Hudson Bringing ‘Hard Working People’ to America

“Working hard, or hardly working?” AHAHAHAHAHAHA shut the hell up. You’re not the first person to ask me that, and I don’t just mean today. It’s not clever. Clever avoids that joke at parties and in public. You should be ashamed.

…man, I really have some bad memories of retail. Sorry, got off-track, that was just the first thing that popped into my mind when I found out that Hudson is localizing a new Wii title called “Hard Working People.” Hopefully they’ll find another title before I snap in the middle of the R-zone at Toys R Us.

We spotted Hard Working People last week on Hudson’s Japanese site and it’s totally coming out in North America. Hudson USA has a poll asking users to name their new Wii title. The options include: Help Wanted; Family Jobs; Job Heroes; When I Grow Up; Working Heroes; Hatarakuhito: Hard Working People; Galactic Job Mob; and TCB: Taking Care of Business. Hard Working People is in the lead with Help Wanted as a close second.

I favor “Help Wanted,” in case you were wondering.

Whatever the game is called it’s already under development in English as illustrated by the screenshot above. You can see fifteen of the fifty “jobs” there. Hmm… it looks like the Yakitori game didn’t get cut. It’s called Grill Cook here Master Gamer and Action Hero sound promising. Quirky humor just might separate Hudson’s product from, you know, all of those other mini-game collections on the Wii. — Spencer, Siliconera

Sounds like it could be fun, in a quirky sort of way. But for some reason, the idea reminds me of the Three Stooges video game that was on the NES. Here’s hoping this one is more fun, if less funny.