Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Galactic Taz Ball, a new videogame for the Nintendo DS™ starring Taz, the frenetically fantastic Looney Tunes character beloved by all. The game will be available for Europe in May 2010 and for North America in Autumn 2010.
“Taz is one of the most popular characters in the Looney Tunes family, and with Galactic Taz Ball kids can have fun for hours with action, exploration, platform challenges and puzzle solving,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.“This creative game packs all of the wild fun that everyone loves about Taz into a handheld experience with two unique modes of play.”
In Galactic Taz Ball, Taz is accidentally kidnapped by Marvin the Martian, who is stealing the Earth’s landscape to make Mars more scenic. Taz must spin his way across pieces of Earth floating in space to stop Marvin from destroying the planet and get back home.
The game contains two worlds with completely different gameplay mechanics. The“Overworld” is an action-style 3-D game playable on the Nintendo DS’ top screen with unique track ball controls using the Nintendo DS-stylus on the bottom screen. When Taz moves fast enough he becomes a tornado that can destroy objects and enemies. The“Underworld” is a side-scrolling puzzle game played on the bottom touch screen in which Taz navigates a maze of active machinery and gadgets. Both worlds combine for a uniquely fun and frenetic journey, perfect for Taz’s wild style.
Galactic Taz Ball is being developed by WayForward Technologies.
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About WayForward Technologies
WayForward is an independent game developer located in Southern California. For the past 20 years, WayForward has specialized in developing commercially successful and critically acclaimed products for multiple platforms including Nintendo DS, and Wii.
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