A look at the next Adventure Time video game

5:18 PM, Jul 17, 2013   |    comments
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Video game 'Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know' from developer Wayforward and publisher D3Publisher.

Following up to last year's 3DS exclusive Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!, developer Wayforward is working on a new video game based upon the same Cartoon Network show with a similarly as long title: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! 

As Game Designer Tomm Hulett puts it, the game involved a super-secret dungeon in which Princess Bubblegum is holding a variety of monsters.  At least, they're supposed to be held within its walls.  The problem is that they're escaping and she asks Finn and Jake to investigate.  That heroic duo, however, is only two of the game's playable roster of characters.

"You'll see a lot of characters," stated Hulett.  "The starting four are Finn and Jake, Marceline, and Cinnamon Bun.  There will be others, but we won't reveal them at this time."

What other characters Wayforward has revealed include NPCs such as Lady Rainicorn, Choose Goose, and (of course) Princess Bubblegum herself.  Regardless of which of the show's many characters make it, Wayforward has promised not only that the game will feature voiceovers from the original TV cast, but also a load of fan service.

"We made sure to plunge the depths of the show, of the comic," Hulett commented.  "If there's anything in there that you love as a fan and you thought there's no way they'd remember to put "this" in, play the game.  You might be surprised."

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! looks and plays as if it was inspired (at least in part) by the original NES/Arcade game Gauntlet.  It supports as many as four local players in a co-op setup, but it can also be played as a single-player game.  Should there be fewer than four players at any given time, there will simply be that number of user-controlled characters on the screen.  There will be no AI-controlled party members.

Each playable character will have their own stats and abilities.  Marceline, for example, has fewer hit points but can fly over pits whereas Cinnamon Bun has more hit points yet is slow.  Outside of native stats and abilities, Wayforward is including a drop system where players can find loot such as treasure, health, and weapons such as a gun that fires cats.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! is exlected to release this fall for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, and PC.

The game is currently rated "RP - Rating Pending" by the ESRB.


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