The creator of Sonic has created a new series, Ivy the Kiwi? Now it has a funny name, but when you have a creature in an egg, the question mark makes sense. Ivy is ready to break out of her shell with the release of the game today.
XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, has announced today that Ivy the Kiwi? has begun to ship to retailers across North America. Developed by PROPE, the development studio led by the legendary creator of Sonic Yuji Naka, Ivy the Kiwi? is rated “E” for Everyone and is available on Wii™ for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and on Nintendo DS™ for the suggested retail price of $19.99.
“I am especially excited that the Western edition of Ivy the Kiwi? is now available for gamers of all ages,” said Yuji Naka, founder of PROPE. “This game is extremely special to me as it has the potential to resonate with consumers of all ages with its touching storyline and innovative gameplay controls, so I look forward to seeing Ivy’s storybook journey transcend so American players can engage with this special creature and her friends to experience her magical world.”
Ivy the Kiwi? follows the storybook adventures of lonely baby bird, Ivy, as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother and identity. From the forest floor amidst a bed of leaves, her journey begins as she hatches from her egg and finds herself completely alone. Frightened and unable to fly, she sets off through a dreamy forest on foot. As she wanders, Ivy stumbles upon a single red feather, the first clue to her mother’s whereabouts and the catalyst of the little heroine’s quest. As Ivy runs back and forth, players of all ages utilize the Wii Remote or Nintendo DS stylus to create the game’s signature stretchy and flexible vines that propel Ivy forward, over, and through obstacles before her.
Naka’s brilliant legacy is once again showcased as the game delivers an innovative approach to the action platform genre through simple, yet addictive gameplay that caters to fans of different ages and skill levels. The game features over 100 hundred stages for both the DS and Wii versions. In addition to the single-player storyline, up to four players can compete using a single-card via local wireless connection on DS or in split-screen mode on Wii.
For more information, visit the official game website at www.ivythekiwi.com and/or XSEED Games at www.xseedgames.com.
Looks like it could be a fun game for families. Look for it today.