Popular game publisher Ubisoft has teamed up with Disney to bring fans a new “Gravity Falls” game for Nintendo 3DS. Given the title “Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets,” it will be a 2D side-scroller that uses the acclaimed UbiArt engine responsible for acclaimed games like “Rayman Legends,” “Child of Light” and “Valiant Hearts: The Great War.”
Announced on the official Ubisoft Blog, “Legend of the Gnome Gemulets” will have players using Mabel and Dipper, as they are recruited to find the Gnome Gemulets from the game’s title. Both characters will have unique abilities and players can choose either one on the fly, so fans won’t have to go to any complicated menus to change from Mabel to Dipper.
Dipper will be able to fight off enemies in close-range combat with Gnome Battle Cuffs and can search for clues using his trusted flashlight while Mabel can take on enemies in long-range combat using her Fleece of Bedazzlement. She can also use her grappling hook to reach high places, as reported by Eurogamer. Players must switch between the two to solve puzzles and take on enemies the other sibling can’t.
Fans of the show will be happy to know that “Gravity Falls” creator Alex Hirsch will be involved in the making of the game and its story, so fans can expect the man’s razor sharp wit to show in the game as well as subtle hints toward the game’s bigger mystery. The game’s story is an original one and seems like a follow-up to the series’ first episode where Mabel and Dipper first met the gnomes of “Gravity Falls.”
The game’s trailer also hints other characters from the show will be making appearances, like Soos, Gruncle Stan and Wendy, all of whom work in the Mystery Shack. Whether the show’s main antagonist Gideon or any of the series’ other bizarre characters will make an appearance has yet to be confirmed.
“Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets” will come to the 3DS in the autumn. With the acclaimed UbiArt engine in place, it seems like this game could beat the usual expectations people have for a licensed game.