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.