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Shin’en Announce Jett Rocket, A 3D Platformer For WiiWare

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    Following Fun! Fun! Minigolf and Art of Balance, Shin’en intend to publish three new WiiWare games this year. The first of these is Jett Rocket, a platformer with a rather retro-meets-modern vibe. Retro in the sense that the protagonist, Jett Rocket, looks rather like Mega Man, and modern because the environments look stylistically similar to Super Mario Galaxy.

     

    Wait, something that looks like Mario Galaxy? On WiiWare? I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, given our discussion with Shin’en on the technology behind their games last month.

     

    For now, all we know about Jett Rocket is that you “explore the beautiful planet of Yoroppa and find out why it has been attacked by the evil ‘Power Plant Posse’.” And that you “ride the ocean on your Jet Boat, parachute from giant cliffs, speed through arctic regions on your Jet Snowboard or skyrocket with your Jet Pack.” Expect more information as it’s revealed. In the meantime, pour over these screenshots:

     

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    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.




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