Oh, that gnome

Nocturnal has announced that they've lit the fuse on their WiiWare release Flowerworks, now set to launch on Monday in the United States.

Take control of Follie, a friendly (but confused!) alien who crash lands on a strange planet. Help her rebuild her confidence, shake remotes at gnomes and transform the planet from "drab to fab."

Flowerworks will go for 1,000 Wii Points. Be sure to look for our review next week, and in the meantime check out more details in the full press release below.

Melbourne, Australia - Wednesday, 2 December 2009 - Nocturnal is proud to announce that Flowerworks® will launch December 7th for the WiiWare™ service in the US.

Under development for more than 18 months, Flowerworks combines flowers and fireworks in a groundbreaking action-adventure game, designed from the ground-up for Wii™.

In Flowerworks, the player takes the role of Follie – a friendly (but confused!) alien who crash lands on the mysterious planet Elilia, whilst transporting a cargo of Flowerworks seeds to her Aunty.

As Follie ventures away from the wreckage of her ship, she finds the planet to be unacceptably lacklustre and her self-confidence is shattered! She must explore the planet, rebuild her confidence, and unravel the mysteries of Elilia. By recovering her seeds and growing Flowerworks, she can transform the planet from drab to fab!

Flowerworks is a child friendly, pick-up-and-play title that will appeal to the entire family. The game is designed around the strengths of the Wii.

Flowerworks is available for 1,000 Wii Points™.

Key product points:
Launches December 7th in the US (2010 for Europe)
Single player adventure
Family friendly (suitable for young children as well as adults)
Adventure mode (15-25hr quest)
50 distinct levels to complete
Try for a 5-Star ranking on each level
A huge world to explore
Extra abilities to collect and master
Follow the story of Follie and unravel the secrets of the planet
Quick Play "Arcade" mode (3 difficulty settings)
Tutorial mode
Use the Wii Remote™ to grow flowers, explode fireworks, pacify pesky
gnomes, and pop bubbles!
Supports high resolution 480p mode, and runs at 60 frames per second.
Available at 1,000 Wii Points.
For more information on Flowerworks® please visit the official website:

Follie character design by Luke Feldman aka SKAFFS (http://skaffs.com)

FLOWERWORKS® is a registered trademark of NEA in Australia, and a pending registered trademark in the US.

About Nocturnal Entertainment Australia:
Founded in 2002, and with headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, Nocturnal Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd is a privately owned, independent software development company. FLOWERWORKS® is their first Wii title, after having released Ultimate Arcade Games™ for the Game Boy™ Advance system.

For more information on Nocturnal, visit their website: