Usually when I come to posting this I'm removing games from this article, today I'm actually adding games to it! As you can see, theres a fudge load of titles out, some of which could come out first in Europe. Anyway this lot should keep some of us busy until the week after. 10th September Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber Region: North America Genre: Swing/Puzzle-me-do Developer: Paon Corporation Publisher: Nintendo Previous Titles: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Wii & DK: King of Swing GBA Reviewers Scores: Famitsu 8,8,7,8, IGN 8.0 Most of us have already played through the Japanese version last month, and most of us know that its absolutely awesome! Though I have already got 100% on it I'm still wanting to go through it again just to know what the hell was going on with that banana dude. A massive improvement on the GBA game thought it is kinda short. If you haven't played it, play it! Its yet another Nintendo classic. Video Link Professor Brainium's Games Region: North America Genre: Puzzle-me-do Developer: SVG Publisher: Destineer Previous Titles: Crazy Frog Racer PS2, Vegas Casino High 5! DS, Cocoto Kart Racing DS Can't find no screens but looking at what games they've made...this game can goto hell. Zoey 101 : Field Trip Fiasco Region: US Genre: Action/Adventure-me-do Developer: ??? Publisher: THQ Previous Titles: ??? but THQ have loads of crap cash in games. Zoey and her friends are on a field trip that goes wrong so you have to use your survival skills to erm survive. Theres mini games like blowing into the DS to help start a campfire, use the stylus to paddle across the raging river, solve puzzles to piece together ancient pottery, earn funds for the trip by running your own car wash, and travel across a treacherous ravine. So we've got a game aimed at girls, its by THQ and its based on a kids show...can't be any good, right? Drawn To Life Region: North America Genre: Platform-me-do Developer: 5th Cell Publisher: THQ Previous Titles: D.N.A. Webgame & PC, Siege Mobile (pretty good game actually), Mini Poccha Mobile. Finally a new platformer that makes use of the DS's features! Been a while since we had one but this looks good. Players can draw their own characters which then come to life and become playable characters in the game! In Challenge Mode, run, jump and fight their way through an exciting side-scrolling adventure. In Village Mode, take a break from the action and hang out in your village to watch your creations interact with the townsfolk, scenery and other Creations. Advance through an entertaining story, and restore your Village to greatness. As a fairly common gameplay mechanic you'll often happen upon unfinished areas of the world which require on-the-fly drawing. You'll be prompted with the draw tool, and asked to create a platform, item, or vehicle. Some will be used immediately, while others are thrown into the world in a more subtle way. To be honest we've all thought of a DS game like this but so far this is the only game that is doing, so good on the developers! Video Link 11th September Evelyn Mosley Didn't make the release but could be between now and 24th Region: England Genre: Baby-me-do Developer: Hadrian Mosley & Linda Finch Publisher: Linda Finch Previous Titles: This is the developers first baby, though they have bought up two hamsters and Hadrian has corrupted many cats. Reviewers Scores: Southend hospital "Seems very healthy" Lets see if this one makes the 11th release date! Though with babies dates shift from time to time. Looking forward to this release more than anything this year. Something tells me I'll spend most of my time with this release than the others Jam Sessions Region: North America Genre: Music-me-do (literally!) Developer: Plato Publisher: Ubisoft Previous Titles: This is Plato's first game A guitar-playing Nintendo DS game.The Nintendo DS touch screen represents a guitar's strings and the D-pad / buttons become the fingered chords. By "strumming" on the virtual strings you'll play the chord that you've selected on the D-pad. The tool recognizes both up and down strums at half and full velocities, and you'll hear the subtle changes to the chord in the different ways to play them. This title was originally a Japanese title called Hiite Utaeru DS Guitar M-06. For this US version, the title has been given a whole suite of new features that make it even more of a must-have musical diversion on Nintendo DS! The title features many real songs that come from 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's. Video Link 7 Wonders of the Ancient World DELAYED, NOW DUE 25TH SEPTEMBER Region: North America Genre: Action/Adventure-me-do. Developer: Hot Lava Publisher: Mumbo Jumbo Previous Titles: 7 Wonders Series PC Conversion of the pretty good PC game. Fullmetal Alchemist: Trading Card Game DELAYED, NOW DUE 15TH OCTOBER Region: North America Genre: Card Battler-me-do Developer: Destineer Publisher: Destineer Previous Titles: Close Combat: First to Fight This has been getting some very positive previews lately so this could be a pretty good card battler. The game isn't much more than a virtual library of cards used to play the pre-existing game but I'm sure it'll be cheaper than buying all of the cards. The overall goal is to collect and trade cards, creating an unbeatable deck to use against other battlers worldwide; something that's entirely possible due to Wi-Fi connection. Spelling Challenges and More! Region: North America Genre: Puzzle-me-do Developer: Supersonic Software Publisher: Crave Entertainment Previous Titles: Micro Machines: Military MD, Micro Machines V4 DS & PSP, Pong: The Next Level PSX Spelling game, looks...meh. Puppy Luv: Spa and Resort Can't find no screens of it but I'm sure I heard it was the US version of Paws & Claws, though I could be very wrong. Its also released on GBA. 12th September Jewel Quest Expedition Yet another game I can't find screens for, but its by Activison and is a puzzle game similar to Bejeweled. PC version can be played online here: http://www.gamefiesta.com/Jewel-Quest.html 13th September Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon 2 Region: Japan Genre: RPG/Dungeon Crawler-me-do. Developer: ChunSoft Publisher: Nintendo Again theres two versions Toki no Tankentai & Yami no Tankentai, can't say I care that much the first one was bloody boring. Mahjong Haoh DS: Dankyuu Battle Region: Japan Genre: Mahjong-me-do. Developer: NCS Publisher: NCS Its Mahjong. Also in Japan are: Gakken DS: Shin Toeic Test Kanzen Kouryaku Eiken DS Training Mainichi Suteki! Hello Kitty no Life Biz Nouryoku DS Series: Wagokoro no Moto Math Play Math title featuring a cat teaching you stuff. Its by Natsume so expect bugs. 14th September Chronos Twin DELAYED, NOW DUE 10TH OCTOBER Region: Europe Genre: Action/Adventure-me-do. Developer: EnjoyUp Publisher: Lexicon Entertainment Previous Titles: This is EnjoyUp's first game This game was meant for the GBA way back in 2003, and quite a lot of people wanted it. My only problem was that it was a split screen game and well the GBA screen is tiny. Not a problem now as it comes to the DS and should work better with the DS two screens. The premise of the game is that players assume the role of a time traveling hero that actually exists in two time periods of the same location. To successfully complete levels, players will have to maneuver through the area and work within the limitations and restrictions of each time period in a side-scrolling environment. Both time periods are fully visible through a split-screen engine that displays the past and present versions of the exact same location. The GBA version has good previews stating how well it worked and played so lets hope the wait is worth it when the retro looking game finally comes to the DS...if it makes the release as another date for this is October! Video Link Happy Cooking Region: Europe Genre: Cook-me-do Developer: MTO Publisher: Ubisoft Previous Titles: Fossil League: Dino Tournament Championship, Dogz DS, GT Advance series GBA Mmm looks familiar, I wonder why? Over 50 real dishes to prepare, cook, and serve: the recipes include international flavors (Japanese, Asian, Nepal, European, American…) and even sweets. A light-hearted story-mode: the story features a little girl and is designed for kids. Fun mini-games to break monotony (Ubisofts own words!). A unique kitchen customization feature: the player can freely decorate the kitchen. Scrabble 2007 Edition Region: Europe Genre: Hospital-me-do Developer: ??? Publisher: Ubisoft Its Scrabble! So erm as well as the usual Scrabble mode, which apparently has "groundbreaking adjustable AI" and a personal coach to help improve your skills.) there are also different game modes such as Classic, Duplicate, Anagrams or Puzzletters. LifeSigns: Hospital Affairs DELAYED, NOW DUE 19TH OCTOBER Region: Europe Genre: Hospital-me-do Developer: Spike Publisher: JoWood Productions Previous Titles: Chuu-Shi Rally DS, Fire Pro Wrestling series, Escape from Bug Island Wii Reviewers Scores Famitsu (7,8,7,9) An English release of the Tendo Doctor, Kenshuui Tendou Dokuta series which debuted way back in 2004. As a Doctor you will be continuously confronted with medical emergencies and personnel issues that require your immediate attention. Communicate and interact with patients, nurses and other doctors in this dramatic medical simulation game where you are the Doctor on call! Lets see if this makes the release date The US version is called Surgical Unit...for some reason. Video Link Sonic Rush Adventure Region: Europe. Genre: Platform-me-do Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Previous Titles: Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, SEGA Presents Touch Darts, Mushi King DS Scores: EGM 7.5/10, Gamesmaster 88% Sonic Rush Adventure is a new high seas adventure where Sonic clashes with ruthless pirates. Players set off from Windmill Village as Sonic and blast their way through seven action-packed and widely diverse levels. Sonic Rush Adventure makes full use of the DS Download Play feature and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which enables gamers to compete with friends in wireless racing and mission-based battles. Guide Sonic through numerous action stages in the fast and furious single player mode, whilst collecting valuable items and materials that enable Sonic and Tails to track down the villainous pirates. With a fleet of up to five ships, including a submarine, water bike and hovercraft, Sonic Rush Adventure uses the Touch Screen technology in exciting new ways. Use the Nintendo DS Stylus to help control vessels as they race across the ocean gathering rings, performing tricks, and torching pirate boats, whilst engaging in fierce ship-to-ship battles. At the end of each level, epic 3D boss battles spanning both screens will test gamers skills to result in an ultimate showdown with the evil boss character, Captain Whisker. Video Link Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland Region: Europe. Genre: RPG-me-do Developer: Vanpool Publisher: Nintendo Previous Titles: Tingles Balloon Fight DS, Endnesia PS2, Coloball 2002 Review Scores: Famitsu 8,8,8,9, There were also many positive reviews when the Japanese version came out though I forget who rated it or the scores but I didn't see any below 8/10 An RPG featuring the totally gay looking fairy thing (who actually only acts gay to get the chicks) from recent entries in the Legend of Zelda series. You play as the Wind Waker/Majora's Mask treasure specialist when he was 35 and single, before his transformation into Tingle form. The main character gets word that he ought to head out to a spring. He does so, and along the way, he comes in contact with Rupeeji, a name that can be translated to Old Man Rupee. Rupeeji tells the main character that by collecting rupees and throwing them at the spring, he'll be lead to the dream land of Rupee Land. He accepts the quest and, through a magic spell, gets transformed into Tingle. Tingle has a guide in the game, a girl fairy called Pingle (who he totally wants a piece of and get her in bondage gear) who helps Tingle along on his adventures. Reviews say its a very good RPG, would those who hate Tingle be able to play it with him in it? Video Link 14th September Prism: Light the Way Puzzle game, the PC version was pretty good so I'm looking forward to this. Also out in Europe is the pretty decent RTS/RPG Heroes of Mana and the tasty little shooter Dead 'n' Furious like doesn't really have much longevity. Lets see if any of these slip! Will do the Japanese titles tomorrow, though theres not really much of interest in them next week. As always dates change and these are sometimes shipping dates so don't expect a dump of any of these on the dates. Another thing IGN has Chronos Twin for 14th in the UK, could be right could be wrong its kinda hard to know with Euro games.