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GameArts' WiiWare Game Resurfaces (again)

Mystery title gets a new name, a release period, and first screenshots


Grandia, Lunar, and (partially at least) Smash Bros. Brawl developer GameArts has been teasing us with nothing more than a title for its first WiiWare game for some time now. But no one really knew just what Kage no Shonen to Hikari no Yosei (roughly, Boy of Shadow, Fairy of Light) was all about.

We'll be getting the full picture shortly. The studio announced today an October release for the game. Pricing is set at 1,000 WiiPoints.

If you intend to download, you'll want to look for the game under its new proper name: Shadow Walker: Kage no Shonen to Hikari no Yosei.

Shadow Walker puts players in the role Popo, a fairy of light, tasked with guiding a tree fairy called Rukusu. Rukusu, who will be born into a real tree when he steps out of the shadows and into the light, has the dream of becoming a tree in a certain place. You'll have to help him fulfills this dream. To aid you on your quest, you can make use of your own special ability to create shadows by striking light against special "Maho Maho" columns.

Sounds like the makings of some clever puzzle-based gameplay! Gamearts promises more details at the game's newly opened official site shortly. For overseas players, the site states that a North American version of the game is on the way as well.

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