A new first-party 3DS game, Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, is on the way via the Nintendo eShop that will let players colorize their world, bring to life bizarre and bubbly creatures and then swap their creatures with other 3DS owners via QR codes. Yes, QR codes. The download-only title will cost $6.99.
Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! will have players use the stylus on the 3DS touch screen to build custom creatures called “formees.” Young players can make their creatures from simple geometric shapes, while players with more artistic abilities can challenge themselves to create more intricate and detailed creatures. Then they can customize the little beast with eyes, a mouth, wings or legs, with the characteristics determining how the creature moves through the world.
The concepts here aren’t new, as dozens of games have let players create their own creatures. However, fact that Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! is a Nintendo first-party game is bound to get people’s interest.
Once the formee is assembled, it comes to life and is able to explore its environment. As players use their characters to investigate their world, their formees munch on food and lay eggs that can be broken open to collect coins for buying items or parts. Players can even open a treasure box and unlock the ability to redesign elements in the game world. Don’t like puffy, white clouds? Make them purple with pink polka-dots or black and spiky.
The more pictures a player makes, the larger the game world grows and the more areas there are to explore. Players will also accumulate more shapes and formee parts to make even more interesting characters. For example, wings, wheels and engines can be unlocked, along with fun accessories like hats and ties.
Formees can explore beyond the world that players create. People who activate the StreetPass™ feature can also wirelessly swap characters with other players. Additionally, players can make a QR code of their creatures and trade or collect them with others.