New Chibi-Robo Game Coming in January

Chibi-Robo, a fantastically odd little game for the Nintendo GameCube, is making a comeback with a sequel coming this January. Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder will bring “everyone’s favorite helpful 4-inch-tall robot” back in a brand new game which will be available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

In the new game Chibi-Robo has been tasked with helping a new museum get off the ground. Players will be given silhouettes of needed objects, then use the Nintendo 3DS camera to find matching objects, known as NostalJunk, in the real world. Basically you find items in the real world that match the silouette in the game and snap a photo of it with the 3DS camera. Then the item is taken into the game to be added to the museum.

I’ll give Nintendo one thing. They sure do know how to make innovative ideas to make use of their hardware. This is definitely a creative and inventive idea!

Chibi-Robo will also help characters like superheroes and singing sponge-bears with various tasks, all while keeping an eye on his electricity reserves.

The game also features community events called NostalJunk Challenges that focus on particular silhouettes, and give players opportunities to showcase their creativity and maybe earn a special outfit for Chibi-Robo to wear in the game. These challenges will launch shortly after the game is released.

A demo is planned to hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop soon launch with the full version being released on January 9th, 2014.

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