NDS & Wii Titles Expected: Week of October 14 2008

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  1. Hadrian

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Oct 12, 2004
    United Kingdom
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    Not an amazing week but some interesting titles anyway. A bit of a casual gaming fest unfortinatly but lets face it there are more "core" games out than usual anyway so still enjoy the good times.

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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 stealth.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> 3D action
    <b>Developer:</b> Zoo Games <b>Publisher:</b> DSI Games

    Remember this series? Sucked didn't it? Well ok I kinda didn't mind the overhead PC ones but the 3D games sucked major balls. For some reason DSI/Zoo Games have decided to buy the series and bring it back. So as usual DSI/Zoo get release another game based on a license that no one wanted.

    Assume the role of Timmy, mini action adventure hero, and fight the forces of evil in "Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune." Timmy's Tan Army Men action figures have run amok, capturing his Green Army Men, and attempting to take control of his little slice of suburbia! It's up to you to defeat the enemy, save your toys and family, and restore order to your home! The house is your playground as you control a 3 inch tall Timmy and a slew of toy weaponry to keep his tan Army Men from achieving "Global Home Domination." You'll never look at your toys the same again...

    So this time you don't even play as the green guys! Way to go guys, I hope you go bankrupt soon.

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

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    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> God Game
    <b>Developer:</b> EA Japan <b>Publisher:</b> Xseed

    Originally a Bullfrog game and then EA bought Bullfrog (as they do) and then released on the DS in Japan earlier this year. For some reason EA are letting someone else publish this outside of Japan.

    Populous pioneered the God simulation genre. Featuring touch-screen controls that utilize the dual-screens, players manipulate 5 elementally-imbued gods, each with their own unique miracles, within an extensive single-player campaign. Within the multiplayer wireless mode, up to 4 players can unleash earthquakes, tidal waves and raging volcanoes onto rival players' lands.

    The Japanese version was hacked with some English and I had a quick go and fount it to be a decent port.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i76bdqoCviE" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Dino Battling
    <b>Developer:</b> Ubisoft <b>Publisher:</b> Ubisoft

    Being Ubisoft, you'd think it would be called Dinzsuarz.

    Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs brings all the mysteries, wilderness and variety of the world of dinosaurs to Nintendo DS. In the game each player will have the opportunity to incarnate the dinosaur he prefers. Pick a favourite out of 26 different species, from the ravenous predator to the witty scavenger, and defend your territory in nine different maps, each with unique features and all-new threats. Customize your dinosaur using special eggs earned through victories in combat, earning new thorns, feathers and bones that will make yours the strongest dinosaur.

    A player's objective in Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs is to fight and win against other dinosaurs using a unique and highly intuitive combat system based on dexterity and entirely controlled with the stylus. A multiplayer mode gives players the opportunity to fight against each other two ways: one-to-one Quickmatch or complete Tournament, with up to eight players!

    Being a casual Ubisoft game it might be crappy but I dunno, maybe its worth trying.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XriVRl6wqGU" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Tomy Corporation <b>Publisher:</b> D3 Publisher

    Meh yet another Naruto game.

    Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 gives players a portable outlet for their inner ninja. A deep, original storyline allows players to access over 30 major characters from the series, from standards such as Naruto and Sakura to unlikely allies like the weapon-based Tenten. The improved and intuitive battle system makes it easy for even the newest fighters to get into the combat, using the DS Touch Screen to unleash devastating melee and jutsu attacks on any opponent foolish enough to get in their way. The new Squad Leader and Ninja Tag systems provide even more squad-building options, while the Wi-Fi multiplayer feature offers aspiring ninja the chance to take on challengers from around the world.

    Well I guess someone wants this.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa_-MXzx0z4" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Rhythm
    <b>Developer:</b> HB Studios/Zoe Mode <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    Way back in the 90's Konami invented the guitar rock game with Guitar Freaks, then many years later Harmonix ripped off the idea and made it popular and now Konami are cashing in.

    Release your inner rock star or allow your friends the privilege of picking up an axe or pounding the skins with you to 40 mind-bending rock and roll tracks! Unleash your creative juices in the Jam Mode where you can create your own music in a state-of-the-art multitrack studio! This is the musical revolution the world has been waiting for!

    * Choose between drums, bass, guitar and vocal
    * Rhythm-based gameplay uses stylus gestures for rhythm matching
    * Complete combos to see your character pull off moves like scissor kicks
    * Customizable venues allow users to unlock stage props like fireworks displays and laser shows
    * Get together with your friends and play songs as a band or against one another via wireless
    * Power-up your character and band with new picks, sticks, and amps
    * Choose from 20+ songs to rock out too
    * Choose between multiple modes for the ultimate Rock Revolution experience
    * Co-op Mode (Multiplayer, 2-4 players) - Create a band with your friend or join a band that’s looking to hire
    * Battle Mode (Multiplayer, 2–4 players) - Go head to head with your friends and family

    Unlike GH:OT there is no guitar add on, instead it relies on buttons and touch screen. Maybe lacking for some but it could turn out like Taiko Drum Master...who knows.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Tak and the Power of Juju : Mojo Mistake</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Platform
    <b>Developer:</b> HB Studios/Zoe Mode <b>Publisher:</b> THQ

    Anyone noticed that a lot of games that were previously 3D are now 2D?

    Tak finds himself exhausted from trying to help everyone in his village. He decided to use his Juju magic to create little helpers called Hackies. But when these little critters became unruly and then unexpectedly multiplied into hundreds, they invaded both the Pupununu village and the Juju realm causing havoc and devastation. Now Tak must do all he can to get rid of the troublemakers and restore balance to both worlds!

    Cast spells and mix alchemical ingredients, flip the DS sideways to play in the magical Juju realm, share ingredients with other players to create special spell "recipes", Dodge Ball Mini Game, Chase Mini Game & Block Buster Mini Game. Anyone else prefer it if developers concentrated more on the main game then stupid mini games?

    The last one was in 3D and this one is 2D, I guess they have low hopes for the franchise so they cut development costs. Could be decent, THQ have been improving recently.

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    <b>Also out on this day:</b>
    Goosebumps HorrorLand
    My Japanese Coach
    Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams
    Smart Girl's: Party Games
    Littlest Pet Shop: Garden
    Littlest Pet Shop: Jungle
    Littlest Pet Shop: Winter
    Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer
    Ultimate Card Games

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->16th October<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> RPG/Dungeon Crawler
    <b>Developer:</b> Artoon/Mistwalker <b>Publisher:</b> AQ Interactive

    From Artoon (the meh Pinobee, the bad Yoshi tilty thing & the good Yoshi's Island DS & Blinx games) and also Mistwalker (Blue Dragon Plus, ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat & Lost Odyssey) comes this new game some of you will cream over.

    In Away: Shuffle Dungeon, an unknown force has stripped Webb Village of its residents, and now the sole hero left behind, Sword, must rescue the stolen villagers from the ominous dungeons as he strives to expose and defeat the mysterious thief. Sword must first collect and use various objects including musical instruments to reveal the secret dungeons where prisoners are being held. But successfully saving them is another challenge altogether given a unique timed "shuffle" mechanic that reconfigures the dungeon prisons and hurts Sword and any survivors still caught within when the time runs out. Saved villagers will lend assistance to Sword's quest, as will the magical 'Fupongs' and dungeon treasure he finds that lets him shop in the village specialty stores for armor, weapons, health, medical aid and more.

    A RPG by Final Fantay father Hironobu Sakaguchi, Away: Shuffle Dungeon features a scenario from Sakaguchi himself, music from Nobuo Uematsu, and character designs by Sonic the Hedgehog creator Naoto Ooshima.

    This will get a NA release next week so not too long for you guys.

    <a href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=a2ep1n0E_Zs" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <b>Also out in Japan:</b>
    Yattaman DS 2
    Nazo Nazo & Quiz Ichi Kotae Jikkon Q Mate!

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    <b>Out in Europe but meh:</b>
    Clever Kids: Farmyard Fun
    Clever Kids: Pirates
    Garfield Gets Real
    International Athletics
    Bratz Ponyz 2
    Drivers Ed Portable

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Sam & Max: Season One</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Point & Click Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Telltale Games <b>Publisher:</b> Genius Products, Inc.

    If this got released on the 7th than cool if not its suppose to come out on the 14th...I dunno.

    Team up with Sam & Max, self-styled Freelance Police with their own brand of justice. Uncover clues, interrogate suspects, crack six bizarre cases, and find out why Sam & Max has been praised as the funniest game in years.

    I did like the PC episodes, and all 6 from season one are here. Sure it wasn't as good as the original LucasArts adventure and the odd episode wasn't that funny but I enjoyed the series anyway. Fans of point & clicky games (including Telltales own excellent Strong Bad games) should be able to enjoy this title.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHLjFBj82Ps" 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> North America <b>Genre:</b> Survival RPG/Board Game
    <b>Developer:</b> Sting <b>Publisher:</b> Atlus

    Hey look another PS2 port! Lucky us

    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 prize is the throne and the Princess (isn't that prostitution?). Now, an adventure riddled in money and betrayal starts!

    Well it should be decent at the very least.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=-7SQtsl_6mQ" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Rhythm
    <b>Developer:</b> Zoe Mode/HB Studios <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    Konami must feel really pissed with Guitar Hero & Rock Band pretty much owning the guitar game genre, after all it was them who were the first with their own Guitar Freaks game.

    Release your inner rock star or allow your friends the privilege of picking up an axe or pounding the skins with you to 40 mind-bending rock and roll tracks! Unleash your creative juices in the Jam Mode where you can create your own music in a state-of-the-art multitrack studio! This is the musical revolution the world has been waiting for!

    This just looks a bit "too little too late" for me, especially with GH:WT out next month.

    <a href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zLRy4jwRgh8" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <b>Also out but meh:</b>
    Littlest Pet Shop
    Ten Pin Alley 2
    Boogie SuperStar
    Clever Kids: Farmyard Fun
    Clever Kids: Pirates
    Garfield Gets Real
    Rapala Fishing Frenzy
    Wonderworld Amusement Park
    Boogie SuperStar
    Penny Racers Party: Turbo Q Speedway
    Twin Strike: Operation Thunder

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->16th October<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Music creation
    <b>Developer:</b> Nintendo <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario & Zelda as well as many many awesomely great games. Recently though he has been doing stuff for the casual crowd and all of those games have done very well, here is the next hit.

    It's a new Wii experience that gives you the ability to play a wide variety of musical instruments by using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to mimic the motions used to play real instruments. Everyone in the family will enjoy jamming together, while music fans will enjoy creating their own fresh, stylized takes on a variety of songs.

    I'm on the fence with this one, its probably fun but I'm on other games so I'll probably give it a miss for now.

    <a href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hTN_fDp1g3k" 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-->Upcomming WiiWare Games<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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

    <b>Expected Release</b> 2008 <b>Genre:</b> Platform Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Nicalis <b>Controlls:</b> Classic Controller & WiiMote

    One the greatest indie games of all time comes to the Wii.

    Cave Story takes players into a world where a race of rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free on a serene floating island. The once-carefree world is in danger of disaster at the hands of a maniacal doctor. The Mimigas’ only hope is in the hands of a quiet, amnesiac soldier named Quote. Players take control of Quote and learn the origins of the floating island’s power.

    Gameplay is very open, sort of like Castleroids with RPG elements.

    This game was freeware way back in 2004 and will still remain that way but even though you can obtain this for free I still think that you should support the developer of this, this is a developer that should be working fulltime in games. Also the WiiWare version will include new content not in the freeware PC game.

    <a href="http://uk.media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14287155/vids_1.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Expected Release</b> 2008 (out now in Japan) <b>Genre:</b> Side scrolling shoot-em-up
    <b>Developer:</b> M2/Konami <b>Controls:</b> WiiMote, Classic Controller & GameCube controller

    An old school shooter, basically a remix of previous titles. The gameplay of this edition is more in the style of the NES/MSX/SNES versions than the more recent ones. The game uses 100% sprites and features remixed music and sound effects from Gradius II NES, Gradius 2 MSX, Gradius I Arcade, Gradius I MSX, and Ambition of Gofer.

    The Japanese version is out and this plays very well and may be too hard for some newbies but anyone who loves shoot-em-ups and Gradius will comfortably beat it.

    <a href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eble43J1_ecl" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

    <b>Expected Release</b> TBA <b>Genre:</b> Top down shooter
    <b>Developer:</b> High Voltage Software <b>Controls:</b> WiiMote + nunchuck, Classic Controller & GameCube controller

    For those who loved the likes of Smash TV, Geometry Wars & Alien Syndrome take a look at this from The Conduit developers.

    Down in Mexico, where the Valle De La Sol Public Zoo is run by the charismatic geezer Don Eduardo Mendoza, there is a crisis -- the animals have begun dying only to be reborn as flesh-eating zombies! You take on the role of characters Marco and Maria Mendoza, Don Eduardo's weapon-proficient grandchildren, and you must knock down the bad animals to save the zoo. While the two will use a variety of powerful guns and items to mutilate the walking dead, they will also carry with them nets in order to capture and save the animals still unaffected by the outbreak.

    The weapons you will use are uzis, flame flowers, bull whips, chainsaws & a cattle prod. 1-4 players can play so should be a fine game to play with friends. Now this may become a retail game as the developers are finding it hard cramming this into a 40MB file.

    <a href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBm1z7kiS0" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

    <a href="http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/869/869226/animales-de-la-muerte-tba-20080424011630551_640w.jpg" target=_blank title="Click to view full size"><img src="http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/869/869226/animales-de-la-muerte-tba-20080424011630551_640w.jpg" height="150" alt="User posted image" /></a> <a href="http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/869/869226/animales-de-la-muerte-tba-20080424011640254_640w.jpg" target=_blank title="Click to view full size"><img src="http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/869/869226/animales-de-la-muerte-tba-20080424011640254_640w.jpg" height="150" alt="User posted image" /></a> <a href="http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/869/869222/animales-de-la-muerte-tba-20080424010952442_640w.jpg" target=_blank title="Click to view full size"><img src="http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/869/869222/animales-de-la-muerte-tba-20080424010952442_640w.jpg" height="150" alt="User posted image" /></a>

  2. pieman202

    Member pieman202 GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 10, 2008
    these seem like ok games i guess nothing really exciting but i'll get my japanese coach if its in english o_o
  3. Curley5959

    Member Curley5959 CCC Member!

    Feb 2, 2008
    Nice week, Thanks Hadrian..
  4. Rock Raiyu

    Member Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    Walking the path of heaven
    United States
    Thanks Hadrian. Not very much to look forward to this week though..
  5. GeekyGuy

    Global Moderator GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Very much looking forward to Away: Shuffle Dungeon. I think that one might end up being a sleeper hit, at least amongst the pirate hordes.

    Everything else this weeks looks...well, nothing I'm excited about, anyway. Of course, barely have time to catch up on all the games we've gotten in the last few weeks, so can't complain in the least. Although, I'm still awaiting Legend of Kage 2. [​IMG]
  6. marko1986

    Newcomer marko1986 Advanced Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Thx, but nothing for me. The week after - comes a new Castlevania! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! [​IMG]
  7. Szyslak

    Member Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    Nice job Hadrian. Looking forward to trying out Populous and Shuffle Dungeon.

    Yeah, what happened with that exactly? Is it in stores and undumped, or just not out yet?
  8. Raven Darkheart

    Member Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

    Aug 27, 2008
    Cyclo DS Paradise
    United States
    Away: Shuffle Dungeon and Rock Evo for me thanks
    but its a decent week i guess
  9. da_head

    Member da_head A dying dream..

    Apr 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canader!
    thx as usual hadrian [​IMG]
  10. King Zargo

    Member King Zargo I'm a Star

    Aug 29, 2007
    The Netherlands
    Where is your Dokapon Kingdom love [​IMG]

    Its good!
  11. CockroachMan

    Member CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Thanks Hadrian! Populous looks cool, and finally Sam & Max is here! [​IMG]

    I'm very interested in Away Shuffle Dungeon, but I'll wait for the english version on the week after.

    And My Japanese Couch! I tried the french one and got bored with it after 2 weeks.. I'll give this one a try and see if I can learn something.. [​IMG]
  12. pilotwangs

    Member pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 20, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Not a great week for DS games,though im looking forward to Away: Shuffle Dungeon.
  13. Esh

    Newcomer Esh Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    An Amazon mayor saying "What's up".

    Now that is gold. That game deserves medals.
  14. Mohammad

    Member Mohammad GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States
    Yessss looks like some good games [​IMG]
  15. Hadrian

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Oct 12, 2004
    United Kingdom
    For those asking about Kage 2 I really dunno, Square Enix say it shipped on Tuesday but the retailers say its in store on the 14th.
  16. War

    Member War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007
    Ugh, bad week is bad. (Except for Populous)
  17. 4ppleseed

    Member 4ppleseed GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 27, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Hadrian, it says on the Flower, Sun, and Rain Wiki: here

    that ''An enhanced Nintendo DS remake (entitled Flower, Sun and Rain: Neverending Paradise in Japan) was released in Japan on March 6, 2008, and a European release is scheduled for October 2008.''
    ... is that true?

    Are we still expecting this to come out EU this month and...

    ''A North American release has been mentioned in the past, but a date remains unannounced.[2] On October 9, 2008, XSEED Games announced that they will be publishing the game in North America with cooperation with Marvelous Entertainment's North American branch. The release of the game is expected for sometime in 2009'' ????

  18. imz

    Member imz GBAtemp's vigilante

    Nov 6, 2007
    Gotham city
    United Kingdom
    ugh, I got goosebumps and ghostbusters confused for the 999,999,999th time! The latter of which I'm anticipating
  19. nin10do

    Member nin10do GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 22, 2007
    not one good game?

    is it HADRIAN disAPPROVED week?
  20. MyauChanDesu

    Member MyauChanDesu Kamineko is GOD.

    Mar 29, 2008
    Sydney, Australia!
    Love the releases this week

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