The Munchables Ships to Retailers

Namco-Bandai's new Wii title hits North American store shelves tomorrow.

We've just received word that Namco-Bandai's new Wii title The Munchables has just shipped to North American retailers. That means the game should be on store shelves by tomorrow morning.

The game looks to continue to wacky tradition of the Katamari Damacy series with it's over-the-top visual flare and zany musical score. Of course the 'eating everything in sight' style of game play goes hand-in-hand with the Katamari series as well.

Below is a copy of the official press release from Namco-Bandai that gives a bit more information into the game and we've also put up a brand new batch of amazing screenshots of the game in action on the game page for you to check out.
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Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that The Munchables™ for Wii™ has shipped to North American retailers. Exploring rich and vibrant environments, players will devour delectable enemies as they guide their quirky heroes in this zany alien munching mash-up filled with fun and addictive gameplay.

Don Onion and his vicious band of space pirates have usurped the peaceful Munchables’ lush planet, and only the limitless appetite of lovable Munchy and brave Chomper can save them. It’s all-you-can-eat as players enjoy the rich and colorful environments and consume delicious enemies on their quest to free the planet from the evil tyranny of Don Onion. As the stalwart heroes devour their food enemies, they grow larger and more powerful, preparing them for the next challenging foe until they ultimately face off against Don Onion and his evil robot King Pumpkin. Bosses and minions alike are plentiful and tenacious as they try to derail the champions from their just cause.

In The Munchables, players are called upon to eat and defeat over 150 insidious enemies who have taken over the planet including Eggplanter, Big Fishy, Brocco-Lee and Rice Baller. Players can also enjoy Mirror Mode, where stages are in reverse order and they must beat the clock in order to save the world. Further assisting the daring duo are several power-up modes such as Vacuum Mode and Speed Mode which spice up the gameplay. Players will dig into this fun and exciting adventure and keep coming back for more!

The Munchables is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB and has a MSRP of $29.99. For more information on The Munchables, please visit: http://www.themunchables.com or http://www.namcobandaigames.com.

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We'll have more information on The Munchables as it becomes available, as well as a full review of the game later this week.