NDS & Wii Games Expected: Week Ending July 11th 2008 + Preview&#33

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  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Oct 12, 2004
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    Accept no imitations!

    Some may not like this week but there are quite a few games that I'm interested in and not one is a god damn RPG, sorry I like the genre but come on I like SOME variety. Again Japan has a shit load of titles this week but I've only covered the ones that either look interesting or you may like.

    <!--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-->

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

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    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Mini Games
    <b>Developer:</b> Cat Daddy Games <b>Publisher:</b> 2K Play

    I thought the Wii game was pretty boring & a waste of money, but then so was Wii Play (even if you were gonna get a Wiimote, the extra few quid for the game is still too much) and people liked that.

    Each game is designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the DS control mechanism. A frenzied combination of tapping, blowing, speaking and stylus manoeuvring brings the now famous midway to life. Favorites such as Alley Ball, Frog Leap and Dunk Tank are complemented with fresh games including RC Raceway and Clown Hammer.

    Don't want.

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

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    <b>Region</b> North America/Europe <b>Genre:</b> Turn Based Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Digital Embryo <b>Publisher:</b> Majesco Games

    Seems like ages since this was announced.

    Civilization Revolution brings the renowned Civilization franchise to consoles for the first time, delivering the vast re-playability and unmatched addictive gameplay that has become synonymous with the works of Sid Meier. New graphical touches and a streamlined interface will transport the Civilization franchise to a level that fans have never seen before.

    Ok even if this will be the most stripped down version of Civ, and the fact that I'm desperate for a proper Civ game for the DS I think that we should just look at it as more of a spin off than a proper Civ game, which it actually is. Who knows if it does well perhaps we could get a proper one...after all, the N-Gage got a good one!

    <a href="http://media.ds.ign.com/media/947/947170/vids_1.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Densetsu no Stafi: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Platform Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> TOSE <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    Aka The Legend of Starfi 5! Shit Nintendo can we have the first four please? He was the last platform star they came up with back in 2003 and yet, no release outside of Japan <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/frown.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="frown.gif" />

    The series is very very enjoyable, something that every Kirby or Nintendo fans would enjoy & is import friendly, maybe Nintendo will localise it one day. To be honest the 4th game wasn't that brilliant, kinda felt old but this one looks like TOSE have injected something new to the series. Of course if you're one of the immature morons who thought Super Princess Peach was "ghey" then you won't want this and quite frankly the don't deserve it. That is probably why the US regions won't get it but Tingle did come out in Europe so maybe we might...or maybe not.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=oMp2O6KrtBc" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

    These screens don't do the game justice, look at the video!
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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Dokapon Journey! Nakayoku Kenka Shite</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Board Game RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Sting <b>Publisher:</b> Sting

    A new game by Sting (Riviera, Yggdra Union & Baroque) and yet another RPG for the DS...you know 'cos we don't get many of them.

    The game looks like you move board game style but fight RPG style.

    No announcement of an release outside of Japan though its possible as Atlus are publishing the PS2 game Dokapon Kingdom later in the year. Can't say I care though as it looks a bit same old to me.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. Sasuke</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Action
    <b>Developer:</b> Takara Tomy <b>Publisher:</b> Takara Tomy

    Another month and yet another Naruto game, the 211th on the DS so far and it looks like its using the same sprites from the other 5 SND games. Takara Tomy continue to leech the fans.

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    Also out are:
    Yokojiku de Manabu Sekai no Rekishi: Yoko-Gaku DS
    Hanayori Danshi: Koi Seyo Onago
    Gakken Chuugokugo Sanmai DS
    Pet Shop Monogatari DS
    Touch de Ni-Hao Hitsudan

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Platform
    <b>Developer:</b> Bandai Namco <b>Publisher:</b> Bandai Namco

    Now this looks like it could be good. Originally a popular Manga series called Hakaba Kitaro that ran for ten years and it is best known for its popularization of the folklore creatures known as yokai, a class of spirit-monster to which all of the main characters belong. It has always had a TV series which adopted the title "GeGeGe no Kitaro" and became has had an series in every decade since the 1970's & just recently it has had two movies. So you could say that this is of cultural importance to Japan as their are prints on show at the Culture Center of the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC.

    This isn't even the first game as it has already been on Wii & PS2 but this one looks more in tune with what appeared on the PSX & GBA. This time Konami have lost the rights and Bandai Namco have taken over. The GBA game was a mighty fine platform adventure so I'm hoping that this game will be as good.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=pmPBELlcHw0" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Rhythm/Beat-em-up
    <b>Developer:</b> Dimps Corporation <b>Publisher:</b> Namco Bandai

    Namco Bandai are sure releasing a lot of stuff this week.

    The four heroes of the original CBB: Draglade game return for another 2D fighting tournament where conventional attacks are mixed with mighty elemental blows to dole out the hurt. The wrinkle in Draglade lies in the Custom Beat System where players create a combo routine on a track and then execute the steps involved to ignite rapid-fire attacks against an opponent. The routine's steps are displayed on a gauge located on the lower-right corner of the screen. As the beats are executed, your fighter performs a staccato of attacks, slashes, and perhaps a finishing blow to cap the routine.Over 100 types of attacks are available to the characters for a wide range of grappling moves, smackdowns, and projectile blasts.

    The first game was ok, not really worth keeping for me but I know it has its fans.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L579HqU2GTw" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    Also out in Japan:
    Cosmetic Paradise: Make no Kiseki Gakken Chuugokugo Sanmai DS
    Hanayori Danshi: Koi Seyo Onago
    Pet Shop Monogatari DS
    Touch de Ni-Hao Hitsudan
    Yokojiku de Manabu Sekai no Rekishi: Yoko-Gaku DS

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

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Tragnarion Studios <b>Publisher:</b> Pinnacle

    Here is something fresh.

    Doodle Hex is a game of magical duelling where aspiring Doodlers compete head-to-head for fun and glory. Two Doodlers fight by drawing runes onto the DS touch screen, in real-time, to create powerful and fun spells to inflict on their opponent, such as blasts of fire or curses that shake the opponent's screens, turn their own spells back on them and even turn them into a frog.

    Speed of thought, tactical choices and accurate drawing of simple shapes are all important to progress through the game and succeed in Doodle Hex.

    Those who have played it have given it nothing but praise lets hope for another great DS title.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=VM27vRyZCSc" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    <b>Region:</b> US <b>Genre:</b> Dungeon Crawler
    <b>Developer:</b> h.a.n.d. Inc. <b>Publisher:</b> Square Enix

    There are way too many Chocobo games, the DS one was ok but I can't say my life will be meaningless without it. Developed by h.a.n.d. Inc (Chocobo Tales DS & Flower, Sun, and Rain DS port).

    Chocobo and Cid, FINAL FANTASY mainstays-turned-treasure hunters, are magically transported to a mysterious town whose people's memories are lost with each bell toll of the clocktower. One day, a strange boy named Raffaello arrives and creates dungeons of memories to help the townspeople remember who they are. Now it's up to Chocobo to journey through the dungeons and retrieve everyone's memories!

    Yeah yeah whatever, hurry the fuck up with FFCC! Reviews say its alright.

    <a href="http://media.wii.ign.com/media/905/905519/vids_1.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Region:</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Survival RPG/Board Game
    <b>Developer:</b> Sting <b>Publisher:</b> Atlus

    As well as a Dokapon DS game, there is also a Wii one and this one will actually be released in NA countries in October and its yet another PS2 to Wii port.

    In the Dokapon Kingdom, everyone loves money. In this peaceful land, suddenly monsters appear, and villages are attacked. The people are struck down to the depths of poverty , and the King doesn't get any taxes. So the King makes a decision to gather all the heroes to free the villages from the monsters. The prices is the next throne and the princess (isn't that prostitution?). Now, an adventure riddled in money and betrayal starts!

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    Also out in Japan:
    Puzzle Series Vol. 2: Illust Logic + Colorful Logic

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

    <b>Region:</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Sports
    <b>Developer:</b> 49Games <b>Publisher:</b> DTP

    SEGA aren't gonna give Wii owners the official proper Bejing Olympics game so its either the boring Sonic & Mario game or this.

    Summer Athletics brings sports right into your living room: exciting competitions in over 25 of the most popular summer sports disciplines, such as sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throw, and swimming, will provide long-lasting fun. Four different difficulty levels in two gaming modes, arcade and career, will provide sporting challenges for both experienced and casual gamers alike. The game will feature a character editor, lifelike 3D graphics, realistic athlete animations, and an impressive stadium atmosphere with the flair of live competitions.

    No screens, just this trailer which is probably showing the 360 version.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y7SRjWCv4SU" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

    <b><!--coloro:green--><span style="color:green"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->2008/9 Preview<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    A look at games heading to the DS & Wii later this year & early next year. Could these titles be potential hits getting through the usual crowd of the same old rubbish that publishers release for us? I hope so, so here are five games for each console and lets prey that they will be great or at least enjoyable.

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

    <b>Release Date</b> Autumn <b>Genre:</b> Shooter/firework display sim
    <b>Developer:</b> Arkedo Studios <b>Publisher:</b> SouthPeak Games

    Ah something fresh for the DS.

    The main objective in Big Bang Mini is to use the stylus to create fireworks that will explode to deal with the upcoming waves of enemies. Hit and your objective will have been successful, but miss and you’ll have to endure a shower of sparkles from your off-course rocket. The end of each level comes with a unique opportunity for would-be fireworks designers to make the ‘Final Bouquet’ – a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will proclaim your victory.

    Sounds fun & addictive. There will be 90 levels in total.

    <a href="http://uk.ds.ign.com/dor/objects/14242056/big-bang-mini/videos/BigBangMini_4th_of_July.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Release Date</b> 31st July, Japan Only <b>Genre:</b> Rhythm mini games
    <b>Developer:</b> TNX <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    The GBA game was the last classic that Nintendo graced the GBA with and was a shame that it never got an release outside of Japan. Perhaps this version will?

    In case you don't know RTG is a game much like Wario Ware. Each level is a minigame which requires the player to perform certain actions in sync with the rhythm to create a beat to go along with the background music. For instance, in one level, a beat is created by hitting numerous baseballs as they pass across the screen. If the player is unable to match the correct timing, they receive a "half hit" or "miss" rating. These misses are counted and used to determine a pass-or-fail score. Many of the other minigames involve similar activities that require the player to rely on the rhythm of the background music for timing. The highest total score attainable in the game is 140 points. In order to receive this score, the player must complete every single minigame in one try without missing the timing by 1/60th of a second.

    It is totally playable for the none Japanese speaking folk but I would love for Nintendo to release this everywhere so that more people will get to play it.

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

    <b>Release Date</b> 2nd September 2008 <b>Genre:</b> RPG/Dungeon Crawler/maker
    <b>Developer:</b> Global A Entertainment <b>Publisher:</b> Atlus U.S.A

    This has been out in Japan since October last year and a lot of people took a shine to it. And as always when I wrote this up last year, I hoped that Atlus would pick it up and guess what? They did!

    The quiet town of South Arc is about to have some monster trouble. Foul creatures with serious attitude problems have infested nearby forests and are now slowly moving into the village. The townsfolk, fearful for their safety, do not even dare to leave their homes. Calls for help have gone unanswered, likely because every other town in the Kingdom is similarly troubled.

    You play this young fella and you end up finding a talking shovel and the discovery of this talking shovel begins an eccentric adventure where you become the master of the monster lair! As the shovel's new owner, you're given the incredible job of digging a dungeon and hunting the monsters that come to live in it. Be the architect of your lair & transform a small hole in the ground into a huge dungeon for hunting monsters! Fill it with over 20 different types of rooms, including Chapels, Cellars, Stables, Trash Dumps, and more to attract different types of monsters and help you obtain different items. Share your lair & challenge your friends to reach the end of your custom monster lair and see what monsters and items are waiting in theirs. Trade designs over local wireless and prove that you're the best dungeon digger around!

    Sounds like a winner to me, and a good time killer. Please watch the trailer as it gives a better impression than these screens ever will.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=43qwPmkhi3o" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi </b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Release Date</b> October 2008 <b>Genre:</b> Platform
    <b>Developer:</b> Red Fly Studio <b>Publisher:</b> Gamecock

    After a comet had passed the earth, all the planet's researchers concluded its strange green dust had no effect on the world. None noticed that tiny plants and fungi were acting strangely. Mushrooms, cacti, kudzu and other formerly-normal plants had awoken to full consciousness. Tribes quickly formed among the various mushroom species: the primitive Boletes, the aggressive Amanitas, and the inventive Morels. With nations formed, war inevitably followed.

    Mushroom Men shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions. As a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, players are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.

    To be honest I loved the artwork for this but the screens didn't do it for me but the trailer however did and it looks like it'll be quite an interesting game, some parts make it look a touch like the PS3 title LittleBigPlanet.

    <a href="http://uk.ds.ign.com/dor/objects/884640/mushroom-men/videos/MM_CREATURE_022808.html" 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>Release Date</b> 8th September 2008 <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 installment 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.

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    <b><!--coloro:red--><span style="color:red"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Wii<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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

    <b>Release Date</b> Winter 2008 <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Infinite Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> Capcom

    So its based on a license, why should you care? Because this is Puzzle Quest creators next game after Galatrix!

    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 color.

    We've seen how well Infinite Interactive added to the Bejeweled genre with Puzzle Quest, lets see what they can do with Reversi & Go. This will also be on the DS too.

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

    <b>Release Date</b> TBA <b>Genre:</b> Farm maker/Dungeon Crawler
    <b>Developer:</b> Neverland Co., Ltd. <b>Publisher:</b> Marvelous Entertainment

    I loved Rune Factory despite the odd bug, and it was so much better than the crap DS Harvest Moon games. Here is a new game & story for the Wii.

    In Rune Factory Frontier, you play as Raguna, who's starting life on the island of Tranrupia but also is on the search to find a missing girl. Mist also returns in the game. The farming part is said to be more like Harvest Moon but also the more you care and tend to the land, the more your village grows and people move there and start opening up shops.

    Very I'm eager to play this one, it looks absolutely lovely.

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

    <b>Release Date</b> October 2008 <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Rainbow Studios <b>Publisher:</b> THQ (Can't be!)

    I've always wanted a game where you played as various creatures, and it'll be more realistic and this looks like what I want.

    Deadly Creatures is a 3rd person action thriller set amidst a desert world of venomous terror, built exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. Players will control an armored Scorpion and a deadly Tarantula as they fight for survival against Gila monsters, lizards, black widows and many more terrifying creatures. Featuring intuitive motion controls and a deep combo-based combat system, Deadly Creatures is a thrilling mix of brutal creature-crushing action and suspenseful exploration of vast 360 degree desert and man-made environments. Gamers will explore this darkly compelling story through the eyes of two of the world's most deadly creatures.

    Looks nice graphically too, though some people won't be able to play this due to scorpian/Spider gross out. I'm fine with them as long as I don't have to see their faces...eek.

    <a href="http://uk.wii.ign.com/dor/objects/14235413/deadly-creatures/videos/dcreatures_062008_5.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Release Date</b> Q1 2009 <b>Genre:</b> Beat-em-up
    <b>Developer:</b> SNK Playmore <b>Publisher:</b> SNK Playmore

    King of Fighters > Street Fighter.

    The most extensive King of Fighters Collection collection, The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga contains five complete games, including the Orochi Saga trilogy ('95-'97) as well as KOF '94 and KOF '98: Dream Match Never Ends. Also featured are a variety of unlockable bonus features. So five awesome fighters for £30, beats paying £10 just for one on VC.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Release Date</b> October 2008 <b>Genre:</b> Platform
    <b>Developer:</b> Red Fly Studio <b>Publisher:</b> Gamecock

    The story is pretty much similar to the DS game but it is said to be set after wards.

    The game has been in development for a long time & I'm looking forward to it, it has a very nice look to it too and its obvious that a lot of care and attention has gone into making this game the best it can be I just hope that Red Fly Studio's lack of experience (this is their first game, though they are also working on Ghostbusters for Wii/DS) doesn't ruin the games chance.

    <a href="http://uk.wii.ign.com/dor/objects/884634/mushroom-men/videos/mushroommen_herewiicometrailer_030608.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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  2. Calafas

    Calafas GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 29, 2008
    When I saw Deadly Creatures, I automatically thought of Japanese Bug Fights.

    And then i lol'd. [​IMG]

    Anyway, I was a big fan of the first Draglade, so will definately be trying the second one when its out. :]
  3. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
    SCUMM Bar
    I'm giving Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2 a try...
  4. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Wow, alot of reading stuff, tnx again [​IMG]
  5. Shelleeson

    Shelleeson GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 30, 2007
    i'm here....silly.
    i saw civilization and almost drooled [​IMG]
    doodle hex looks like a winner too
  6. ConraDargo

    ConraDargo Flashback Fanatic

    Dec 29, 2003
    Densetsu no Stafi looks like it could be fun! I'mma add it to my monthly report later today - when I get off work [​IMG]
  7. MyauChanDesu

    MyauChanDesu Kamineko is GOD.

    Mar 29, 2008
    Sydney, Australia!
    wow! draglade 2~

    hehe~ i like that..

    sid meier's and dokapon journey looks nice too~!
  8. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    I liked Chocobo Tales on the DS a lot.. looks like the Wii version is more RPG and less "minigame collection" like the DS was.. I'm getting it! [​IMG]

    Civilization is another interesting game to check out..
  9. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    That is an unbelievable amount of good information in one post Hadrian. I don't know how you keep up with all of it. I have a huge amount of respect for what you do for the community.

    I wish someone would organize my life this well. [​IMG]
  10. Curley5959

    Curley5959 CCC Member!

    Feb 2, 2008
    cant wait for all these good ds games!! :shudder: [​IMG]
  11. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Rhythm Tengoku, I believe was the last Nintendo-published GBA game in Japan. Shortly followed by Final Fantasy VI Advance from Square Enix which ended it's life there.
  12. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
    Hope draglade 2 gets translated, because I enjoyed the first one quite a bit!
  13. jaz

    jaz Advanced Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Rhythm Tengoku Gold is being published by...SouthPeak Games? [​IMG]
  14. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Is it? It says Nintendo up there.


    Was like that all the time...honest!
  15. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    You got the US date right, US publisher wrong. Polarium Advance was published by Atlus here. Nintendo handled the JP/EU releases over 6 months earlier.

    The last Nintendo title in EU/US was Final Fantasy VI Advance, in China it was F-Zero Maximum Velocity.
  16. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Well, I'll definitely be giving Civilization a whirl when it comes out, but I have to be in just the right mood to get into games like that. Still playing FFTA2, so another strategy game isn't something I'm dying to play, especially since I'm still enjoying A2 a whole heck of a lot -- lots of tinkering to be done in that game.

    I am looking forward to Doodle Hex, though. Still unsure just how fun it will be, but the gameplay video looks neat. The game looks like something a bit different, and that's always a plus.

    Japan ought to have a particular fun week, though.
  17. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 20, 2008
    Woah,an awesome week for DS.

    Can't wait for Draglade 2!!!
  18. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 26, 2008
    that naruto game... a card battle RPG?
    from what i know the ninja council series never had an RPG or cardgame element in the games.
  19. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    Meh, more Naruto DS...>.< The Naruto RPG games are the only worthy Naruto DS games...but I can't wait for Custom Beat Battle Draglade 2! Been waiting forever..
  20. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    lol there are shit loads of mistakes. I forgot to change the info, I basically just go over last weeks threads and change stuff.