2K Play, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Nickelodeon today announced that Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids and Go, Diego, Go!: Safari Rescue are now available exclusively for the Nintendo DS. As the first titles to be released under the recent preschool-focused game publishing agreement between the companies, the games feature Nick Jr.'s popular Dora and Diego characters and include voiceover talent from the TV shows. The releases mark the debut of both series on the popular Nintendo DS system.
By tapping into the creative technology of the Nintendo DS, both games showcase new ways to play handheld titles. In Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids, examples of enhanced interactivity include using the stylus for cleaning garbage off the beach and counting seashells, while the microphone is used to call dolphins to assist Dora. In Go, Diego Go!: Safari Rescue, players use the stylus to tap on a magic drum and drag obstacles out of Diego's way, while using the microphone to call out to animals and blowing into it to propel a hot air balloon up the mountainside.