March 26, 2008
OPOONA, KOEI’S ROLE-PLAYING GAME
FOR Wii IN STORES NOW
Opoona is Ready to Take You on an
Out-of-this-World Role-Playing Adventure
KOEI, recognized worldwide as the
premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that Opoona™, a new
Role-Playing Game (RPG) exclusively for Wii™ is available now in store and
online through retailers across North America including: Amazon.com, Game Crazy,
Gamefly, and GameStop. About Opoona While on an interplanetary family vacation,
the young boy Opoona crash lands on Planet Landroll after his family’s spaceship
is involved in a mysterious accident. Separated from his family, Opoona is
forced to live alone. On the planet, Opoona must find a job, search for his
siblings, and defend himself and the people of Landroll against creatures known
as the Dark Rogues. Luckily for Opoona, he is the descendant of a long line of
warriors known as the Cosmo Guards. Thus, Opoona’s adventure begins as he
struggles to establish a new life and reunite his family.
The game’s action-oriented battle
system lets players use powerful "Energy Bonbons" against their enemies. Using
just the Nunchuk™, players can manipulate an Energy Bonbon’s trajectory in a
number of different ways. All of Opoona’s commands are also controlled by the
Nunchuk, to allow a complete "single-hand control" of the game.
The gameplay in Opoona is not just
about battling; it is a "Lifestyle RPG." As Opoona, players must adapt to a new
environment, meet new people, and contribute to society through work, all while
becoming aware of the precious world and people around him. As the game
progresses, Opoona will develop relationships and uncover a broader range of
activities including new jobs and clues to new adventures.
The unique characters and a modern
fantasy world created by Art Director, Shintaro Majima, are sure to fascinate
gamers. From futuristic buildings to ancient ruins and strange rock formations
in the wild, the world of Opoona is a remarkable fusion of both contemporary
design and whimsical fantasy.
Developed by ArtePiazza, the team
behind four installments of the best-selling DRAGON QUEST® series of RPGs,
Opoona showcases the talent of some of today’s most creative game designers
including: Art Director Shintaro Majima, Planning Director Sachiko Sugimura, and
Composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, acclaimed for his contribution to the FINAL FANTASY®
Opoona is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10+
– Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes) by the Entertainment
Software Ratings Board. Opoona is a single player game.