Noritaka Funamizu was a key player at Capcom during his time there, working on almost all of the company's biggest games, from Super Street Fighter II to Resident Evil and beyond. Since he left the company he's only really hit our radar with arcade title Super Dragon Ball Z. Well, those days are over as his latest title, the Wii-bound Earth Seeker, sounds rather promising.
Battling giant monsters on an unknown world may sound like a recent title from Capcom, but the story behind Earth Seeker is quite different. After evacuating Earth using giant ships to transport buildings and animals, a combination of a crash landing and a malfunctioning computer results in new forms of life being created. And when we say, "new life forms," we mean "really odd monsters", including a power plug-tailed big cat and a transparent head. Keeping you company against old power-panther is the planet's indigenous Guardians, who are only too happy to help out as long as you keep bribing them with booze.
The end result could vary from the brilliant to the bizarre, and with a Japanese release scheduled for late 2010 there's plenty of time for Funamizu's Crafts & Meister studio to pull it all together. The petition for a Western localisation of this oddball adventure starts here.