NDS & Wii Titles Expected: Week of 10th June 2008

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Hadrian, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
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    Mmm <b>Soul Bubbles</b>...want that one. <b>Doodle Hex</b> could be good too, the rest...nope. On the Wii, the awesome looking <b>Blast Works</b> is finally coming out & that's it! There were other games but I've just had to remove them due to them being released the week after. Damn why can't the games be released on time like DVD's & films do?

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

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

    <b>Region</b> US <b>Genre:</b> Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> ARC System Works <b>Publisher:</b> Aksys Games

    I didn't see this game getting localised, especially seeing that its suppose to be a bit boring. This is the first game on the DS, and the first ever to be released outside of Japan, and if it sells alright we'll probably get the 2nd one too.

    Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles is an interactive digital novel that follows the adventures of Jake Hunter as he attempts to solve three different crimes. Players must hone their detective skills by by interviewing witnesses, uncovering clues, and following leads, all to uncover the truth.

    The series is old, Famicom old and the first game can be fount on Japanese VC. A must for Ace Attorney fans? Maybe, reviews of this one say its "ok" but then many underrate AA games so I guess fans should just try it out for themselves.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=qUg4Cd21lek" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Sekai wa Atashi de Mawatteru</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> aka <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>The World Revolves Around Me</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> God/RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Global A Entertainment <b>Publisher:</b> Global A Entertainment

    Ok apparently this is a God game, a Harvest Moon style game, an adventure game & an RPG...aimed at girls.

    You are a spoiled, selfish princess who has never left her kingdom and believes the world revolves around her. One day you meet a beautiful traveling hero who is determined to change your view of the world and takes you on a series of adventures. Together you take on a variety of quests, using your "Selfish Command" abilities to defeat the foe & change landscapes.

    While out rebuilding the world, the princess can also enlist the help of "partner" creatures to help her fight the other monsters.

    Sounds interesting.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHDQxf6SL9c" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    Also out in Japan:
    Majin Tantei Nougame Neuro: Neuro to Miko no Bishoku Sanmai
    Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 2: CR Shinseiki Evangelion - Shito, Futatabi
    Motto Toeic Test DS Training

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

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

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    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Mekensleep <b>Publisher:</b> Eidos

    Those who liked Kirby's Canvas Curse and Kuru Kuru Kururin* may wanna take a look at this.

    In Soul Bubbles the player controls a young shaman apprentice, who is entrusted with saving lost "souls" and guiding them to safety. He must protect these fragile beings from the hostile and dangerous world around them, and he does this by creating protective bubbles to keep the spirits safe.

    So you draw bubbles around these souls and then you guide them around a world of hazards and baddies. Again those who have played it say its great.

    I'd advise you look at the video as the screens don't really show much.

    <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Soul+Bubbles/video.asp?c=7088" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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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>

    <!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--><b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->13th June<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

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    <b>Region:</b> US <b>Genre:</b> Retro Shooter
    <b>Developer:</b> Budcat Creations <b>Publisher:</b> Mejesco

    This will be out on this day! The publisher has promised me.

    Across more than 15 different land, air and sea missions, the goal of Blast Works is to destroy enemy ships while continually growing your own into a massive craft by absorbing their fragments. The larger a "fused ship" is, the easier it is to protect from the growing onslaught of enemy firepower. Players can also upgrade their ship in the Hangar, can even team up with a partner in Cooperative Mode to blast enemies, fuse debris to grow their ships and finish the mission as a team.

    Not only that but you can also design your own levels, ships, enemy ships, objects and bosses. Assign Bullet Patterns, Sound FX, movement patterns & hit boxes and then trade them via WFC. Multiplayer is for 2-4 players with many modes and once you have finished the game you'll be able to unlock four bonus games Tumiki Fighters (which this is based off_, Gunroar, Torus Trooper and rRootage. Tumiki Fighters is actually freeware and the PC version can be fount <a href="http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/tf_e.html" target="_blank">here</a>

    Seriously people, if you enjoy this game buy it, support the devs and show publishers that you appreiciate games with thought and effort. Nintendo Power gave it an impressive 8.5 which is rare for them to do on a 3rd party game that has had little hype.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=bKsjJdfPh2c" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    Also out is <b>Backyard Baseball '09</b>, I have no idea why they keep making those games not one of them have been any good or sold well.

    I'm no longer listing WiiWare as Nintendo can't be arsed to tells us what IS out so you'll just have to wait until the games are released.
  2. Curley5959

    Curley5959 CCC Member!

    Feb 2, 2008
    Thanks Hadrian.. Soul Bubbles looks good, I must Say!! [​IMG]
  3. MyauChanDesu

    MyauChanDesu Kamineko is GOD.

    Mar 29, 2008
    Sydney, Australia!

    Soul Bubble maybe worth a try~
  4. Torte

    Torte GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 10, 2006
    New Zealand
    Doodle Hex sounds like it could be a blast =)
  5. Mars

    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

    Dec 19, 2006
    United States
    Thanks once again Hadrian.

    Oddly, I haven't head of any games on the list. Doodle Hex looks very original. Can't wait to try it out.
  6. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    Nice job Hadrian. I'll never leave you for another "Expected:" thread. [​IMG]

    Soul Bubbles looks like it could be fun. [​IMG]
  7. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Soul Bubbles looks interesting..
  8. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

    Sep 4, 2007
    Soul Bubbles and Doodle Hex are the games I would try! [​IMG]
  9. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    All of the games look crap imo.
  10. osirisFIVE

    osirisFIVE GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 11, 2007
    Hooray for Doodle Hex. Gameplay sounds cool, but doesn't seem to have lasting appeal.

    You just draw shit, to kill the other guy.
    I see myself giving up before drawing all 100+ spells as the video says.

    Blast Works seems complicated.

    Soul Bubble game sounds... lame, for lack of a better word.
  11. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Thanks for the list Hadrian [​IMG]

    Soul Bubbles looks pretty promising. Hope it turns out good
  12. Popin

    Popin GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 21, 2007
    Not a bad list for the DS. I'll definitely try out Jake Hunter, Doodle Hex, and Soul Bubbles.
  13. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

    Jul 31, 2003
    Harderwijk, Netherlands
    I'm DEFINITELY going for the Soul Bubbles. That looks fantastic and right up my alley.

    I want to think that Blast Works is great, but only the thought of having to plough through tons of menu's and fiddling around with the wiimote/nunchuck to create some stuff I can shoot at really puts me off on forehand. I tried 2 minutes of level building in Boomblox and already I was screaming with frustration!
  14. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
  15. JKR Firefox

    JKR Firefox Back.

    Nov 18, 2006
    Excellent! Blast Works looks like good fun! Can't wait for it to be released [​IMG]
  16. shabon

    shabon Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    United States
    IGN has a new mini trailer for Soul Bubbles btw
    Soul Bubbles is good for you, and good for your sister/girlfriend/mother/wife. Buy 2 copies :)
    Guys please be intelligent and don't pirate original games. You are just ruining the chances to get even better titles, and only the big licenses and cash-in crappy games can survive in such environment.
  17. akuchan

    akuchan GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 25, 2007
    hmm..really not much for DS this week.. soul bubbles looks fun though, and i haven't heard anything about doodle hex until this thread =/ haha.. at least we got summon night =D
  18. Ruri

    Ruri GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 20, 2007
    United States
    Nothing we've been waiting forever for, sure, but almost everything looks like it could be good. Even if it's not as good as Phoenix Wright, it'll be nice to have another detective-style game to curl up with when you want to basically use your DS as a mystery novel... I hope it's at least decent.

    Also, I hope The World Revolves Around Me gets localized. Even if it is aimed at 8-year-old girls, the story and gameplay both sound like they could be interesting if well-done. Hopefully it will have adjustable difficulty.

    And all three of the 13th June games look worth trying at the very least, of course. Soul Bubble could be great. I hope Doodle Hex is good...
  19. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Aww...what happened to the "GBA Gems" you were going to add? I was really hoping to get some ideas on GBA games......especially after you mentioned those CT Special Forces games in another thread.
  20. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I've written up reviews for three "Forgotten GBA Gems". Decided that they would be best suited for a something else that you'll see at the weekend that I am not allowed to talk about as I'll get rammed if I do. [​IMG]