NDS Titles Expected: Week of October 5th 2009

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Law, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
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    <b>Decided to help Hadrian out a little since my time isn't important, I don't mind doing a thread for this week, but don't expect the same quality as Hadrian's threads. Sorry about the lack of Wii write ups, they just don't interest me that much due to my lack of Wii at the moment. Feel free to point out any and all mistakes (especially if I've got dates wrong) because I'm dumb.</b>

    <!--quoteo(post=2277849:date=Sep 25 2009, 02:42 PM:name=Hadrian)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Hadrian @ Sep 25 2009, 02:42 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=2277849"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--coloro:red--><span style="color:red"><!--/coloro--><u><b>Please Read Before asking When A Game Will Be Dumped:</b></u>
    These dates are what retailers say is out unless stated otherwise, sometimes they <b>make </b>dates up for pre-ordering purposes so not all can be trusted. These dates could also be <b>"shipping dates"</b> which usually means that that's the date when games get <b>shipped </b>to stores so a game could either be in stores on that day or <b>after</b>.

    Some games may get <b>delayed </b>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 <b>doesn't</b> mean that they'll appear on our internets but NA titles usually appear on our 'nets Wednesday night UK time.

    Have patience and remember scene releases are not a right but a privilege.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <b>Nintendo DS Releases</b>

    <b>October 6th</b>

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->A Witch's Tale<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>
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    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Hit Maker <b>Publisher:</b> Nippon Ichi Software

    Some places say this'll be released on the sixth, some places say on the eighth. Received a 25/40 from Famitsu. It's being published by NIS America, so I'll probably play it even if it's terrible.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->1,000 years ago, a tribe of powerful witches who used potent, dangerous magic lived beneath the world. One day, the witches invaded the surface world. When all seemed lost, the mystical Alice appeared. She used the witches’ own magic against them and sealed them away. They say the Witch Queen still lurks beneath the land, waiting for her chance to return to power...

    A Witch's Tale is a game in which players draw magic runes to cast various attack spells to battle eerie fairy tale monsters.

    General Features
    Drawing magic – Use your touch pen to draw various runes and cast powerful spells
    Touch action – All combat actions like run, stab, swipe, and casting are executed by touch action
    Card collection – Search out and collect all the playing cards to unlock the secret Black Jack battles. Here you can battle both enemies and friendly units
    Extra story stage – A new chapter story awaits the player even after beating the game for greater replay value<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    <b>Official Website:</b> <a href="http://www.awitchtale.com/" target="_blank">http://www.awitchtale.com/</a>

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Hand's on! Tangrams<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>
    <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/Handson_tangrams.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /><img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/2-1.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Island Officials <b>Publisher:</b> Storm City Games

    Not quite sure how to feel about this, one the one hand it seems as though it could be an interesting puzzle game, and on the other hand it's a kids game. Not much information on this I can rip, so have a Wikipedia article explaining what Tangrams are.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Tangrams are an ancient set of Chinese moving puzzle pieces that today entertain and challenge people across the globe. Dating back to well before the 1800’s, these seven simple shapes or “Tans” come together to form hundreds of different figures with multiple solutions. Tangrams have been used in classrooms around the world for generations to help teach basic math ideas.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Spore Hero Arena<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>
    <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/spore.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /><img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/3-1.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Simulation
    <b>Developer:</b> Maxis <b>Publisher:</b> EA

    The trailer makes it look slightly interesting, but I doubt I'll be playing it. IGN lists it as having 2 v 2 online play though, so that might make me consider trying it. Out on the 8th and the 9th for Australia and Europe respectively.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Spore Hero Arena for Nintendo DS builds on the success of Spore Creatures and allows players to create fully-3D Spores and take them into battle with an array of other creatures across the galaxy. Players create a unique gladiator Hero creature and guide it from planet to planet as they fight dangerous enemy creatures and complete special missions, collecting new parts and abilities, gaining upgrades along the way. In the quest for combat, they'll seek out to defeat each local champion and unlock special abilities that will benefit their Hero.

    By combining special abilities, parts, and upgrades, players create a fighting style of their own in hopes to stop an evil force and save the galaxy. Spore Hero Arena will also feature multiplayer capabilities as players can battle with up to three friends locally or play with a friend over Wi-Fi.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>
    <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/starwars.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/3-1.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Action Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Krome Studios <b>Publisher:</b> LucasArts

    Again, not too sure about this one. Multi platform, and the DS tends to get shafted when it comes to those. Not to mention I'm not exactly a big Star Wars fan, either. Couldn't find a video for the DS version, and all the screenshots I've found have been blown up, and are pixelated as shit because of it. Runs on the same Engine as the first game, so it's probably exactly the same.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Republic Heroes is a game based on the Clone Wars TV series and lets you fight as both Jedi Knights and Clone Troopers through more than 30 unique missions. Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes lets Star Wars fans young and old live out the sweeping galactic adventures of the Clone Wars. For the first time ever, you can fight as your favorite Jedi and clone troopers from the preeminent animated television series from familiar faces like Anakin Skywalker to new heroes like Clone Captain Rex. A brand-new storyline, which bridges the gap between season one and two, takes you on a multi-faceted adventure to stop a mysterious techno assassin's destructive plot. Built around two-player cooperative action, the accessible controls and family-friendly gameplay bring Star Wars fans across generations together like never before to fight the evil Separatists and restore peace to the galaxy.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <b>October 8th</b>

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoujuu<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>
    <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/bluedragon.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /><img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/5.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <b>Region:</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Action RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Mistwalker <b>Publisher:</b> Bandai Namco Games

    Whilst I've never played the original on the Xbox 360, and seem to be phasing out of jRPGs, I will admit that this does look excellent. Hopefully it'll get a localization. If not, can I smell a translation? Maybe, but probably not a very good one. Again, I can't really find much information worth quoting. Goddamn I suck at this <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />.

    <!--c1--><div class='codetop'>CODE</div><div class='codemain'><!--ec1-->The game has a different Battle System from its predecessors which involved Console role-playing game and Real Time Strategy. Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyojū is a RPG with real time action-oriented combat. The player is able to explore 3D fields, attack enemies directly as well as call upon shadows for magic.

    Customizable Character includes Gender, Hairstyles, Eyebrows, Eyes, Voices and many more
    Story Mode with FMVs
    Fight together with up to 3 friends and their customizable characters<!--c2--></div><!--ec2-->
    (oops, quote tag limit)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>
    <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/smt.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /><img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/5.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <b>Region:</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Atlus <b>Publisher:</b> Atlus

    I swear to god I'm trying to get these out of my system, but they just keep releasing more goddamnit <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/frown.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="frown.gif" />. Why won't you let me have a life, Atlus? Why?

    From what I've heard it's had the highest score of any SMT game from Famitsu, 36/40. Since I've already hit the quote limit, and the majority of information is spread out across huge articles and I couldn't find a summary, just watch the damn videos.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Shovelware of the Week:
    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->The Biggest Loser<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>
    <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/biggest-loser.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff40/LawLand/1-1.png" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Do I even need to say anything?

    Doesn't look like there's much coming out for the Wii this week, maybe next week will be better.
  2. Depravo


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    The Biggest Loser, eh? The obvious response to a title like that is so obvious that I won't even say it. I will just point out that the one on the right IS a man in drag.
  3. X D D X

    X D D X GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 25, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    Nothing really interests me. Lucky I have a ton of games to finish.
  4. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004
    Thanks for doing this weeks, fount it hard to actually want to do it this time around.

    A certain someone should look at this and just give up on their "cool nds games" thread because the effort that thread has is less than 1% the effort that Law had given to this thread.

    For those interested here are the Wii titles:

    North America:
    4th October
    Wii Fit Plus
    Squeeballs Party

    6th October
    Spore Hero
    Shimano Xtreme Fishing
    Disney Sing It: Pop Hits
    Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
    Game Party 3
    The Biggest Loser

    Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga

    Nothing that isn't already out there.

    I'll like to try Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey if it comes out in English. Thats it for the week unless word of mouth for the others is good.

    Looks like I'll be playing some Wii titles that I've not had the chance to play.
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    No, please, do.
  6. Inunah

    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

    Sep 14, 2009
    United States
    Woe is me. I wouldn't touch any of those games with a six million foot pole.
  7. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    well 3 more RPGs to kill my time =D
  8. geminisama

    geminisama Metsu

    Jul 17, 2008
    United States
    I'm waiting on:
    Witches Tale
    Spore Arena
    Localization of the new Blue Dragon cause it's not the same system as the last one
    Localization of the masterpiece, Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey. Oh boy I'm jonesing for this one.
  9. funem

    funem Retro Powered..

    Nov 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    out of nowhere....

    That has to be the freakiest box art I have ever seen..... looks like an 8 year old attempted to make his own robot suit with cardbord boxes, toilet roll tubes and gold spray paint..... I LOVE IT !!
  10. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    First off, nice job Law. This seems good enough. My only problem is the lack of a Biggest Loser pun, something along the lines of "the Biggest Loser is whatever poor sap buys this game". Otherwise, top notch.

    A Witch's Tale looks decent, from the hype (and I've been craving a good RPG). SMT: SJ looks nice, but it's the Japanese release. Devil Survivor was pretty good so I'm having high hopes for this one. The new Blue Dragon game looks alright, although I didn't play the last one because I was sick of strategy games.
  11. JesseB

    JesseB GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
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    I should post this on totallylookslike.com [​IMG]


    Just for those who don't know, this is a Cyberman from Doctor Who.
  12. ZeroEXE93

    ZeroEXE93 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    New York City
    SMT Strange Journey has the ugliest boxart I've seen in a LONG time. The boxart won't stop me from playing the game though.
  13. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Thanks for the thread [​IMG] Think i`m getting that witch one and blue dragon
  14. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
    I originally used the acronym tag and placed the name of a member who recently made an ass of himself in the EoF, but felt I wouldn't stoop that low. Maybe I should have PM'd Ace Gunman ahead of time asking if he had any killer puns I could use.
  15. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

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    Jun 21, 2007
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    Nice job.

    Krome did a bang-up job on the last DS Clone Wars game. Would love to see more action this time around, but either way, I'll be checking out. Also interested in the new NIS RPG, though Nintendo Power wasn't too kind to it in their review. [​IMG]
  16. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Well, it is Nintendo Power, though. I find they seem to be rather harsh with third party games and way too soft on first party games. I mean, their Fossil Fighters review was a joke, just for an example.
  17. outgum

    outgum Pokemanz Master

    Sep 22, 2009
    New Zealand
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Im looking forward to playing:
    Witches Tale
    and Blue Dragon
    Although its not english im a huge fan
  18. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Ha i think the smiley face rating system is awesome.
  19. minoplis

    minoplis Advanced Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    This next week doesn't sound much interesting, and there's still a lot of games released last month to be finished..

    By the way, I was really expecting for Sideswiped's release, but it got delayed (i think), the Majesco website doesn't show any release information, IGN marks the release date as October 22nd, some other sites show September 29th, but Play-Asia still has pre-orders for it... It's really sad to see a really nice game get such crappy treatment from its own publisher.
  20. Inunah

    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

    Sep 14, 2009
    United States
    I'm waiting on....

    2 month early retail version Zelda Spirit Tracks
    DS Rerelease of both N64 Zelda games
    Nintendo Shop Channel for DS Phat and DS Lite
    North American Release of all Tales of games on the DS
    PSP games ported to DS
    PS2 games ported to DS
    Portal ported to DS
    Bob's Game
    That Vocaloid game that has no sign of North American release.
    Oh and Dragonology.

    So yeah the games listed here aren't going to interest me even 1%.
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