Cambridge, UK. 20th February 2008. David Braben’s Frontier Developments (“FrontierTM”), one of the games industry’s leading independent developers, today announced its first title for WiiWareTM - LostWindsTM; a high quality, enchanting adventure bursting with new gameplay ideas that embrace the innovative controller of the Wii™.
Built with Frontier’s in-house 3D game-engine technology LostWinds puts “the power of the wind in the palm of your hand” as you wield the awesome powers of Enril the wind spirit - from raging tornados to the gentlest breeze – to guide and protect Toku, a young boy who is the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the world of Mistralis by evil Balasar. Mistralis is a stunningly presented, magical land full of wonder and intrigue that bursts to life with your every action and exploration. The game’s novel, playful control mechanism lets you use Enril’s elemental powers to help Toku in your quest to overcome Balasar – powering his jumps and glides through Mistralis’ different regions, buffeting and smashing enemies, and solving puzzles.
“LostWinds is an innovative game, and an exciting project for many reasons,” commented David Braben. “Not least the fact that it’s one of the large number of excellent concepts that have arisen through our long running internal forum discussions on game ideas. Frontier is packed full of talented game enthusiasts, and contributing creative ideas and feedback is actively encouraged. WiiWare offers a perfect extra outlet for that creativity, and I hope that LostWinds is the first of many games that will follow this process.”
More details on LostWinds can be found at www.frontier.co.uk/games/lostwinds.
LostWinds will be available exclusively via WiiWare.
Frontier is expanding and actively recruiting now for game designers, programmers, artists, animators and production staff with all levels of experience. Please apply via www.frontier.co.uk/jobs.
For further information please contact:
Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR. T: M: +44(0) 7966 449130 E: Alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk
LostWinds game © 2008 Frontier Developments Limited. All rights reserved. ‘LostWinds’ and ‘Frontier’ and the Frontier logo are trademarks of Frontier Developments Limited. All rights reserved. ‘The Outsider’ is a registered trademark of Frontier Developments Limited. All rights reserved. WiiWare, Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks and copyright are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.
Frontier employs over 150 people in Cambridge, UK and is one of the games industry’s leading independent developers. Founded by David Braben - co-author of the seminal ‘Elite’ – Frontier works with a number of top publishers and is currently making games for all leading games platforms including PlayStation®3, Xbox®360, WiiTM, PlayStation®Portable (PSP), and Microsoft Windows® PC.
The studio has received several prestigious BAFTA nominations (e.g. for ‘Dog’s Life’ and ‘Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo’) in addition to an Academy of Interactive Arts Institute nomination for it’s US PC No. 1 hit ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3’. In October 2007 publisher LucasArts and Frontier released “Thrillville: Off the RailsTM”, the sequel to their 2006 best-selling original kids title in North America, ‘Thrillville’.
In addition to ‘LostWinds’ Frontier is also working on the eagerly anticipated Xbox®360, PlayStation®3 and pc title The Outsider® and other exciting, but as yet unannounced, projects.