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The Munchables Ships to Retailers

Posted by Corbie Dillard

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.

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User Comments (15)

CorbsAdmin

#2

Corbs said:

I'll be reviewing this bad boy and while it looks a bit strange, I'm oddly excited about giving it a go. :)

VGM

#3

VGM said:

I can't sleep,i'm just so excited for this game.I know this game is gonna be awesome I mean come on this is Namco were talking about creators of Klonoa Pac-man Katamari.Tomorrows is gonna be an early morning for me!!!!!!!

Popyman

#4

Popyman said:

I had NO idea this was coming out so soon...But I bought Klonoa the other day, so NamcoBandai already got my money, and I'd rather have my $30 go to a possible Klonoa 3 =P

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#5

Philip_J_Reed said:

$30 is not a bad price, but with Punch Out, Wii Music and Majora's Mask all competing for my attention right now...I may have to hold off. I hope it does well, though, and if it gets good reviews maybe I'll pick it up with Ghostbusters...

mattnd2007

#6

mattnd2007 said:

Is this gonna be worth it? Definitely looks interesting. I am a huge katamari damacy fan. I just bought punch out on Sunday though.

Objection

#7

Objection said:

Where did this come from?! I'll be passing on new retail games for a while since I am back to loving my PS2 with MG3, GoW2, and RLH.

feba

#8

feba said:

I'm very interested in it, but I admit that not only am I putting this off for a long time because I'm so swamped already, but even if I weren't swamped I would probably put it off. Just seems like a $15 sort of game.

WolfRamHeart

#9

WolfRamHeart said:

Hmm, I don't know what to make of this game yet but it certainly looks interesting. My curiousity is definitely peaked but I think I'll just wait for the review for now.

CorbsAdmin

#10

Corbs said:

I remember reading about this game a good while back and then I sort of lost track of it. Too many games, too little time. I'd better get to it quickly before the review copy of Legendary Starfy comes in early next week. :)

Sean_Aaron

#11

Sean_Aaron said:

We have to wait for the end of June in Europe, according to Amazon, but I'm definitely interested to see that review!

Viral

#12

Viral said:

The pictures alone caught my attention and I don't even know what the game is about yet. ;) I'll check it out if it comes to Europe.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#15

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I need a revw, I can't get a feeling of how good or bad this game will be at all.

BTW, isn't Damacy on DSiware in Japan?

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