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'The New Zealand Story' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 19, 2006 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT

Rising Star Games today announced that The New Zealand Story, one of the most distinctive and original platform games of the 1980s, will be the next title in the firm’s Revolution series of updates to classic videogames for the NDS.

New Zealand Story Revolution will be an accurate re-telling of the timeless 1988 original. Starring Tiki, a plucky Kiwi bird, the gameplay revolves around him rescuing his kidnapped friends from the clutches of a nefarious leopard seal. The setting for each of the game’s levels will remain untouched although the layouts will be remixed and re-jigged to provide fresh challenges. Graphically, the game will benefit from an overhaul that updates New Zealand Story’s visuals whilst retaining the clean lines of its arcade ancestor.

Martin Defries, Rising Star’s C.O.O. offered: “With New Zealand Story Revolution, we’re not going to be taking away anything that made the original such a charming classic. Its delicate balance will be carefully re-created and with the new features we’ve included, New Zealand Story Revolution will be an even more manic platform adventure than the original.”

New Zealand Story Revolution will bring many more additions and innovations, details of which are to be announced as the game nears its late 2006 release date.

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