Konami Changes Elebits to ‘Eledees’ in UK

Heaven only knows why. Full details inside.

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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.
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Comments

sneakyduck 8 Jan 2007 23:20
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LED's? Sorta catchy I suppose - but why bother?
RiseFromYourGrave 8 Jan 2007 23:21
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very silly indeed
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Svend Joscelyne 9 Jan 2007 19:18
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I'm sold. They should have called it that globally.

Funny, reading Joystiq's article on this news appears to have them claiming it's because us Brits apparently use "bits" as a derogatory term. Erm, ok. Nice of them to think so though.
LUPOS 9 Jan 2007 20:03
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Svend Joscelyne wrote:
Funny, reading Joystiq's article on this news appears to have them claiming it's because us Brits apparently use "bits" as a derogatory term. Erm, ok. Nice of them to think so though.


austin powers says "bits -n- pieces". is the canadian michale myers not representative of ur people?
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RiseFromYourGrave 9 Jan 2007 21:32
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we do say bits and pieces yeah. but bit is commonly used, probably everyday by most people as a normal, almost essential, innocent, vaguely quantifying English word too, so if thats why they changed it (and i can think of no other reason), its even sillier
Ditto 9 Jan 2007 21:35
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LUPOS wrote:
austin powers says "bits -n- pieces". is the canadian michale myers not representative of ur people?
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You can collects bits 'n' pieces too.

It's a bit silly if they've renamed it because word bit is a bit taboo.
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