Spirit Hunters Inc – developer video & new website

Sydney, September 24, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Nnooo release video footage of Spirit Hunters Inc and launch website.

Australian based games developer Nnooo have released the first in a series of developer video diaries showcasing their next game, Spirit Hunters Inc™, for Nintendo DSiWare™ (click here to access the video).


Spirit Hunters Inc is a role playing game in which the player hunts, battles and captures spirits which inhabit our physical world. The game uses the Nintendo DSi’s front facing camera to create an augmented reality, merging computer generated spirits with the player’s real environment where battles take place.

“We have worked really hard to create a great augmented reality system which will really engage the user and encourage them to explore their local environment”, said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo. When the player is battling these spirits on their Nintendo DSi, the augmented reality will give them a real feeling that the spirits actually exist in the physical world. This literally adds a new dimension to the RPG genre.”

The player is part of an international task-force called Spirit Hunters Inc which is charged with capturing mischievous spirits and sending them back to the spirit world. Players will have to hunt down these spirits and coax them out of their hiding places before doing battle with them through their Nintendo DSi. On capturing spirits, players will be rewarded with either experience points or in-game currency with which they will be able to level up, replenish health, buy useful spirit hunting items and traps and learn new battling abilities.

The game will be released in 2 versions, Light and Shadow. Both versions will have the same core spirits but each will contain a certain number of unique spirits to battle and capture.

“We have released video footage showing how the augmented reality and artificial intelligence works”, said Watt. “We will be providing more updates over the coming weeks featuring different parts of the game and gameplay. Go to the new Spirit Hunters Inc page on our website, www.spirithuntersinc.com and www.nnooo.com for the latest updates, videos, spirit portraits and screen shots.”

Spirit Hunters Inc is scheduled for release in the next few months.

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