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Endless Ocean

by Michael Flynn - July 25, 2007, 7:00 am PDT
Total comments: 12

Underwater exploring awaits in this scuba-diving curiosity.

Endless Ocean seems, based on the limited information released to date, to be an accessible, non-violent aquatic adventure coming exclusively for the Wii. Previously known by it's Japanese title "Forever Blue," the game was shown in video form recently at E3. It's a scuba-diving adventure game in which players explore the depths of a lush underwater landscape, take photographs, and interact with marine life both tiny and enormous.

Little official information about the gameplay has actually been released, but it appears from the videos that players use the pointer function of the Wii remote to navigate the underwater world of reefs, caves, and ocean floor. The nunchuk attachment is not used. Players can pet, take pictures of, swim with, and even ride sea creatures ranging from small fish to dolphins to blue whales. Also, it appears that some gameplay will take place above the water in a boat. And to further enhance the gameplay experience, the title will supposedly utilize the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for online cooperative diving with a friend.

Endless Ocean is being published by Nintendo and developed by Arika, who've had some previous experience with similarly aquatic-themed games Everblue and Everblue 2 for the PlayStation 2. It is due to be released October 29 in the United States. Check back with NWR for more information on this title as it comes available.


mantidorJuly 25, 2007

I knew it would be like Pokemon Snap! this is awesome.

I'm buying this game PURELY for the manta rays.

MashiroJuly 25, 2007

What part of Pokemon Snap was awesome?


PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorJuly 25, 2007

What part wasn't?

Hmm... ALL OF IT.

Caffeinated CheeseJuly 25, 2007

Well, given the times of the posts, I'd say Kairon loves Snap too.

Honestly, it was a brilliant concept. Unique in every way, it took the perfect IP to go on a Safari, and had a brilliant atmosphere and life-like Pokemon actions for once. I wish they'd make a sequel.

MashiroJuly 25, 2007

Snap was an absolute freaking rip off, sorry nothing was awesome about spending 50+ dollars for such a horribly short game.

Good concept but just wasn't worth the price.

Caffeinated CheeseJuly 25, 2007

I think it was to short, but that's about it.

EnnerJuly 25, 2007

Oh, what joy it would be to witness a Sperm Whale vs Giant Squid battle, tour the Great Barrier Reef, or participate in the legendary sport of dolphin racing.


Originally posted by: Enner
or participate in the legendary sport of dolphin racing.


Where's my Wave Race 64???

KDR_11kJuly 25, 2007


Originally posted by: Kairon
I'm buying this game PURELY for the manta rays.

Hm, can you jump on a stingray?


Manta Ray =/= Sting Ray

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Genre Simulation
Developer Arika
Online1 - 2

Worldwide Releases

na: Endless Ocean
Release Jan 21, 2008
jpn: Forever Blue
Release Aug 02, 2007
RatingAll Ages
eu: Endless Ocean
Release Nov 09, 2007
aus: Endless Ocean
Release Jan 17, 2008

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