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Marble Saga: Kororinpa Coming Exclusively To Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - September 30, 2008, 1:02 pm EDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Press Release

More marble guiding fun is on its way in this sequel, plus online trading of user-created levels, multiplayer, and Balance Board support.

Hudson Entertainment announced today that they will be releasing a new entry in their Kororinpa puzzle-adventure series, Marble Saga: Kororinpa. Marble Saga is set to have a number of improvements over its predecessor, Kororinpa: Marble Mania, including 150 brand new levels, level creation and online trading, Miis, and support for the Wii Balance Board.

Players will control Anthony the Ant's marble in a quest to find the Golden Sun Flower, the last thing that can save his colony. Forty different gadgets and gizmos will need to be leveraged throughout the levels in order for Anthony to complete his journey.

Using the game's Edit Mode, players will now be able to create new stages. Furthermore, the game will utilize the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and Wii Connect 24 allowing players to trade their created levels with others. Hudson also intends to have new levels available for download after release.

The Nintendo WiFi Connection is put to further use with the online leaderboards giving gamers the ability to compare their fastest times through the levels. Competing at home will also be possible thanks to the included local four-player mode.

Finally, Marble Saga: Kororinpa will incorporate ten levels designed specifically for the Wii Balance Board, according to an earlier press release. Expect to see Marble Saga: Kororinpa in spring 2009.


Sequel to the Fun-Filled Puzzle Adventure Features Tons of New Levels, Multiplayer Gameplay, Wi-Fi Connection And Wii Balance Board Compatibility

REDWOOD CITY, CA - September 30, 2008 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced that it is bringing Marble Saga: Kororinpa, an exciting puzzle adventure centering around a marble, exclusively to Wii next spring.

The sequel to Kororinpa: Marble Mania, Marble Saga: Kororinpa is full of new levels for gamers to explore, 4-person multiplayer gameplay, tons of customization features, the ability to connect and compete online and the use of the Wii Balance Board as features.

"Gamers will be amazed to see how much entertainment we have packed into Marble Saga," said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. "Whether players want to compete with each other through multiplayer or Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, explore more than 150 levels by themselves, or use the Wii Balance Board for additional fun, this game really will deliver an action-packed adventure for gamers of all ages."

The story takes place with players heading out on a journey with Anthony the Ant as he searches for the Golden Sunflower. By guiding Anthony's marble around the Ant World and searching for items which are valuable to help reach the Golden Sunflower, gamers will help Anthony save his colony. Along the way players will face dangerous mazes and use cool and amazing widgets and gadgets to guide Anthony to his objective. With multiple levels to explore and three difficulty stages within each level, no area is ever the same.

Unique features in Marble Saga: Kororinpa allow fun customization for players. From designing the ball with attributes to helping players navigate through stages easier, to Miis and preset fun images, to an Edit Mode which allows for custom design of a unique stage, gamers can really make this entertaining experience their own. For a more competitive tone, a 4-person multiplayer mode allows players to compete with three other opponents on the same map as each races to the finish line. For more customization and group fun with others, the Wii Connect 24 feature allows gamers to share the unique stages they created with their friends or to receive extra stages from Hudson after the game's launch via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Additionally, Wi-Fi Leaderboards let players compete online against each other to see who can navigate through the world the fastest.

For those who can't live without gaming peripherals, the Wii Balance Board can be used as players navigate through the world as the ball with this new feature. In addition, gamers can utilize 40 innovative and useful widgets to help assist them in guiding their marble, including shrinking machines, movable bridges, vacuum tubes, cannon vaults and more!

Marble Saga: Kororinpa will be available at retail in Spring 2009.


PlugabugzSeptember 30, 2008

Mario shares his joy in 5... 4.....

vuduSeptember 30, 2008

It's like 7 AM over there.  Give the kid a chance to have some coffee first.

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusSeptember 30, 2008

The first one is so hard to find these days, I'm glad this one is being brought into existence. I'll be sure to grab it up once I see it on the shelf.

MarioOctober 01, 2008

Wow they were smart enough to give it a name that wont scare away anyone over 9 years old with confidence issues. Nothing really new here except the name and confirmed release "date".

fap fap fap fap fap

This sounds great.

KDR_11kOctober 01, 2008


Bill AurionOctober 01, 2008

So I have about half a year to finish the first one...Too backed up... =(

MarioOctober 01, 2008

You should have never put it down. This is your fate.

CalibanOctober 01, 2008

Shame on you, Bill.

Btw this needs to have optional MotionPlus support.

I don't know about "needs". I never had any problems with the controls in the first one. It would be a nice thing to include, but I don't think the lack of it would hurt the game.

MarioOctober 02, 2008

I can't think of what they'd do with it. Dual balls, perhaps.

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