NDS & Wii Titles Expected: Week of 1st July 2008

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Jun 25, 2008
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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 with mouth.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->



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

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Bowling
    <b>Developer:</b> Vir2L Studios <b>Publisher:</b> Bethesda Game Studios

    Vir2L Studios have two games this week though these two are their first DS titles having onyl worked on mobile phone games before. This game appears to be a port of AMF Bowling Deluxe 3D which was a decent mobile title but after Midnight Play Pack is just one game enough? What can they offer on a £19.99 DS title that will cost £3 for the mobile?

    Bowl in exotic locations such as the Route 66, Spielgasse, Hong Kong Penthouse Palace, Studio 77, Ten-pin Shrine, Highland Bowling, Deep Space Lanes and more! Choose from 12 unique characters, each with their own signature move. Experience multiplayer fun with Pass & Play, local wireless, or with the global Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Challenge yourself with four single-player modes including: World Cup, Precision, Duckpins, or Practice. Unlock key character features such as special bowling balls & shoes. Use the Psyche meter to build Psyche points and unleash the "Special Move" with its unstoppable strike 'em down power!

    So WFC huh? Could be worth trying as Bowling is essentially only fun with others.

    <a href="http://www.vir2l.com/games/amfpinbustersds/trailers.php" target="_blank">Video Link (Download Only)</a>

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

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    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Motorbike Racing
    <b>Developer:</b> Vir2L Studios <b>Publisher:</b> Bethesda Game Studios

    Another title from Vir2L Studios & this time a racer.

    Get on the gas in the exciting Nintendo DS roadracing action on a Ducati, the ultimate expression of the most extreme racing machine today! Just like the Ducati, this action-packed NDS game is built for a single-minded purpose - experience the thrill! Choose a Monster or Superbike and ride the fastest stopping and quickest lapping Ducati, known the world over as the most powerful and best handling motorcycles. Want to mix it up? Climb aboard the Hypermotard and take on asphalt canyons, mountain curves or dirt roads with total abandon. Compete in 50 Challenges across five exotic locations in one of the numerous single player modes or challenge a friend in multiplayer mode! Get on your NDS Ducati now for full stop and fast forward action!

    Race in five Championship Events including Time Attack, Race, Eliminator, Race Line, and Stunt Challenge. Challenge yourself in exotic locations such as Morocco, Italy, Hong Kong, and more. Take on opponents via local wireless or through Nintendo WiFi Connection. Choose from 11 Ducati motorcycles including the Monster, Hypermotard, 848 & 1098 Superbikes, and Desmosedici RR. Choose from eight unique characters each in their own colorful and distinctive leathers. Experience the arcade-style roadracing with power sliding, wheelies, and on-track jumps. New stunt modes including wheelies, burnouts and jumps.

    Sounds good and it has WFC! The developers also did Ducati 3D Extreme for the mobile and that was a very enjoyable racer especially for the mobile, I hope they can look at the DS platform and do a good enough job for this.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=mcVAlytPXi4" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Sawbones sim
    <b>Developer:</b> Atlus Co. <b>Publisher:</b> Atlus Co.

    Trauma Center was actually one of the first DS titles ever shown and four years later the DS finally has another after two Wii games and amazingly BEFORE the Japanese get it.

    The fast-paced medical action that made the handheld original a classic is back, along with all of your favorite Trauma Center characters. Dr. Derek Stiles and Nurse Angie Thompson faced humanity's greatest threat and triumphed. Now, in the aftermath, they find themselves in unknown territory, forced to deal with the disastrous consequences of the killer virus. Join them as they scramble to address questions left unanswered and put an end to the mystery behind the disease. With numerous enhancements, including new difficulty modes and new operations, handheld surgeons have a lot to be excited about.

    More of the same but this time out of the hospital? To be honest I don't mind at all as long as its as good as the first game. Touch screen control has been enhanced as have the tutorials.

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

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

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    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> First Person Horror Adventure/Old school RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Square Enix <b>Publisher:</b> Square Enix

    The next big game from SE?

    Your friend disappears from school one day. Exploring the friend's home, you discover that he'd just received a new videogame. While resembling a classic 2D RPG, this game is actually said to be cursed. It's believed that those who play this game die within a week. Kinda like the film Ringu but with games.

    The main game uses a 3D first person view and actually uses both screens for the same view but you have to hold the DS book style. All your actions are done via the stylus which controls everything from moving forward and looking up, to opening a door. The title is said to use new "3D sound" from the two DS speakers and its been advised that you use headphones. Apparently the developers have made it so that at times you can hear sound behind you. The RPG itself is played just like any other RPG.

    Could be good? Well reviews from Japan say its good, Famitsu gave it a 30/40 which isn't what SE would want.

    No news about this appearing outside of Japan.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=-bFyk6Cl-gY" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    Also out in Japan are:
    Riku to Johan: Kaeta Nimai no E
    Eigo de Yomou: Sekai no Bungaku
    Eigo de Yomou: Sekai no Douwa
    Yukkuri Tanoshimi Taijin no Jigsaw Puzzle DS: Watase Seizou - Love Hana to Midori
    Yukkuri Tanoshimi Taijin no Jigsaw Puzzle DS: Watase Seizou - Love Umi to Blue


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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Farm Life - Manage Your Own Farm</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Imagine Harvest Moon?
    <b>Developer:</b> Square Enix <b>Publisher:</b> Ubisoft

    Ubisofts turn to make their own Harvest Moon game after the DSI disaster that was John Deere.

    The video makes the game look like something on the Master System. Build your home in the heartland, make profit and earn money to buy new tractors and other essentials. Use the touch screen and stylus to sculpt the land into the piece of crap farm of your dreams. Use the top screen to monitor your farm with the mini-map and check on the status of crops. The more your farm grows the more you can do and customise

    Sounds and looks like a quick & cheap rip off to me.

    <a href="http://www.play.com/Games/DS/4-/5600182/Farm-Life/Product.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>


    And Out in Europe are:
    Bob The Builder: Festival of Fun
    Road To Vegas



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    Sorry there is NOTHING worth writing up this week, out are:

    1st July North America: Purr Pals.
    3rd July Japan: Saikyou Ginsei Igo, Akko de Pon! Ikasama Hourouki & Jawa: Mammoth to Himitsu no Ishi.
    4th July Europe: Summer Athletics
     


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    'Nanashi no Game' looks like it'll be worth looking at when it comes out.

    Much thanks Hadrian!! :]
     
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    I posted this way too early. Forgot what day it is.
     
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    Oh well, is good to know what to expect a week or 2 in advance. [​IMG]
     
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    Member distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

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    The Nanashi game does look cool. :3
     
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    Also looking forward to Ducati Racing, especially if it has WFC.

    It would be nice to have a racer on the DS to play online thats not Mario Kart. [​IMG]
     
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    Finally Pass and Play on a DS Game!
    *waits for AMF Pinbusters to suck*
    [​IMG]
     
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    AMF Bowling Pinbusters! [​IMG] *speechless*

    You approved Ducati Racing, did you? [​IMG]

    Well, I'm very much looking forward to that Nanashi game. I doubt I'll be able to do much with the Japanese version, but I look forward to checking it out, all the same.

    The follow-up to Trauma Center ought to please a lot of folks. Can't say I'm one of them, but my wife will dig it, I'm sure.
     
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    Nanashi no Game looks very interesting, the title means "Nameless game".. brilliant! After the release of TWEWY (which has tons of japanese culture references) and the announcements of the Dragon Quest remakes in english, I'm sure that Square-Enix will bring that game here.. [​IMG]
     
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    Nanoshi no game, and Trauma centre 2 for me!

    I've been waiting for Truama centre for a while, and I want it!!
     
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    Megaman Starforce 2 Zerker x Ninja / Zerker x Saurian when is it supposed to be dumped WHEN?????
     
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    erm. it is dumped...
    and its on the front page of GBAtemp
    also, thanks Hadrian
    i dont think you're too early because its only a week away!
     
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    as soon as I saw that I bolted to front page then to my favorite rom site (which name shall not be spoken) lol [​IMG]
     
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    It'll be like this again with Nanashi no Game... my game comes late, I play the ROM then continue playing it leaving the cart unwrapped when it comes.
     
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    nanashi no game and trauma center ftw. can't wait for those two
     
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    thanks hadrian~!
     
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    Again quite a good week for the DS, looking forward to the race game and Trauma Center 2 [​IMG]
     
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    Good job Hadrian, thanks for the list [​IMG]

    Good to know there are a lot of "Hadrian Approved" games. It looks like its going to be a good week!
     
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    I also meant to stick a VOID on Farm Life.

    I'd like to state that the Approved doesn't always mean that they will be good games, just that I approve of the effort put into them.
     

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