Konami's first console title in the series introduces Wii controls and "dependable pets."
Konami recently announced that their latest Lost in Blue game, Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!, is now out for Wii. The first in the series on a console (previous games have all been on the DS), Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! takes advantage of the Wii's innovative controls as players use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to battle the elements and survive on a deserted island.
The latest game also brings about some series firsts, like the addition of pets who help gather items and a chance for a second player to aid the experience. The two-player co-operative gameplay is featured specifically in the 30-plus mini-games that showcase survival skills such as fire-making, carpentry, and fishing.
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! is rated E10+ and is available now for $29.99.
KONAMI SHIPS LOST IN BLUE®: SHIPWRECKED! TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE
Popular Survival Adventure Game Series Makes Its Debut On Wii™
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2008 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Lost in Blue®: Shipwrecked , developed exclusively for Wii™, has shipped to retail stores in North America. The latest installment in the Lost in Blue series allows players to explore the mysteries of the island with the help of trusty pets and new friends as they search to find a way out or make a new life there forever.
In Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!, players find themselves stranded on a mysterious island filled with lush forests, ancient ruins, and an active volcano. Fighting the elements to stay alive, they explore the island, gather food and hunt dangerous wildlife. Colorful 3D graphics make the island environment, weather systems, and various items more realistic than ever, and dependable pets help gather items and also provide added entertainment by playing music or dancing throughout the game.
As the first next-gen title in the series, Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked takes full advantage of the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk controls. Immersing the player in a survival adventure like never before, the title also allows gamers to realistically practice survival tasks with more than 30 mini-games including fishing, carpentry, fire-making and other all-new cooperative games.
The Lost in Blue franchise has developed a very loyal legion of fans and immense critical acclaim, said Anthony Crouts, vice president of marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Bringing it to the next generation and maximizing the uniquely interactive capabilities of Wii allows us to greatly enhance the graphics and the innovative gameplay elements, making this the most immersive title in the survival adventure series to date."
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! is rated "E 10+" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $29.99. For more information, please visit www.konami.com.