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 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 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 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 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! 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 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.