NDS Titles Scheduled 5th to 9th November 2007

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Nov 2, 2007
  1. Hadrian
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    Hai gais! Another nice looking week, some decent looking titles expected. As usual expect delays because publishers are douche bags.

    5th November

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Region: US/Australia/Europe Genre: FPS War-me-do
    Developer: n-Space Publisher: Activision

    When it was announced that n-Space was making this everyone was like "woop yeeeeah" I however was a bit "mmm" thats because all but one of their games were poopy, that game was Geist on the GC and even then that game had a lot of flaws. Anyway lets hope that this is a pretty good FPS game for the DS, IGN's hands on says its pretty good. I can't see how it can be worse than GoldenEye Rogue Agent! No wi-fi but you can link up with 3 other players.

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    Build-A-Bear

    Region: US Genre: Bear-me-do
    Developer: Neko Publisher: The Game Factory

    The Build-A-Bear Workshop game will give young gamers the chance to virtually personalize a furry friend of their liking, name, brush and care for it and buy virtual clothes and accessories to unlock mini-games. Twenty different themed mini-games can be unlocked as players win virtual money to buy additional accessories and clothes along the way. Build-A-Bear Workshop Game will be rendered in 3D and a player's choice of stuffed animal, outfits and accessories will trigger a variety of animations and behaviors. The game will also feature a Wi-fi multiplayer game mode. Sounds Elton John gay.

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    Also out on this day is Bratz 4 Real which I refuse to write about.

    6th November

    Panzer Tactics DS

    Region: US Genre: Turn based strat-me-do
    Developer: Sproing Publisher: 10ticle

    Delays, something that is slightly worse than idiotic n00bz, hopefully it'll cime out on his day. Basically its a more realistic take on Advance Wars and set in WWII. People who have played it says its quite deep and plays very well. The game also has weather effects so when it rains you see it rain as well as lightning .Its multiplayer mode lets you challenge your friends via Hotseat mode, LAN or Wi-Fi, and collect important points for the Panzer Tactics DS online Highscore Ladder. Sounds like an awful lot has gone into this game, could be the best strategy title on the DS, if it goes well then Advance Wars: Days of Ruin looks to be a bit redundant when it comes out.

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    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

    Region: US Genre: RPG-me-do
    Developer: Square Enix Publisher: Square Enix

    Ah finally! Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, the player assumes the role of a Monster Scout as he captures, trains and breeds a powerful team from more than 200 classic Dragon Quest creatures in order to become the world's greatest monster trainer. Sounds like Pokemon yes but these games are always worth a play and at least SE have bothered to make it look different to the last game...unlike Nintendo have. Oh yeah guess what? Its online.

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    Enchanted NDS & GBA

    Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: Disney Publisher: Disney Interactive

    Based on the Disney film. Looks a bit crap, the Squirrel bit on the GBA one looks a bit fun though.

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    Hot Wheels: Beat That!

    Region: US Genre: Race-me-do
    Publisher: Activision

    The Wii version was apparently terrible but the DS one has had some good previews. I hope its good. Race your way through crazy corkscrews, loops and hidden routes. Race with a collection of the world's coolest cars. And engage in high-octane multiplayer action, racing on tracks packed with wicked explosions and super-charged power-ups. No screens just yet, I'll update when I get some.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    Region: US Genre: Action-me-do
    Publisher: Travellers Tales Publisher: LucasArts

    Lets face it, the last DS game was a travesty! At first it seemed like a decent platformer and then the bugs showed themselves. Travellers Tales apologised saying that they wanted to spend more time on it but were forced to release it in time with the DVD release last year. This is their apology, would've been better if it was given away free to those with the last game but its not. Its in full 3D and according to those who have played it, plays just like the home console versions. Unlike the home console versions, the DS one is built from the ground up with a brand new engine. The screens below are the only DS ones around, they could be from cutscenes.

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    LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

    Region: US Genre: Hospital-me-do
    Developer: Spike Publisher: JoWood Productions

    A very heavily delayed game! Will this week mark its release? An English release of the Tendo Doctor, Kenshuui Tendou Dokuta series which debuted way back in 2004. As a Doctor you will be continuously confronted with medical emergencies and personnel issues that require your immediate attention. Communicate and interact with patients, nurses and other doctors in this dramatic medical simulation game where you are the Doctor on call! Lets see if this makes the release date [​IMG] The Europe version is called Hospital Affairs...for some reason. I hope this doesn't get delayed 'cos I'm sick of writing about it.

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    My French Coach / My Spanish Coach

    Region: US Genre: Language-me-do
    Developer: Publisher: Ubisoft

    Two titles that intend to teach people French or Spanish. Rather have a Japanese one but these could be helpful. Thanks to gbatemp member webyugioh for the screens.

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    My Word Coach

    Region: US Genre: Word-me-do
    Developer: Publisher: Ubisoft

    My Word Coach, developed in collaboration with linguists, helps players improve their verbal communication and vocabulary in a fun way...apparently. It connects up to the Wii as well so you can write on the DS and it appears on your TV screen but I think you need both Wii & DS versions. One screenshot looks like it has a Wordtris mode.

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    Ontamarama

    Region: US Genre: Rhythm-me-do
    Developer: Noise Factory Publisher: Atlus

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    Previously a Japanese title, Atlus is bringing this nice little game to the US. You have a Taiko no Tatsujin style bar that you have to basically "power up" by tapping circles on the touch screen) and then push the D-pad with those circles once they reach the left of the screen.

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    Puzzle de Harvest Moon

    Region: US Genre: Puzzle-me-do
    Developer: Platinum Egg Publisher: Natsume

    Plant seeds. Water the seeds to make them bloom. Fertilize the plant to turn them into vegetables. And "scribble" your stylus on vegetables to harvest them. If the vegetables are your colour, you'll get more points than if you're trying to pick at an opponent's plants. There are little strategic elements that come into play, like trying to string together your plants in Othello like fashion for additional points, or protecting your crops with enormous farm animals. Some people who saw the video reckon it looks like Puzzle Quest...they fail in life, it doesn't look like it at all aside from the grid

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    Also out is World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets which looks really bad so I wont write about it.

    7th November

    Indianapolis 500 Legends


    Region: Europe Genre: Race-me-do
    Developer: Platinum Egg Publisher: SVG Distrubution

    Indianapolis 500 Legends seeks to capture Indy 500 races from 1961 and 1971, a decade that saw some big changes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and plenty of classic races. Both the Wii and the DS versions feature classic and mission modes, the latter of which will let you tackle the Brickyard course in a race. You can choose between options such as number of laps and so on, then hop onto the speedway and try to fight your way to the front. Mission mode seems to be the centerpiece of Indy 500 Legends' single-player game experience. Here, each year in the game is broken up into missions that reflect the real circumstances of the Indy 500 from that year. As a result, you'll see real-life Indy racers from that year. For example, in the 1961 missions, you'll be racing as three real-life contenders from that year's race: Eddie Sachs, Jack Brabham, and eventual winner A.J. Foyt. Looks like crap though.

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    8th November


    Left Brain Right Brain


    Region: US Genre: Brain-me-do
    Developer: _No Company Publisher: Majesco

    Another game that uses mini games to train your brain. Theres 15 on this one. ent mini-games based on speed, accuracy, association, recognition, memory and strategy. Games include: Connect the Dots, Pop the Balloons, Feel the Music, Hit the Monsters, Touch the Green Square, Save the World, Open the Safe, Trace the Shape, Navigate the Maze and many more.

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    Mario Party DS


    Region: Japan Genre: Mini game-me-do
    Developer: Hudson Soft Publisher: Nintendo

    The N64 games were alright but this series has never been great for me, fun in multiplayer though. Looks pretty much like the N64 games but with stylus control themed games. There is no wi-fi on this though which is a really stupid thing as thats the first thing we thought of when we heard about the DS game. The North American version is out on the 19th.

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    Yosumin DS


    Region: Japan Genre: Puzzle-me-do
    Developer: Square Enix Publisher: Square Enix

    Thats right its by Square Enix! Looks good, no idea what plays probably like Bejeweled but with some different gameplay designs.

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    Also out is Japanese title Katei no Igaku.

    9th November


    Deal or No Deal UK


    Region: Europe Genre: Guess the box-me-do
    Developer: Game Factory Publisher: Mindscape

    Can this be worse than DSI's game of the US version? No it looks like it has had more effort into it but still its pointless. This is Noel Edmonds second DS game this month, theres a 3rd coming soon called "Are You Smarter Than a 8 Year Old?" Anyway this game is pointless unless you win monies but the publisher is going for multiplayer stuff so instead of playing with money in the boxes, the player may play for forfeits or prizes such as 'wash up for a week,' 'walk the dog' or 'clean your room.'

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    Strawberry Shortcake: The Four Seasons Cake


    Region: Europe Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: Game Factory Publisher: Game Factory

    If only all girlie aimed platformers were more like Super Princess Peach, the world would be better, but they're not. Might try this actually could go either way I reckon.

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    WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2008


    Region: Europe Genre: Gay bondage-me-do
    Developer: Amaze Publisher: THQ

    This is so "meh" to me but theres fans who want it so good luck to them. Graphics look a bit bland and rather play like the games from PSX and onwards its stylus-only controls, using on-screen icons and quick touch actions to pull off any and every move in the WWE repertoire. Rather than lumbering around screen with the d-pad and learning quick button combinations, this year's wrestler has a totally unique system that tiptoes between being unorthodox and innovative at the same time. During the bouts you'll see multiple icons on-screen, each showing a number value and color (1-3) based on the type of attack it is. To execute, simply tap the icon, and follow the stylus instructions. Sounds a bit rubbish to me, can't see why they don't just use the PSX engines as WWE fans would want it that way.

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    Also out is Ubisofts usual pet games of the week which are Catz 2 & Hamsterz 2. They've not bothered to put out any screens so I won't bother writing about it in depth but I'm sure we know what to expect.. Also out is Big Catch Fishing which is another name for a lame fishing game out earlier this year.

    Showtime Championship Boxing


    Region: US Genre: Box-me-do
    Developer: Nikitova Publisher: DSI

    For a DSI game it doesn't actually look bad. 14 boxers-7 heavyweights, 7 welterweights, fights can be between four and twelve rounds, 6 modes - Single Fight, Amateur Belt, Contender Belt, Showtime Belt, King of the Ring, and Multiplayer and it can either be played with the d-pad or touchscreen. Will it be good? Lets see.

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    Coming Soon


    Insecticide


    Release Date: 8th January 2008 Genre: Action Adventure-me-do
    Developer: Crackpot Entertaniment Publisher: Gamecock

    Gamecocks next DS game after Renegade Kids Dementium looks like a winner to me! Some have said it reminds them of Beyond Good & Evil, thats always a good thing! Like Dementium it looks to offer something different from the usual and to push the DS capabilities beyond whats usually around. Insecticide is a hard-boiled, fast-shooting detective game set in a festering future city where bugs have evolved as the planet’s dominant race. A murder at the powerful Nectarola soft drink company leads police from the Insecticide Squad on a bug hunt through the city’s seedy underbelly, and into a mystery of epic proportions.Join Detective Chrys Liszt and partner Roachy Caruthers on the case as they become entangled in a web of crime. It’s an action-adventure in the truest sense of the word, immersing players in cinematic combat levels, as well as a story-based detective investigation. Players can interrogate suspects, interview witnesses and play good cop/bad cop to get the info needed to solve the case and win the game.

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    thnx hadrian, any hope on FF XII?
     
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    excellent list and seems games are very nice this week (on average)
    Smackdown v Raw hope it doesn't disappoint me
    Call of Duty 4, excellent series hopefully it's good here too
    Life signs seems best from all of the above and hope it is going to be better than trauma center
    EDIT: FF12 i think it is going to come out on 20 Nov so maybe next to next tuesday
     
  4. Hadrian
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    20th of November my friend!
     
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    Cool another DS Wii connection.. Hopfuly R4 fixes that soon...
     
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    Ah thanks for telling me! I use a template so I sometimes mess things up.
     
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    thanks hado.
     
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    No WiFi at all on Mario Party DS? Ugh. Looks like another horrible single-player minigames collection.
     
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    WTF ? I expected nothing special, but then:

    BOOM !

    Call of Duty 4. Dragonquest Monsters - Joker, Mario Party
     
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    Woah! Dragon Quest, Mario Party and Call of Duty! [​IMG]
    So many games to play right now..

    "GoldenEye Rogue Agent" was not all bad.. the only problem is that it requires you to use L, R and the stylus at the same time.. if you have 3 hands it is a great game [​IMG]

    Well, great week.. thanks hadrian!
     
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    Woah ! I came here expecting nothing special and then:

    Boom !

    Call of Duty 4, Dragonquest Monsters-Joker. Mario Party DS !

    THANKS HADRIAN it seems you made my week ^^.

    My father could like the boxing game and my cousin the wrestling one.
     
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    there is wifi between players, I think he means no Nintendo Wifi
     
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    This could be very good news. Dragon Quest and Call of Duty? [​IMG]

    Keep in mind...

    WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2008 is the world's first professional wrestling game for DS!

    Similarly, Showtime Championship Boxing is the world's first dedicated boxing game for DS!
     
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    Does anyone else agree that these posts are some of the most important posts I read on gbatemp. Descriptions and more importantly screenshots of up and coming games.

    I am personaly looking forward to Lego Star Wars, I know the first one was bugged, but I still thoroughly enjoyed playing it, so really looking forward to it.
     
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    Yeah star wars looks pretty good. Will be good times if they've fixed it up, if it plays like the console ones
     
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    Lego Star Wars, i've been waiting for this!
     
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    Just been writing up the next one (doing it now I have the time) and its even better!

    Orcs & Elves, Contra 4 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Three pieces of retro goodness!

    Theres also the DS version of Mario & Sonic At The Olympics out in Europe, wasn't sure about it as the US one got delayed until next year so I contacted Nintendo Europe and they say that it is indeed out over here on the 16th.

    Expect forum slowdown in that week for them and some Wii titles that included Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles (Japan), Mario Galaxy Europe, Rayman Rabbids 2, Geometry Wars: Galaxies, MoH Heroes 2. And week after theres Link's Crossbow Training so I hope the admin are prepared for that!
     
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    Mario & Sonic At The Olympics should be fun.

    Does anybody know what the wifi part of Geometry Wars entails?
     
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    Looks like an amazing week [​IMG]
     
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    I found some screens
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