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Ivy the Kiwi? Emerges from its European Egg on October 29th

Posted by James Newton

Yuji Naka's latest opus nearly hatched

Ivy the Kiwi? for Wii and DS is the latest game from Yuji Naka, best known for his involvement in the creation of Sonic the Hedgehog. It's been out in North America for some time, but a European release is just around the corner, with publisher Rising Star Games announcing the game will launch on Friday, October 29th.

You can read our Ivy the Kiwi? Wii review if you're a fan of the motion-controlled wonder box, or flick through the virtual pages of our Ivy the Kiwi? DS review if you're more of a handheld fan.

Edit – Rising Star Games has confirmed the European release will be the recoloured version available in North America, rather than the less colourful Japanese original.

Stay tuned next week for an exclusive interview with Ivy the Kiwi? creator and legendary games industry figure Yuji Naka.

Friday 1st October 2010: Ivy The Kiwi?, the latest creation from Yuji Naka - one of the creators behind a certain blue hedgehog - will be released throughout all PAL territories on 29th October 2010.

Using a storybook-style presentation, Ivy the Kiwi? follows the adventures of a lonely baby bird searching for her mother. By traversing various stages and navigating through the obstacles that stand in her way, Ivy follows the trail of feathers with the hope of reaching her parents.

The game has been designed to make perfect use of the Nintendo DS and Wii controls, as players place vines to help guide the wandering baby bird through each puzzle-themed level. There are over 100 stages for DS and Wii, with multiplayer modes available.

Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games, commented ''It's a real pleasure working on Ivy the Kiwi?. It's an incredibly charming game, from a games creator responsible for one of the greatest characters of all time. With the release date now announced, I'm looking forward to the game hitting the shops and hearing what Yuji Naka fans think of his latest creation."

Ivy the Kiwi? Will be released in the UK 29th October 2010 on the Wii and DS, courtesy of leading games publisher Rising Star Games www.risingstargames.com. Yuji Naka will be at Eurogamer Expo on Saturday 2nd October.

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User Comments (15)

Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 said:

The European version is very brown. The U.S. version was altered to have more color. Europeans may wish to reconsider buying the game if they have only saw the U.S. pics.

CorbsAdmin

#2

Corbs said:

Did they choose to release the Japanese game Bass, as it was very monochromatic. I know XSEED mentioned that they'd colorized the game for the North American release. I assumed the European version would be colorized as well.

Nero

#4

Nero said:

I highly prefer the non colored look, so that's a plus for me.

CorbsAdmin

#5

Corbs said:

I imported the DS game from Japan and while the more monochromatic look is interesting, I much prefer the more colorized version the US received. :)

Codyshelby

#6

Codyshelby said:

This is an excellent game with a great concept. Just overall fun in my honest opinion. Games like this define the Wii. Simple, yet possessing high re playability.

James

#7

James said:

I did not know the US version was different! It'll be interesting to compare both as I have a US copy from a very kind and benevolent source.

TorisuRSG

#8

TorisuRSG said:

Hi,

The European version is the more colourful version.

Thanks all for your support for this title

CorbsAdmin

#10

Corbs said:

Now that's a response. It seems we got all bunched up for nothing. :)

CorbsAdmin

#12

Corbs said:

He should. Tell him I'm the annoying guy with the bandana who looked like he was on his way to the beach. Should trigger the memory right up. LOL. :)

James

#13

James said:

That's assuming he doesn't bring you up in conversation first, which I bet he will.

"Yes yes yes, enough about Ivy the Kiwi? and Sonic the Hedgehog - tell me, how is the Bandana Man?"

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