Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Lets Players Become a Ranger, Help Pokémon

REDMOND, Wash.– Last Week’s launch of Pokemon(TM) Ranger: Guardian Signs marks the arrival of the third installment of the popular series for the Nintendo DS(TM) family of systems. (Photo: Business Wire)

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, players take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger who protects the Oblivia region. It’s their job to work with Pokémon to protect nature and help both people and Pokémon who are in need of assistance. They also must stay hot on the trail of the Pokémon Pinchers, who have been disrupting the peace by chasing and stealing Pokémon. Players are helped by their partner, Ukulele Pichu™ (an energetic Pichu that always carries a ukulele).

Players use the Capture Styler to draw loops and capture Pokémon on the touch screen. The deeper into the story players progress, the more powers and abilities their Capture Styler gains. Players can also summon Pokémon that they have befriended, including Legendary Pokémon like Raikou™, Entei™ and Suicune™, to help them progress in the game by drawing special Ranger Signs on the touch screen. Players join forces with these Legendary Pokémon to save the land from the powers of darkness.

Up to four players can join in the fun on certain Wireless Multiplayer Missions using a local wireless connection, as long as all players have a Nintendo DS system and a Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs game card.

“Pokémon fans are always looking for new ways to experience their favorite Pokémon,” said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of Public Relations. “Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs delivers a lot of excitement and will keep players engaged.”

For more information about Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, visit http://www.pokemonranger.com.

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About Pokémon

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