Konami's vibrantly colored and docile Elebits, a launch game for the Nintendo Wii, was applauded by critics as much for its hybrid shooter-puzzle gameplay as its proof-of-concept Wii Remote controls. However, rather than again blaze new ground with a follow-up to the game, Konami has opted to deliver Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero exclusively on Nintendo's well-established DS.
Returning to the theme of finding life's power supply in the world's various nooks and crannies, Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero presents a world in which the omega particles are used to solve puzzles with their unique, special powers. Although Konami gave scant few details, players will use the elebits' powers to "reveal hidden paths, freeze flowing water, turn darkness into light, levitate rocks, and much more." The game will also feature a multiplayer battle mode for up to four.
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero will be available for the Nintendo DS this fall. No rating or pricing information has yet been announced.