EA Serves a Tea Cup Full of Dual Screen Action
Posted by Darren Calvert
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is released today in North America, and on Friday in Europe
Visitors to Nintendo Life this week must need their eyes testing if they haven’t comes across EA’s upcoming DS puzzler Henry Hatsworth in The Puzzling Adventure yet – after all our homepage is bright orange and features the man himself!
If you still need any more persuasion to go out and buy this charming puzzler this week, then perhaps the press release below might be of some encouragement?
Well-dressed adventurer Henry Hatsworth will enter hearts, minds and Nintendo DS™ systems around the world as the EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announces Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure™ for Nintendo DS ships to stores in North America today and will hit Europe later this week. Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure combines an exhilarating adventure game on the top screen, and an enthralling puzzle game on the bottom screen, to create an interactive game play experience unique to the DS.
“We are excited for players to experience how much fun it is to fuse these two popular genres,” said Scott Walker, Executive Producer. “Casual players will enjoy jumping right into the fun, while more seasoned gamers will really get into the strategy behind how to utilize the puzzle to progress through the adventure.”
Players will embark on a journey through a wonderful new style of gaming as Henry Hatsworth, a light-hearted, tea-sipping British chap. As Henry, the top Adventurer in the Pompous Adventurer Club, players will explore 35 levels in five exotic worlds. Players also will take on delightfully strange opponents, including outrageous world-ending bosses such as Leopold Charles Anthony Weasleby the Third (the #2 Adventurer in the Pompous Adventurer Club) and Lance Banson (voted Sky Pirate Magazine’s Handsomest Most Eligible Bachelor of the Year).
Throughout the game, players switch back and forth between navigating an action-platform game on the top screen, and mastering a fun yet challenging puzzle on the bottom screen. Worlds collide as the player begins to see how game play on the top and the bottom screens affect one another, creating a cause and effect relationship. Players will defeat enemies in the top screen only to find that they then become part of the puzzle mode on the bottom screen. Players complete puzzle combinations in the bottom screen to earn power ups, health and energy that will enhance their ability to play in the adventure mode on the top screen. A mastery of puzzle strategy and skill results in Tea Time, a supercharge of energy where Hatsworth turns from his charming self into a giant, indestructible mech robot!
Developed by a team at EA Tiburon in the EA Play Label, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and 7+ by PEGI. The game has an MSRP of $29.99 [£19.99]. For more information on Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, visit http://www.henryhatsworth.com.
If you are still not sure if this is the game for you then you can wait for the full Nintendo Life review, which will be up before you know it.