Uno Coming to WiiWare and DSiWare

Uno has become one of the most popular card games ever created over the years and it's also popped up on many of the game consoles as well. The Xbox Live Arcade release has become one of the best-selling Xbox Live Arcade releases and offers players all over the world the opportunity to play each other via the Xbox Live online gaming service.

Gameloft has just announced yet another Uno release, this time on the WiiWare and DSiWare services. Now Nintendo Wii and DSi owners will be able to enjoy the same online Uno play that Xbox 360 owners have been enjoying for some time.

Below is the official press release that gives some details on the WiiWare and DSiWare versions of the game for you to check out.

Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones and consoles, announced today a worldwide multi-year licensing agreement to develop, publish and distribute the popular card game, UNO(TM). In addition to the iPhone and iPod versions currently available, UNO(TM) will now also be available across mobile phones, PlayStation 3 Network, PlayStation Portable Network, WiiWare and DSi Ware. The game will be available for these platforms in 2009.

“This agreement is the first step towards a long and successful relationship between Mattel, one of the world’s premier toy companies and Gameloft, the global leader in video game development,” said Michel Guillemot, president, Gameloft. “UNO is one of the most recognized card games in the world and we are excited to extend it beyond mobile and onto a whole host of console executions.”

“Gameloft is a one stop shop for quality video game development and they have firmly established their excellence in this industry for years,” said Cynthia Neiman, Vice President, Mattel Digital Play. “Gameloft’s successful launch of UNO on the iPhone and iPod has given us tremendous confidence in their ability to continue to deliver our flagship card game to a new generation of players and UNO fans alike.”

UNO(TM) is the best selling card game and is number one for family fun. Players compete to match colors and symbols. Go wild with special command cards such as “Skip” and “Reverse” and be the first to play all your cards and shout “UNO!”

UNO and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel, Inc. (c) 2008 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

We'll have more information on the WiiWare and DSiWare versions of Uno as it becomes available as well as a full review of both titles when they hit their respective download services.