NDS Titles Expected Week of 8th September 2008

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Hadrian, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
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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.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->9th September<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Lock's Quest</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Real Time Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> 5th Cell <b>Publisher:</b> THQ

    Another good looking game from the makers of Drawn To Life and it looks like it'll add something new to the DS RTS genre.

    Lock's Quest, players create a virtual world block-by-block to defend their homeland against invading enemies. With the innovative use of the Nintendo DS stylus, players will be able to immerse themselves into the building and creating process.

    You assume the role of young hero Lock as he defends his homeland from the imminent attack of robotic invaders. As an Archineer - part architect, part engineer -- Lock uses his skills to build new structures around the sacred Source Artefacts with the ultimate goal of protecting them from infiltrators. Players can utilize different materials such as stone, metal, or wood to create and design defence towers in the battle field. There are also quirky weapons such as quicksand traps and glue cannons that the player can use to attack enemies.

    There is also a multiplayer mode so you can battle your friends. Really looking forward to getting my teeth into this game.

    <a href="http://www.thq-games.com/uk/thqtv/index/1774" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Adventure/puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Big Fish Games <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    Mystery Case Files is a series of games that have graced the PC & MAC, this one however is exclusive to NDS.

    Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir uses the unique Nintendo DS interface to expand upon the seek-and-solve game play of the popular series from Big Fish Games. Players seek out cleverly hidden items in a multitude of painted scenes. Players progress through an interactive detective story investigating a cast of characters and uncovering new evidence to find the rightful heir to a million-dollar fortune. This new portable instalment is available only for Nintendo DS. With interactive logic puzzles that use both the touch-screen interface and built-in microphone and include the first ever multiplayer mode for a Mystery Case Files game, Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir presents a new generation of seek-and-solve games for casual gamers and franchise fans.

    The other games in the series were actually pretty decent and would fit well on the DS but after Layton will it be enough?

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    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->10th September<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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

    <b>Region:</b> North America <b> Genre:</b> Dungeon crawler
    <b>Developer:</b> Signature Devices, Inc. <b> Publisher:</b> Graffiti Entertainment

    How many times has this title been pushed back?

    Mazes of Fate spans the length and breadth of a huge, dynamic world, and tells an epic story of magic and conspiracy, with more than a hundred characters you can interact with, an hour of original music featuring thirty-five different themes, and twenty-five hours of gameplay.

    Well like many people I played the BETA rom of this GBA to DS remake and I can't say I liked it to be honest, seemed really really dull and I like these first person RPG games but many did so by all means give it a go. Maybe I'll give it another go too.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_l6_dtSPgc" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <b>Also out on this day:</b>
    Hells Kitchen
    The Price is Right
    Bratz Ponyz 2 <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/frown.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="frown.gif" />

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->11th September<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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

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    <b>Region:</b> Japan <b> Genre:</b> Horror Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> WorkJam <b> Publisher:</b> Arc System Works

    Fans of Shadowgate & Hotel Dusk will want to keep an eye on this game.

    n this adventure game, players will take on the roles of two different characters trying to understand out their past, present, and intertwined destiny. Will you be able to discover the true meaning of theresia?

    It is a tale of twisted love between a mother and her daughter. Raised from the ashes of war and torture, Leanne has no memory of her past. Will she find the true meaning of her existence through her past, or will she be consumed by her destined future?

    The protagonist, a brilliant doctor and owner of the local orphanage, develops a vaccine to combat the high fever that has affected the children in his orphanage. Unfortunately, as with every great creation, his discovery comes only at great cost. Will he be able to atone for his mistake, or will his creation end mankind?

    Aksys will be releasing this pretty quickly in NA countries this October, and I'm looking forward to playing this game.

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    <b>Also out in Japan:</b>
    Gakken Mu Henshuubu Kanshuu: Choujou Genshou Research File
    Hoshizora no Comic Garden
    Pocket Chikyuugi DS: Sawatte Tanoshimu Jinrui 5000 Toshi no Ayumi
    Quiz Magic Academy DS

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->12th September<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> ArtePiazza <b>Publisher:</b> Square Enix

    SE gives Europe & Australia some respect and release this title there first!

    A prestigious army captain, an adventurous princess seeking to test her skills beyond palace walls, a humble merchant aspiring to open his own shop, and two sisters who wish to avenge their father’s death...These seemingly unrelated individuals will soon cross paths when fate brings them together to journey alongside you, the hero. Dive into this unique adventure, and discover an epic tale told through the experiences and emotions of characters from all walks of life.

    Experience an adventure of epic proportions, presented through multiple character perspectives. While retaining the classic look and feel of the original release, this remake breathes new life into a much-loved entry in the Dragon Quest series with 3D graphics, dual screen presentation and newly animated monsters.

    You can also expand your town via Chance Encounter mode, available through local wireless connection. Probably the first RPG that I've wanted to play in a while. Looks damn pretty too.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4rs51Kv6CE" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Table Football
    <b>Developer:</b> Artematica <b>Publisher:</b> 505 Games

    What this isn't a homebrew game? You sure? Yeah it looks like crap, presentation and that but it's probably got a shitload of options but still meh for me.

    Gamers interact with the game using the stylus on the lower screen to set the player position, defend, attack, pass and shoot, with full control over ball. Using the finger-flick icon on the screen, the player can choose the angle and power of the kick just like the real thing. The upper screen gives real time feedback on all the match action with fouls, goals and even those all-important aerobatic shots.

    I'd rather have the real thing.

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    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Pirates: Duels on the High Seas<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    <b>Region:</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Pirate Shooter
    <b>Developer:</b> Oxygen Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> Oxygen Interactive

    Uh oh another Oxygen Interactive title...run! Well it does have Pirates in it so lets take a look at it. A chance encounter with an old sea-dog; the legend of a fantastic treasure - Thus begins an epic adventure for the 7 keys of the 7 seas – a daring battle against Royal Navy, sea monsters, a Witch Queen and Blackbeard himself! Steel yourself to face foes that no captain has ever bested before, in this perilous adventure of the enchanted worlds. Collect weapons, pick up crewmen, amass great riches and breach un-chartered seas. Learn the secrets of dozens of enemies as you cast off and set sail on a daring voyage of adventure and battle.

    There was a game in the series on WiiWare but it kinda sucked so chances are that maybe it'll be sucky but it would be nice if it turned out well. We need a port of Sid Miers Pirates though.

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    <b>Also out on this day:</b>
    My Secret World by Imagine

    As for Wii titles, again it is a poor weak:

    Active Life Outdoor Challenge
    The Price is Right
    Cabela's Legendary Adventures
    Hell's Kitchen


    You can see why I didn't write them up. There was gonna be a "The Most Promising WiiWare Games To Come" part but its on my other PC which needs repairing but it'll appear soon.
  2. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Finally Dragon Quest is out!

    I'll probably be busy the whole week playing Spore but.. it's good to know it's there XD
  3. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Nice topic as always Hadrian.
    Really looking forward to Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen and Lock's Quest.
  4. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 26, 2008
    a new RTS for the DS???

    that character looks a bit like naruto(when he still used his scooter goggles(read the pilot manga to understand it))
    and didn't he appear in "drawn to life" too? or was it a character that looked like that?
    (talking about the game character, not the art version on the top screen)
  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Don't remember seeing the character in Drawn to Life.
  6. Curley5959

    Curley5959 CCC Member!

    Feb 2, 2008
    Thanks Ga.. I mean Hadrian... Welcome back [​IMG]
  7. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    What's with 8/16 bit games finally coming to Europe all of a sudden? Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest IV soon, Super Mario RPG out now on VC...

    Still no sign of Earthbound for you guys though. [​IMG]
  8. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 26, 2008
    just checked, he looks exactly like jowee from drawn to life, except that he's full human and jowee is half cat.
  9. Shichibukai

    Shichibukai GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    Ahh man still no Disgea Ds?
  10. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Man, too many good games this month. It's either feast or famine. You either have squat to play and end up rummaging through old games to try to find something entertaining, or it's like this -- brain overload. [​IMG]

    I'm definitely looking forward to a handful of those games, and in particular, the Pirates game. Yeah, I know the WiiWare version got panned and this will likely suck, but I'm still anxious to fool around with it. Looks like it could be fun.

    My wife, of course, is waiting for Mystery Case files. She's hook on those Phoenix Wright / Hotel Dusk-type adventures. Meh... [​IMG]
  11. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Out on the 23rd. I really hope that some work has been done to it, I heard the Japanese version is a cheap port with bugs. Of course I still have my beloved PSP version so not that big a loss but most won't have a PSP so my hope is for you people.
  12. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    YES! finally mazes of fate [​IMG]
  13. mad567

    mad567 D. Gregar

    Aug 30, 2007
    London, UK
    Hmm Nice games we have a lot stuff to download:P.......
  14. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    nice work
    As satangel said... lock and dragon looks best hope they turn out good (atleast lock's quest since DQ can't be bad) and pirates seems very interesting as i remember playing a demo of such sort for ps1 and theresia nice concept, bad language
    I think someone here wants similar games like millionheir so i might get it
    Thing with Square is tht they maximize the graphics potential of any system they make the game for... take kingdom hearts 358/2 and Final fantasy 12 (my BEST in the series due to wonderful gameplay and secrets)
  15. DivineZeus

    DivineZeus GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 19, 2008
    Rovigo, Republic of Venice
    Oh noes!!! another one... Y_Y

    BTW thanks again Hadrian for the updates... [​IMG]
  16. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    overload of games :0
    too much for me to review lol
    well, im definitely gonna try out (and hopefully like) Locks Quest
    Theresia reminds me of theresa
    Dragon Quest looks nice and worth a try

    all these nice games coming out every week (well only currently) makes me wonder why Nintendo would ruin such a good console (by pushing out a new one) when the sales and still rising.
  17. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    I really don't have time to be getting myself involved with a Dragon Quest, but I probably will anyway. Sleep be damned.

    Thanks as always for the fine work Hadrian!
  18. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ill be checking out Lock's quest,and that's about it.
  19. Seven

    Seven oh hell no

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    DQ and Theresia: Dear Emile. Especially the latter I'm looking forward to. I loved Hotel Dusk, Another Code/Trace Memory; can't wait for this. The storyline looks pretty okay, but it looks like a worthy play at first glance.
  20. Sendoh

    Sendoh GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 30, 2007
    According to IGN and GameFAQs, Dragon Quest IV comes out on September 15 instead of September 12.