We're big fans of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time series around these parts, what with its perfect blend of humor and mysticism and child-like wonderment and everything. In fact, Ward's vision of our magical post-apocalyptic future in the Land of Ooo is so unique and tonally specific, it's been hard to believe that WayForward could properly capture that essence.
After seeing this footage of Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!, however, we're starting to feel a little better about it. The action appears distinctly Zelda II-ish, with Jake the Dog and Finn the Human navigating top-down overworlds and side-scrolling sections. Hopefully this trend of reassurance continues as we approach the game's fall 2012 release window.
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?! Info
In the first licensed Adventure Time video game, Finn and Jake wake up one morning to find their trash stolen by the Ice King. Jake couldn’t care less about half-eaten bananas, crumpled up burrito wrappers, and old chicken diapers - but when they find out the Ice King is using their stolen goods to construct a Garbage Princess, the heroes embark on a fantastical adventure to teach him a lesson! Journey through the Land of Ooo in an offbeat adventure and discover perilous dungeons and unimaginable treasures, while playing as Finn and Jake in a unique action-adventure experience.