Publisher Daedalic Entertainment announced the development of an adventure game for Nintendo DS and Wii called A New Beginning.
Players will control two protagonists - the scientist Bent Svensson and a mysterious young woman from the future named Fay. The pair will explore and solve puzzles as they try to prevent Bent's ecology research from falling into the wrong hands and starting a worldwide catastrophe.
The game will feature over 30 characters who players will interact with. According to Daedalic Entertainment, all characters will be "rendered in a realistic 2D style and... painstakingly animated by hand in feature film quality."
A New Beginning is scheduled for a Q4 2008 release in Europe. Whether or not Daedalic Entertainment will bring A New Beginning to other territories has yet to be determined. It is unknown how the Wii version will utilize the console's functionality or if it will connect to the DS for extra gameplay.
The publisher intends to present the title in some form at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. The event runs from August 22-25.