By Alice O'Connor on May 9th, 2014 at 8:00 am.
Once upon a time, one could simply whisper the words “Adventure Time video game” and need to curl up into a ball to have any hope of surviving the crushing crowd of fans crying “Mathematical!” and “Algebraic!” in attempts to will such a fantastic gameological creature into existence. Then Adventure Time: Finn and Jake’s Epic Quest and Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! came out and were, you know, so-so. Is the excitement still there? Do you still believe? Do you have hope? Let’s see. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom has been announced.
Hm. As I am no more mangled and warped than any other Friday, I assume that you still like the idea of a video game set in the cartoon world but will no longer express blind optimism, waiting cautiously for any indication that it’ll be good. Let’s see what we can do about that.
It’s described as a “classic top-down action adventure experience” with a “puzzle-solving element,” said to be “reminiscent of early high fantasy console games.” The series name which publishers Little Orbit are carefully dancing around in the press release is ‘The Legend of Zelda,’ I’d wager. It’s being made by DuckTales: Remastered and Double Dragon Neon developers WayForward, their third Adventure Time game following Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! and the handheld Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!. Both of which were, you know, so-so.
What else? Well, it’s set in a new kingdom never seen before, with new characters and monsters. New Adventure Time things, that’s something, right? Let’s see, let’s see… nope, that’s about it. Nary a trailer nor a screenshot. The announcement did include that artwork up there, in case you’d forgotten what Jake and Finn look like.
It’s due in November. It’s okay if you are excited. Don’t become like me.