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Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Coming To Wii U and 3DS This October

Posted by Andy Green

Will be in French, a Kickstarter campaign may bring English localisation

Back in May we reported that Neko Entertainment would be bringing a Mysterious Cities of Gold title to Wii U and 3DS this fall but the developer revealed little other details.

More information has now appeared on the horizon, including the title of the upcoming game: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths.

It's based on the cult Japanese-French anime series of the same name, which ran in Japan in the early eighties. The series itself has recently been revived and the game will complement the series nicely.

You take control of the three heroes Esteban, Zia and Tao in their quest for the Cities of Gold throughout the World. There are plenty of varied environments to explore, including deep Asian forests, the Forbidden City and of course the mythical Chinese City of Gold.

Interestingly, the game will expand alongside the cartoon on television and you can play the new levels for free as they unlock.

As you may have guessed, the gameplay has been centred around the touch screen and the developer states it is accessible to a broad audience and provides enough depth for advanced players using tough levels that require tactical swapping between the three heroes, each of whom have their own specific skills.

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths will be available in October 2013 on Wii U, 3DS and iOS. Ynnis Interactive has taken up publishing duties and the game will only be available in French. Localisation and voice-dubbing of cinematics and dialogues into English and other languages will soon be proposed through a Kickstarter campaign.

What are your thoughts on this game? Would you put money towards an English language version? Let us know in the comment section below.


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User Comments (27)



sonicfan1373 said:

The screenshots look promising and it seems like a great fit for the eShop. However, I have to see more.



jrwchil said:

the cartoon had the most catching theme ever, check it on youtube its a must



DePapier said:

"Enfants du soleil, toi qui parcours la terre le ciel, abord du grand condor, tu recherches les Cités d'or."



Sakura said:

Want!!! Massive nostlagia hit! Knew that degree in French would come in useful for something. Will still contribute to English campaign though.



Nintendo4Lyfe said:

Narrator: It is the Sixteenth Century. From all over Europe great ships sail west to conquer the New World - the Americas; the men eager to seek their fortune, to find new adventures in new lands. They long to cross uncharted seas and discover unknown countries; to find secret gold on a mountain trail high in the Andes. They dream of following the path of the setting sun, that leads to El Dorado and The Mysterious Cities of Gold.



manpretty said:

I would throw down some kickstarter money for this translation just based on how much I loved this show as a kid. This show was just epic.



jrwchil said:

@nintenjoe64 I can indeed lol, bit like he-man at the end, they used to try and help reset our moral compass back then, this game is gonna be epic if they keep the theme and tone of the cartoon. The amazing theme song would be the icing on the cake.



BrightBeing said:

@Nintendo4Lyfe Cheesy 80's Performer: Children of the sun,
See your time has just begun,
Searching for your ways,
Through adventures every day.
Every day and night,
With the condor in flight,
With all your friends in tow,
You search for the Cities of Gold!

Everyone now: Aaaaaaaaaaaahhh! Looking for the Cities of Gold!
Aaaaaaaaaaaahhh! Someday we will find the Cities of Gold!



Captain_Gonru said:

Interesting. The gameplay sounds like it may be something like "The Lost Vikings", which I REALLY want a remake of.



LinkErdrich said:

This was my favorite show when I was young. I found it again in my adulthood and found that it still held up and plan on showing it to my kids someday.



zenestex said:

News that this game was coming out on Wii U was one of the main reasons I got the system. Best cartoon EVAR!!



DBMONK said:

I will fund the crap out of this!!
This is the reason i used to race home from school, for Gordon the gopher and cities of gold!! Must watch this series again, one of the all time best anime in my opinion!



H_Hunter said:

"and you can play the new levels for free as they unlock."

Thank you for your generosity.. NOT !!
This is what happens when you think too much about DLC

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