Is the sagging job market keeping you down? Feeling unemployed, useless, and pathetic? Hudson Entertainment understands, and they want to give you a job. Sort of.Â Help Wanted, due out Summer 2009, is an “life-simulation” game where the player has to take on a series of odd jobs to save the planet from a errant meteor.Â How exactly working a nine to five cleaning an airliner is going to save the planet from a chunk of cosmic rock isn’t clear, but that plane’s not going to clean itself.Â Mini-game collections are a dime a dozen on the Wii, but at least this one seems to have a comical twist.Â Hit the jump for the press release.
Unemployed? There’s a Job For Everyone With Fifty Unique Occupations!
REDWOOD CITY, CA – Friday, December 19, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today released a new batch of screenshots for Help Wantedâ„¢, a fun, slap-stick new life simulation game forÂ Wiiâ„¢ slated for Summer 2009. In Help Wantedâ„¢, players are sent on a mission to save the world from impending extinction by completing fifty different jobs. Help Wantedâ„¢ is developed by Hudson Soft and published by Hudson Entertainment for North and South America.
Help Wantedâ„¢ allows players to choose from completing over fifty odd jobs. The jobs included in this new batch of screens include Security Guard, Sushi Chef, Plane Cleaner, Haunted House Monster, Bodybuilder, and Sumo Referee, to name just a few. The game includes multiple difficulty levels that change up the gameplay elements and a multiplayer feature that allows for head-to-head play on up to fifteen different jobs.
After completing each job, players can then shop for fun and unique items using the money they’ve earned from their daily grind. In addition, gamers can also buy special defensive goods that will help to save the planet or delay it’s extinction from a meteor. After making purchases, players can also add keepsakes to their displayable collections in the collector’s room.