No, not the Wimake of the original Chibi-Robo. This is actually an entirely new game that’s heading for the DS and is, shockingly, just a few short weeks from release. Nintendo has released zero information about the game, other than the title, which is Welcome Home Chibi-Robo. No screenshots have yet been shown but Play-Asia does have a logo, which you can I’ve unashamedly borrowed. Can anyone work out what Chibi is carrying there? It seems to be some sort of vacuum cleaner to me.
With the release so close I would expect an official website to go online any day now, probably on the day of the Wiimake‘s release this Thursday.
I’m personally very excited about this. Yes, I love original titles but I also like to see my favourite characters appear in new adventures. I actually watched Nintendo’s E3 conference over the net last week and though I was thrilled to hear about the sequels to Mario, Metorid and Golden Sun, I really had my fingers crossed for a new Chibi-Robo game. The announcment didn’t come and I gave up hope only to see this new DS game stealthily announced via Nintendo Japan’s online schedule. What a nice surprise!
Thanks to both Tom and Quinton for letting me know about the new game!