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Little Orbit Bringing Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to 3DS

Posted by Jowi Meli

WayForward reporting for developer duty a third time

Little Orbit has announced plans to bring Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to Nintendo 3DS this November. WayForward will once again be handling development, bringing its total number of games featuring the Adventure Time property to three.

The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom features a "classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element" that brings to mind the earlier titles' many Zelda-inspired mechanics. The story finds players once again taking control of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human as they navigate the eponymous region, a mysterious and uncharted territory in the Land of Ooo featuring all-new (and undoubtedly quirky) characters.

WayForward's Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?, which saw a dual release both on DS and 3DS in 2012, was a surprising critical success for a licensed game based on a television show. On the other hand, last year's equally awkwardly titled Wii U & 3DS iteration Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! was less celebrated on the Nintendo Life front.

Are you optimistic about the future of the series under developer WayForward? Will you be grabbing your friends to go to very distant lands when the game launches later this year?

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User Comments (23)



Troggy said:

I'm mixed on this announcement. Hey Ice King was quite good depite the length; but Explore the Dungeon was slow and dull most of the time. I'm hoping Wayforward can do something good with this, but I'm not getting too excited just yet.



AlexOlney said:

I was part of the minority that actually enjoyed Explore the Dungeon etc., once you got past the slow beginning it really picked up and became a brutally difficult dungeon crawler. I can see where many people were disappointed though, with elements such as the lack of polish and the glitches and game-freezing, but I thoroughly enjoyed playing it with my housemate.

Let's hope WayForward can take a little more time with this effort and bring joy to more than just a few weirdos such as myself.



BooJoh said:

I really enjoyed both previous games. I hope WayForward can put a little more polish on this one and really make something that will be more universally liked though.



TantXL said:

WayForward Has Made Lots Of Great Games, They Can Probably Make Something Good With Adventure Time!



3dcaleb said:

the show is awesome and the first game was great except it was way too short. i didnt get the second one because it just looked horrible. hopefully this next one will be awesome. they could do so much cool stuff with such a great show like this.



CrazyOtto said:

Kind of odd it's not coming to Wii U but it is coming to the other home platforms. I guess the 3DS version will probably have all of the content that the home versions have this time around.



SammytheSaiyan said:

Well, one can only hope that this will be everything Explore the Dungeon wasn't. Puzzle-solving elements and a non-unnecessarily long title is a start!



Kyloctopus said:

Wayforward is a talented company. But they can only go so far in their talent in certain timing. Hey Ice King was very short, and Explore the Dungeon had good ideas, but was too repetitive. I'm not expecting anything good this time around.



dustin_g said:

make it a platformer, give jake a bunch of morphing powers, the fun will never end!



Mahe said:

Would have been more interested if it was more like the first one.



Shambo said:

They should make an Adventure Time first-person dungeon crawler with turn-based combat. That way they'd cover yet another classic genre!



Itglows said:

Yeah the first two games were complete cash in's that were like 4 hours in length. No challenge at all, won't be touching this third one.



redivgamer90 said:

If they combine the gameplay of Hey King Don't steal our garbage and Explore the dungeon. It would result in a very interesting game!



Shane904 said:

I enjoyed the first one - although it was really short. I don't know if I'll get this.



AshFoxX said:

Give WayForward the time to polish this game, which was something they didn't have on the second one, and you should undoubtedly have a cool little gem. WayForward is a talented developer, and they rarely make crap games. As much as the second one was junk, just remember even Rareware had a few stinkers before it lost it's soul.



DaemonSword said:

No Wii U version? Why? More like Way @SS Backwards. Another company that doesn't want my money.

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