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Nnooo's Next Game Makes You a Spirit Hunter

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Don't be afraid of no ghosts

Aussie developer Nnooo has given you the joy of bubble popping and helped you collect your life, and next they hope to help you get a handle on all those meanie spirits floating around.

Titled Spirit Hunters Inc. and coming in both Shadow and Light flavors, it's an augmented reality game centered around capturing and battling spirits in your surroundings using the DSi camera.

System Flaw Recruit took a stab at a similar idea earlier but fell flat on its face, partly because of its simplicity. Hopefully Nnooo's more ambitious take, which sounds closer to Pokemon as opposed to System Flaw's neo-Space Invaders approach, fares better when it hits late this year for DSiWare and "future Nintendo portable devices."

Check out the press release for more information and ogle the image gallery before curling up into a ball in the corner to hide from the invisible spirits as best you can.

Announcing Spirit Hunters Inc.

Sydney, May 21, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Nnooo announce the development of Spirit Hunters Inc: Shadow™ and Spirit Hunters Inc: Light™ for Nintendo DSiWare™ and future Nintendo portable devices.
Spirit Hunters Inc: Shadow and Spirit Hunters Inc: Light are augmented reality games in which the player works for Spirit Hunters Inc, a mysterious company which specialises in the detection, capture and trade of ghostly spirits.

"Spirit Hunters Inc. is essentially a Role Playing Game set in the real world.", said Nic Watt, Creative Director, Nnooo. "Players use the camera built into their devices to hunt out and battle spirits anywhere in the world. Whether it at the supermarket, shopping mall, home or even on holiday. Spirits are hiding all around us!"

Players will utilise abilities from six elements to battle these spirits: Fire, Water, Ice, Shadow, Light and Fungus. Each element will come with their own strengths and weaknesses.

"As a member of Spirit Hunters Inc, the player must try to track down as many different types of spirit as possible, challenge them in battle and then either defeat them for experience or capture them for credits.", said Watt.

Players can also create unique challenges for each other and trade them via local ad-hoc communications, Facebook™ or email. These challenges will allow friends to offer rare spirits to each other, although the spirit will have to be defeated before a player can create the challenge.

Spirit Hunters Inc. is planned for a late 2010 release on Nintendo DSiWare and future Nintendo portable devices.

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User Comments (23)

TwilightV

#1

TwilightV said:

Glad to see someone finally putting a twist on this whole "Spirit Battling" craze that seemed to come out of nowhere.

NapalmHornet

#6

NapalmHornet said:

Nnooo make stuff with a high degree of quality, so no doubt i'll be getting this, probably the shadow version :)

EdEN

#8

EdEN said:

Maybe they'll learn from the mistakes made by the creators of System Flaw.

brandonbwii

#9

brandonbwii said:

Holy ambition Batman! this sounds fantastic! I wonder how it will fair against the retail AR game Ghostwire?

Sylverstone

#10

Sylverstone said:

Wow, so it will support 3DS as well. Awesome.

Hopefully Nnooo can saw the System Flaw dudes how it's done.

Tails

#13

Tails said:

Alright Nnooo is back in to making games. Can't wait to see this one. :)

28greg

#14

28greg said:

This looks incredible! I've always wanted to get system flaw recruit because of the augmented reality but never have because it's too simple and gets boring after 5 minutes or less. And THIS is a RPG!! With SPIRITS!! I love games with spirits.

Nnooo

#16

Nnooo said:

Glad you are all excited by it! We are very, very excited about making it so hopefully we can exceed all of your expectations :)

Mario_maniac

#18

Mario_maniac said:

Fire, water, ice, shadow, light and FUNGUS? Well, at least they were almost original with naming their elements.

I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

Ickaser

#19

Ickaser said:

Ooh, this looks quite interesting. System Flaw seemed like a good idea, I just hope this works better than Flaw apparently did.

IndianDan

#20

IndianDan said:

I Plan On Getting Both Games From Nnoo. Can't Wait Nic! Please Have Stuff To See As Well. Thanks. Daniel

Phobos

#21

Phobos said:

Sounds good!
Reminds me of a PSP game with a similar (well, same) concept. Let's see if you can do better, or if we'll be yelling 'Nnooo!'

ninji

#23

ninji said:

sounds a LOT like the Ghostwire concept. except it looks like pokemon.
I just hope it is fun to play

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