Moshi Monsters will return to retail this October in a reinvention of its hit DS titles.
Katsuma Unleashed for 3DS and DS focuses on a single Moshi Monsters character, and abandons the mini-game formula for platforming action. It is being developed by UK studio Sumo Digital.
Mind Candy believes the game’s new direction will broaden the Moshi Monsters audience beyond its core nine to 12 year-old demographic.
“Moshi Monsters is the No.1 licensed brand in the UK and Katsuma is one of our most popular characters,” head of marketing Andy Matjaszek told MCV.
“We’ve completely moved away from the previous two titles and we’re excited to have Sumo Digital on board with the development. “This isn’t necessarily your younger brother’s Moshi Monsters game: it’s an adventure so big that we have needed to add the third dimension.
“We hope our fans fall in love with Katsuma Unleashed and that it performs as well, if not better than our previous offerings.”