Game features 10 minigames for up to 4 players
Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Thursday that it is developing a new game based on Shinei Animation‘s Pui Pui Molcar stop-motion anime series titled Pui Pui Molcar: Let’s! Molcar Party! The game will debut for the Switch on December 16 in both Japanese and English.
Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game:
With a letter invitation, you become a resident of the dream and magical world where Mickey and Friends live! Go out with your Disney friends and take part in various events such as shopping, making clothes and furniture, fishing, birthday parties, and dance parties.
The Universally Loved PUI PUI MOLCAR Finally Hits the Nintendo Switch™!
Welcome to a brand-new town, Moltown! Only you and the Molcars can transform this barren burg into a bustling urban hub. And with that…let’s party!
With 10 exciting minigames, that is! What’s more, sharing Joy-Con™ controllers allows for up to 4 players at once.
Play alone or with friends—the wide world of Molcars beckons you!
The stop-motion series premiered on January 5 within TV Tokyo‘s Kinder TV children’s variety program. The series centers on guinea pigs who have become cars (the title word “Molcar” combines “car” with “morumotto,” the Japanese word for “guinea pig” and a variant of the English word “marmot”). Netflix began streaming the series worldwide outside of some Asian territories in March. Tobidase! Narase! Pui Pui Molcar, the series’ compilation film, opened in Japan on July 22.
The series utilizes stop-motion animated puppets made of wool felt.
This series marked Tomoki Misato‘s directorial debut on an animated television series. Misato also wrote the script, and he worked on the storyboards along with Hana Ono and Katsura Satō. The series’ animators included Misato, Ikuko Iwatsuki, Katsura Satō, and Makoto Takano. The artists included Misato, Ikuko Iwatsuki, Katsura Satō, Harune Satō, and Michiko Kaihatsu. Shota Kowatsu composed the music.
The franchise already inspired the Pui Pui Molcar Mogu Mogu Parking smartphone game which launched in July.
Shinei Animation produces Crayon Shin-chan and Doraemon, among other titles. Wit Studio established a stop-motion studio with Misato in December 2020.
Source: Press release
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