Although Nintendo’s Wii U is poised to have new IPs come in from all sides, not many were shown during their conference today. We had to wait until after the show to see the poor humans of Project P-100 fight giant robots. What a shame.
From the looks of it, your goal in this game is to recruit citizens of a city being torn apart by robots and together, you and these citizens will form giant objects like swords, fists, and ladders to overtake the unwanted hordes. It looks fast and fun with an interesting twist on a Pikmin-esque gameplay style.
Strength in Numbers
Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually. They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.
Players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes you gather, the greater your Special Morph Powers will be.
Players can use the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen to command heroes such as Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man and even Toilet Bowl Man. Heroes can also morph into gelatin to guard themselves from enemy attacks.
Players can also use the GamePad to explore areas unseen on the TV screen and solve puzzle elements.
Platinum Games, known for hit titles like Bayonetta and MadWorld, has partnered with Nintendo to apply its unique talent to the development of one of the first games for Wii U.
Update: Gamespot scored some gameplay footage.
The gameplay looks almost too crazy to keep up with but in a good way. What other game lets you change your army into a giant gun? Looks really great!