiff include Pump It Up:
Exceed, which received a "Buy or Die" award from the top PlayStation 2 publication, PSM, and La Pucelle: Tactics, which was awarded an Editor's Choice Award from leading gaming website, IGN.com. Other recent releases include Gungrave: Overdose, Technic Beat and Top Gun: Combat Zones. Please visit www.mastiff-games.com for more information.
About The Developer
Sudoku for Game Boy Advance is being developed by Success Corp. of Tokyo, one of Japan's leading developers of interactive entertainment.