Sega’s First WiiWare Game Coming This December

By Spencer . December 3, 2008 . 11:48am

image Lots of small publishers championed WiiWare while big guns like Electronic Arts, Capcom and Sega strayed away from it. On December 16 Sega will take their first step onto WiiWare with Let’s Catch, a project done with Yuji Naka’s studio Prope. Let’s Catch is pretty much what it sounds like – a motion controlled game of catch. Players throw baseballs by swinging the remote forward just like the baseball game in Wii Sports. Also like Wii Sports you can use your Mii in the game.

 

Let’s Catch introduces a few modes like a speed catching challenge and unexpectedly a story to follow. When you have company over you can play Nine Trial which has players toss balls to shatter nine pieces of a 3×3 square or Bomber catch which is like hot potato with Miis. Also somehow aliens are part of Let’s Catch.

 

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Right now I’m not convinced Let’s Catch is really going to be substantial enough for a 1,000 Point ($10) WiiWare game. It looks more like a diversion or filler until Let’s Tap comes out, but I’m generally curious to see what Yuji Naka has been working on now that he’s independent.

 

Images courtesy of Sega.


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  • jarrod

    Capcom hasn’t entirely avoided WiiWare… Mega Man 9 led on it (exclusively in Japan) and that was a pretty big deal. Square Enix and Konami also had noted efforts with FFCC and Gradius.

    Still, yeah, outside a few token efforts, it weird how the big publishers have shirked it. More money for Hudson, Taito and the indies I guess…

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