Without much surprise Aksys is localizing Okiraku Air Hockey which will be known as Family Glide Hockey when it comes out in North America. Like Family Ping Pong before it, this is pick up and play motion controlled air hockey with a few mini-games. When Japan got Family Glide Hockey it was sold on the Shopping Channel for 500 Wii Points and Aksys is likely to release it at the same price whenever it comes out here.
In addition to this title Arc System Works has three other WiiWare games currently in development. Given Aksys and Arc System Works’ tight relationship we’re nearly guaranteed to get Okiraku Putter Golf and Okiraku Slotcar Racer which might be called Family Miniature Golf and Family Slotcar Racing respectively. Okiraku Sugoroku is a different story since it’s a Japanese off shoot of Backgammon. Maybe Aksys will be bold enough to localize it as Family Dice Party.
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