NDS Titles Expect: Week of November 25th 2008

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Nov 24, 2008
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    Its an ok week, I've seen worst that's for sure. Maybe its time to catch up on previous weeks.


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    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->25th November<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>


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

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Turn Based Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Griptonite Games <b>Publisher:</b> THQ

    Hurrah a new AoE game! Oh noes its turn based! Well the last one was decent and its by a different development team who have worked on High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The Sims 2 & Spore Creatures...eep? Well they also did the last Pirates of the Carribean game & Mystery Case Files which were decent as well as working on Neopets Puzzle Adventure for Capcom.

    Inspired by the hit PC title and built on the game engine behind the critically acclaimed Age of Empires: Age of Kings, Age of Empires: Mythologies will be the ultimate portable tactical strategy game with its refned gameplay, inspired design, fantastic multiplayer, and extensive replay value.

    Age of Empires: Mythologies for the Nintendo DS is a compelling new turn-based strategy game that challenges players to shape the destiny of three unique cultures in a fantasy world flled with mighty heroes, legendary monsters, and powerful gods. Players will lead their Egyptian, Greek, and Norse heroes to victory by raising massive armies, waging war, exploring new frontiers, and advancing through three distinct ages that offer fantastic new units, abilities, and god powers like lighting storms, earthquakes, and devastating plagues that players can call on to smite their enemies.

    * Three Unique Playable Civilizations: Command Greek, Egyptian, and Norse armies in an epic struggle for supremacy.
    * Three Unique Single-Player Campaigns: Players will besiege the ancient city of Troy, battle amongst the pyramids of Egypt, and explore the snow covered mountains of the North.
    * Divine Powers: By choosing specifc gods to worship and satisfy, players can tailor their powers and explore a variety of strategies and play styles.
    * Expanded Multiplayer Experience: Supports four player battles via local connection or Nintendo Wi-Fi and offers more maps, customizable rules, and a new Skirmish Mode lets players build their own custom starting armies.
    * Single Card Game Sharing: A specialized subset of the multiplayer maps can be played with other DS owners even if they don’t have a copy of the game.

    Well it is sounding better than the first game and wi-fi is always a good addition. Problem is that its not really been promoted, in fact I've heard nothing since it was first announced so maybe THQ don't have much confidence in the game. I'm expecting something good though.

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

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Infinite Interactive/Griptonite <b>Publisher:</b> Capcom

    Ok ok Infinite Interactive (the makers of the godly Puzzle Quest) created this game for the Wii and Griptonite are handling the DS port. Expect Puzzle Quest style of game but with Othello as the main game instead of Bejeweled.

    Neopets Puzzle Adventure offers an in-depth and exciting storyline full of puzzle-based gameplay set in the world of Neopets. The game offers pick up and play gameplay, new never-before-seen areas in the Neopets universe to explore, and the opportunity to redeem codes for exclusive virtual items at the Neopets website.

    The game board itself resembles a chess board, while the gameplay takes the principles of Reversi and Go, and adds new twists that take the adventure to unexpected levels. The goal is to turn all of the chips on the board to your Neopet's colour.

    Reviews say its Puzzle Quest for kids, and so far scores have been a decent 7-7.5/10. So maybe we'll have to wait for Puzzle Quest 2: Galatix for the next best thing but this will do for those wanting a long puzzling experiance.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Adventure/Mini Games
    <b>Developer:</b> 1st Playable Productions <b>Publisher:</b> Disney Interactive

    @P1ngpong...wtf haven't you renamed yourself pengu1n yet?

    Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force will introduce kids to all new adventures in the Club Penguin world, giving players a chance to complete secret agent missions, solve mysteries and connect with friends in new ways. The game allows players to take on the role of a covert agent in the Elite Penguin Force. Players embark on missions utilizing familiar and all-new gadgets, accessories, vehicles and locations to investigate mysterious events in the Club Penguin world.

    Club Penguin for Nintendo DS will include Disney’s DGamer allowing kids to engage with other Disney game players in a secure online community whether at home or on the go via their Nintendo DS or home computer. Players will be able to wirelessly connect with the virtual Club Penguin world using the Nintendo DS to unlock special features and upload coins to their online penguin account.

    Sounds tedious and boring. Void?

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

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    <b>Region:</b> North America<b>Genre:</b> RPG Classic
    <b>Developer:</b> TOSE/Square Enix <b>Publisher:</b> Square Enix

    Yeah sure the Japanese dump has English but its a big game so I'll still mention the NA release.

    When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Chrono must travel through time to rescue his misfortune companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Chrono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.

    Remastered exclusively for Nintendo DS, the beloved RPG features a brand new dungeon, all-new dual screen presentation, wireless play mode, and touch-screen functionality.

    New to the DS version: Wireless play for 2-4 players, alternative ending, new dungeon, new translation (though close to the original) and three new areas.

    This version will also include the cutscenes that were in the PSX version. Various people are still pissed that its not in 3D, well fuck 'em! What do they know? The art for this game is perfect and making it 3D would just make it worse. This is released in North America next week and also in Europe for the first time ever in any form early next year.

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    Also out on this day:
    All Star Cheer Squad
    Emma in the Mountains
    Chrysler Classic Racing
    Personal Trainer: Cooking (the US version of "Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What To Eat?" that hit all over Europe that pretty much NO ONE uses now)


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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Mind Bending Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Level-5 <b>Publisher:</b> Level-5

    The 3rd game in the Professor Layton series, we've only just got the first this year and boy was that a success!! Hell even my Mum is playing that game right now.

    The puzzle-solving professor's new exploits will revolve around time travel as Layton and his young partner Luke travel forward to future London. The game will bring a sci-fi element to the series for the first time, and will also have a brand new set of puzzles.

    When this comes to the West it will be called "Professor Layton and the Final Time Journey". There is no release date for it as we've still yet to get the second game.

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    Out in Japan:
    Bakumatsu Koihana: Shinsengumi DS
    Kageyama Hideo no Hanpuku Ondoku DS Eigo
    Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ni-Kan - Sou
    Kaite Oboeru: Dora-Gana
    The Conveni DS: Otona no Keiei Ryoku Training
    Shiseido Beauty Solution Kaihatsu Center Kanshuu: Project Beauty
    Keiki J.B. Harold Jikenbo: Manhattan Requiem & Kiss of Murder
    Mina de PicPlay!
    Simple DS Series Vol. 45: The Misshitsukara no Dasshutsu 2
    Tamagotchi Kira Kira Omisecchi



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

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Footy Manegment Sim
    <b>Developer:</b> Four Door Lemon <b>Publisher:</b> Pinnacle

    I'd thought we'd have a load of footy manager sims on the DS by now, but I can't think of one...until now.

    Designed by veteran football management game designer Roger Womack (whose credits include Championship Manager, FA Premier League Manager and Football World Manager) and developed by Bradford-based Four Door Lemon, Football Director DS brings all of the tactical and strategic depth that's expected of a contemporary football management game to Nintendo's handheld console.

    Taking complete control of his or her favourite team, the Football Director player grows and moulds a squad by judicious dealings in the transfer market; drawing from the game's database of around 3,800 players drawn from all of the major leagues across the globe. This squad can then be developed into a winning unit using the game's exhaustive training and tactics functions.

    * Officially Football League license allows full use of relevant teams, statistics and player data Complete control over first team, youth team and backroom staff
    * A vibrant international transfer market allowing the player to sign top players from across the globe Comprehensive statistical records allow the player to keep track of both team and individual player performances
    * Tactical options give the player control over formations, playing style, defensive strategies and levels of aggression
    * The realistic match simulation delivers all of the facts and figures needed to make substitutions or strategic changes as matches unfold Post-match analysis of all matches and a full results service
    * Intuitive, Nintendo DS stylus-driven interface allowing quick and easy access to all screens and data

    Sounds good for those who want this kind of thing, I'd rather just played the damn game itself.

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    Also out in Europe on the 28th:
    Blended
    Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity
    Football Director DS
    Hotel Giant DS
    Planet Rescue: Animal Emergency
    Planet Rescue: Endangered Island
    Planet Rescue: Ocean Patrol


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    Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou...I was expecting the second one to be released on English :/
    It'd be more of a challenge to play it in Japanese xD
     
  3. War

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    Ah, really sucky week... the only thing that's good is CT, but as we all know, we can play the JP version in English, so it's moot. We need to get Layton 2 in English nao!
     
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    I loved the first Layton game even though every time I played I felt more and more stupid.
     
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    Very poor week,Chrono Trigger makes up for it though.
     
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    Awesome, cheers.

    Hopefully the Footy management game's decent, would lend itself quite nicely to the DS methinks.
     
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    Jesus Christ, Griptonite is just pushing out game after game! Even more impressive is that most of them aren't complete garbage!
     
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    We got so spoiled last week it's not even funny......
     
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    Weak week, only looking forward to (maybe) Football Director DS. Obviously Neopets Puzzle Adventure is the highlight of the week for me, since I play the online game, and it looks pretty awesome (CT was last week).
     
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    Like we say in my country: "Not every day is a holiday" (week in this matter). But it's ok we can still playing the release from the past week. Sad Professor Layton is in JP version... Well i'll try de NeoPets Puzzle, for a change. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Hadrian!
    Not that good of a week. Nothing to my forte, cept layton, but that's in japanese. Also, find a new video for the layton trailer, there is a biiiiig lag.
     
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    Layton and CT look good. AoE looks decent, I'll try it out sometime.
     
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    Looks like there's only side dishes on this week's plate. There was a buffet last week so you can't really complain. Cheers!
     
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    hmmm... club penguin looks ok... im not really into the chrono trigger tho...
     
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    Member da_head A dying dream..

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    thx hadrian. slow week, but with the onslaught of games we've been gettin, i'm gonna be bsy for a while anywayz [​IMG]
     
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    Yay!!! Football Director is finally coming out, now please be good, please be good, pleaaaaase....

    AoE, Neopets and finally get to see whats all the fuss about Chrono Trigger...

    Good week. [​IMG]
     
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    lol mistake.
     
  18. VISHI SO FISHI

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    I cant Wait for AoE:M

    The first one was great and played over 100 hours..

    This better be good!, i have been wating for this from soo long! [​IMG]
     
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    yay age of empires

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    333th post! yipee lolz
     
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    Hoping for an english release of layton series soon, those japanese version just makes me drooling....

    Also I very anticipate for Valkyrie Profile DS English version, please please please, please localize it...
     

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