Who said the only exclusive games for Nintendo platforms were first-party? For months that’s seemed to be the case at launch, but a new Nintendo-only game is on the way in November from a third-party publisher.
Little Orbit, a little-known publisher with a licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation, announced plans to make the Penguins of Madagascar exclusive to Wii U, Wii and 3DS. The game will ship simultaneously for all three platforms on Nov. 25.
The timing isn’t just to hit the holiday shopping season, though that is a big benefit. The film of the same name will release in theaters the following day, on November 26.
In Penguins of Madagascar, players can live the life of an elite penguin spy. The four web-footed operatives — Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private — uncover a nefarious plot by the evil octopus Dave (Dr. Octavious Brine) to destroy the penguin world as we know it.
As a result, players will travel around that penguin world, visiting top-secret locales along the way. The focus of the game is conducting covert missions to thwart Dave’s evil plans.
Players will be able to play as the four penguins and instantly swap between them depending on the situation encountered. For example, Rico, a demolitions expert, loves to blow things to smithereens, while Skipper can dish out his stun slap.
Players can solve puzzles by choosing the penguin whose natural skills are best suited for the task.
“Following our success with DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 this summer, we are once again thrilled to work with them to bring Penguins of Madagascar to gamers later this year,” said Matt Scott, president of Little Orbit.
Penguins of Madagascar is the latest entry in the “Madagascar” film franchise. To date, the series has grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide.