Electronic Arts has announced a new puzzle/adventure game that is being developed for the DS, slated for release early in 2009. Titled Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, it looks to bring some unique aspects as it combines platforming adventure elements along with puzzle solving. Both screens of the DS will be utilized: one for action-platform and the other for puzzles, with the choice of when to switch between them left entirely up to the player.
We are excited to bring an indie-inspired new intellectual property to the EA Casual Entertainment Label with Henry Hatsworth that fuses together two styles of gameplay utilizing the two Nintendo DS screens like never before,” said Robert Nashak, VP of EA Casual Studios. “The innovative elements of the game have the potential to appeal to both Nintendo enthusiasts and more casual Nintendo DS players.
You play the part of British adventurer, Henry Hatsworth, as he explores upwards of 30 levels among 5 exotic worlds in his search for certain artifacts that grant special powers while defeating all sorts of enemies and “outrageous world-ending bosses”. The puzzle part of the game will be used to gain both health and power-ups as well as to transform your character into different forms as you work your way through.
Check out the full press release after the jump.
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EA INTRODUCES HENRY HATSWORTH IN THE PUZZLING ADVENTURE FOR NINTENDO DS*
The Ultimate Fun, Quirky Game That Intertwines Platform and Puzzle Genres
LOS ANGELES, Calif., August 12, 2008 – Love puzzle games, but also love an adventure? Now you can have both in one game. The Casual Entertainment Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announces Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure an exclusive Nintendo DS™ adventure-puzzle game that adds a new element of fun by combining the action of an adventure game with the challenge of a puzzle game all in one.
“We are excited to bring an indie-inspired new intellectual property to the EA Casual Entertainment Label with Henry Hatsworth that fuses together two styles of gameplay utilizing the two Nintendo DS screens like never before,” said Robert Nashak, VP of EA Casual Studios. “The innovative elements of the game have the potential to appeal to both Nintendo enthusiasts and more casual Nintendo DS players.”
Meet Henry Hatsworth, a quirky, light-hearted character who players will guide on their journey through a new style of gaming adventure on their Nintendo DS. In this two-in-one adventure, players will explore five exotic worlds, fight a variety of opponents, and venture through more than 30 levels, including nearly a dozen hidden levels while taking on outrageous world-ending bosses. The separate worlds on the two Nintendo DS screens have a cause and effect inter-relationship, and players choose when to switch between conquering the action-platform realm and mastering the increasingly challenging puzzle world. A wide variety of power-ups will help Hatsworth in both of these worlds. Players will complete puzzle combinations and defeat puzzle enemies in order to gain power ups, health, and energy to supercharge Hatsworth in his adventure.
“Henry Hatsworth is an incredibly unique game,” said Scott Walker, Henry Hatsworth Executive Producer. “It’s a deep, challenging, and humorous game that you won’t want to put down.”
Developed by a team at EA Tiburon in the EA Casual Entertainment Label, Henry Hatsworth is scheduled to be available worldwide early 2009. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB or PEGI. For game artwork, visit http://www.info.ea.com.
* working title[via Joystiq]