DS & Wii Releases: 29th April to 2nd May 2008

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Hadrian, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
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    <!--coloro:Purple--><span style="color:Purple"><!--/coloro--><b><u>Read to know when a game could be dumped:</u>
    These dates are what retailers say is out unless stated otherwise, sometimes they make dates up for pre-ordering purposes. These dates could also be "shipping dates" which usually means that that's the date when games get shipped to stores so a game could either be in stores on that day or after. Some games may get delayed some others not listed may appear but at the moment of posting these are correct. Also just because a game is released in stores it doesn't mean that they'll appear on our internets but NA titles usually appear on our 'nets Wednesday night UK time. I love you with mouth.

    I've tried to find ALL releases but I do sometimes miss some. Only games NOT already released in English are featured.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

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    These are just my opinions, its best to try all the games yourself as some games that I don't like, others do.

    <img src="http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/687/approvege0.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <-- Awarded to games that show promise or have had a lot of effort put into them. They may not end up to be that good but at least the developers bothered to put effort into them

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Lets Pilates!</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> US <b>Genre:</b> Pilate in digital form
    <b>Developer:</b> Vanpool <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    Yeah Konami continue giving us these sort of games instead of ones we actually want. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that focuses on building flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's core or powerhouse (torso). People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.

    Now you can learn how to do Pilates, or keep up with your training wherever you go! Let's Pilates is the first Pilates instructional software available for the Nintendo DS, and it's a treasure-trove of knowledge whether you've been doing Pilates for five years or five minutes. Best of all, with Let's Pilates, you can train anywhere, anytime, without needing to be in class or in front of your TV.

    My advice...by a book about it if you really want it or erm pirate? There is also <b>Lets Yoga!</b> out this week in the US as well which was released last year in Europe.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Toy Shop</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> US <b>Genre:</b> Simulation
    <b>Developer:</b> GAMEINVEST / SEED Studios <b>Publisher:</b> Majesco

    When their grandfather passed away, Mel and Mark were left in charge of his toy shop with the condition that if they couldn't make it successful within three years, it would be donated to the city. It's up to you to help the two make toys, satisfy demanding customers, explore the city, and ultimately return their grandfather's toy shop back to the booming business it once was!

    Not aimed at the hardcore simulation crown, this game is more for kids. You don't pay bills or taxes the gameplay is purely about the inventory. As well as running a toy shop you can also wander around the town and get advice from various town folk. Sounds good for kids, not for me but beats the usual drivel aimed at the little ones.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=2MOyi0cBUsY" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    Also out in this day is <b>Brain Voyage</b> which is the US release of <b>Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders</b>.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Emblem of Gundam</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Turn Based Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Bandai Namco Games <b>Publisher:</b> Bandai Namco

    Another Gundam game for the DS, doubt that this will be released outside of Japan. This one is turn based strategy but more character & story heavy than most. The game is designed to add extra perspective to the storylines in Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, and Mobile Suit Gundam Z.

    Reviews in Japan say its pretty average.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qqs25kQ_ilM" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    Also out in Japan are:
    Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Fate of Heat (Another one? This time its a board game...snore.)
    Anpanman to Asobo: ABC Kyoushitsu
    Keikishi Gunzou Presents: Monoshiri Bakumatsu-Ou

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Mystery Mansion</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Adventure/Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Dreams Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> 505 Games

    An abandoned mansion in a small town, nicknamed `ghost house' by the locals is the setting for Mystery Mansion. The strange and eerie sounds along with local stories of ghosts and ghouls prompt three adventurous members of the after school club to venture into the mansion and solve the mysteries within.

    Of course solving this game requires doing mini games.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Race Driver: GRID</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Racing
    <b>Developer:</b> Codemasters <b>Publisher:</b> Codemasters

    To be honest I didn't like the last one, felt too stiff to control but its gets an approval stamp as it is a quality game and a lot of people did and enjoyed this sort of super car racing. Looks to play about the same from what I've seen in the videos but I will give it a go nonetheless as the series is always well made despite what I think of the handling.

    Challenging players to become the number one race driver in a new world of exhilarating motorsport, Race Driver: Grid takes players on a tour like never before! Bringing a new world of motor sport to life, players will race at beautifully realized and diverse locations across three continents. In Europe, race prestige marques on the world's most famous circuits including Spa and the Nurburgring. In the U.S., compete in powerful muscle cars through the streets of San Francisco to Washington DC. Taking the race to Japan, experience the unique exhilaration of drift racing on the neon-lit streets of Shibuya and then compete in Touge events, downhill races that are just barely legal.

    Also includes the track creator and online racing that was in the last game & the game engine looks to be improved.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1K7U-zeoz8" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Di-Gata Defenders</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Mistic Software <b>Publisher:</b> The Game Factory

    Another game based on some kids show. This one has been out in French for years now.

    The Di-Gata game for Nintendo DS takes players on a fantasy quest that challenges them and calls on their skills, speed and strategic abilities. Take part in this action-packed adventure and get ready to CAST THE POWER!

    Lame...anyway I guess fans of this will like it, who knows it could be good.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=TV99040eCc8" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    Also out on this day in Europe is <b>Don King Presents: Prizefighter</b> which there are no screens, videos or details about the DS version.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Iron Man</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> US/Europe <b>Genre:</b> Arcade Shooter
    <b>Developer:</b> A2M <b>Publisher:</b> SEGA


    Has he lost his mind?
    Can he see or is he blind?
    Can he walk at all,
    Or if he moves will he fall?
    Is he alive or dead?
    Has he thoughts within his head?
    Well just pass him there
    Why should we even care?

    An arcade style 3D multi-directional shooter with lightning fast action and open navigation, the Nintendo DS version of Iron Man takes advantage of the stylus and touchscreen to put you in control of the battlefield.

    From the videos, it looks damn good fun and previews have been very promising. Great sound too, I really believe that this will be a good game and not like most movie cash in games. Seems to have had a lot of effort put into it. Ok A2M (NOT AM2 who did many Sega classics) have made some real crap licensed games but then every now and again crap devs do something good. Also just revealed, Iron Man will be fighting the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk game, wouldn't it be great if you could in this one?

    EDIT: I've changed my mind, a lot of the levels look like they are on land and they look quite sucky and the ground controls look crap. I hope that the air levels are great but I dunno, its just a feeling now.

    <a href="http://uk.media.ds.ign.com/media/900/900992/vids_1.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

    These images don't do the game justice, check out the videos instead:
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    Anyone expecting <b>Commando: Steel Disaster</b>, its been delayed in Europe to 9th May and in the US 30th May.

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    <b>Region</b> US/Europe <b>Genre:</b> Racing
    <b>Developer:</b> Data Design Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> Data Design Interactive (US) / Metro 3D (Europe)

    Yep the vomit inducing DDI release yet another cheaply made game full of bugs and badness but at least they reply to peoples emails no matter how much of an asshole they can be so props to you Stewart Green for caring but seriously...you're wrong.

    *Looks at screens*

    Huh this is a DDI game? Looks nice actually..well for a 2004 game perhaps, but more detailed and less shovelwarey than most DDI games that's for sure! Was previously released on the PC & PS2 last year. Reviews of those versions say that they are terrible...oh well another void for you DDI.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Urban Extreme</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Racing
    <b>Developer:</b> Data Design Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> Metro 3D

    Its DDI so that means...three year old PS2 port ahoy! Of course being DDI it looks like crap, will play like crap and basically a complete wasted of time.

    Check out the trailer for this game, which is used to SELL the game, shit the person playing can't even handle the cars well!

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZGDo-uRC87c" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <b>Region</b> US <b>Genre:</b> Baseball
    <b>Developer:</b> Bandai Namco Games <b>Publisher:</b> Bandai Namco Games

    Another title in the series this time for the first time on the Wii Sorry no screens, just this vid.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=oodBJoxS2Nk" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

    Also out on the Wii on this day is <b>Don King Presents: Prizefighter</b>, which like the DS version there are only screens & vids for the PS3/360.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Iron Man</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> US <b>Genre:</b> Flying action shooter
    <b>Developer:</b> A2M <b>Publisher:</b> SEGA

    Not sure about this one, some people are saying that the demo of the 360 version is a fun mindless blaster though it takes a while to get use to the controls. With the Wii version it'll control differently I guess but I've fount that Wii versions of some multi format games kinda fail.. I hope for the best though and that its not just a cut down port.

    Drawing from both the movie and comic book storylines, Iron Man features the voice talent of the stars from the major motion picture -- Robert Downey Jr, Terrence Howard, and Shawn Toub. Large exterior environments and dark indoor areas can be fully explored and systematically ripped apart for an authentic and explosive cinematic experience. The Wii version also boasts customized controls allowing point-and-shoot targeting with the Wii Remote.

    Lets wait and see how this one turns out. No Wii screens of video so maybe its gonna be shite.

    Also released on the 27th April in North American countries is <b>Mario Kart Wii</b> which has already been released in English but I'm mentioning it as I know that Americans like to have their own version of games.
  2. Dingler

    Dingler GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 19, 2007
    Not much of a week, but I'm definitely trying out Race Driver: GRID

    As always, thanks to the big H for an awesome post ^^
  3. SpiritBoy

    SpiritBoy GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    What a weak week this is.
    Oh well, thanks Hadrian.
  4. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Beats most weeks.
  5. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

    Sep 4, 2007
    Poor releases this week.

    Mystery Mansion - the game I'd try out.
  6. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    yay for grid, racedriver was great already. thx as always hadrian.
  7. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

    Nov 25, 2006
    United States
    Yoga on DS was quite a hoot. Hopefully Pilates localization will come soon.
  8. TheStump

    TheStump Got Wood?

    May 8, 2006
    holy shit, i just watched the trailer for Urban Extreme and its horrible. Not only does it look like its impossible to play, but the official trailer even has the game glitching out at 1:17. I think considering these are all part of a 26 part game deal they have decided that quantity is better than quality.
  9. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    May is not looking good for the DS.. the Wii has WiiWare, and that's it! [​IMG]

    Well, nice work Hadrian!
  10. NYCvinster

    NYCvinster GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    United States
    Mystery Mansion? why does that look so familiar to me? Was this initially published in another region?
  11. BoomtownBilly

    BoomtownBilly GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 29, 2008
    YES! I think it was called something like o.m.g. or something like that, overall it wasn't absolute garbage but still meh.
  12. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    thanks for the updatee
    i guess ill just be waiting for...iron man
  13. Colesy

    Colesy Advanced Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium

    Region US Genre: Baseball
    Developer: Bandai Namco Games Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

    Another title in the series this time for the first time on the Wii Sorry no screens, just this vid.

    I believe this is a Japan only release...wish it wasn't [​IMG]
  14. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Yeah, I always have to screw something up with my threads...its the Hadrian way [​IMG]
  15. Esh

    Esh Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States

  16. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    YES! I've always wanted to learn Pilates! Now I can finally take TWEWY off my card!

    Thanks for the list Hadrian. Now I know what not to watch for this week. I'm not kidding either. I find your list just as helpful when it lets me know I have nothing to look forward to next week. [​IMG]
  17. beautifulbeast

    beautifulbeast GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 10, 2007
    I'm sure I'm alone in this, but I actually found Let's Yoga (the European version) a really good edutainment. I had always felt curiosity about Yoga and one day I saw a girl "playing" the game on youtube and than I had to download it.

    It's great stuff and it really works because it makes you both stronger and more flexible and conscious of your body.

    I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get started in this sport.
  18. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    Blasphemy !

    BTW: Wasn't Evolution GT supposed to come out this week aswell ?
  19. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    That is apparently out June 28th, though we do know that some Euro games pop out early at times. Hopefully it'll be better than other DS racers by small publishers, though the PC version was kinda crap.
  20. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    Nice work again, the prob is with the games
    Only iron man seems to be interesting but the rest are not so good
    Di-Gata Defenders looks interesting but Hadrian seems to say it aint tht nice
    urban extreme and GRID have nice graphics but i don't think they can beat NFS pro street
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