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The Hidden Finds Its Way to the 3DS This October

Posted by Trevor Chan

Augmenting reality, paranormal-style

The 3DS has shown gamers how they can manipulate what they see via the system's external cameras thanks to the built-in Augmented Reality applications, and Majesco Entertainment's recent announcement shows that the publisher also wants a slice of the proverbial AR pie.

The Hidden is in development for the 3DS by 1st Playable Productions, the studio that's behind Puzzle Quest, and Pet Zombies in 3D. Gamers take on the role of a paranormal investigator and will have to search their surroundings for ghostly entities. Once found, these apparitions will be have to be captured and destroyed. The game will encourage gamers to go out into as many locations as possible in order to unlock all the in-game ghosts and to uncover the full storyline.

Utilising the 3DS's cameras, gyroscope, and Wi-Fi connection, The Hidden sounds like it could be a compelling third-party title for the handheld when it launches this October in time for Halloween.

Majesco Entertainment Announces 'The Hidden' for Nintendo 3DSTM

Augmented Reality Ghost Hunting Experience Due Out This October

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today The Hidden for the Nintendo 3DS™ system is in development for an expected release this Fall. Developed by 1st Playable Productions, this augmented reality game turns your handheld into a portal to the astral plane as you hunt through real-world environments with the Nintendo 3DS camera. Become a paranormal investigator by searching, capturing and destroying supernatural entities hidden within your own surroundings. In addition, this location-based adventure allows you to unlock all ghosts and reveal the full game storyline by bringing your Nintendo 3DS with you as you travel in the real world, finding hidden spirits in new locations.

"The Hidden is a great example of exciting content mixed with compelling technological innovation on the Nintendo 3DS," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco Entertainment. "This immersive experience leverages many key features of the new system — including the camera, gyroscope and Wi-Fi capability — to deliver a rich 3D adventure with multiple layers."

As a member of the elite G.E.I.S.T. squad, Ghostly Entity Investigation and Strike Team, you must work with your team to track, capture, shoot and eliminate evil spirits, including fast-moving Kamikazes and Tanks, solid phantoms armed with claws. Explore different real-world locations to find and destroy new ghosts. Battle and defeat powerful entities using a full arsenal of high tech tools and upgradeable weapons, including the Plasmatic Disruptor, Ectoplasm Sensor and Spectral Shield. Navigate through tunnels to access a hidden dimension and collect power-ups to fight off dangerous threats. You will also use the Circle Pad and Nintendo 3DS gyroscope control to shoot and destroy ghosts, while keeping a log of your otherworldly discoveries made at previously visited places using the Location History feature.

The Hidden for Nintendo 3DS is expected to launch this October, just in time for Halloween. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.

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User Comments (17)

Cryptonic

#1

Cryptonic said:

Sounds like that game that Nnooo (something like that) made, but with ghosts... doesn't sound interesting...

lex0plex

#2

lex0plex said:

Sweet! another AR game!

And, AR and gyroscope I see working together very well, but with the 3D effect turned off. Found it was too difficult to play face raiders with it on.

Tails

#3

Tails said:

I will give credit to Majesco. Hope they have some good stuff planned for the 3DS. I would like to see alot more coming from this company. I would also like to see them and WayForward work together again to bring A Boy & His Blob to 3DS. It would be cool I think.

Squiggle55

#4

Squiggle55 said:

I love the creativity here. Sounds like they really want to use the tools of the 3DS. I can really see some kids running around at halloween looking for ghosts with their 3ds cameras.

WolfRamHeart

#5

WolfRamHeart said:

I actually think this sounds very promising. Majesco has put some really good titles for Nintendo as of late such as Monster Tale and like Tails mentioned A Boy and His Blob. This is being developed by the folks behind Puzzle Quest so that is a big plus for me. That zombie pet game that they are making for the 3DS sounds really interesting too.

bboy2970

#7

bboy2970 said:

Well since Ghost Wire seems to have dropped off the face of the earth, I'm very excited for this one. Sounds like it could turn out very cool.

antster1983

#12

antster1983 said:

As Majesco shut up shop in Europe in 2010 it won't come to here unless there's another publisher willing to pick it up...

brandonbwii

#15

brandonbwii said:

This can't be legal. Majesco was supposed to publish Ghostwire for developer A Different Game and ended the deal. Now they come back with a different developer to make a very similar project?

Something seems a little off about this.

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