Little King’s Story, previously known as Project O

Back in 2007 a dream team of developers, who collectively have worked on Final Fantasy XII, Dragon Quest VIII, Harvest Moon and Super Mario RPG, announced they were coming together for a revolutionary Wii-exclusive title. This game would combine life-simulation, real-time strategy and adventure elements allowing the player to create and then experience their world like never before. This game was labeled simply as Project O.

Well, Project O is out and the English version finally gets a name: Little King’s Story. Players take on the role of a shy little boy named Corobo, who happens upon a crown that enables him to charm people and make them follow his orders. Now, as king of his village, he must protect and help his people and build his kingdom to become the greatest in all the lands.

Players will wield their Wii remotes like royal scepters recruiting villagers for building projects, treasure hunting and to better their community. You will have to command forces to keep your people safe from other kingdoms and lovely creatures like dragons. You’ll also have to try and conquer other nations to strengthen your kingdom.

Little King’s Story has a unique “story-book” art style and is aimed for gamers of all ages. “The game has a fairytale quality that will intrigue and delight gamers the world around,” said Yasuhiro Wada, Managing Director of Marvelous Entertainment.

Rising Star Games will bring this kingdom creator to PAL territories Q1 in 2009, while those in the US will get it around the holidays this year from XSEED Games. XSEED Games has also listed Little King’s Story as one of their highlight games for E3, so watch That VideoGame Blog for more info later on.

[See also: Little King’s Story gallery]