NiK NaK, the new Guildford based studio from Kuju Entertainment, announced today that its first titles developed for the Wii will be Dragonology and Wizardology which will be published by Codemasters.
The action games are based on the ‘Ology series of books from Templar Publishing, which have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Dragonology explores the study and conservation of dragons, while Wizardology is a manual of spells and magical information, purported to be written by the legendary magician Merlin.
Kevin Holloway, head of NiK NaK, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Codemasters on the Dragonology and Wizardology games for Wii. The readers of the Templar books are exactly the target audience that NiK NaK’s games set out to entertain. In developing the games, we have designed ways that will make the Wii Remote an intuitive control device for the younger player, whilst allowing more experienced players the challenge of perfecting their performance.”
Andrew Wensley from Codemasters commented: “NiK NaK shares our passion for extending the ‘Ology series to gamers and creating a playing experience that reflects the immersive nature of the books. With such inspirational subject matter as a base, we’re thoroughly excited to be bringing the magical worlds of the ‘Ologies to life.”
Dragonology will be the first title in the series and is expected to launch in the second half of 2008.