Three Musketeers game coming to WiiWare, looks painful

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When I got an e-mail in my inbox about a Three Musketeers game appearing on WiiWare this spring, I got a little happy in the pants. I love Alexandre Dumas’ tale of heroism and hadn’t even heard of the PC game which is being ported to Nintendo’s download service.

Now that I’ve seen these screenshots, I wish I had remained ignorant. Perhaps these aren’t the best examples or something, but the cel-shaded design and art direction looks very similar to something I coughed up this morning. I’m usually one of the last people to trumpet the need for appealing graphics in a game but the, “sword-swinging  platform adventure” had better have some really compelling gameplay to make up for this.

A press release from Legendo announcing the game follows the jump. Am I utterly crazy here? This does look like crap, right?

The Three Musketeers: One for All! Coming to WiiWare
Swashbuckling platform adventure swings onto Wii

Gothenburg, Sweden (March 18th, 2009) – Legendo Entertainment today announced that The Three Musketeers, its much-loved sword-swinging platform adventure inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel and up until now only available on the PC, is in development for Wii™ and planned for release on WiiWare™ this spring.

The Three Musketeers: One for All!
has been revamped for Wii to provide players with more fun and interaction as they launch sword attacks and control the game’s hero with the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™.

“The enhanced version will enable millions of Wii console owners to become Musketeers in their living rooms and experience all the fun of the original PC game while using the innovative Wii controllers to fence enemies,” said Bjorn Larsson, CEO & Executive Producer of Legendo Entertainment.

Players will control famed musketeer Porthos during a daring adventure to save his kidnapped comrades Aramis, Athos and the young D’Artagnan from the clutches of the sinister Count Xavier and his evil lieutenant, the hook-handed Count Orsini. Packed with frenetic combat, heroic leaps and fun puzzles, and featuring three different endings, this is one adventure no aspiring hero will want to miss!

The Three Musketeers: One for All! supports widescreen and 480p and is planned for publication in North America by Legendo Entertainment this spring. A European/PAL release is intended for release shortly thereafter.

Key Features:

  • Take control of famed member of The Three Musketeers, Porthos and save your comrades in this riveting platforming action romp suited to heroes of all ages!
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  • Immerse yourself in a swashbuckling platform adventure, duel countless enemies, solve fun puzzles, and avoid fiendish traps.
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  • Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls allow you to interact directly with the game. Swing the Wii Remote to launch blistering sword attacks on your foes, run and leap over rooftops and discover hidden collectables.
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  • Explore a multitude of breathtaking levels teeming with challenging bosses and distinctive environments that include lush forests, dark dungeons, towering castles, a haunted Abbey, the historical town of Normandy, and more!
The Three Musketeers: One for All! has been rated E for Everyone (Cartoon Violence) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.

About Legendo Entertainment
Legendo Entertainment is an independent creator of computer and video games based on myths, legends, classic novels and historical events. Though its headquarters are located in Sweden, Legendo uses a distributed development model employing top talent from across the world including the US, Spain, UK, Poland and Australia. Legendo currently publishes and develops for the PC and Nintendo’s Wii system. For more information visit http://www.legendo.com/.


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