Wario Land: Shake It
Nintendo has announced that Wario is heading to Wii for his first, non micro-games, adventure on the console.
What makes this debut even better is the fact that Wario is going back to his roots, starring in a 2D platformer, reminiscent of the classic Wario Game Boy games.
In Wario Land: Shake It! (Wario Land:The Shake Dimension in Europe), Wario will explore various continents in search of treasure and in search of Queen Merelda, who has been kidnapped by Shake King. But is Wario really worried about Queen Merelda? Or is he simply on a journey to find the Bottomless Coin Sack, a sack containing a never-ending flow of gold coins, which has really caught Wario’s attention?
Featuring five different maps to complete, Wario Land: Shake It!, is packed with missions, which are challenges, set out at the beginning of each stage, such as finishing a stage within a specified time limit or collecting a special number of coins. Also seek out the hidden Treasure in each stage to obtain the special items held within them, then progress through the game and unlock further stages.
The Wii Remote is held sideways in a traditional retro fashion when playing, and is shaken to activate Wario’s special moves throughout the game. Shaking the controller whilst on solid ground will unleash Wario's ‘Ground Punch’ move that stuns all enemies on the screen. This move can also be used to manipulate surroundings and grant Wario access to new areas in the game. Shaking the Wii Remote whilst holding an enemy or money bag will make them spill their contents, whereas tilting the controller when Wario is at the wheel will see players steer the various vehicles through the stage.]
Wario Land: Shake It! will be available Fall 2008.