Konami UK has just sent word that the formerly named Elebits
is to be re-named to Eledees
when it releases in Europe this coming Spring.
The title is Konami’s first for Wii, with Eledees
described as “an original catch and seek title that uses the Wii hardware’s unique control system to search for and capture the titular mischievous Eledee creatures.”
The barking mad background story goes like this: “The only source of the energy for more than 10,000 years in a world without electricity, gasoline or nuclear power, Eledees are mischievous and mysterious creatures that have been essential to the growth of mankind. While humans and Eledees have always lived in harmony, a recent lightning storm has caused them to act strangely, abandoning their duties and going into hiding. Players take on the role of a young boy named Kai as he searches to find out what happened to the Eledees and restore them to their original friendly state.”
Kai also has access to a powerful Capture Gun that allows him to grab Eledees as well as lift, move and rotate any object he comes across – which is all niftily done via the Wii Remote.
The more Eledees
you collect, the more you get to power-up your Capture Gun and also activate different items in the game world such as appliances and machines which will help uncover more Eledees.
The game features a single player more, with over 25 stages and 15 different types of creatures, and in-depth Edit Mode so you can create your own stages (and, should you wish, trade these with other players using Nintendo’s WiiConnect24 service) and a four-player Multiplayer Mode where the challenge is to gather the most wattage in a given amount of time.
SPOnG will be bringing you more on Eledees
as we get it. For now check our dedicated Eledees' page
for everything we have to date.