Gamebridge, a new UK-based publisher, has announced that they are planning to bring over the WiiWare game Overturn: Mecha Wars. This was previously released in Japan last December, and was developed by the Japanese developer Studio Zan.
The game could prove another worthwhile download for those looking for Wi-Fi multiplayer fun - The game supports up 2 players locally, but 4 online.
Gamebridge's press release is below:
LUTON ,UK (April 1st 2009) - After announcing their first three Nintendo DS™ titles for 2009 last month, bold new video games publisher “Gamebridge” announces details of their first digital distribution title Overturn: Mecha Wars via the Nintendo WiiWare™ service.
Overturn: Mecha Wars is a futuristic tournament based game created by Tokyo developer Studio-Zan. The game takes place on the planet Zastadion where challengers go head to head to compete for the ultimate prize. Tournaments consist of 6 classes: Rookie, Novice, Elite, Ace, Grand and Master.
Each game takes place within closed battle arenas with the contestants controlling futurist machines that are equipped with a host of high tech weapons. The aim of the game is to be the last one standing by blasting your opponents while trying to avoid their incoming attacks.
Each of the eight machines has its own unique features with an array of selectable weapons that increase as the player progress through the tournament. The game also lets players customise their favourite Mecha via “The Garage” menu, once parts have been unlocked.
The game can be played by one or two players (split screen) locally or via Nintendo Wi-Fi connection (2-4 players). In addition to using the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controls, players can also control their Mecha machines by shifting their weight on the Wii Balance Board™, allowing them to experience WiiWare games in a unique and exciting way.
Further details will follow in May, including release date and price.
If you want to know some more about the game look no further - Sean wrote up some first impressions a while ago. If that's not enough you could always try to navigate the official Japanese site for the game!