Activision announced today that Pitfall: The Big Adventure for Wii is in development at Edge of Reality and will swing onto shelves this Fall. The Pitfall franchise has been redone several times before, more recently were Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle for the PS1 and Gameboy Colour, which starred Bruce Campbell as Pitfall Harry Jr., and Pitfall: The Lost Expedition for PC, Gamecube, Xbox, PS2, and Gameboy Advance.
“Pitfall is one of the most legendary franchises in the history of videogames, so we look forward to releasing a new version exclusively for Wii,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “What could be more fun than using the Wii Remote™ to swing on a vine over blood thirsty crocodiles as retro-cool Pitfall Harry?!”
Set in the Peruvian jungle, Pitfall: The Big Adventure will combine the action of reptile dodging and vine swinging with clever puzzles. The game will feature over 60 levels spanning lush rainforests, creature-filled caves, and glacial mountains. Within these dynamic worlds, players will explore cavernous jungles, discover lost treasures, battle shamen, narrowly escape treacherous traps and outwit creatures using innovative, accessible game mechanics developed specifically to take advantage of the Wii motion sensing controls.
“Wii is a natural and perfect fit for a Pitfall game, and it’s been fantastic to revolutionize this classic franchise through the application of the innovative Wii game mechanics. It’s a completely new experience for the gamer,” said Binu Philip, President, Edge of Reality.