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Legendo Announces The Three Musketeers: One For All!

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Yet another developer has decided to bring some games to WiiWare - Legendo has announced that they are bringing The Three Musketeers: One For All!, previously released for PC, to WiiWare.

This will be a platformer/action game in which you take control of Porthos, one of the famous three musketeers, as you try to rescue your partners Athos and Aramis, and your friend d'Artagnan.

You can read the full press release announcing the game below:

Gothenburg, Sweden (March 18th, 2009) – Legendo Entertainment today announced that The Three Musketeers, its much-loved sword-swinging platform adventure inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel and up until now only available on the PC, is in development for Wii™ and planned for release on WiiWare this spring.

The Three Musketeers: One for All! has been revamped for Wii to provide players with more fun and interaction as they launch sword attacks and control the game’s hero with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

“The enhanced version will enable millions of Wii console owners to become Musketeers in their living rooms and experience all the fun of the original PC game while using the innovative Wii controllers to fence enemies,” said Bjorn Larsson, CEO & Executive Producer of Legendo Entertainment.

Players will control famed musketeer Porthos during a daring adventure to save his kidnapped comrades Aramis, Athos and the young D'Artagnan from the clutches of the sinister Count Xavier and his evil lieutenant, the hook-handed Count Orsini. Packed with frenetic combat, heroic leaps and fun puzzles, and featuring three different endings, this is one adventure no aspiring hero will want to miss!

The Three Musketeers: One for All! supports widescreen and 480p and is planned for publication in North America by Legendo Entertainment this spring. A European/PAL release is intended for release shortly thereafter.

Key Features:

  • Take control of famed member of The Three Musketeers, Porthos and save your comrades in this riveting platforming action romp suited to heroes of all ages!
  • Immerse yourself in a swashbuckling platform adventure, duel countless enemies, solve fun puzzles, and avoid fiendish traps.
  • Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls allow you to interact directly with the game. Swing the Wii Remote to launch blistering sword attacks on your foes, run and leap over rooftops and discover hidden collectables.
  • Explore a multitude of breathtaking levels teeming with challenging bosses and distinctive environments that include lush forests, dark dungeons, towering castles, a haunted Abbey, the historical town of Normandy, and more!

The Three Musketeers: One for All! has been rated E for Everyone (Cartoon Violence) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.

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User Comments (39)

Objection

#2

Objection said:

Donno. Glad it supports widescreen and 480 though. Hope it plays better than it looks. (Well, really its just the character design that bugs me.)

NintendoNaut

#3

NintendoNaut said:

Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good.

Djungelurban

#6

Djungelurban said:

Well, my mom loves it... What ever that means... Might have to give it a serious go now... Hm...

Objection

#9

Objection said:

Thanks for the video link. The level design looks quite good. It's all down to how well the WW version controls.

Crazed

#11

Crazed said:

I'm actually very interested. At first I dismissed the game, but I saw the video and read the review (from Deeko.com) and now have it as an anticipated game.
Little extra information for ya. Legendo told Deeko.com that "Viewtiful Joe was an inspiration", and Viewtiful Joe was a underrated, yet remarkable game. Also, the company that made Viewtiful Joe (Clover Studio, now Platinum Games) has gone on to make Okami, GodHand and MadWorld.
Not a bad resume for Platinum games, and not a bad company for Legendo to look up to. Call me excited for this company.

eripmav

#12

eripmav said:

Hey guys.

I work for Legendo and it's great to hear the positive comments. Thing you guys have to remember is that this is a WiiWare title and as such, graphically it's pretty special given the memory constraints and such, we've packed in a hell of alot into such a wee download! Thing with Celshading is that unless you're looking at it in realtime (apart from if it's uber FSAA'ed and AA'ed etc) it'll always look a bit pixelated and jaggy. In realtime, you don't notice it as much and has a much more smoother feel:)

Omega

#13

Omega said:

@Crazed: I'm definitely interested too. I think many people underestimate a game at first, because they don't like the graphic style. Me too. When I first saw Viewtiful Joe, I was not particularly enthusiastic. But when I was accustomed to the graphics and the gameplay, I found it fascinating too.

BTW: I can not remember that Viewtiful Joe was underrated. On the contrary, it was even highly praised by most magazines.


  • N-Zone 90%
  • GameDaily 10/10
  • N-Europe 9/10
  • Kombo 9.5/10
  • play.tm 92%
  • Mag'64 85%

I would even say, in hindsight, that Viewtiful Joe was one of the best Jump'n'Run games that was ever created for the Gamecube. If not the best Jump'n'Run game ever. If this Musketeer game is half as good as VJ, then it is imho a positive contribution for WiiWare. I hope that it will be.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#14

Philip_J_Reed said:

@eripmav:

Would the trailer that Omega posted above reflect what we can expect for WiiWare, or was that mainly PC-only stuff? It actually looks pretty promising; I just wonder how much you can stuff into the Wii's small download limit.

eripmav

#15

eripmav said:

@Chicken Brutus

From what I've played, it's basically all there from the PC version. Graphically it's been cleaned up and only a few room changes etc have been made purely because of the memory constraints but believe me, it's only something that a hardcore fan of the original game would notice.

eripmav

#16

eripmav said:

Oh I've also been prodded to mention the fact that the original music's still intact and converted over to the Wii MOD format. Quite a feat really, the original game for PC weighed in at around 300MBs iirc.

Omega

#17

Omega said:

@eripmav: Deeko.com has praised the game partly because of "the great voice acting and cinemas". Is that "Voice acting" also in the WiiWare version, or will it be replaced by plain text? Wasn't that difficult to adapt it to the file size limitations of WiiWare?

eripmav

#18

eripmav said:

@Omega

Well it was quite a job from what I've been told but all the English speech is there, along with the orchestral soundtrack:)

eripmav

#20

eripmav said:

I hope it lives up to your expectations Chicken Brutus:) It's a nicely rounded title and it deserves to do well, not that I'm biased in any way, shape or form:D

NintendoNaut

#21

NintendoNaut said:

Oh happy days! The trailer looks promising! Finally, perhaps WiiWare can receive a good platformer with no gimmicks!

Omega

#22

Omega said:

@eripmav: I think it's impressive that the WiiWare game has the entire speech from the PC original- but I assume that the game does not have German, Italian, French, Spanish etc. speech. (Although it would be great if it has. :-))
Will it have subtitles in the local languages? Or is it just English, like in Strong Bad? I find it's not too much of a problem, I'm just interested.

eripmav

#23

eripmav said:

One last comment before I go to bed, or I'll not get up in the morning and the missus will be a grouch all day:)

It's being localised, subs iirc for Europe.

themortalangel

#24

themortalangel said:

after watching the trailer im impressed however i would like to see some real footage of the wii ware version in order to be entirely sold on the idea

SRPirate

#25

SRPirate said:

Hah! I just read this book! The book is good, but this game doesnt look so great...

Crazed

#26

Crazed said:

I'm now even more excited about this game after reading all the new information. Thanks eripmav!

BTW Thanks for the score on Viewtiful Joe, Omega. What I meant by underrated was that it didn't get enough attention from other people. Apparantly I was wrong. Thanks for the correction.

Party_On_Dude

#27

Party_On_Dude said:

Remember the Three Musketeers movie... with Leonardo De Capprio & Jeremy Irons?! ;)
Remember this LOL memorable quote: "I was going to hang myself and you SAWED THE BEAM!!" "I'm a genious not an engineer!" :D

MuljoStpho

#28

MuljoStpho said:

Hmmm... When I brought up one of the screenshots I was thinking it looked like shovelware and I was about ready to dismiss it entirely, but it looked really good in the trailer. And eripmav's information was encouraging too. So I may be keeping an eye on this one after all.

(You weren't kidding when you said it looked better in motion.)

Omega

#29

Omega said:

@Djungelurban (#6): If your mom likes it, then it must be good. This is female intuition! ;-)

@eripmav: Thanks for the information about the game. The fact that the game is being translated into all the european languages, makes it even more interesting than it already is.

@Crazed: You must have meant "Viewtiful Joe (3): Red Hot Rumble". The third part of the series was really not able to match the success of the two predecessors.

@MuljoStpho: Yes, you're absolutely right. If you judge only on the basis of images, you can not appreciate it. But in motion this kind of game looks so much better, that you can hardly believe it's the same game.

eripmav

#30

eripmav said:

SRPirate, as I said before you have to see it in motion to truly appreciate it. You have to take into consideration that it is a WiiWare title and we've squeezed in a hell of alot of game into such a tiny memory constraint.

Omega

#31

Omega said:

@eripmav: In the Deeko-Review there is a free demo version mentioned for the PC. Is this demo version still available somewhere on the Internet?

Wiiloveit

#33

Wiiloveit said:

I feel like making a Slumdog Millionaire reference, but I can't think of one clever enough that'll clearly reference the film. Ah well.

Djungelurban

#34

Djungelurban said:

@Omega
Well, she likes "Mario & Yoshi" and "Freecell" aswell so I don't know really. On the other hand does like Lemmings and Bomberman also... Let's just say that her gaming record is kinda spotty... Maybe I should just be happy that my 57 year old mom even plays games at all, I bet that's rare... Heck I've even managed to get my 87 year old grandma into Rollercoaster Tycoon. Now that's something in my book. :D

Omega

#36

Omega said:

I have discovered the link to the free demo version:
http://www.legendo.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=21
But apparently it is orphaned now. Hmm, too bad. On the other hand, it would not run on my PC anyway. It needs Windows 2000/XP and an 1 GHz CPU, according to the Webpage. My PC is only an old Pentium II with 400MHz and Windows 98. Okay, then I just wait for the WiiWare Version and let me surprise.

@Djungelurban: I think with Lemmings and Bomberman your mom seems to have an excellent taste in terms of games. - My mother (and I and the whole family) always used to play Pac Man on the Atari 2600 console. Nobody was able to reach a higher score than my mother. Meanwhile, after the Atari console is broken a while ago, she is not interested in videogames anymore. But sometimes she plays Snake on her mobile phone, at least that. :-)

eripmav

#37

eripmav said:

Sorry guys, I've been kinda busy. I don't think the demo's about now, building anticipation for the Wii version.

@Neomega, I'll enquire for you re the music.

SRPirate

#38

SRPirate said:

@eripmav- Hey i just saw the trailer, and this game looks much better than i thought now. I'll definitely keep an eye on this one...

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