Originally announced for the DS last summer at E3, Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove ― Natsume's rhythm adventure game ― will now instead launch on the 3DS, utilising the stereoscopic effects to make the ghostly apparitions really jump out at you.
Known for its Lufia series and more recently, for bringing Rune Factory 3 to the DS, Natsume has announced that Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove will now be released on the 3DS this summer. Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume explains the change of plan:
As soon as we saw what the 3DS could do, we knew it was the best platform for this game... The way the dancers and effects pop right off the screen is simply amazing. You have to see it to believe it!
The game centres around Gabrielle, who sneezes so hard that her soul shoots straight out of her body. Tasked with going to Monster Town to seek help, players will have to bust out dance moves as well as scaring people if they are to reunite her spirit with her body. We're not sure how much physical moving about players will actually have to do, but if it's just the stereoscopic visuals that Natsume thinks will make it a better game than if it had stayed on the DS, there probably won't be that much.