Adventure Time: Nameless Kingdom debuts November 21 in Europe

WayForward's next Adventure Time game, The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, premieres in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and PC platforms via Steam on November 21, publisher Bandai Namco revealed this week.

Announced earlier this year, The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom takes gameplay cues from classic entries in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series, and models its structure after the lauded 16-bit action-RPG A Link to the Past. Gameplay focuses on solving environmental puzzles to progress through the game's many dungeons, ditching the roguelike-styled gameplay of its predecessor Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! for a more traditional approach.

A North American release date for The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom was not announced.

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OH MY GLOB! LITTLE ORBIT AND CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE NEW ADVENTURE TIME VIDEO GAME

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to debut on Steam, Nintendo 3DS™, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 on November 21st 2014

Paris, FRANCE – August 21th 2014 – What time is it? It's time for an all-new Adventure Time video game! BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S. and Little Orbit, alongside Cartoon Network Enterprises, have announced the third installment in the mathematical Adventure Time video game franchise. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is slated to launch on November 21st 2014 in Europe and Australasia and is developed by veteran game studio WayForward, which created the franchise's first two titles. The game will introduce a classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element to the franchise, reminiscent of early high fantasy console games.

"WayForward is the perfect studio to bring the third all-new Adventure Time video game to fans of the animated series," said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. "Just like the Adventure Time television series, these video games have resonated strongly across all age groups and we're thrilled to be publishing the latest installment of this beloved franchise."

In Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, players take on the personas of both Finn and Jake as they navigate through the eponymous kingdom - a mysterious unexplored region in the Land of Ooo. They will discover hidden secrets by exploring all corners of a new kingdom created exclusively for the game and encounter never-before-seen characters and creatures.

"There is a huge amount of excitement and anticipation around this latest Adventure Time video game release with WayForward once again working closely alongside Cartoon Network and the Adventure Time team to develop the game," said Johanne Broadfield, Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises, Turner Broadcasting System EMEA. "We're confident that the action adventure and puzzle-solving elements to this game are a great fit for the brand and will provide an engaging experience to Adventure Time fans of all ages."

Created by Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the top-rated animated series Adventure Time follows the explorations of Finn and Jake, two best friends, as they traverse the mythical Land of Ooo and interact with its diverse citizens. With over 132 million viewers tuning in worldwide, the fifth season of Adventure Time is currently airing on Cartoon Network across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will be distributed in Europe and Australasia by BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.