Remember this khaki-clad British explorer, Hatsby? EA Tiburon's Kyle Gray introduced the character's charming sprite and his untitled puzzle/platforming DS game at GDC earlier this year, but we haven't seen or heard any news from him since! All we have had to go on all these months were the videos he left behind, which we've embedded past the break!
Artwork for the game has mysteriously popped up on the official site for Into the Pixel, an art exhibit collecting exemplary works of video game art and scheduled to open to the public at October's E for All Expo. The piece, titled "Puzzle World Twilight" and submitted by EA Tiburon concept artist Jay Epperson, shows Hatsby taking to the nighttime skies against a backdrop of Chinese paper cut outs.
Though we were already excited with the hybrid game's promises of an opera-singing boss, a robotic construct of Big Ben, and some unexplained touchscreen puzzle running alongside the platforming action, after seeing this gorgeous art, we can't contain ourselves! Tell us your secrets, Hatsby, you magnificent bastard!
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
7-16-2008 @ 10:41PM
Matt G. said...
Hmmm, you guys will have to keep us posted on this one. I'm definitely intrigued.
7-17-2008 @ 1:42AM
This has to be the most intriguing game of E3
7-17-2008 @ 3:56AM
Oh, I like the stuff I see in the upper screen. Very nice and well animated 2D graphics. But the lower screen? Am I supposed to solve puzzles whilst dodging enemy fire in the upper screen? :Q
7-17-2008 @ 2:45PM
A 2-D platformer where you control a British colonialist Great-White-Hunter-type guy? Count me in. I hope he refers to everyone as "Sonny Jim" like the villain from Jumanji.