Konami, developer of the yet-to-be-released Eledees (known as Elebits outside of PAL regions), has announced that two new titles will be gracing the Wii in the near future.
Currently aiming for a 2007 release, Dewy's Adventures, a new IP for Konami, was confirmed as being an action-platformer title built from the ground up to take advantage of the Wii remote. The game lets players take control of a water droplet named Dewy, who was granted the powers of the elements by the Elder Tree. Dewy's goal in the game is to bring peace back to the land after the evil Don Hedron plagued it in darkness.
Speaking to IGN, Eledees producer Shingo Mukaitoge confirmed some of the in-game controls and elements: "The game is controlled entirely using the Wii controller. You hold it [like Excite Truck] and tilt it to tilt the environment and move Dewy. The D-pad can be used to heat or cool Dewy. When Dewy is heated up, he becomes a cloud of steam. He can then strike enemies with bolts of lightning. You can also move the Wii controller in a fanning motion to create gusts of wind or in a side-to-side motion to create an earthquake. These can be used to solve hidden environmental puzzles and combat enemies. There are lots of more abilities that Dewy has, but we want to keep them secret for now."
Apparently, the game will also feature WiiConnect24 support as well as multiplayer support for up to four players "but if it proves too difficult, it may end up being only two players." There‚Äôs also an edit mode which allows players to customise levels for enjoyment by themselves or with friends.
The second title announced was a follow-up to the popular Dance Dance Revolution series. Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party sees the dance mat make a comeback with a new emphasis on the Wii remote and Nunchuck controllers. The new Friendly Synch mode makes players move their feet onto the correct arrow and make the corresponding gesture with the Wii remote in unison. An updated Battle mode makes a return, as well as a new Support mode which allows players to dance co-operatively. Returning dancers can also look forward to the old Free Play and Workout modes.
In addition, Konami has promised a new soundtrack, handpicked from chart-toppers over the last four decades across a variety of genres. More news on both titles as it becomes available; in the meantime, checkout the media panel for artwork from Dewy's Adventures.