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Brush Up with Art Academy on October 25th

Posted by James Newton

Creative compilation coming to North America

DSiWare Donatellos will already be aware of the Art Academy series, with Semester One and Semester Two already available for download, but Nintendo wants to get everybody involved in the class, even that annoying kid at the back. That's why it's combining both downloads into a single retail release, called Art Academy, and releasing it on October 25th in North America.

Be sure to read our Art Academy: First Semester review and follow-up with the Art Academy: Second Semester review to find out if this compilation is going to float your boat. Here's the official press release too, accompanied by a lovely piece of art from time-travelling Nintendo staff member Krysta Yang:

Art Academy, which launches Oct. 25 at a suggested retail price of $19.99, provides everyone from beginners to experts with tools to create their own works of art plus simple tutorials to learn about color, shading, movement and perspective. The skills learned in Art Academy are transferable to real-life art materials outside of the Nintendo DS environment. Art Academy includes all 10 of the lessons and tools from both Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester, which are available separately as Nintendo DSiWare downloads. Plus there are 10 Mini Lessons and more than 80 motifs that players can choose from to use as reference material when creating their art.

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User Comments (15)

y2josh

#1

y2josh said:

I'm definitely interested in this seeing that I don't have a DSi.

Roopa132

#2

Roopa132 said:

Too bad you won't be able to export your drawings... that's the best thing about Art Academy that you can share your drawings. They should at least make a site to upload them online so you can visit that site with your PC and save them.

Tate24

#3

Tate24 said:

i agreed with Roopa123 its shame havent put that on game:(
am still interested though ive download it off nintendo channel so here's hoping it get's good review:)

fishman100

#4

fishman100 said:

I'm not really into art that much, but since it got pretty good reviews, I'll consider it.

Natie31

#5

Natie31 said:

I agree with Roopa123 as well thats a great idea if we just sent the Publisher: Nintendo this idea maybe they will do something like that you just never know but they should!

zezhyrule

#7

zezhyrule said:

Um... Didn't both Art Academy games cost $8 each? They're ripping off you original/lite owners!

Roopa132

#8

Roopa132 said:

How is that a rip off? Everyone knows that retail stuff is more expensive than downloadable stuff because you have to deliver the copies to the retailers and retailers want money so they need to raise the price from what they paid to the publishers etc.
Also both games cost 16 bucks together and they give you 80 motifs and 10 more mini lessons for the additional 4 bucks.
So I don't really see any rip off here.

GammaGames

#9

GammaGames said:

i have the first one, i dont really care about the second one. besides, im still phyched about rytmik!

Leaf

#10

Leaf said:

Meh I guess this is good idea. Sure it costs more, but at least you get both semesters in one. Second Semester seemed like a rip off personally...Though since you lose the ability to export this seems nice but worthless at the same time. =/

ToastyYogurt

#11

ToastyYogurt said:

Eh, if I wanted this I would've bought both DSiWare games, but this is good for the Phat/Lite/Internet-less DSi (XL) owners out there.

Big_Al1

#12

Big_Al1 said:

I have enjoyed the Art Academy "games" immensely; if you have any artistic inclinations at all, you should definitely think about getting either the DSiware app or the retail cart.

Here's a video of an artist reproducing a Van Gogh, and on the sidebar you can find one each for a Caravaggio and a Morandi. Be forewarned they are in Spanish: Art Academy Van Gogh

Bensei

#14

Bensei said:

What are the differences between this and DSiWare? I heard this has some more mini-lessons, but lacks the feature of saving Art to an SD Card. Mini-lessons are just models to repaint them, right? So I could search them in the internet, take a photo and still have them, right?

I'd really like to have all lessons, but I always hear that it's like tricking you to buy the same thing twice. Do you think I should still go fo both DSiWare titles for 16€, instead of the full-price-game of 30€? Or just buy first semster for 8€?

Leaf

#15

Leaf said:

If you plan on using it more than just to pass time, get the DSiWare versions but don't get semester 2 until you've finished the first I've heard that the second doesn't go over the past material and assumes you bought the first plus its cheaper. Getting both via download as well allows you to save two painting in progress which is great imo. If you don't care about any of the mentioned perks, just buy the retail cart.

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