Humongous Entertainment is currently best known for its line of family-friendly Backyard sports games, but the Infogrames subsidiary's origins date back to the graphic-adventure-game heyday of the early '90s, when it was founded by LucasArts alums Shelley Day and Ron Gilbert. Although those execs have since moved on (Ron Gilbert recently surfaced as creative director at Hothead games), a few of the properties created under their direction will soon be finding new life on the Nintendo Wii thanks to Majesco.
The casual-friendly publisher announced today that children's adventure games Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, and Spy Fox will arrive for Nintendo's console. All three games will be produced by Interactive Game Group and take advantage of the Wii's motion-sensing controls, with a focus on point-and-click-style adventure gameplay.
As each game is part of a long-running series, each game will be the first installment in their respective franchises, with Freddi Fish in Kelp Seed Mystery, Pajama Sam in Don't Fear the Dark, and Spy Fox in Dry Cereal. Majesco had not indicated whether it intends to port to the Wii other installments from the franchises in the future, and had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.
Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, and Spy Fox will all find release on Nintendo's console in mid-2008 for $19.99 each.