54 posts tagged adventure time
Super Hexagon, Ninja Gaiden, Spelunky composers on Adventure Time game soundtrack ⊟
Brave Wave Productions, whose work I’d write about even if they weren’t (full disclosure!) a Club Tiny supporter, is behind the soundtrack to WayForward’s new Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. The Zelda-esque game for 3DS, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC has music from Chipzel (wow!) Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi (again, wow) and Spelunky’s Eirik Suhrke (yes, wow).
Speaking of Suhrke and Brave Wave, they put out a Spelunky remix EP featuring Manami Matsumae, Alex Mauer and more to celebrate the game’s release to PlayStation 4 yesterday.
This piece from the pixel prince, as well as tributes from other artists, will be at iam8bit’s launch party for The Art of Ooo and The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom tonight. If you’re in Los Angeles, stop by — it’s free!
The Art of Ooo is the massive (350+ pages) artbook for the show, coming out in a couple weeks with a foreword by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is the Little Orbit and WayForward joint coming to 3DS, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and PC in mid-November.
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom trailer ⊟
Featuring LSP narration! And some other dudes! And a surprising resemblance to early Zelda! I’m into it.
New Adventure Time game announced for 3DS ⊟
Developed once again by WayForward (published this time by Little Orbit instead of D3P), Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will release for 3DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC/Steam this November. No Wii U or new-gen versions, as far as I can tell!
Unfortunately, this is not the online multiplayer version of Drop Ball we’ve all been clamoring for. Instead, it “introduces a classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element to the franchise, reminiscent of early high fantasy console games.”
"Players take on the personas of both Finn and Jake as they navigate through the eponymous kingdom - a mysterious unexplored region in the Land of Ooo," Little Orbit adds. "They will discover hidden secrets by exploring all corners of a new kingdom created exclusively for the game and encounter never-seen-before characters and creatures."
Still unsure why they just don’t make Drop Ball — it’d be an automatic hit, and would take over the eSports scene.
Adventure Time 3DS’s collector’s edition ⊟
Along with the special BMO packaging that comes with the $40 collector’s edition for Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know! 3DS, you’ll also get a bonus DVD (interviews, concept sketches from Pendleton Ward, and more), and Finn and Jake’s Dungeon Guide.
I remember a lot of people feeling like chumps when they didn’t get the last Adventure Time game’s collector’s set..
The new Adventure Time 3DS game will have a BMO Collector’s Edition ⊟
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! is coming out for a lot of systems (3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows), but the 3DS version will have a $39.99 special edition that includes a copy of the game, BMO packaging in a SteelBook case, a bonus DVD (actor interviews, storyboard art from Pendleton Ward, and more), and a Finn and Jake’s Dungeon Guide enhanced manual.
The 3DS game also has an exclusive feature — BMO appears on the touch screen with hints and game commentary. The Wii U version also has BMO appearing on the GamePad, where he’ll deliver over 300 voice clips with “game tips, boss hints, clues about enemy weaknesses, game commentary, and more.” All versions release this fall.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!
And now we have a trailer for the Diablo-style multiplayer game coming to 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC this fall. The gameplay clips are short, but it’s neat/weird/cool to see the voice actors behind Jake, Finn, and the Ice King talk about the game.
There’s also a trailer for the Regular Show 3DS game. It looks aight, I dunno.
First look at the new Adventure Time and Regular Show games
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC) looks nothing like the first 3DS game — that’s because this time it’s a Diablo-style, top-down hack’n slash with four-player support and over 100 dungeons.
Polygon previewed the game and noted that you can play as a variety of characters from the cartoon, including Jake and Finn of course:
"Cinnamon Bun is a kind of tank character who can take more damage, whereas Marceline is a wizard-like character who can absorb red projectiles from afar. Each character has innate abilities, so when we approached a boss (the Demon Cat with the power of approximate knowledge), we were able to assign Marceline to the enemy’s tail because it was shooting out red beams, while the melee characters approached it from the front and sides.
Each character also has an Imagination Meter which, when filled up, can be used for special attacks. Some characters’ special attacks wipe the screen of enemies, while others — like Cinnamon Bun — drop food items all over the screen, which could then be picked up by teammates and used to restore health.”
Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land, though, will be 2D, which makes sense seeing as it pays homage to the NES. But Polygon points out that it’s more than just a traditional platformer, as the twist in the 3DS game is you can switch to modes that are more like a sidescrolling shoot’em up and a top-down Fester’s Quest-esque shooter.
Both release this fall!
From the Adventure Time RPG of my dreams
The new Adventure Time game coming out this fall likely won’t look like this (I imagine it takes a lot of money and time to offer sprites/animation this detailed nowadays), but I can dream, right?
Please make sure to see the original GIF over at AbyssWolf’s DeviantArt page, as I had to butcher the thing to get it to upload to Tumblr. Props to Paul Veer, also a super talented artist and animator, for sharing it on Twitter.
Adventure Time creator’s ACNL home
Here’s a short tour of Pendleton Ward’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf house — we only catch a glimpse of his living room, but we do get to see his bedroom and basement, the latter comprising a bathtub, a watching tanuki statue, and a theremin.
More fun Pen Ward/ACNL links:
I want to see everyone’s ACNL home.
New Adventure Time and Regular Show 3DS boxarts
You can click these dudes to see bigger versions, if that’s what you’re into, or if you want to make sure Mordecai is wearing a fanny pack and not a red diaper for some reason.
I was so ready to play these games at E3, but D3P told me it was still too early to show them. :o( Both are scheduled to ship this fall for 3DS — Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW will also release for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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New Adventure Time and Regular Show 3DS games!
D3P wil put out two games based on my favorite Cartoon Network shows this fall, including a new Adventure Time release for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows. Titled Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!, the game has players “exploring the mysteries surrounding a massive Secret Royal Dungeon deep below the Land of Ooo.” It will feature voices from the show and four-player co-op.
In Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land, which we now know is a 3DS exclusive, the game’s eponymous characters “get transported into some of their favorite video games [where] they’ll have to use their best skills and unique abilities to traverse the various challenges to escape and get back home.”
Both are under development by WayForward — that news is either awesome or disappointing, depending on your opinion of the studio’s output and the first Adventure Time DS/3DS game.
Love this art by JL Hirten, by the way!