Wizard Posted October 26, 2005 Share Posted October 26, 2005 Importers have been debating the merits of Nintendo's Electroplankton art slash music 'game' released earlier this year in Japan. On one hand, it's not much of a game. You don't experience progress whatsoever. On the other, those who put in the time to immerse themselves in the game's possibilities as a musical device come away happier. Either way, you'll have a chance to find out for yourself when Nintendo brings Electroplankton to the US early next year. On January 9, Nintendo will start offering the game through their website, at the Nintendo World Store in New York and online retailers. For whatever reason, the company has decided to hold back the marketing flood gates on this one. Electroplankton was developed by artist Toshio Iwai, known for his array of music-related art over the years. Iwai is also responsible for developing SimTunes back in the 1990s. "Electroplankton represents just one of the many ways that Nintendo is developing new kinds of software to reach new audiences," said George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior VP of marketing and corporate communications>>1up.com This could be a new way for Nintendo to sell awesome but rather risky unique games to gamers in outside of Japan. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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