After a long hiatus, Nintendo is once again sending the greedy Wario back into a new 2-D platformer, this time with a unique touchscreen control system. Wario: Master of Disguise will mark the fifth platforming outing for Nintendo's chubby bad boy, but how will long-time fans react to the new touchscreen control system and will the new game live up to the high standards set by the previous Wario Land titles?
When Wario sees a television series about a thieving master of disguises, he dives through the TV screen, steals the theif's quick-change wand and takes over the whole show. Episode after episode, he breaks into exotic locations, like a luxury liner, watery ruins and an Egyptian pyramid all in the hopes of grabbing as much treasure and loot as he can carry. Wario is as greedy as ever in his new adventure!
* Draw Wario's eight disguises: By sketching a symbol on Wario, the player puts Wario in outfits that give him powers, such as Theif Wario's tackles and Cosmic Wario's laster blasts. The player also uses the stylus to wield powers.
* Explore enviornments: Wario travels the globe in ten missions that span nine exotic locations. The player must attack many enemies found in each location and also use Wario's disguises to get past puzzling obstacles.
* Play mini-games to unlock chests: To pick the lock of each chest, the player must play one of eight stylus-driven mini-games that grow more difficult as the game progresses.
Wario: Master of Disguise is set to hit stores in the US on March 6, 2007 so mark it down on your calendar. Keep checking Nintendo.com for new information on the game. We have the import version of the game coming later this week and we'll have a full preview up shortly thereafter.