Majesco Entertainment (Cooking Mama, Zoo Hospital
) has announced Eco Creatures: Save the Forest
, a real-time strategy game based on ecological themes like deforestation, pollution, global warming and industrialization, slated for an early 2008 release on Nintendo DS.
Co-developed by Lightweight Co. Ltd. and Headlock Corporation, Eco Creatures
tasks players with defending the Mana Woods against environmental perils; Majesco says the game aims to promote awareness of environmental issues.
Players use the touch screen to control Ecolis, Ecoby and Ecomon -- units of woodland creatures that, if properly managed and nurtured according to their skill set, can protect the land from pollution and revitalize the woodlands. Additionally, Eco Creatures
' "Land Make" feature lets players build and play their own maps.
The eco-friendly RTS also supports two-player play via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and up to four players via single card download play or ad-hoc multi-card play.
is distinctive in its ability to weave meaningful issues into a fun video game experience that makes the player a champion for the environment,” said Ken Gold, Majesco's vice president of marketing.