Majesco has snatched up publishing rights to augmented reality ghost hunting game Ghostwire for the Nintendo DSi, bringing it to the US in late 2010 as Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal.
We first heard about A Different Game Company's Ghostwire in late 2008, when the Swedish developer brought home the top prize in Nokia's Mobile Games Innovation Challenge. The developer announced the title for the DSi earlier this year, and we saw footage of it in action soon after.
The game uses the DSi camera to overlay ghostly images over real-world locations, with the secondary camera used as a rear-view mirror in case ghosts show up behind you. The title has a tremendous amount of potential, which Majesco recognises.
"Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal integrates cutting-edge technology with a unique augmented reality aesthetic to create a truly exciting piece of software specifically designed for Nintendo DSi™," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco Entertainment. "We are thrilled to have such an innovative product in our line-up and look forward to revealing details about the experience as we approach next year's launch."
Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal is currently aimed at a late 2010 release.