Bplus Gets The Ball Rolling With Niki – Rock 'n' Ball

Bplus might not have had the most auspicious start to WiiWare publishing, but you have to give this tiny independent developer credit for sticking at it. Today the studio has announced its second WiiWare title, called Niki – Rock 'n' Ball.

Here's the glorious details, straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak:

Niki – Rock 'n' Ball is a new interpretation of the unforgettable Arcade classics, where the only goal is to vanquish all opponents to reach the next stage, with a completely innovative and unique gaming mechanism and beautiful 2.5D graphics.

Roll along with Niki Ball through fantastic worlds, find all the ZeLeLi pearls and liberate your village from cuddly as well as evil monsters before it is too late!

Timing is everything! Jump in the nick of time to avoid landing amidst barbs and hop about across the stages, thanks to the realistic gaming physics. Snap on the ZeLeLi amulet, transform yourself into Niki Rock and force even the most obstinate monster to its knees!

Explore all the stages and win valuable medals dribbling through them alone or along with a friend.

Play Niki – Rock 'n' Ball with all the familiar controls in the Retro style or experience the novel controls in the Wii™ style!

Key Facts:

  • Genre: Jump 'n' Roll
  • Players: 1 or 2 Player cooperative
  • Control Styles: Wii Remote™ only - Retro or motion controlled
  • Presentation: 2D gameplay, 3D graphics and animations, 60 fps
  • Video Modes: 480p, 16:9 widescreen

It all sounds very promising, but having been badly burned by the arm-straining disappointment that was Plattchen, we’re reserving judgment until we see a bit more information. Still, Bplus clearly has some talented people, so if they can keep the idea simple and fun this time around, then this might turn out to be quite special.

You can check out the details on Bplus’ site.

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