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Kore, a six-year-old unreleased Xbox game, revived for the Wii (Update)

9:40 AM on 08.15.2008 // Nick Chester

While many of you might not remember this, The Kore Gang was a title originally announced for release on the original Xbox some six years ago. The title was never released, eventually fading into obscurity as Microsoft moved into what was then known as the "next-gen."

Well it's back, simply known as Kore, and has now found a home on the Wii. The game -- which has a very Psychonauts feel and look -- puts players in a cybernetic K.O.R.E. suit that enhances the wearer's abilities. With a focus on action and puzzles, Kore will allow you to control three characters: Pixie, Madboy, and the dog Rex, each of which will have different powers when donning the suit.

The developers claim that that Kore has innovative gameplay "designed for the Wii," but that's questionable considering the game was originally conceived for another console. That's not to say they haven't made considerable changes to adapt to Nintendo's console, evinced by the inclusion of "3 unlockable mini-games."

I joke, of course; I'm all for original IPs on any console, and Kore -- at the very least -- has an interesting aesthetic. The game will be on display at Leipzig Games Convention this year, so we should be hearing some more soon.

Check the mini-fact-sheet after the jump. And if you're feeling saucy, do a Google search for "The Kore Gang" and try to spot the changes.

[Update: Now with video after the jump!]

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About "KORE"

With three zany, kooky crackpots sharing a cybernetic K.O.R.E suit, insane action is guaranteed. After all, the suit enhances the wearer's abilities beyond imagination. Pixie becomes a pro at climbing, Madboy gains an iron fist, and the dog Rex develops astonishing senses of hearing and smell.

And these super powers they will desperately need as they jump, run and fight their way through the wonderful, whimsical world of “KORE”. Your job is to cleverly utilize their different abilities to free the kooky inventor Dr. Samuelsen from the evil Krank Brothers who are attacking from the center of the Earth.

Explore a vast game universe packed with action, puzzles and countless surprises. Meet strange characters and even stranger creatures as you unravel the game’s off-the-wall storyline. Become the leader of a wacked-out team three times more demented, three times weirder, and three times stronger than one hero alone!

Features:
  • 6 graphically distinct worlds
  • Dozens of different enemies and challenging boss fights
  • 3 unlockable minigames
  • Hollywood quality in-game movies and voice acting
  • Innovative gameplay „Designed for Wii“
  • Hilarious story and characters
  • Unique art style
  • Highly original and imaginative.
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