NDS & Wii Titles: Week of 18th May 2009

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May 13, 2009
  1. Hadrian
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    The best week for DS owners in May but to be honest, thats not saying much. For the Wii there is a new heavy hitter from Nintendo and a couple of Wii only EA titles that might actually be good. There are also quite a few others that look worthy of your <strike>DVD-r </strike> cash.

    The Japanese releases are coming back too! Japan has some sort of thing where not much comes out in May...can't remember why but there is a slow trickle of titles heading their way including a cool looking Wii RPG from Nintendo.

    <!--coloro:#483D8B--><span style="color:#483D8B"><!--/coloro--><u><b>Read to know when a game could be dumped:</b></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 like a something loves something.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->


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


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 20th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


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

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 7
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Strategy First / Cypron Studios <b>Publisher:</b> Empire Interactive

    *Copy & paste from the last thread* I've finally come to accept publishers rehashing old games but still charging the same price as a all new game, I mean it happens with movies, books, comics & music so why not video games? Anyway here comes another port of an oldie but goldie PC strategy title.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Jagged Alliance is an explosive fusion of role-playing game and turn-based tactical combat, allowing players to become fully immersed in their characters. A new generation of gamers will be charged with liberating the Island of Metavira through the nonlinear gameplay that made the 1994 original so popular amongst gamers.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    They may have aged a fair bit but I still enjoy the old JA games and if this is the sort of game you are after than you could do much worse.

    Click Spoiler For PC Video, No DS Footage Around:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 8
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 8

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle Platformer
    <b>Developer:</b> Climax Entertainment <b>Publisher:</b> Atlus Co.

    Atlus publishes yet another Japanese game that people want.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->While exploring the thought-to-be-long-abandoned palace of the Ancient Demon King, the young thief Anise stumbles upon a startling discovery: the palace isn't abandoned at all, and it's crawling with demons, no less! Equally startling is the deadly booby trap she triggers in the process of opening a locked door. She barely outruns the giant boulder bearing down on her, escaping the palace only to fall into a surging river, unconscious.

    The fairy Kukri, imprisoned for centuries in the chamber Anise inadvertently unlocked, rescues her and takes her to the Castle of Albyon. Anise awakens in the presence of the King, whose son is being held by demons in the very palace Anise narrowly escaped from. Recent events have unshakably convinced the King that this thief is descended from the Legendary Hero of Albyon, he who slew the Ancient Demon King centuries ago, and so he commands her thusly: free the Prince from the vile demons... or be tried and convicted as a thief and locked away for life. Not much of a choice, one way or the other...

    Over 150 levels of increasing complexity push your central processing unit (i.e., your brain) to its limits. When you've completed the stages provided, wipe your well-earned tears of joy away and jump into the powerful level creator to design your own devilishly tough maps, placing enemies, constructing moving platforms, and even setting custom victory conditions.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I might get this for the level creator, apparently you can share maps via WFC too which is nice. For those who care about reviews, Famitsu gave it 28/40 & Nintendo Power gave it 6.0/10. How come most Atlus games get average scores? Sometimes reviewers have been right about their games and sometimes totally wrong so give it a try if it sounds like something you want to play.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 0
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 6

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Card Battler
    <b>Developer:</b> Konami <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    I have no opinion on this game.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009, players can experience the most robust offering in the World Championship franchise to date with up to 2,800 playable cards. The title features multiple gameplay modes including Story Mode, where players journey from Satellite to Neo Domino City and duel with characters from the animated series in various situations. Players can also compete in the World Championship Mode, where head-to-head battles take place against Yu-Gi-Oh! gamers around the world.

    Offering more playable cards than any other Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship title, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 includes playable cards from the latest booster pack "Crimson Crisis," as well as three exclusive trading cards bundled in the package.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Famitsu gave it 29/40 for those who wanna know.

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    Also out is:
    <a href="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/9/958009_120294_front.jpg" target=_blank title="Click to view full size"><img src="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/9/958009_120294_front.jpg" height="150" alt="User posted image" /></a> <-- lol enlarge and see a bad photshop job. 10 internet points to the first person who starts a EoF topic that includes their own "edited" version of the boxart. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smileipb2.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":creep:" border="0" alt="smileipb2.png" />

    <a href="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/5/958905_122546_front.jpg" target=_blank title="Click to view full size"><img src="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/5/958905_122546_front.jpg" height="150" alt="User posted image" /></a> <-- We dont have space camp over here, we prefer our kids to have low hopes for their futures.

    <a href="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/958362_121283_front.jpg" target=_blank title="Click to view full size"><img src="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/958362_121283_front.jpg" height="150" alt="User posted image" /></a> <-- Another title from Ubisoft to guide the sluts of tomorrow.



    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 21st</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Sloan to Michael: Nazo no Monogatari</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> aka <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Sloane and McHale's Mysterious Story</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 7
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 0 (will proabably get a lot higher when they hear of it)

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Level-5 <b>Publisher:</b> Empire Interactive

    Based on the book, Lateral Thinking Puzzles by Paul Sloane and Des MacHales, this is the latest title from Level-5 (Layton, Dragon Quest IX & Inazuma Eleven among others). Its part of their "casual brand" Atamania and its a mind bending puzzle book style title. Japan has scored this game very highly so if we ever see it in English (still waiting for Inazuma Eleven) then it may be a game worth looking forward to.

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    And out in Japan:
    Ora ga Omae o Mamoru
    Yuuzai x Muzai
    Sonshi no Heihou DS
    Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2
    Yume o Kanaeru Zou
    Kodawari Saihai Simulation: Ocha no Ma Pro Yakyuu DS
    The Saibanin: 1-tsu no Shinjitsu, 6-tsu no Kotae
    Happy * Star * Band


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 22nd</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Anno 1404 - Create A New World</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 8 (if its a new game)
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 6

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Real-Time Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Sunflowers Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> Ubisoft

    I had this down as a re-release of 1701 a new name but apparently is a new game! If it is new then I hope everything that was wrong with the first DS title is fixed with this one.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Dawn of Discovery takes place in the year 1404, when King George's land is suffering from severe droughts and brutal famine. Aware of his people's distress, the king calls on his two sons, William and Edward, to acquire new territories in order to produce enough goods to satisfy the needs of his empire's inhabitants. Whereas Edward suggests aggressive means to collect the precious resources, his brother William offers a peaceful solution, proposing to explore new and unsettled lands in the south of the kingdom. With his Father's blessing, William heads south to the mysterious Orient and returns with valuable new technologies such as the water pump that allows dry lands to be cultivated in order to produce enough food for the people. But there are still many unmet needs within the king's empire, and players are tasked with the mission of fulfilling those needs while both expanding and sustaining the vast society.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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    And out in Europe:
    Diva Girls: Making the Music
    Mind Body & Soul: Nutrition Matters


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


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 18th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


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

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 9
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Real Time Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Ronimo Game <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    This is from the people who came up with the de Blob concept and it looks just as great. Ok so its out in Europe on the 15th but I reckon this could be the next great WiiWare game so its worth writing up.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling real time strategy game that lets you control all the action on the battlefield easily by using only the Wii Remote. Just point at the screen and press the A Button to build new units, cast devastating spells and tear your enemy’s structures to pieces! You can tackle the game’s various modes and missions on your own, or challenge a friend in action-packed split-screen battles.

    The aim of the game is simple: Take control of one of three different factions, and advance from one end of the battlefield to the other in order to overcome your enemies. There are three distinct game modes to play in Swords & Soldiers, each one bringing its own unique challenges: Campaign, Skirmish and Challenge. Read More »

    Whichever game mode you’re playing, there are two main elements you’ll need to get to grips with in order to claim victory. Units and spells govern all the offensive actions available to a faction. You’ll also have to decide where your loyalties lie and select one of these three warring factions to take control of. Each one comes complete with its own particular units and powerful spells, as well as their own good reasons for marching out to war!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Best WiiWare title of 2009? Chances are that it will...until Cave Story comes out <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 18th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


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

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 10
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 9

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Platform
    <b>Developer:</b> Next Level Games <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    The first Nintendo published title that I actually really wanted since Wario Land Shake! Its developed by Next Level games who did Mario Strikers Charged (good game), NHL Hitz: Pro (great) and Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (poor)...this is a sports title so it should be great.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Little Mac returns to the ring in this Wii edition of the classic boxing franchise. Boxers battle as iconic hero Little Mac as they fight their way through a cast of new and familiar boxing opponents on their quest to win the coveted WVBA (World Video Boxing Association) Championship Belt.

    * Players have the option to play using the classic layout from the original NES controller. Use the 1 and 2 buttons along with the cross pad to throw hooks and jabs or to dodge.
    * The ultimate boxing underdog Little Mac returns as the hero in this re-imagining of a gaming classic.
    * Large character roster including: Little Mac, Glass Joe, King Hippo, Doc Louis, Von Kaiser and others.
    * Players can obtain special 'Star Punches,' which allow Little Mac to take more Health from his rival in a single punch.
    * The Wii Remote/Nunchuk controller configuration allows players to simulate punching and ducking for a realistic boxing feel.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Punch-Out fans have been waiting since 1994 for this game and though I wasn't fussed about it at first but the more I read and saw of it the more I anticipated the game. For those with a Balance Board, prepare to dust it off as this game uses it. Wanna play old school? You can use the Classic Controller instead or simply just tilt the Wiimote on its side to go NES style. This is a title to buy if you like it, prove to Nintendo that we want more of these and less Wii Music games.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 20th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 9
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> EA LA <b>Publisher:</b> Electronic Arts

    What a shit cover. I guess the excellent first game did well enough for a sequel only less then a year since the first came out.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The Boom Blox fun continues with Boom Blox Bash Party, featuring richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond! The game showcases new block types, including: virus and conveyor blox, new blox shapes, such as: cylinders and wedges, and new tools that will make for even more destructive fun. Players now can also sling, launch, and blow the competition away with new cannon, paint ball and slingshot tools.

    The fun continues online as Boom Blox Bash Party enables players to download even more new levels via the Internet. With the press of a button, players will be able to grab, play and rate new levels from EA as well as levels created by members of the Boom Blox Bash Party community. Using the game's easy-to-use Create Mode, players now have the power to share the levels they built with friends, or submit their masterpiece to be shared with the world! The expanded Create Mode lets players build and create like never before, giving them access to the same tool set the EA development team used to create each and every level in the game.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    The "bash party" originally made me unsure about this game but after reading more and seeing the trailers I am keen to play this, plus it has more longevity due to the DLC and level creater. With the "party" in the title, expect it to sell a ton more than the first...ah clever EA!

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

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 6
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> ?

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Shedding a fat sim
    <b>Developer:</b> EA Vancouver <b>Publisher:</b> Electronic Arts

    Usually when EA rips a Nintendo game off it usually doesn't measure up as well, this time however their Wii Fit rip off looks to top that game in every way so much so that Nintendo are actually gonna push this title as well as Wii Fit!
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Developed in collaboration with fitness experts, including Bob Greene -- renowned exercise physiologist, author and Oprah's personal trainer -- EA Sports Active is a simple, fun and cost-effective way to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Suitable for the whole family, though designed specifically for women seeking an entertaining way to work out, EA Sports Active features a wide variety of interactive activities combined into a circuit that target both the upper and lower body as well as cardio, and supports two players to allow family or friends to get fit together. The game provides a new level of motivation with on-screen, real-time feedback on your workout such as calories burned, while also allowing you to adjust intensity levels.

    The package includes two specially-designed leg straps that hold the Wii's Nunchuk controller to track lower body movements, as well as a resistance band to support a number of upper body strength training exercises. Players can run through the 30 Day Challenge, mode, where each circuit feels different and increases in intensity as fitness levels improve. Users can also create their own custom workouts that vary in activity, duration and intensity, and the Wii Balance Board will add functionality to many exercises.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I didnt like Wii Fit, got old fast and didn't give me any incentive to carry on "playing" it other than to get fit...thing is even Nintendo said that it wasn't meant to keep you fit and it wasn't as effective as walking for half an hour a day. All EA have to do with this title is to make it entertaining and to actually do its job right, just a shame that you'll probably need to get Wii Fit for the Balance Board AND this title for it to truly work.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Wheelie Breakers</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 5
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 4

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Card Battler
    <b>Developer:</b> Konami <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Based on "Riding Duel" in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers introduces players to a fast-paced twist on a racing game. Yusei and Jack duel in a new motor sport called "Wheelie Breakers" that combines card dueling with duel wheel racing. As they race around the track in their Duel Runner motorcycles, players call upon monsters from their decks to battle their opponents and prevent them from finishing the race. Using achievement points which players receive based on their race results, they can purchase new cards and add them to their decks providing upgrades.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers takes full advantage of the Nintendo Wii as players use the Wii Remote for competitive card dueling and Duel Runner racing. Gamers can also use the Nunchuk during races, allowing for split-second maneuvers including, acceleration, steering and recovery. Various gameplay modes are also offered including Story Mode, Grand Prix Mode and Competition Multiplayer Mode with up to 4 friends in racing split screen.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 21st</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Tact of Magic</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> aka <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Wand of Magic</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 8
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Strategy RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Taito <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    Nintendo liked this so much, that they are publishing it themselves! I wonder what Square Enix have to say abotu this seeing that they own Taito.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->In Tact of Magic, you take control of Orwell and Sharlot, two childhood friends who, for a reason that's currently unclear, face off on the battle field against monsters and enemy soldiers. In gameplay, you hold the Wiimote like a wand and draw out shapes to perform magic. The game includes over 100 spells. In addition to casting magic, you also control a battle party, whom you direct on the battle field from an overhead perspective.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    It got some good scores in Japan all saying that its very good but nothing special. The game is said to be a spiritual successor to the decent DS game LostMagic. I know nothing else but Nintendo are said to show and tell more at E3 this year.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>May 22nd</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Anno: Create A New World</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->My Wanted Level:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b> 7
    <b>GBAtemp Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Real Time Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Sunflowers Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> Ubisoft

    Now this is a new game, I know that for a fact as its the first one for the Wii.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Dawn of Discovery takes place in the year 1404, when King George’s land is suffering from severe droughts and brutal famine. Aware of his people’s distress, the king calls on his two sons, William and Edward, to acquire new territories in order to produce enough goods to satisfy the needs of his empire’s inhabitants. Whereas Edward suggests aggressive means to collect the precious resources, his brother William offers a peaceful solution, proposing to explore new and unsettled lands in the south of the kingdom. With his Father’s blessing, William heads south to the mysterious Orient and returns with valuable new technologies such as the water pump that allows dry lands to be cultivated in order to produce enough food for the people. But there are still many unmet needs within the king’s empire, and players are tasked with the mission of fulfilling those needs while both expanding and sustaining the vast society.

    * Explore the beautifully detailed world and discover new places to create your civilization
    * Set up trade posts in the spice mines of the Orient and explore new trade routes to keep your nation growing
    * Learn from other nearby cultures to expand your horizons and master the challenges of establishing a prosperous society
    * Unique art style and clever integration of the Wii Remote and DS stylus makes building your empire more fun and interactive than ever before
    * Seamless user interface delivers multiple gameplay modes and faster player rewards for both long or short play sessions
    * Exclusive multiplayer modes across platforms
    * Build your civilization and make history along with a friend in the 2-player co-op mode for Wii
    * Accessible for everyone from beginners to pros
    * Intelligent help system offers contextual hints for any situation
    * In-game encyclopedia includes illustrated tutorial filled with tips and strategies for building your civilization<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I had little interest in this seeing that its Ubisoft game on the Wii BUT everyone who has played it has given nothing but praise for the game. Hoping that this is worth the name.

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    Also out in Europe:
    Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun
    Aqua Panic


    That is all, see you next time. All dates were correct at the time of posting and where checked against many sources, of course they may change so dont moan at me.
     


  2. Sstew

    Member Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

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    I see 2 Wii games I plan on picking up this month "Punch Out" and "Boom Blox" (Thought the first was really good)
     
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    Punch-Out!!, Boom Blox and Anno! Good Wii week [​IMG]


    I'm dreaming about Punch-Out since it was announced, can't wait for it [​IMG]
     
  4. Ruri

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    Wand of Magic looks exactly like LostMagic. Huh. Hopefully it doesn't have a plot that completely collapses at the end the way LostMagic did.

    And if they're giving us Jagged Alliance, how about X-Com? Come on, people, it's not that hard!
     
  5. concealed identi

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    Steal Princess is great for the first few levels and gets pretty terrible the further you go along. The controls need to be a lot more precise than they are, and as the puzzles get more complex they become less intuitive and more like a chore. It's a shame, because it could have been a great game. I'd say it deserves the average reviews.


    I'm really hoping Jagged Alliance is good...one of my favorite games. If they released X-Com for DS, I'd buy two. No, three.
     
  6. tinymonkeyt

    Member tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    I'm really into strategy games at the moment so hopefully Jagged Alliance or Anon 1404 are good picks.
    Thanks for the update, Hadrian!
     
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    X-Com would be a much more logical game for a portable system, too. It's much more heavily divided into separate little 'phases' than JA is, with comparatively less connection between them -- much better for a game you play in short bursts (or a game you play until 3 in the morning, but that's just because it's so addictive.)
     
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    New Anno games ftw! And Steal Princess looks good. Well, for Yugioh, the J version had multi language options anyway.....

    So Jagged Alliance was pushed back? Reminds me of the 2 games to be published by grafitti.....
     
  9. elixirdream

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    ah thats jagged alliance~! it seems interesting [​IMG]
    next week onwards would be even better with all the "J" release coming out!
    waiting for CLAYMORE [​IMG]

    x.domination,
    do you need to remind us the ahem and ahem [​IMG]
     
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    Member Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

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    *checks J release list* wowwww

    Miles Edgeworth, witch's tale, Haruhi..... Then 30 May Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days!!!!!!!!!

    June is still the best though:
    SMT: Devil Survivor, Knights in the Nightmare, supposedly the ahem and ahem, Overlord: Minions, Megaman SF 3, Treasure World, Ghostbusters and most importantly...... STARFY!!!!!

    [sacarsm] And the Imagine game!!!! [/sacarsm]
     
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    Can't wait to replay Jagged Alliance on a handheld [​IMG]
     
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    except yu gi oh ... i am looking forward to all of me esp. anno and maybe the new title ppl don't know about
    good work man
     
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    may is a rubbish month.

    Bring on kingdom hearts, CORE, Gauntlet, Dragon Quest IX otherwise go away nintendo.
     
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    Awesome Punch-Out looks fun. [​IMG]
     
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    Meh...interested in Jagged Alliance and curious to see how I fare with the English version of Steal Princess. Not much else I care about, except for Swords & Soldiers, but it's not releasing for U.S., as far as we know. I do look forward to its release here, though. Punch-Out!? Totally meh about the whole thing, although I am morbidly excited to watch and read about people's disappointment with the game once they finally play it -- at least those who actually pay the $50 for it. Seems like it would have made a good WiiWare game, but file size alone does not justify the full retail price of that thing. But whatever...ride the nostalgia train if it takes you home.
     
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    Agreed, excellent PC Games, including X-Com too. Released ahead of there time along with Civ 1.
     
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    I can't wait...
     
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    Another shitty week for the DS :< Looks like things won' be picking up until June.
     
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    Its a lot bigger than you think it is, I thought the same until I read more about it. They really have crammed a ton of stuff into the game and there is still a lot more they've yet to say about it.

    Wait and see.
     
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    Wow great week for the Wii!
    Swords & Soldiers (pic doesn't work btw, stupid Nintendolife!), Anno, Boom Blox Bash Party and Punch-Out!
    4 Titles I want, thanks for the write-up!
     

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