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Little Mermaid Swims with New Handheld Videogames

Buena Vista Games has released new handheld videogames based on the DISNEY PRINCESS and THE LITTLE MERMAID throughout North America. The new lineup includes: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL'S UNDERSEA ADVENTURE for the Nintendo DS, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID: MAGIC IN TWO KINGDOMS for Game Boy Advance and DISNEY PRINCESS: ROYAL ADVENTURE for the Game Boy Advance.

"Inspired by the award-winning film, THE LITTLE MERMAID handheld games provide interactive adventures that kids can take with them on-the-go," said Craig Relyea, vp of marketing, Buena Vista Games. "With the release of Disney's new two-disc THE LITTLE MERMAID Platinum Edition DVD today, fans of Ariel and her friends will have ample opportunities to share in the fun this holiday season.

Since its debut in 2000, the DISNEY PRINCESS franchise has become a leading girls lifestyle brand. Building on the franchise's popularity, the new Disney Princess: Royal Adventure game enables young girls to interact with their favorite characters in a new magical adventure."

In DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL'S UNDERSEA ADVENTURE, Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian join some new friends on a mysterious aquatic adventure. Developed by Gorilla Systems Corp., the game lets players dive into 16 levels of interactive gameplay, and use the unique Nintendo DS features that include: playing music wirelessly with up to five friends in the "Barnacle Band; singing into the Nintendo DS microphone to unlock treasure chests; and using the Nintendo DS stylus to dig up hidden treasure.

In DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID: MAGIC IN TWO KINGDOMS, also developed by Gorilla Systems Corp., players embark on a seafaring journey through some favorite THE LITTLE MERMAID movie moments. Explore as Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian or Prince Eric to unlock eight nautical games. Goals include racing to save Prince Eric from the sinking ship, aiding Sebastian in escaping the French Chef and defeating Ursula, the evil sea-witch.

Developed by Human Soft Inc., DISNEY PRINCESS: ROYAL ADVENTURE lets players explore an enchanted castle with secret portals leading to the worlds of the Disney Princesses Jasmine, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty on their quest to find a missing collection of special tiaras. Players can journey into a world inside the castle and a medley of unique environments in the surrounding village. The Disney Princesses will help players increase their skills while earning enchanted items that are used to solve a mystery that has been forgotten by the village for many years.

Buena Vista Games Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Co. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform videogames and interactive entertainment worldwide. For more information, log on to www.bvg.com.

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