The original Drawn to Life games were developed by DS mainstays 5th Cell, and although they're currently busy devouring the whole world's written texts, that doesn't mean the series is going to be erased. Publishers THQ have recently unveiled a sequel, handled by Planet Moon, is heading to the Wii and DS before the year's out.
Titled Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, the game follows on from the draw 'em up action of the original titles but this time replaces the DS stylus with the Wii Remote, which you use to draw objects as you progress through the game. How the title plays with a Remote instead of a stylus remains to be seen - can it be as tactile as the original's sensation of pen-on-screen?
Fleshing out the original's action is the addition of Action Drawing, which function as "inks" that bestow special properties on the drawings you lovingly craft - Physical Ink, for example, gives your drawings weight and physical properties, whereas Sticky Ink lets you create those platforming game staples: floating platforms (hey, guess we know how they work now...)
Naturally for a Wii title, Planet Moon are including some multi-player minigames, although sadly there's no online art-sharing mode planned. It'd be nice to be able to export your handiwork to the Wii Message Board or submit to THQ as an online gallery, but sadly it looks like you'll have to be content with telling us all about your masterpieces here on NintendoLife.
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter is currently pencilled in for an Autumn 2009 release on Wii and DS, and we'll fill in the gaps as it gets nearer.