Jambo! Safari announced for Wii and DS

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 20 May 2009 16:12 GMT

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Today’s unstoppable comedy rollercoaster continues today with the announcement of Sega’s Jambo! Safari for Wii and DS.

The game, out later this year, lets you drive around the Savannah rescuing animals, taking photos and riding in hot air balloons.

Astonishing. Press release after the break.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JOIN SEGA ON A JAMBO! SAFARI

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (Wednesday 20th May, 2009) — SEGA® Europe Ltd., and SEGA® of America, Inc., today announced Jambo! Safari, an action packed African adventure exclusively for the home video game system, Wii™, and the Nintendo DS™ system. Hitting stores late in 2009, Jambo! Safari takes the fun and excitement of the classic 1990’s arcade action title and reinvents it with modern graphics and deeper gameplay, suited to today’s Nintendo consumers.

As with the original, the new Jambo! Safari allows you to play as one of four safari park rangers, but this time they are fully customisable. With the ultimate aim of becoming a fully qualified ranger, players must take on high speed challenges and exciting rescue missions across the rich and varied free-roaming landscapes of the African Plains. Using one of the four customisable vehicles, including the licensed Land Rover Defender 90 and 110, rangers will need to ensure the animals in their park are healthy and happy. The vast range of Jambo! Safari missions include rescuing animals in need, diagnosing and treating them before releasing them back to the wild, wildlife photography, sight seeing adventures and even hot air balloon rides!

Jambo! Safari Animal Rescue for Nintendo DS has been adapted to make full use of the stylus and double screens of the Nintendo DS system whilst interacting and caring for the animals of the African Plains. Swinging the Wii RemoteTM like a lasso and using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to drive through the vast levels of Jambo! Safari Ranger Adventure and will immerse players in a true safari experience on the Wii console.

“Jambo! Safari was a much loved SEGA arcade game that has lent itself perfectly to the unique way of playing games on Nintendo platforms”, commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director SEGA Europe. “Jambo! Safari makes learning fun, whilst children are playing the game and rescuing the wild animals they collect information cards, meaning they learn the characteristics of the animals and their natural habitat as they play”.

Alongside the single player adventure to become a ranger, Jambo! Safari Ranger Adventure for Wii will also contain a co-op mode enabling you to share certain missions with a friend. The party games can be enjoyed by up to four people, so take your pick between Ostrich Racing, Meerkat Madness and more safari style fun.

Jambo! Safari will be releasing for the home video game system, Wii™ and the Nintendo DS™ system late in 2009. For more information please visit www.sega.com/jambosafari.
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