Tsumuji DS (Zelda-like) announced by EA Japan

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by granville, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. granville
    OP

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Member
    4,977
    212
    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Naples, Florida
    There's another new Zelda-like game announced now, along with Okamiden. It's called Tsumuji or Whirlwind. Not much is known besides the fact that it's cel shaded, plays like Zelda, and is controlled by the stylus like Zelda. It's developed by Electronic Arts' Japan division. And here are some screens to show you what it looks like thus far-

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Really reminds me of toon Link. I'd almost say it's a huge ripoff. And i'd be more indignant about it if 1- it wasn't made by EA (whom i would come to suspect for doing this) and 2- it could turn out decent.

    Anyways, for more info, here's the source and for in case the images are deleted from hotlinking-
    http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/22/ea-japan...tsumuji-for-ds/
     


  2. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

    Member
    3,091
    40
    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    California
    hmm it looks like zelda but is it as good as zelda? guess i'll find out whenever its released =D
     
  3. jackdanielchan

    jackdanielchan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    539
    0
    Mar 15, 2009
    The time shall come when we will see rip-offs of all EA made games working along side shovel wear titles such as the Imagine series.... The day dawn's upon us...
     
  4. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Member
    2,052
    414
    Aug 7, 2008
    Melbourne
    Hrrrrrrnh. This is where I lost interest.
     
    SLiV3R likes this.
  5. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

    Member
    3,091
    40
    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    California
    but there is always creating codes to use Dpad...i personally like the stylus controls but its nice to have an option.
     
  6. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Member
    2,176
    72
    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    I found the stylus control pretty good in Zelda. The only thing I`ve disliked was the big dungeon you have tzo return to every time...

    This looks like a big rip-off Zelda. But sometimes that`s not a bad thing [​IMG]
     
  7. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Member
    6,611
    218
    Oct 23, 2004
    Tanzania
    Dar es Salaam
    Lol how much of a ripoff can game get lol... though a little lower quality graphics than zelda
    are the graphics of HM : Island of Happiness somehow related or using the same engine as zelda as the controls,textures,chars look a little similar (or largely similar)

    Quote - patience and forbearance will conceal many defects
     
  8. MegaAce™

    MegaAce™ Steal back your future.

    Member
    1,698
    265
    Nov 28, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Reminds me of the orange haired ninja girl from Wario Ware [​IMG]
     
  9. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Member
    3,889
    5
    Jan 14, 2006
    Brazil
    Brazil
    That's a huge rip-off.. but as long as it's good.. I don't care.

    I don't understand why people complain so much about the controls in Zelda, it worked perfectly for me, the way you used the items with the stylus was brilliant. IMO, they're just a bunch of whiners looking for something to complain about..
     
  10. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

    Member
    3,091
    40
    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    California
    i agree with you the whole idea behind the DS is innovation and being creative and all most people want is to play with the Dpad like they have been all their life...
     
  11. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    4,796
    6
    Oct 30, 2006
    True, Zelda controls were fine.

    This game looks interesting, and i would agree that it resembles zelda in more ways than one.

    However, cell shading is awesome [​IMG]
     
  12. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    4,746
    229
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    1. If it's not Zelda, than no, it's not going to be as good as Zelda. That's not really even a consideration, in my opinion.
    2. It's EA, so it might be worth playing, but it's equally likely to be unimpressive on any level, really.
     
  13. ca_michelbach

    ca_michelbach GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    345
    0
    Nov 22, 2008
    The Vualt
    I'm surprised nintendo are allowing a rip off of one of their best series and one one of their own consoles...let's hope it's good or it's so average that no one remembers it
     
  14. ChrisRX

    ChrisRX GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    490
    218
    Nov 8, 2006
    I don't think nintendo has an issue with zelda rip-offs as long as they don't try to infringe on the IP specifically. That's when they send out the C&Ds

    Otherwise they've still released neutopia on the VC, Ookami on the wii, Final fantasy adventure on GB and none of them have ever come close to the quality of zelda despite being heavy zelda inspired.
     
  15. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

    Member
    4,932
    6
    Apr 17, 2008
    Senegal
    @Your Home,behind the sofa
    nah, for some reason i thought of izuna [​IMG]
     
  16. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Administrator
    12,393
    5,640
    Oct 24, 2002
    gotta say I did hate the Zelda controls, ruined the gaming experience for me (being a huge zelda fan, i didn't even bother completing that one [​IMG] )
    so I guess that one wont be for me either
     
  17. imz

    imz GBAtemp's vigilante

    Member
    825
    1
    Nov 6, 2007
    Gotham city
    Yep, that's a Zelda clone all right

    but who cares? If it's half as good as phantom hourglass I'll play it
     
  18. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    16,979
    3,098
    Oct 12, 2004
    EA don't usually care about its Japanese made titles, most of EA Japans games ended up being published by someone else in the West anyway if they ever do.

    As for the Phantom Hourglass, the actual "been there done that" feel did it for me. The controls improved it but once the novelty of them went it was just another Zelda game.
     
  19. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Banned
    6,671
    10
    Jul 28, 2008
    Belgium
    Riviera
    That's where I lost interest.
     
  20. HaniKazmi

    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,657
    42
    Jan 30, 2008
    Manchester
    I'll keep an eye on this, but i doubt itll be good. I think its just a quick cash cow.