Majesco has announced another Wii game: Wild Earth: African Safari. Based on (or more likely, ported from) a PC title called Safari Photo Africa: Wild Earth, the game takes you through the Serengeti National Park as you attempt to photograph over 30 African animals. The Wii version includes a multiplayer mode which designates one player as the driver and up to three others as photographers. Of course, being a Wii game, a hilarious minigame has been added as well, which allows you to play from the animals' perspective! It's all the fun of looking for some food with the added possibility of maybe being photographed.
After being reminded recently of our enjoyment of the (tiny) photography-game genre, we're maintaining tenuous faith that fun can be extracted from this title. The press release follows.
Now Anyone Can Go On A Safari As Majesco Entertainment Announces 'Wild Earth: African Safari'
PC Simulation Comes to the WiiTM System with Exclusive New Features
BRISTOL, U.K., December 13, 2007 – The vast savannas of Africa await exploration as Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Wild Earth: African Safari for the Wii™ home video game system. Developed by Super X Studios, Wild Earth: African Safari is a spectacular safari adventure set in Africa's Serengeti National Park where players can take award-winning photos of the continent's exotic wild life.
"Wild Earth: African Safari encompasses several great passions – photography, travel and the outdoors – and combines them into a fun and informative interactive experience," said John Merchant, Marketing Manager, Majesco Europe. "With exclusive new features found only in the Wii version, Wild Earth: African Safari lets people experience one of nature's most complex and diverse habitats, without needing their passport or inoculations."
In Wild Earth: African Safari, players assume the role of a photo-journalist on a journey to visually chronicle 30 different wild animals inhabiting the Serengeti National Park. From aggressive packs of hyenas to massive rhinos, the beautifully re-created panorama of the African veldt unfolds as players attempt to capture the shots to create informative magazine quality pictorials. But be warned; get too close to the animals or disrupt the natural landscape and the Impact Meter will rumble your Wii Remote™, making it harder to snap a steady picture.
Two new features exclusive to the Wii version include a cooperative multiplayer mode that allows up to three friends to either drive or take pictures, and a Safari Mini-Game mode where gamers can play from the animals' perspective using intuitive gestures via the Wii Remote. In addition, an inspiring soundtrack from world music label, Talking Drum Records, lends an atmospheric backdrop to the game.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, with an international office based in Bristol, UK, Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL) is an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, with a focus on publishing video games for leading portable systems and the Wii™ console. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoeurope.com and www.majescoentertainment.com.