505 Games have today launched Europeâ€™s first exclusive Nintendo DSiâ„¢ title, Hair Salon. By making use of the consoleâ€™s built in camera, Hair Salon gives players the chance to literally add themselves into the game and play along to become the ultimate stylist.
The perfect game for all girls interested in hair and make-up, Hair Salon puts players in charge of their own professional styling studio. Players must perfect their hair and make-up techniques and perform them as requested by the customers in their salon. If they succeed the playerâ€™s salon will grow both financially and in reputation. After keeping the customers happy and balancing the books, styling competitions are unlocked so players can win awards and climb the ranks within the salon world.
â€œWith its innovative features, Hair Salon is a great way to open our Nintendo DSi publishing account,â€ commented Victoria Martin, Global Brand Manager for 505 Games. â€œThe fact that Nintendo themselves have confirmed that it happens to be the first Nintendo DSi only product is a great bonus for us and we plan to take full advantage of the new market opportunity the Nintendo DSi offers.â€
The Automatic Face Recognition feature of the Nintendo DSi Camera ensures perfect pictures each time and will allow players to input themselves and friends into the game as either customers or practice models. In addition, players can store up to four creations in the internal System Memory and share pictures with other Hair Salon players via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.