Paris, November 15 (ots/PRNewswire) - Actimagine announces that
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Japan) has licensed its video codecs to integrate
video sequences in video games for the Game Boy Advance(TM) and the
Nintendo DS(TM) handheld video game systems. It will be provided at
no charge in Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS Software Development
Kits (SDK). It will allow all Nintendo's game developers to enrich
their games with attractive video content.
On the Nintendo DS, Actimagine software video codec can achieve
full screen 256x192 video up to 30 frames per second from 100kbps to
700kbps, with stereo sound from 8KHz mono to 48KHz stereo. Dual
screen can be supported up to 15 frames per second.
Metroid Prime Hunters(TM): First Hunt and Jump Super Stars(TM)
are the first two games using those outstanding video capabilities.
In 2004, Actimagine had previously licensed to Nintendo Co., Ltd.
its video compression technologies allowing Nintendo to deliver up to
90 minutes of TV-like video titles on 32MB cartridges on its range of
hand-held consoles: GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Advance SP and Nintendo
DS. This is a purely software-based solution, making the video
cartridges compatible with the vast installed base of Nintendo
hand-held consoles that are already in the market.
"This new license confirms our commitment to Nintendo's handheld
consoles success. Providing Nintendo with cutting edge technologies
is a permanent challenge," says André Pagnac, Actimagine's President.
"Actimagine's tools and technologies strengthen our ability to
support our developers efforts in delivering high quality games,"
says Ramin Ravanpey, Director of Software Development Support,
Nintendo of America Inc.
Actimagine will exhibit at the CES 2006 in Las Vegas, USA,
from January 5th to 8th, Sands Convention Center booth 70608.
For further information or review samples, please contact:
Yann VIOT, Vice President Marketing
- Actimagine conceives, patents and licenses display software
solutions for video and vector graphics. These solutions allow
displaying video, multimedia interactive contents and user
interfaces. Actimagine has patented a strong DRM solution that allows
the protection of content stored on memory cards. Actimagine display
software can be embedded or used in any product with a color screen,
from low to high speed processors, with or without operating system.
For instance, Actimagine technologies can be used on devices like
mobile phones, MP3 players, toys, set top boxes, TV-sets, home
appliances, digital signage, kiosks, etc.
- Actimagine software solutions provide high quality TV-like
display with lower CPU requirements and no dedicated multimedia extra
chip, thus limiting overheating, reducing battery power consumption
while lowering hardware costs.
- They use Actimagine technologies: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Sony
Pictures Digital and Fisher Price
- Headquarter of Actimagine is located in Paris, France. The
company has two branches in Tokyo and Singapore.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide
leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date,
Nintendo has sold more than 2 billion video games worldwide and more
than 350 million hardware units globally, creating such industry
icons as Mario(R) and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The
Legend of Zelda(R) and Pokémon. Nintendo manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its popular home video game systems,
including the Nintendo 64, NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Game Boy Advance,
Nintendo DS, and Game Boy - the world's best-selling video game
system which has sold over 180 million units. As a wholly owned
subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was
established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's
operations in Europe.
GAME BOY ADVANCE AND NINTENDO DS ARE TRADEMARKS OF NINTENDO.
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