Elebits renamed for Euro release

Konami's quirky new Wii platformer also gets release date in Europe, where it will be known as "Eledees."

The game formerly known as Elebits will now be known as Eledees in Europe. A spokesperson for its publisher, Konami, said, "We needed a game name that could be used all over Europe." The game, which was released in the US in December 2006, is slated for a second-quarter release in the UK. The game will be Konami's debut title for the Wii platform.

In Elebits/Eledees, players take on the role of a young boy called Kai, who must search for and capture mysterious creatures. There are 25 stages in the single-player mode and more than 15 different types of creatures, each of which will require a different strategy to catch. There will also be a multiplayer mode, which supports up to four players, and an edit mode, where users can create their own stages, goals, and gameplay parameters, which can then be traded using Nintendo's WiiConnect24 service.

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63 comments
Darkside2501
Darkside2501

Eledees doesn't sound very catchy. If they had to rename it, then how about Jigawatts? Or Elewii's?

acu02151
acu02151

bit is a slang term for penis in french so it could look like "and the penis or et le bits. And if any mod is thinking of deleting this for me using to word penis grow up.

cwgr8621
cwgr8621

names arent everything. this is the same company that went from revolution to wii. im sure its still a great game and the name wont change it

AtomicEdge
AtomicEdge

Are LED's called LEBits in the states or something?

Lanfeix
Lanfeix

I had a feeling that it was Spain because of other prodect changes. but hey we will get good voice actting and hopefully a better script!

dsrarrow
dsrarrow

Eledees is actually funnier if you ask me, I think that's quite clever.. :D

ChrisJCapel
ChrisJCapel

WHY WAS IT CHANGED? I'll tell you: According to my sources, it's got nothing to do with 'Bit', an ancient and totally forgotten slang phrase. Actually it's because there's a Spanish cartoon called, annoyingly, 'Elebits'. Copyright reasons. As Europe is lumped into one (even though Spain barely has a videogame industry), we all got stuck with Eledees.

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

that name is aweful, why couldn't they just keep the name the way it was

Bio_Spark
Bio_Spark

Here's Joystiq's possible explanation: "Bit: Noun. A woman. Abb. of 'bit of fluff' or 'bit of skirt', generally a person viewed sexually. Derog. Well, thank goodness they caught that one. Countless many people would have been left disappointed after learning that Elebits doesn't involve you lifting up skirts with a gravity beam." Yep, that's right. It's an underused, slightly dirty British slang word. It seems a bit silly, doesn't it?

TryMe01
TryMe01

LEDs, what a stipid name for a good game on the Wii

slick_gio
slick_gio

Actually, in Austrailia it's going to be called "chazwuzzers" CheddarLimbo :).

ShuuMutou
ShuuMutou

Eledees? I hope Australia keeps Elebits as the title. Europe always seem to change game titles...icky...anyway Elebits sounds better.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

-_- And also, instead of powering electrical devices, they sweep chimneys. They changed them to "Eledees", but they don't bother to change the kid's name? Kai doesn't sound very European... Nintendo_Man - In Australia, Elebits will be called "Chuzzwuzzlers".

Willy105
Willy105

Elebits sounds better than Eledees when you say it. When you say Elebits, the "bits" part comes out naturally. But when saying Eledees, the "dees" part is hard to say.

twoism
twoism

I don't care about the name change, I just want the game :( Why must every European localization take so long!

glhx1rush
glhx1rush

Ok, so what country is the word " Elebits " a swear word or dirty word? I think they should have re-named it "WinkeyBITS" hahahahahaah

geordanuk
geordanuk

God knows why they've changed the name!!!? Maybe its a publicity stunt to get people hooked and intrested in it

TryMe01
TryMe01

"We needed a game name that could be used all over Europe." is that all the explaination they are going to provide? sounds stupid

Darkiewonder
Darkiewonder

Dee Dee Dee. Jk Eledees? Change a game for a different Country? Crazy. Unlless there's something else the US version won't have that will be in the Euro Version. It's kinda of weird.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

i still dont see how eledees makes the game name better

sootybuttercup2
sootybuttercup2

There are 29 missions not 25. Also WTF to the Europe name.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

That is a terrible new name, i seriously hope the name remains as Elebits in Australia as we don't need a name change. Plus i see the game has been delayed again, no wonder Atari is losing money when they cannot release the games on time.

the-very-best
the-very-best

Right, because the name change is gonna help you sell that game Konami... ;)

metroid_dragon
metroid_dragon

c'mon gamespot, no justification or reason as to why they changed the name? :P

PixyMisao
PixyMisao

It's a naughty word... like Contra was! The word Contra scared Germany apparently, as does a silly mediocre survival horror game involving children. Boo!

kawaiidesuyo
kawaiidesuyo

I must be dislexic, I thought that said, "Elebits renamed for Euro disease". Still, "Eledees"? Interesting move.

EnozmeH
EnozmeH

is it some kind of surse word there???.. no explanation at all... GS is slacking :lol:

flazzle
flazzle

Did I miss the part where they explain why 'elebits' was not a good name for Europe? I like to know these things!

fordies
fordies

No wonder people think Nintendo is kiddy they name the console wii and they have a game called eledees.

robzan
robzan

LOL! If they are gonna change name, why don't they change to a good name when they change!? :S

Cloud737
Cloud737

I don`t know why, but to me Eledees sounds better than Elebits. Maybe because I`m European? Wow, I didn`t know Konami had a name Genie or something to tell them which name sounds better to each nation or continent.

aoi23
aoi23

Sounds like LEDs to me.

diablos101
diablos101

is it just me or is this new name reminds us of the transvistie in little britian "im a ladeeee" it now be im Eledee" ok without the s :S

tjharwin
tjharwin

WTF??? 2ND QUARTER OF 2007? Bull crap! Why do us Europeans get everything last? They treat us like crap! Why the hell should we have to wait another 6 months and get yesterdays toys. Seriously Nintendo, you're taking this too far now, first Mario Hoops and Star Fox Command being delayed 5/6 months was annoying, NOW THIS? WHAT IS YOUR EFFING PROBLEM?

blue-fish
blue-fish

I still HATE the name "Wii" I think it is an embarrassment to NIntendo and to the publics perception of games. off topic I know, it just irks me

Zaxex
Zaxex

Eldees sounds weird. Ah well it's still Elebits to me.

Crombian
Crombian

elebits? eledees? eledeesnuts? lol.

axillia
axillia

Changing the name is almost as bad as Revolution to Wii.

magrappy
magrappy

Q2? thats a piss take, possibly 6 months after US, disgraceful

edger2006
edger2006

Does it have anything to do with my "bits and pieces".....................................................................................................................................................................................................................Austin Powers quote

interpolred
interpolred

Eledees? Hmm... Maybe it's because I'm used to the name "Elebits," but Eledees doesn't sound all that great to me. Meh.