Earlier today, we brought the first video footage of the
horrorsensation that is known as Captain Rainbow. And now, via 1up, we have further details about the game, including just what the hell Birdo is doing there.
For starters, Captain Rainbow is the yo-yo wielding alter-ego of Nick, a geek who likes loud, flower-themed clothing. However, for some reason (it’s a mystery to everyone), he’s just not as popular with the kiddy set, and his TV show’s ratings are in the crapper. So, perhaps to remedy this, he sets out for Mimin Island, a place where tales say that one’s wishes come true…
…and, those legends are true. Sort of.
See, as it turns out, it’s Captain Rainbow who has to fulfill the wishes of the island residents. Pretty sneaky, huh? So from there, while specifics aren’t yet revealed, you and the Captain make it happen by trekking around the island and engaging in Viewtiful Joe-ish 2.5D fighting segments while trying to help the islanders.
Ah, yes, the islanders… remember the Island of Misfit Toys in that old Christmas special? Well, welcome to the Island of Misfit Video Game Characters: Obscure folk from past Nintendo games take up residence here, such as the more humanized Mario (apparently retconned) from the original NES Golf, to Birdo, who’s been tossed in jail– make your own jokes as to why.
In addition, Nick is aided by Hikari, a girl from Shin Onigashima, a Japanese-only game which avid Super Smash Bros. Melee players may recognize.
Here’s hoping we hear more about this at E3, though no release date has yet been announced for Japan.