New Pitfall game for Wii, looks awful

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Activision has today announced a new addition to the Pitfall franchise, and upon first impressions it seems like they are trying to kill the series stone dead before it has a chance to start up again. The game will be developed by Edge of Reality, who have not done much worth talking about since they formed in 1998 an d be released on Wii later this year. Activision boast that Pitfall: The Big Adventure will (that’s the name of this atrocity) will introduce the franchise to a new generation of gamers while bringing a fresh Pitfall experience to long time fans. Really?

Pitfall is one of the most legendary franchises in the history of video games, so we look forward to releasing a new version exclusively for Wii,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “What could be more fun than using the Wii Remote to swing on a vine over blood thirsty crocodiles as retro-cool Pitfall Harry?!

Wow, a question mark and an exclamation mark?! Really Dave?

Now, excuse us when we try to not throw up as we look at these screenshots.