NDS Releases 10th July-13th 2007

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Jul 5, 2007
  1. Hadrian
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    Yawn another dull week, well there is Rockman ZX Advent and Chronos Twin but unless you know Japanese theres little else, but hey next week looks a damn sight nicer but that wont last long as the weeks after are a bit slim. Oh well I guess its time to revisit some titles that we've not spent much time on. You may notice the lack of interest in this by me, couldn't be bothered this week.

    July 10th
    All titles are US releases.

    AniMates Genre: Dunno EDIT: Now to be release August 14th

    Can't find any screens but Shelleeson gave me a link to some info. Apparently its a virtual pets game (hurrah we haven't got much of those!) and you also have mini games like Fish-o-Matic, Hopscotch, Mole-o-Matic, Balloon Shooting and Find the Tweet-Tweet!

    Also out is Chicken Shoot & Vegas High Casino, apparently who knows its been coming out every week. VHC is boring anyway, you can get a euro release of that if you really need to.

    July 12th
    All titles are Japanese releases.

    Rockman ZX Advent Genre: Platform shoot-me-do

    Yet another Rockman/Megaman game, this time its a proper one, the last ZX game was quite good so this could be worth playing. I assume A LOT of you want to play this [​IMG] Doesn't look that much different to previous games but then this isn't exactly a series of innovative games, its for retro and hardcore gamers.

    Video link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-lt9jGAJ6h0

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    Kaite Shabette Hajimeyou! Monster Farm DS AKA Draw, Speak and Start! Monster Rancher DS Genre: Monster-me-do

    The new DS edition to the popular Pokem...oh wait no I mean Monster Rancher series. This version uses all of the DS's features and will let you use any GBA cart to create your little Pokemo...no sorry monster. Once you've created a monster, you have a number of ways to train it. New to the DS version is a board game which you can play to raise your monster. Alternatively, you can select training options the old fashioned way, from a menu. Eventually, you'll be able to merge multiple monsters into a super monster and begin climbing the ranks of a monster tournament. Also has WFC. Looks and sounds damn nice.

    Video Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=0pGghSWpOqY

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    Death Note: L o Tsugu Mono

    This game is apparently a lot more closer to the manga than the last game. The gameplay looks different from Death Note: Kira Game, Death Note L’s Successors has players plan out Kira’s path on a wireframe map of the city on the touch screen. The story mode will have ten stages and players will run into Mello and Near.

    Video Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Gb0__I5oB2o

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    Other games released in Japan:
    Seiyuuki: Kinkaku, Ginkaku no Inbou
    Kikansha Thomas: Kokugo Sansuu Eigo: http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000083120/
    Cinnamon Ball: Kurukuru Sweets Paradise
    Biz Nouryoku Series: Miryoku Kaikaku: http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000083255/150022/
    Ganbaru Watashi no Kakei Diary: http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000084361/
    Kirarin * Revolution: Mezase! Idol Queen: http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000083549/
    Pururun! Shizuku-Chan Meiro no Mori no Doubutu Tachi: http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000083336/
    Quiz & Touch Kensaku: Mushi Zokan DS: http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000084491/



    July 13th
    All titles are Europe releases.

    My Little Flufties Genre: Virtual pet-me-do

    This game is aimed at children from 4-8 years of age, so basically its aimed at the average PS3 gamer (sorry had to joke about that;)). Its basically a virtual pet/life simulation and actually has a a decent art style. There are also five mini games; Fish-o-matic, Hopscotch, Mole-o-matic, Shoot-the balloons and Find the Tweet-Tweet. For a game aimed at 3-8 year olds it certainly looks a damn sight better than most games aimed at that age group, but probably could be lame who knows!

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    Fruitfall Genre: Puzzle-me-do

    Remember the Wii launch title Super Fruitfall? This is the DS version, can't find any screens but I'm guessing it'll look and play virtially the same as the PSP, Wii, mobile, Palm versions of the game which is yar: http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/749/749761p1.html

    Chronos Twin Genre: Action/Adventure-me-do

    Aha! Finally! This game was meant for the GBA way back in 2003, and quite a lot of people wanted it. My only problem was that it was a split screen game and well the GBA screen is tiny. Not a problem now as it comes to the DS and should work better with the DS two screens. The premise of the game is that players assume the role of a time traveling hero that actually exists in two time periods of the same location. To successfully complete levels, players will have to maneuver through the area and work within the limitations and restrictions of each time period in a side-scrolling environment. Both time periods are fully visible through a split-screen engine that displays the past and present versions of the exact same location. The GBA version has good previews stating how well it worked and played so lets hope the wait is worth it when the retro looking game finally comes to the DS.

    Video Link: http://www.ds-x2.com/index.php?id=5657

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    Also out on this day is the awesome dance-me-do Elite Beat Agents. I was hoping a Euro style tacky tracklisting along with some cool indie songs but its got the same tracklisting as the US release but hey at least its finally in the shops, though it would be cheaper to buy it from an US retailer. Also in Australia there is Dragon Ball Z Harukanaru Densetsu.

    So there you go, slim pickings really but we should be use to it as its always like this at this time of the year. All dates are correct at the time of writing, some may shift, come early or be canceled altogether. If I'm bored I may do a Wii release thread for the rest of the month.
     


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    that Monster Rancher game is looking nice..

    I liked the GBA game.
     
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    Its a shame that the only two I'm interested in are jump 'n' gun games. Its nice Chronos Twin is finally out, I just hope it doesn't slip.
     
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    Yeah, I enjoyed the GBA game as well. It's in Japanese, but I'll give it a shot. Good games deserved to be played in whatever language. Ex: Pokemon, Zelda, etc.
     
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    Death Note... must..have!!
     
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    Death Note looks pretty friggin sweet. looks kinda like hotel dusk 215
     
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    The GBA cart thingy on Monster Rancher: Pure Genius!
     
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    Is Monster Rancher the game where you had to put a music CD into your console (Dreamcast, was it?) and it created the monster using the data on that?

    Does anyone remember 'Barcode Battler' or whatever it was called? That thing was terrible but awesome at the same time. I think chocolate bars generally kicked ass. Not really a great incentive for kids...
     
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    It was in the original PSX game and it was absolutely innovative, the PS2 version works with DVDs AFAIR.

    Barcode Battler!
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    Seeing that picture has made my day! Or at least my very early morning... I should sleep. AND DREAM ABOUT KICKING EVERYONE'S ASS WITH A KITKAT.
     
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    monster rancher is probably the only game that interests me..
     
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    Yeah, I remember seeing a preview of this quite a while back, and thought that it's a shame we don't see more games with this quality of presentation. It certainly has a very aesthetically pleasing look to it.
     
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    Thanks for that, I wasn't sure at first I did mean to say but forgot.

    So no one is interested in Chronos Twin anymore?

    Next week is even worse, no games released for the US, only Transformers for Europe. Japan has its usual plus Naruto and Bomberman Land games that look the same as previous titles. But the end of July theres some good looking games (we'll finally get Settlers), and August and September will see us play some long awaited titles so lets ride out the dry spell and look forward to the future.

    Heres a little list of whats in store in the next few months. No detail or screens (save that for when the games are near to release) I've not mentioned all the games just the ones that I think could turn out to be quite good or I know that some people are waiting for.

    August:
    Worms Warfare 2
    Powershot Pinball Contructor
    Heroes Of Mana
    Luminous Arc
    Rune Factor: Fantasy Harvest Moon
    Madden NFL '08
    LifeSigns Surgical Unit
    Corvette Evolution GT (Seen no screens or details of it but at least its a new racer for the DS, thats rare!)
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08
    Turn It Around
    Megaman Star Force (Don't care about it personally but some might want it, there will be 3 versions!)
    Gyakuten Saiban 3 / Phoenix Wright 3 (Will have an English option so we can play a month early!)

    September:
    My Word Coach
    Race Driver: Create & Race
    MySims
    DK Jungle Climber
    Juiced 2
    Sonic Rush Adventure
    Chibi Robo Park Patrol
    Namco Museum DS
    Jam Sessions
    Pet Alien
    Freshly Picked - Tingles Rosy Rupeeland
    Drawn To Life

    Quite good eh? Some could be total crap but I live in hope, some more could even be announced but whatever don't despair and just ride out the dry spell as we're due some classics soon.
     
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    Will splooge for megaman zx [​IMG]

    and ugh at monster rancher using carts -__-, I've gotten rid of most of mine. and will that even work with an R4?
     
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    Thats sucks so ass... theyre going to release the second Deathnote game and I cant play even the first one...... and i like the anime so much...
     
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    A bit of an update on this, AniMates (which I'm sure you are all aching for) has been pushed back until August 14th.

    Vega High 5! which was due last week has been pushed back to September 10th but is already had a Euro release and is totally "teh suxxorz". This game like Chicken Shoot has been expected every bloody week, please publishers just release them they won't do no better either way.
     
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    Monster Rancher, and Megaman are the only ones that interest me, i could have sworn i read on gamefaqs that you create the monsters in a different way than using GBA carts, maybe i was wrong [​IMG] i got rid of ALL my GBA carts.
     
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    Front page'd! Rad!

    Great work as per usual, Hadrian. Now, if you could just do something about the garbage games that the DS is putting out... [​IMG]
     
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    If only, perhaps making a law that insists of having game ratings on the box telling people that which games are good and which are horrible would help, that would see THQ, EA & Ubisoft release less games.

    I remember when seeing a game by EA meant a game was quality way back in the 90's.
     

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