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The Oregon Trail(R) Blazes Its Way Onto Wii(TM) and Nintendo 3DS(TM) PlatformsRed Wagon Games Reinvigorates the Learning Company's Educational Action Adventure Classic (December 15, 2011)
MALTA, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/15/11 -- Red Wagon Games, publisher of interactive entertainment, and game developer DoubleTap Games today announced the availability of The Oregon Trail® on the Wii system and Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. This new iteration of The Learning Company's classic educational action adventure game will be available for a SRP of $19.99 (Wii) and $29.99 (3DS) wherever Wii and Nintendo 3DS games are sold. The Oregon Trail is rated E-10+.
Set in the mid-1800s, The Oregon Trail lets players assume the role of a wagon pioneer leader guiding a party of settlers westward across 2,000 miles of winding, rough terrain from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City on the Oregon Trail. The classic game has now been modernized for all ages on Wii and Nintendo 3DS and is part of the frenzy of nostalgia over the game, which has yielded everything from band tour promotions ("Fall Out Boy Trail") to humorous references on popular websites ("Digg has broken an axle"). Since 1971, more than 65 million copies of the highly popular game have been sold.
The single-player game retraces the historical journey, challenging the gamer to survive and prosper through four unique storylines with three different time periods. Plan and stock up for the dangerous trip, complete a variety of timed challenges including hunting and fishing, and unlock special items along the way. The Oregon Trail on Wii and Nintendo 3DS is the first version of the game where players can drive the wagon on the trail.
"The Oregon Trail has remained popular for 40 years because it's the perfect blend of a solid educational experience and compelling, interactive game play," said Richard Corredera, director business affairs at game developer DoubleTap Games. "With our new edition for Wii and Nintendo 3DS, we've updated and modernized the experience to keep the game fresh, exciting, and endlessly entertaining. Hunting, fishing and surviving on a wagon has never been this fun."
"We are proud to have partnered with DoubleTap Games to create this updated version of a true gaming classic," said Joanna Rockwood, Director of Red Wagon Games. "Existing fans of The Oregon Trail will love the ability to maneuver the wagon, as well as the new storylines and challenges. New players will find the game fun and engaging while they learn about a formative time in our history."
The Oregon Trail was created in 1971 by three student teachers at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and immediately became popular throughout Minneapolis public schools. Since that time, the game has gone through a number of editions on a variety of platforms, including Apple II, Macintosh, DOS, Windows and iPhone/iPod Touch. Today, The Oregon Trail legacy is nurtured by The Learning Company, a division of global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
For more information about The Oregon Trail, visit www.oregontrail.com.
About Red Wagon Games
Based in Malta, New York, Red Wagon Games, is a value-priced, family friendly, fun in a box publisher for Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Wii Red Wagon Games features lighter, pick up and play style games as well as classic games at affordable pricing. For more information about Red Wagon Games please visit www.redwagongames.com
About DoubleTap Games
Committed to quality game entertainment for all ages, the veterans at DoubleTap Games strive to create original and engaging game play experiences on a variety of platforms from Facebook, iOS, Android, to the traditional consoles including Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and others. For more information about DoubleTap Games, please visit www.doubletapgames.biz
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