The next title for Sony’s unique Wonderbook device has finally been revealed. While a few titles and partners have been previously revealed as part of the Wonderbook initiative, such as the BBC and Disney, Sony has nonetheless been quiet on the matter after the release of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, which despite its magical premise failed to gather much of an audience in the North American market.
Now set to reinvigorate the Wonderbook is the much awaited Diggs Nightcrawler. Developed by the team at Moonbot Studios, Diggs Nightcrawler is yet another game catered toward children but this time it has a vibe that adults can appreciate as well given its noir inspiration.
Last seen at Gamescom 2012, Sony has revealed that Diggs Nightcrawler will arrive on the PS3/Wonderbook this May. Likely kicking off Sony’s big 2013 push for the PS3, possibly to be the last hurrah for the console, Diggs Nightcrawler has me excited since who can’t find the premise of solving crimes as a bug wearing a raincoat and a fedora both amusing and entertaining?
In all seriousness though, Diggs Nightcrawler does look to be an entertaining title, even if it’s slightly limited in the gameplay department. Thanks to a new trailer Sony has unveiled to coincide with the release date news, the core gameplay of Digg’s detective exploits won’t require the constant use of the PlayStation Move – as was the case in Book of Spells. By merely moving the Wonderbook peripheral gamers can help Diggs solve crimes and perhaps find out who killed the beloved Humpty Dumpty.
Diggs Nightcrawler may not be the game which sends everyone off on a Wonderbook buying frenzy, but the quality of the game is apparent since the team at Moonbot Studios have done a nice job at creating a unique adventure that hopefully kids and adults alike will enjoy.