It's not really apparent why Japanese game developers have such a penchant for wacky game ideas that provide a draw for many curious Westerners: it could be a reaction to growing up in a culture of overwork and is an explosive expression of repressed id. Whatever the reason, it's welcome by many who regard games such as Muscle March to be an expression of unmitigated genius.
Konami is joining Namco's foray into WiiWare weirdness with Tomenasanner, a game which appears to use a simple combination of A-button presses and motions to guide a breakdancing salaryman through a series of levels ranging from the city streets, underwater, the moon and, uh, Hell!
The game was originally created for mobile phones and seems to have gameplay mechanics combining Go! Go! Minon with a rhythm action game. It's probably best to let this excellent description from the official game site (courtesy of Google Translate) speak for itself:
Respect to high school students are scattered in the squid. You can buy the juice in vending machines.
You can rodeo a runaway triceratops.
work, travel, operating around intermittently while bringing the drama, the dead run well today!
The game will be 500 points, support 1-4 players and is coming to Japan "summer 2009." The official site indicates there are online leaderboards for comparing performance worldwide, so it sounds like a global release is a strong possibility! Of course you can look forward to first impressions on Nintendo Life as soon as this title is released.
Check out the game in action and dream: