The Wii's appeal to the casual market has meant it is all too easy for sneaky developers to make a quick buck out of mini-game compilations or licensed property that the inexperienced gamers will lap up quite happily. There's bloody hundreds of these shoddy titles on the shelves of our game stores and it makes me mad as hell.
Thankfully, there are still developers out there who are looking to push the technical limits of the Wii and produce a game that the 'real' gamers can enjoy. It looks like Vanillaware is one such developer. You certainly can't fault them for lazy presentation, with the game screaming quality in the characters, the backdrops, even the bridgework!
And it appears that there will be some decent gameplay to back that up, with the furious button bashing battles remind me a little of Viewtiful Joe - a series which it was recently reported is heading for the gaming graveyard. Judging from these 13 minutes
of footage, there are some epic boss battles ahead which I only wish Nintendo would learn from. If you've got a mile long centipede, you want to chop it down inch by inch, not give it three strikes on a slightly soft underbelly.
This has certainly made its way onto my wishlist for November. Now, where's my big bag of money?