DsiWare has kind of bleh since its launch, with my only two notable favorites being Mighty Flip Champs and Pictobits (although I am quite looking forward to the new Shantae game!). Perhaps Konami will bring something interesting to the table with their newly announced Reflection, which they showed off at GDC earlier this year.
You play Kirra in the game, a young lady who must retrieve a magic mirror that’s been broken. As you can see from the screenshot above, you’ll be challenged to keep track of what’s happening on both screens as you platform and puzzle-solve. It’s due out later this year. Look like something you might enjoy?
Konami brings Reflection to DSiWare
First download title brings unique platform game to Nintendo handheld
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced its first DSiWare™ download title, in the form of Reflection – a platform game with puzzle elements designed exclusively for the new Nintendo handheld.
Reflection is a clever take on the platform genre, wherein players control a female character and her mirror images as they play through two stages simultaneously. Players take on the role of an adventurer named Kirra who is charged with retrieving a magical mirror that has been broken, unleashing a shattered reality which has also split Kirra into two pieces: one good, one evil.
Players are essentially forced to control both a normal character and an upside-down mirror image simultaneously with the same set of controls, all the while solving puzzles that involve manipulating both characters. As the game alternates between these two sub-mechanics, gamers will have to learn to use both characters in order to prevail.
Reflection has been developed by Intrinsic Games, its beautifully-realised levels take the form of forests, cities and castles, and hidden within each are pieces of the shattered mirror. Once retrieved, the player is then faced with their mischievous alter ego, who must be defeated before the game continues.
About KONAMI CORPORATION
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of “Digital Entertainment Business”, “Health & Fitness Business” and “Gaming & System Business”. KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games
Reflection will be released for Nintendo DSi in Autumn 2009. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage Pr on 020 7903 5122 or email [email protected]