NDS & Wii Titles: 6th to 13th March 2009

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  1. Hadrian

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    Pretty decent week for DS owners, amazing for RPG fans. Wii owners however recieve yet another great looking Sega title as well another "Wiimake" from Nintendo.

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    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 like a something loves something.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#4169E1--><span style="color:#4169E1"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Releases For Nintendo DS</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 6th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> <-- yeah its this week but it looks good so I wanna write it up <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Elite Forces: Unit 77</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 8

    <b>Region:</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Action Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Abylight <b>Publisher:</b> Gammick Entertainment

    Something different for the DS!
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->A series of mysterious disappearances of high profile personalities from the worlds of science, industry and entertainment reveal a horrific global terrorist threat. With the clock running and the lives of the hostages and millions of others in danger, the international community’s last hope lies with an extremely covert and highly specialized military team: Unit 77. Made up four professionals who are the best in the world at what they do, Unit 77 must combine skills to stop massive world destruction by the hands of terrorists.

    Elite Forces: Unit 77 for Nintendo DS is a game of action and strategy in which the player must wisely use the abilities of all four members of Unit 77. The group must infiltrate the bases where terrorists hold the famous hostages, each base set up in one of the most treacherous and remote places on Earth. Unit 77 must battle their way through inhospitable jungles, scorching deserts and endure harsh and deadly arctic conditions as they fight to rescue the hostages and defeat the terrorists.

    The countdown has begun, and it's time for the few and the brave. Will you become a terrorist's victim or do you have what it takes to be on the team of Elite Forces?

    # An intense combination of action military strategy and tactical gameplay
    # Control four specialised characters: the quiet and effective sniper, the fearless explosives expert, the brilliant hacker and the devastatingly powerful gunner
    # Control a single character or the whole team for a greater tactical experience
    # Highly detailed 3D environments that move the action from the dense jungles of the tropics to abandoned arctic and the sweltering sands of the desert
    # Various actions: disarm mines, drive vehicles, access encrypted files or use stealth
    # 12 challenging missions in 3 different scenarios
    # More than 20 hours of action-packed fun<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Sounds so much different to what we usually get and it doesn't have a "anime" look to it either. To me it sounds a lot like the PC game "Commandos" and if its as good then I'll be happy.

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    <b>Also out:</b>
    SpongeBob SquarePants Frantic Fry Cook
    Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles

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

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

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 7

    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Action RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Matrix Software <b>Publisher:</b> Xseed Games

    Another week, and another RPG. I may give this one a go though. Its from the developers of the "ok" Final Fantasy III port, Alundra series (hence the look) and the excellent Nectaris: Military Madness.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Avalon Code is an action RPG boasting incredible graphics, a deep and engrossing story, and innovative game play mechanics. Using the main character’s 'Book of Prophecy', players can modify the rules of engagement during battle as well as weapon and monster attributes. The player even has control over the story as it changes depending on which gender the player chooses to play as, enhancing the ability to immerse themselves into the story.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    You can also have relationships ala Harvest Moon though those who are gay are sadly gonna have to put up with being hetro in the game. Genre fans will enjoy this (had decent scores from Japan though none said it was great) but those bored with modern DS RPG's may not but worth a play at least. Kudos to Xseed for localising it so quickly after the Japanese release.

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    <b>Also out but too lazy to write up:</b>

    MySims Party - because every game needs a "Party" spin off nowadays, hey why not include these "mini games" in the regular MySims titles so that at least its a reason to play them instead of Animal Crossing?
    Animal Planet: Emergency Vets
    Chicken Hunter Star Karts - Chicken murderers need to do kart racing too you know!
    World Championship Games: A Track & Field Event
    My English Coach - Another coach.
    Imagine Family Doctor - Imagine Malpractice is the sequel apparently.
    Fashion Studio: Paris Collection - Wow Ubisoft you are really spoiling us!
    Dream Day: Wedding Destination - THQ wants Ubisofts monies.
    Moomin: The Great Autumn Party - Fuck off Moomin, I know they only want to rape me. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/frown.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="frown.gif" />

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

    <u><b>DS GAME OF THE WEEK</b></u>

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

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 9

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle Logic Awesomeness
    <b>Developer:</b> HAL Laboratory <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    Hands up who got addicted to Picross DS? Me too and I always download the packs when they come out, though its been some time since the last one. Rather than make a "more of the same" sequel Nintendo add another dimension to make it more different to the others Nonogram games the market. My Mind kinda boggles the thought of 3D Picross, sounds complicated to me but it'll probably click with me when I play it. Rittai means "Solid Body" apparently.

    There will be 350 puzzles packed into this game and like the last game, will let you download 300 more puzzlesas well as share your own puzzles. The title will also have online multiplayer. No date for a English release but it should come out seeing the first DS game did so well and also Nintendo trademarked "3D Picross" recently.

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    <b>And out in Japan:</b>
    Simple DS Series Vol. 43: The Host Shiyouze! DX Knight King
    Annie no Atelier: Sera Shima no Renkijutsushi - Another RPG people would want translated <a href="http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000092672/" target="_blank">http://www.gamekult.com/images/J000092672/</a>
    Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1st Love Plus
    700-Banjin no Atama o Yokusuru: Chou Keisan DS - 13000-Mon + Image Keisan
    Habu Yoshiharu Shougi de Kitaeru: Ketsudanryoku DS

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 13th </b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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

    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 7

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Konami <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    Konami haven't been to great on the DS with exception to a few titles, they sort of shifted to releasing stuff Ubisoft usually release. Here though is quality looking title that could be up there with Time Hollow. ITs actually a spin off of the well made Suikoden series that have been fairly popular and is the first to not feature on a PS/PS2 console.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The first Suikoden for the Nintendo DS, Tierkreis begins after the final fight of the 108 Stars, as the Suikoden heroes are nearly defeated by a powerful foe. Only four remain when the battle ends. You play as a young boy from the border village of Shitoro. As a member of a peacekeeping group, it's your job to protect the village from bandits and monsters. Your adventure begins as you and your fellow peacekeepers head out on a monster expedition. While exploring the mountains near your village, you come upon a strange light, which marks the start of the story.

    # Nintendo DS
    # Suikoden: Tierkreis returns with its established gameplay system but also offers an all-new online element that offers an a rich online community experience using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
    # Featuring a new storyline and new variety of characters, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG experience in a game that will take you to many cities and across parallel worlds
    # Suikoden: Tierkreis features many cinematic events that will drive the grand storyline of the 108 Stars of Destiny as they battle to thwart the powerful One King
    # Exchange characters via Wi-Fi
    # Receive trade goods by clearing quests
    # Receive rare items as rewards by clearing quests
    # The exchanged character can get experience
    # Receive rare item only available in the Wi-Fi mode
    # Unique boss battle that is only available in the Wi-Fi mode<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Sounds pretty good and extensive. Its good that Konami give DS owners a NEW game rather than a port of a PSX one and also make it to be the first in the series to have online. It is said to not be a "proper" Suikoden game but regardless of that it should be decent at worst. Being Konami expect some real bad voicework but you people should want this more than other certain RPG's coming out this month.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> aka <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 7

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Social Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Konami <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    Another good looking Konami title! Hopefully they'll get back to their heyday of releasing great games. This one is said to be Animal Crossing...but with magic.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->As players attend Magic Academy, they'll be immersed in a living, breathing world where time flows as it does in the real world, and each week, player's wizardry skills are put to the test in a new magical adventure. Custom avatars can be made with 1500 varieties of clothing, furniture and characters to choose from. Additionally, players can learn new magic spells and abilities by forming different bonds with the 150 unique characters populating the world. Different stories and adventures will be revealed depending on what bonds are formed with the game's characters and how the player chooses to solve each of the 52 adventures. Gather information from friends and mythical characters in order to solve quests. Use all the magic learned to become the greatest magician of all time!

    * 1,500 customizable features including clothing, characters, spell upgrades, furniture and accessories
    * 52 mysterious adventures for players to solve using their magic abilities
    * 150 in game characters each with unique reactions depending on how players interact
    * Time based evolution ranging from day to night, week to week over 365 days
    * Single player story mode, 2 player co-op or 4 player co-operative play
    * Use the standard alphabet or magic alphabet to chat with any player via Wi-Fi
    * Using the Nintendo DS download stations at retailers consumers can access additional items for their game
    * Utilizes both Nintendo DS screens; one for casting spells and character interaction and the second for telling the game story
    * Play with up to 4 friends via Wi-Fi to complete tasks together and combine magical abilities<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Sounds better than Animal Crossing to me which got boring after the GC game, without the NES games it seemed pointless because A. No one I knew had the game and B. I work in real life, why bother in a game? There seems to be more point to this game than just socialising. This will be released as Magicians Quest in the US in May.

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    <b>Out in Europe</b>
    Bibi & Tina: The Great Hunt
    Benjamin the Elephant: A Day at the Zoo
    Sam Power: Footballer - Starring Sinkhead! Expect the US version to be lamely titled Jake Power! Soccer Player!

    <!--coloro:#4169E1--><span style="color:#4169E1"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Releases For Nintendo Wii</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

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

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

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    <b>Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Beat-em-up
    <b>Developer:</b> SNK Playmore <b>Publisher:</b> SNK Playmore

    *needs arcade controller*

    The famous weapon based beat-em-up comes to the Wii and rather put each of the seven games on VC, SNK Playmore let us old school fighter fans have then all for much much less. Games included: Samurai Shodown I, II, III, IV, V, V Special & VI.

    A must for fighter fans. PAL gamers will want this version as the PAL release will only have six of the seven games.

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    <b><u>Wii GAME OF THE WEEK</u></b>

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

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    <b>Wanted Level</b> 9

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Beat-em-up
    <b>Developer:</b> PlatinumGames <b>Publisher:</b> SEGA

    The first title from PlatinumGames who are made up of key members from Clover Studios (Okami, Godhand & Viewtiful Joe) who have a certain graphic flare for each title they release. Rather than try to push a systems graphics capabilities, they go a more artistic route and the results are always great, this one included which is clearly inspired by the Sin City graphic novels.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Madworld is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MadWorld has a unique black and white style depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. As players battle opponents, they must master the use of various weapons and items found within their environment, such as chainsaws and street signs, while entertaining sports commentary adds to the third-person gameplay. With its irreverent humor and over-the-top violence, MadWorld will deliver a unique core gaming experience currently missing on the Wii system.

    * Highly Stylized graphics – black and white graphics based on comic books and graphic novels deliver a stunning and unique looking game
    * Exciting, visceral gameplay – fast and instinctive arcade-style gameplay with brutal finishing moves delivered by the Wii Remote and Nunchuk
    * Over-the-top violence and irreverent content – exaggerated characters, murderous moves, monstrous bosses & outrageous commentary add to the irreverent and humorous tone
    * Multiplayer mini-games – compete in a variety of ultra-violent party-games that can be played hotseat against friends<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Those who have played it say its great and claim that the gameplay is excellent and at no time does it feel like a button masher like most scrolling fighters. Seems like the first 3D scrolling fighter since The Warriors to be worth a damn about. I am not expecting perfection, in fact I think it'll be a flawed classic like No More Heroes but like No More Heroes it'll be great fun.

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

    <b>Wanted Level</b> 5

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Trivia/Party
    <b>Developer:</b> Adrenalin Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> Electronic Arts

    I've got a confession. I downloaded Monopoly for the Wii. SHOCK! It was crappy though, would have been better if you could just play against friend or two but you HAD to have 4 players and if you didn't have enough then you played against the CPU which sucked a lot of fun out of it. Also the presentation was crap too. And on to another board game to Wii conversion which is also from Electronic Arts, hopefully they've learnt from past mistakes.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The Trivial Pursuit video game from EA builds on the original gameplay with stunning visual presentation, new question types and all-new questions, and the innovative Facts & Friends game mode.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    There was a great version of this on the C64, so its possible to translate this well to the video game medium.

    These look like 360 screens due to the Mii rip off avatars:
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    <b>Also out</b>
    Vacation Sports
    MySims Party
    Escape The Museum
    Fantasy Aquarium
    Totally Spies! Totally Party

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

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

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    <b>Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region:</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Turn-Based Strategy RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Nippon Ichi Software <b>Publisher:</b> Nippon Ichi Software

    And the flood starts in 2009! Yes DS owners are used to RPG's being released every month but Wii users have slim pickings, this is changing this year. This one is by the makers of Disgae, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure and Atelier Iris as well as many other genre favourites.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Phantom Brave is a turn based strategy RPG that incorporates unique battle styles and a hardcore character customization system.

    There are two main phases to Phantom Brave's battle system. The first phase is the Confine phase. Marona the protagonist of this game can summon ghosts and monsters as battle units to fight for her. However, in order to do so she must confine souls in to objects on the battlefield like rocks, plants, and items. Depending on what you object you use as the host the stats of the units you summon will greatly differ. Some units are become stronger on certain objects, so knowing your spirits' characteristics becomes a very important strategic element.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    It sounds decent enough though nothing new. Wii owning RPG fans will want to grab this when Atlus releases it in the US this June.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 13th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Job Island: Hard Working People <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    <b>Wanted Level</b> 5

    <b>Region:</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Mini Games
    <b>Developer:</b> Hudson Soft <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    When I finish work I just yearn to start work in video game world where instead of getting paid, I get FUCK ALL!
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Help Wanted allows players to choose from completing over fifty odd jobs, including: Haunted House Monster, Clown, Make-up Artist, Pinch Hitter, Pizza Chef, Stunt Car Driver, Sumo Referee, Action Hero and Sushi Master to name just a few. The game includes multiple difficulty levels that change up the game play elements and a multiplayer feature that allows for head-to-head play on up to fifteen different jobs.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Could be fun, could be terrible.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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    Its early because I won't have time to post it Thursday or Friday. Good week, next week is more awesome, great times for all!
  2. DKAngel

    DKAngel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 5, 2009
    hrmm some yet really poor games coming to the wii
  3. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
    SCUMM Bar
    Suikoden Tierkris and Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry are definatly on my to be downloaded list.
  4. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Nov 6, 2005
    United States
    Foggy California
    Holy shit another Tokimeki Memorial! A remake of the first girls' side?

    It's always girls side. [​IMG]
  5. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Aug 7, 2008
    I usually avoid getting Japanese games when I know they'll be out in English later, but I'm definitely checking out that Picross game immediately. Also I will be making the wife download Madworld, wonder if she'll enjoy it.
  6. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006

    Didn't knew Suikoden and Avalon Code were coming in the same week! [​IMG]

    Damn, I need to learn how to stop time..

    Thanks for the thread, Hadrian, great week!
  7. frantier123

    frantier123 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 9, 2008
    Enchanted Folks looks good ...

    I would say that's an upgrade version of Animal Crossing?
  8. manaphy4ever

    manaphy4ever GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 7, 2008
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Suikoden Tierkris , Enchanted Folk, Avalon Code, Sonic and the Black Knight and MadWorld cant wait to play those games
  9. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    Really looking forward to Avalon Code. Might finally steal my attention away from Ys and Peggle.

    Couple others in there I will definitely try out, but I think I'm a little too dumb these days for the latest Picross. Definitely not getting enough sleep to enjoy that one.

    Thanks for the write-up Mr. Uranium! [​IMG]
  10. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    Woot I can't wait for Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times, I tried it, it seemed awesome, although I didn't understand a word they were saying in the JP version. Animal Crossing+Magic=Win X_X
  11. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    MadWorld and Trivial Pursuit will get downloaded by me, looking great!
  12. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    Woot I can't wait for Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times, I tried it, it seemed awesome, although I didn't understand a word they were saying in the JP version. Animal Crossing+Magic=Win X_X
  13. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    Hadrian Uranium, you have forgot sonic and the black knight, that is out now starting from yesterday.
  14. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    No I didn't, this is starting from this Friday so nothing that is to be released before the 6th, didn't include Mario Power Tennis either as it was dumped yesterday.
  15. MAD_BOY

    MAD_BOY Lazy bum

    Feb 12, 2005
    Sittard, Limburg
    Wrong, you can play it with just 2 players. You can turn the CPU off.
  16. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Where is the option? There wasn't one on my copy, seriously. Talking about the "Here & Now" PAL release.
  17. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Apr 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canader!
    thanks as usual hadrian [​IMG]
  18. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Can't wait for Samurai Shodown Anthology. I love a good fighter.
  19. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    oh dannnggg
    brace yourselves guys
    here comes the flooodd :]

    woot the elite forces sounds like a cool nifty lil shooter
    saka told me about magicians quest. prolly a lot better than animal crossing. i was sad to know it came out in May for USA, but now, i can get the (E) one! yays.
    other games seem pretty cool too

    i like how all the ds games pictured are Hadrian approved. sounds like the start of march alright.
  20. Morgawr

    Morgawr GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 18, 2008
    I'm feeling a bit sad, but I'm not so hyped about those RPGs as most people are, I don't think they'll be so great... However I'll obviously give them a go...

    Also that new NIS game, Phantom Brave, seemed very good.. Too bad I don't own a Wii and I don't speak Japanese :3