Atari today began shipping The Kore Gang exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. The Kore Gang is an action platformer featuring three intrepid adventurers: Pixie, an acrobatic thrill-seeker who craves excitement; the not-so-agile MadBoy, who has a big heart and even bigger fists; and their pal Rex, a tiny yet fast chihuahua with a very big bark.
The Kore Gang finds our heroes in Manhattan when the city is attacked by the evil subterranean Krank Brothers and their Krank Tank in a misguided bid for world domination. With the populace in jeopardy, it is up to Pixie, Madboy and Rex to save the city and ultimately the world. With the help of the amazing Kore Suit, robotic armor which greatly enhances the wearer’s natural abilities, developed by the ingenious, yet slightly demented, Dr. Samuelson, Pixie, Madboy and Rex set out on an adventure to confront the Kranks and end their reign of nastiness.
The Kore Gang includes a vast underground universe to explore filled with loads of action and puzzles, a humorous story with entertaining characters and combat — as well as one of the most colorful and imaginative art styles to ever appear on the Wii. That’s saying a lot, considering the platform.
Each character in The Kore Gang provides the players with a distinct play experience and unique abilities. Pixie, excels at jumping and climbing, can utilize booster jets and can avoid danger with a well-timed dance. Madboy is all about brawn over brains and can spin and smash his way through countless enemies, he even has the ability to throw objects at his foes. And Rex, while small, is smarter than your average canine and can also control the Kore Suit. He has the ability to move very quickly on all fours, can stun enemies with his barking and has the ability to locate hidden objects throughout the world.
The Kore Gang is now available for Wii for $19.99.