In an era where games usually get delayed, it may come as a surprise to see one arrive ahead of schedule, but that is exactly the case with “Gravity Falls: The Legend of the Gnome Gemulets.” The 3DS platformer was originally going to come out sometime in November, but it’s now scheduled for a release later this month.

According to the official Ubisoft blog, “Gravity Falls: The Legend of the Gnome Gemulets” will now be coming out on Oct. 20 for the Nintendo 3DS. This is an unexpected move from the publisher and should be good news for fans of the popular Disney Channel animated series.

What separates “Legend of the Gnome Gemulets” from other licenced games is the use of the beautiful UbiArt Framework engine. This engine was also used in other acclaimed games like “Child of Light,” “Rayman Legends” and “Valiant Hearts,” all of which were considered beautiful by fans, according to Game Informer.

The engine reportedly works fairly well for “Gravity Falls,” emulating the look of the animated series. Dipper and Mable are just as expressive in the game as they are in the show, while other characters like Soos and Gruncle Stan are also lovingly rendered.

Like previous games that use the UbiARt Framework engine, “Gravity Falls” will be a 2D sidescroller that mixes platforming with puzzle solving, similar to “Castlevania.” Both characters have special abilities like Dipper’s powered-up gauntlets and Mable’s grappling hook, which she got in the first episode of the first season.

“Gravity Falls” is currently in its second season and has proven to be a must-watch show for both kids and adults. Fans of the series will be happy to know that the show’s creator, Alex Hirsch, will be directly involved with the making of the game, so fans can expect his witty humour and intriguing mysteries in the 3DS title.

It seems like “Gravity Falls: The Legend of the Gnome Gemulets” might break the mold for licenced games and be a genuinely fun platformer. Critical response to the game will be fairly interesting, considering that most licenced titles tend to be poorly made.

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Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets Teaser Trailer [North America] (Credit: YouTube/Ubisoft)