Nnooo is a developer and publisher with a solid record on Nintendo systems, with escapeVektor on the 3DS eShop perhaps being its standout release to date. Its latest title - Blast 'Em Bunnies - is also rather close, recently confirmed for an 11th March release in Europe and North America.
The Australian studio is busy as a publisher as well as in development, though, and has confirmed a new title that it's bringing to the 3DS in the West. This time it's Legend of Kusakari by Librage, which has just been announced and will be playable at GX Australia in the coming weekend.
It has a rather cute action / puzzle concept, apparently spread across 50+ levels - you're scything grass to enable a real hero to fight foes, rather like being the unseen wing-man to Link. It could certainly be fun for a bit of dip-in portable play.
The announcement trailer is below but, be warned, for some reason it has a bizarrely loud and out-of-tune trumpet blasting across the music.
What kind of atrocity is that? My eyes and ears are still bleeding!
This is my OC game, DONUT STEEL!
Anyways I guess we can always wait and see if it's good.
I find this and Blast 'Em Bunnies highly confusing as escapeVektor was pretty good and these both look, well I don't wish to be rude but not good. I hope to be proven wrong though.
And I actually quite enjoyed the terrible trumpet! It's clearly meant to be a joke because heroes get proper fanfare and this guy is just a gardener. Crap trumpet for crap hero!
Trumpets aside (It's like The New Day are in town) this looks rather fun.
Am I the only one realising that this is a blatant Legend of Zelda copy? It's even in the logo!
This seems far too similar to Legend of Zelda. I'd much prefer to buy a game that's trying to be its own thing and unique instead of a game that takes excessive inspiration from something else.
@shani I'd say it's riffing off Zelda, yeah, but we all have different definitions of 'clones'
Such a creative game! 110% original. Who needs the Legend of Zelda when you have this masterpiece? And with an astounding trumpet solo too!
I can see two sequels for this game already: A Link to the Grass and Trumpet of Time.
The gameplay's alright. I'd rather buy a game where you control the out-of-tune trumpet though.
Clearly, whoever was in charge of the trailer has a 6 year old kid taking trumpet lessons. Mystery solved.
This game is clearly a parody. I mean, it looks like Legend of Zelda, but you can only cut grass. The music is supposed to be goofy and off kilter.
@ThomasBW84 I'm not clinging to the term clone or copy, calling it a riff-off (not rip-off? that's the difference regarding the meaning? I couldn't find it in any translator, only a musical meaning on urbandictionary) is fine, too.
I was just surprised that no one else mentioned it (neither in the article nor the comments before mine) but that has changed now as I can see in the other comments.
And if it's really just cutting grass (which some may find funny in a parodic way), why did Nintendo even greenlight it for the 3DS?
Everyone should pay escapeVektor, one of the best games on the system.
Out-of-tune trumpets make me laugh. The game looks like it could be fun. Hopefully it delivers.
Can this game even be sold?!
I think it looks good. It's not an adventure game like Zelda, it's just a grass cutting game I think.
the Trumpet tho.
looks like an interesting game, otherwise
I've seen this before, when Tomato made a video of him browsing the Japanese 3DS eShop and describing all the games. Or at least a couple pages worth until presumably he got bored.
Definitely not one I'd have expected to come over.
It looks ok. I didn't see much of the puzzle part.
Now that trumpet really is something else! It was clearly intentional but that still didn't help my poor ears so I really hope the games soundtrack doesn't sound like that all of the time, even though I am unlikely to buy it anyway.
Kusakari = Mowing
That makes this: The Legend of Mowing
I wonder if Kusanagi no Tsurugi will make an appearance in this game or in the story.
Grass cutting simulator 2016? Nintendo is sure raking in the amazing exclusives.
This might be the wine talking, but that's the most hilarious game trailer I've experienced in a while, and I cannot stop laughing.
I'm dying XDDD
That is somehow worse than Yoshi's New Island's kazoos. Jeez.
The trumpet was hilarious
It's like a kid is trying to get attention so is playing his trumpet extra loud to be noticed
Hoenn wishes it had those trumpets, I bet.
@Kalmaro Don't remind me of my nightmares from middle school and high school
The music reminds me more of Kid Icarus then Zelda. I...don't know what to think about this.
Damn it, this could have been called 'The Legend of Zalduh', but they completely missed that opportunity!! That trumpet would have been perfect for a game like that! I guess I'll just wait until 'Zalduh 2: The Adventure of Lonk' comes out...
That soundtrack is impressive.
What the hell is that? Is this for real? It looks so awful.
@Trinexx Minish trump, majora's grass, and maybe a trumpward sword afterwards? Potential to become a series!
I'm very confused, the objective is to chop up grass? Is that it? I mean I get they're trying to put a unique twist to this "Zelda" clone but I'm not really following the whole idea? Anyone mind explaining?
This makes me want to learn the trumpet. Thanks Nnooo
Legend of the Lawn Mower
lol. 5 out of 5 music notes. would play.
The Legend of Shmelda. Nuff said.
I have never been so soundly offended in my life.
Aside from that, the game looks... okay? I guess? Idk...
@AlexOlney LOL, was that you playing the harmonica Alex?
@Ogbert I agree with you, this game doesn't look good at all to me.
Look at that awesome (read: nicked) logo from Zelda!!
Also nicked Final Fantasy theme at the end, a dragon that looks like Charizard, Awful trumpet music. In the words of Spongebob: Ah, poop!!
If they switched the MIDI trumpet with a tuba, it will be even funnier. It will sounds like musical fart.
I'm still laughing at the trumpet. It is GLORIOUSLY ridiculous. I think I want to play this game because of the trumpets.
(For me it's crystal-clear it is on purpose. Heheheheh. Will watch again)
@Zoda_Fett: Yep, those would work too!
The cat was caught before it could lay one more paw on the dying trumpet, right?
That is the whole point of the music that is playing.
Learn music. It is supposed to be "whimsical" or "goofy".
The goofy Trumpet is awesome. Kinda makes me think of Fantasy Life, that charming NPC lifestyle touch it has.
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