Tuesday, February 03, 2009


A couple of surprising tidbits have come out about future Wii games that I'm pretty excited about.

The first is that EA is making a Dead Space game for the Wii. This is surprising because Dead Space is a fairly mature title, and these aren't always considered prime Wii material. The 360 and PS3 versions were well reviewed. Whether the Wii version is a port of that game, or something completely built from the ground up, I hope they put the same level of quality into it. We're already getting a stripped down version of Dead Rising (completely unrelated), so I hope Dead Space isn't too toned down on content.

The other thing that has me a little giddy is this announcement that the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings game will contain a bonus game: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Anyone who played PC games back in the day will remember Fate of Atlantis as one of Lucasarts' classic point-and-click adventure games.

I've been calling for more point-and-click Wii action for a while. The recent Sam & Max game was pretty good (though not nearly as good as the Lucasarts original), and Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People is a must for Homestar Runner fans.

Hopefully Staff of Kings with be worth purchasing so I can enjoy Fate of Atlantis all over again. And if the port is well received I hope Lucasarts considers bringing some more of their old adventure games to the Wii, either as a standalone collection or on the Virtual Console. Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Sam & Max Hit The Road, Grim Fandango, and The Digg are all games I wouldn't mind playing again. Maniac Mansion was even on the NES, so that would be perfect for a Virtual Console release.

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