Aside from new puzzles and gameplay modes there's also a major graphical overhaul - The DS game was very basic graphics-wise, but this time the game will have an Egyptian theme. Perhaps this will be Akinai's WiiWare breakthrough?
Of course Akinai also released a press release about the game, which you can read below:
Akinai Games, a publisher of digitally distributed games for next-generation platforms, today announced NEVES Plus, their latest addition to Nintendo’s WiiWare game service. NEVES Plus is a deceptively challenging puzzle game that packs over 500 tangram-style puzzles appropriate for gamers of all ages. The game will go live on WiiWare in Q2, 2009.
“NEVES Plus is a great follow-up to the original Nintendo DS version, and now we’ve introduced plenty of multiplayer modes that bring the game to the center of family entertainment,” said Nate Fitt, Marketing Manager at Akinai Games. “With an Egyptian-themed style, new puzzles, and a variety of modes, NEVES Plus promises hours of engaging and addictive gameplay.”
In NEVES Plus, players solve the 500+ different puzzles by moving, rotating, and flipping the seven simple ‘Lucky’ stone pieces into each silhouette puzzle with the Wii Remote. You can play alone, or invite your friends in on the fun since new players can join in anytime. Whether you work co-operatively or go head-to-head, NEVES Plus will charm you with its tricky silhouette puzzles.
“Puzzle games are a timeless and highly-entertaining genre for everyone,” said Ken Koyama, Director of Business Development at Akinai Games. “With NEVES Plus, our focus is to capture the simple-yet-riveting appeal of a crossword or Sudoku puzzle, and bring the fun of tangram-style puzzles to a whole new audience.”
- Five different modes you can play alone or with up to 4 people
- Test your observation skills against friends in the Party Trivia mode
- Over 500 puzzles to provide hours of play
- Easy to use controls for the Wii make it accessible and fun for the whole family