Natsume Aren’t Done With Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove Yet


It looks like Natsume aren’t done with Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove yet. They’re going to be bringing two more Gabrielle games to iOS platforms, along with a new Reel Fishing game and a new I.P. called Ninja Climb. All four games will be at their E3 booth.


Here’s Natsume’s E3 mobile line-up:


Gabrielle’s Zombie Attack (all iOS devices)

Gabrielle has a problem on her hands… A zombie problem! A battalion of zombies has suddenly appeared, making it hard for a girl just trying to live her “normal” life in Monsterville. Luckily, these zombies are weak to mandrake plants! Therefore, you’ll be chucking mandrakes at the zombies to stop their advance! Can you help Gabrielle with her corpse conundrum? Gabrielle’s Zombie Attack will be ready to terrorize players in the next two months, and will be free to download via the iTunes Store, with optional in-app purchases.


Gabrielle’s Sweet Defense (all iOS devices)

Grandma Greta’s just whipped up the tastiest deserts this side of Monsterville, but the sweet-smelling snacks have brought forth an unforeseen enemy: Humans! Entranced by Greta’s goodies, the humans set forth to get their hands on them themselves! It’s up to Gabrielle and her friends to put a stop to the hungry humans!  Gabrielle’s Sweet Defense will be free via the iTunes Store about a month after E3, with optional in-app purchases.


Ninja Climb (all iOS devices)

A band of ninjas were on a secret mission to infiltrate a castle and steal its treasure. They got the treasure, but when they tried to escape through a moat, it turned out to be a trap! The water level around the moat is rising fast, and the ninjas must find a way out before the water catches up to them!

Build your tower by placing falling and rotating blocks on top of each other.  As you build, your ninja will climb the tower, but watch out! Don’t accidentally trap your ninja so he can’t climb up the tower, and make sure they don’t meet their demise in the water below!


Reel Fishing Pocket (all iOS devices)

Natsume’s world-famous Reel Fishing series continues on iOS! Now the world of Reel Fishing is available right in your pocket! With many kinds of fish to catch, tons of tackle, and loads of missions, it’s the most fun you can have fishing without putting on you waders! Players will be able to reel in Reel Fishing Pocket this summer.


Gabrielle’s Monster Match has been a great mobile title for us, and we’re pleased to be building a tradition of quality mobile titles,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume.  “E3 gives us a great opportunity to gather feedback on our mobile titles we’ll be releasing this year, including two from the ever-growing Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove series.”


Note: Screenshot from Gabrielle’s Monster Match.

Ishaan Sahdev
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