Announced in a special Japanese Nintendo Direct comes the cute as a button Nintendo 3DS game Chibi Robo Real Life Action. Those of you familiar with the house cleaning robot will know that he started out his life back in the GameCube era in 2005 with Chibi Robo! Plug Into Adventure! The aim of the title was to clean the household to accumulate “happy points”, but each action within the game would deplete your battery life, so in order to keep playing you’d have to plug in your little robot for some extra juice.
Chibi Robo Real Life Action – see the trailer above – incorporates the same ideas of the original but with an extra twist that focusses solely on the 3DS camera. Taking pictures of household items such as slippers, baseballs and a book will allow Chibi Robo to interact with the object in different ways. Once scanned into the 3DS system, Chibi Robo collects these items and puts them away in a special museum named ‘Nostaljunk’. There’s plenty of other aspects to the game, though, as you can play mini-games and interact with contests to unlock print designs for a Wii U or Yen card. Knowing that its GameCube version reached the West back in 2006, would you like to see Chibi Robo Real Life Action on your 3DS? The game is out now on the Japanese eShop.