The kind folks over at Semnat Studios just shot us an email to let us know that their odd WiiWare creation, Eduardo the Samurai Toaster, is going to be released on June 15th, 2009. June 15th, 2009? Why, that’s next week! And what’s more, the game is only 800 Wii points! Pretty awesome.
For the unititiated, Eduardo the Samurai Toaster is a unique looking run-and-gun WiiWare game that is playable by up to four players. Even though I have a very deep appreciation for the strange visuals, I have no idea how the game plays. What I’m hoping for is that next week, Eduardo will prove to be a worthy follow-up to the numerous great titles recently released for WiiWare, carrying on the service’s return to glory.
After the jump, I’ve got a trailer and press release for you. There’s also some new screenshots and artwork down there for you to peruse. See you next week, Eduardo!
Colorado, USA – June 8th, 2009 – Semnat Studios is elated to be able to announce that Eduardo the Samurai Toaster is being prepared for launch on WiiWare™ in North America on June 15th, 2009 for a mere 800 Wii Points™. That’s like the price of lunch. For the price of lunch you could own an awesome single-or-cooperative sidescrolling action game. Support the little guy!
With visuals drawn and scanned in from several different art mediums such as pen & ink, acrylic paint and charcoal, Eduardo sports an untraditional aesthetic design for a videogame. Jump, shoot, whip, drive, fly and throw your way through hordes of Peking Opera pastries, spear toting carrots, robotic mangos, and more. Play with friends as you learn to cooperate effectively, or be annoying by throwing each other around the screen and attacking one another.
– Drop in co-op play for up to four players.
– Ride scooters equipped with laser-blasters and fly around in rocket packs in single player or co-op.
– Use 5 different pastry pickups to upgrade your firepower.
– Battle enemies through 13 unique levels.
– Several different difficulty options to choose from, allowing players to pick their desired level of challenge.
Eduardo the Samurai Toaster has been Rated E for everyone by the ESRB.
About Semnat Studios, LLC
Daniel Coleman and Robert DeMaria formed Semnat Studios in early 2005. Starting out as a hobby, the team began working on games in 2003. After a couple of projects (one of them being an early version of Eduardo) they decided to focus more seriously on game making. So for the next several years they would work their way up, now with the support of Ian Bowie and musician Raymond Gramke, designing numerous versions of Eduardo for the PC. After working on these prototypes for a few years they found the opportunity to make a version of Eduardo for the WiiWare service on Nintendo’s Wii system. In late 2007 they began development on a new Eduardo, learning from their experience on the PC versions.