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'Treasure Island Z' (Wii) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2007 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT

Under the direction of Eiichirou Sasaki (Resident Evil : Outbreak) and producer Hironobu Takeshita (Ultimate Ghosts'N Goblins), Capcom's latest Wii exclusive adventure game Treasure Island Z has you play a young pirate in search of treasure, using the Wiimote to solve puzzles.

"Innovation has been the cornerstone of Capcom’s successful history ,” said Charles Bellfield, vice president, marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “By introducing a whole new level of interactivity, this title reinforces our commitment to pushing the limits on how people view and play games.”

Legend has it that a revered pirate named Barbaros once stole the world’s treasure and hid it on a mysterious island. Though no one knows of its exact location, stories about the untold riches that lay in wait have been passed down through the ages, driving pirates from all walks of life to pursue the alluring prizes. One of these treasure seekers, a young apprentice pirate named Zack happens upon a mysterious talking skull, the skull of Barbaros himself. Barbaros promises to reveal the key to the island, if Zack will help to lift the curse he is under.

Players will explore a variety of wondrous environments and stages, solving puzzles and interacting with the world in search of vast riches and the ultimate pursuit of becoming the greatest pirate the world has ever seen. Inventive gameplay mechanics and controller movements allow players to move and open objects, transform items, unlock new pathways and navigate through perilous stages based on a variety of themes including a jungle, ice temple, volcanic caves and more, each with their own sub-areas. Players will rotate handles, turn keys to open doors, play a piccolo and much more in order to solve the progressively difficult puzzle stages and collect Barbaros’s legendary treasures.

Capcom plans to release Project Treasure Island Z (Working Title) this fall.

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