Wii & NDS Titles Expected Week of July 21st 2008

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Hadrian, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004
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    Same stuff as ever.

    <!--coloro:Purple--><span style="color:Purple"><!--/coloro--><b><u>Read to know when a game could be dumped:</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 with mouth.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <b><!--coloro:red--><span style="color:red"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->DS<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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

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

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    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Turn Based RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Matrix Software <b>Publisher:</b> Square Enix

    Another month and another SE remake, but at least it isn't in the Imagine series.

    Four elemental Crystals, each possessing awesome power, lie scattered throughout the realm. However, men are quick to covet things which offer strength, and easily corrupted by the might which they possess. Seduced by the promised power of the Crystals, the kingdom of Baron begins employing unprovoked force to seize them from peaceful nations. The dark knight Cecil – Lord Captain of Baron’s elite force, the Red Wings – is ordered by his king to obtain the Crystals, but soon begins to question the monarch's motives. Stricken with grief at his own actions, yet burdened by his loyalty to his country and his personal sense of honor, Cecil at last decides to turn from the path of darkness and destruction. Enraged, the king accuses him of disloyalty, strips Cecil of his command, and sends him off to slay a mysterious beast that lurks in the nearby Valley of Mist. Cecil embarks on a fateful journey that will bring trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Can Cecil open his eyes and become the man of honor that he must be? Dive into the first RPG to incorporate the innovative Active Time Battle system, now further enhanced and refined for the Nintendo DS. Train and customize Whytkin by playing a variety of mini-games and challenge another player to head-to-head battle via local wireless connection.

    Of course its been 3D'd & has other gubbins added to it for those who already played this to death. For newcomers this is when the FF series became great, before they were just decent RPG's.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=bKmuaU2WoKg" 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-->22nd July<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Action RPG/Roguelike
    <b>Developer:</b> Ninja Studio <b>Publisher:</b> Atlus Co.

    The first one was actually ok, even though it lacked polish or effort but it has a lot of fans.

    Izuna and her gang are back -- and just in time for a wedding! Lured by the promise of free food (Why else would Izuna attend?), the festive event becomes a puzzling mystery when Izuna's sidekick Shino suddenly disappears, off in search of her long-lost sister. And making matters worse, the foreign gods have also arrived on Japanese soil, and they aren't very happy with the meddlesome, unemployed ninja. With disgruntled deities on the warpath, a sidekick to track down, and a missing sister out in the wild, it could all shape up to be one of Izuna's more exciting adventures. Sounds like a lot of work for a girl out of a job!

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=qRtG2YF8ry4" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Action
    <b>Developer:</b> A2M <b>Publisher:</b> Sierra Entertainment

    A movie based game developed by A2M, expect it to be bad or average at best and people who have played the demo say it ok & bad.

    *sticks a void stamp up there*

    <a href="http://media.ds.ign.com/media/947/947170/vids_1.html" 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-->24th July<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Korg DS-10</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Music Maker
    <b>Developer:</b> AQ Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> AQ Interactive

    Not a game and based on the design concept of the MS-10 synthesiser. Which basically means it should be pretty comprehensive.

    Known as the KORG DS-10 (musical instrument producers KORG provide the sounds) the software includes two duel-oscillator analog synth simulators, a four-part drum machine and a 6 track/16 step sequencer. Probably most excitingly though in terms of musical possibilities is that several units can be linked and played wirelessly. It's also promised you'll be able to exchange sounds and songs over wi-fi.

    XSEED will be the ones bring this to North American shores in October. I want it now.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=yejsYE5uHnw" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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

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    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Action RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Climax <b>Publisher:</b> Marvelous Interactive

    Another RPG.

    Steal Princess puts players in the role of Anis, a bandit who's out to steal treasure from a dark figure known as the Demon King. Anis is rumored to be the princess of her former land, explaining the title: she's a princess who steals.

    It looks alright & will have online multiplayer.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=dMwLblSF2Bw" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Twilight Syndrome: Kinjiratera Toshi Densetsu</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Horror Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Takara Tomy <b>Publisher:</b> Spike

    Previously a PSX only series, now its on the DS.

    The game is set in modern times with two high school aged girls as the protagonists. Mobile phones play a key role since the story beings with a chain text message and vanishing friends. Naturally, they have to find them instead of calling the police, which leads to brushes with supernatural forces. Glancing at Twilight Syndrome’s menus there is an option to use cell phones with the L button and the game offers hints when you press X. Twilight Syndrome will be a host to touch screen puzzles and ghosts.

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

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    Also out in Japan are:
    <b>Kangaeru Ryoku o Gungun Nobasu! DS Youji no Nou Tre
    Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble Hyper - Moeyo Mirai
    Kikansha Thomas DS 2: Asonde Manabu DS Youchien
    Moetan DS
    Kirarin * Revolution: Minna de Odorou Furi Furi Debut!
    Koma Neko DS
    Touch de Taikyaku! Yawaraka Sensha
    Kuwagata Tsumami: Kuttsuke! Tsumami Hako
    Machi-Ing Maker DS
    Moetan DS</b>

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue"><!--/coloro-->25th July<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Shining Stars Super Starcade</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Mini games
    <b>Developer:</b> Frame Studios Interactive <b>Publisher:</b> DSI

    Well don't we look like a piece of shit. Well it could be fun, but its DSI so its bound to be shit.

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    And also out, as always are these games:
    <b>Yamaha Supercross
    King of Clubs</b>

    <b><!--coloro:red--><span style="color:red"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Wii<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    <!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--><b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->8th July<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    There are no North American titles that I want to write up, just these shitters:
    <b>Kidz Sports: Crazy Golf
    Order Up!
    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor</b>

    <!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--><b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->24th July<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

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

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    <b>Region:</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Platform
    <b>Developer:</b> Nintendo <b>Publisher:</b> Nintendo

    Seems like ages since Nintendo gave us a big hitter (Mario Kart?) and here is a return to one of Nintendo's best franchises, Wario Land and for the first time the series is on a home console (Wario World don't count).

    Wario Land: Shake It!, a classic side-scroller for the Wii console stars Wario, the smelly, bad-mannered alter ego of Mario. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways like an old-school controller, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages. Players shake the Wii Remote to help Wario take down his enemies, empty bags of treasure or cause earthquakes. Best of all, there are numerous stages each offering multiple missions to keep players coming back again and again to unlock everything, collect more coins or just improve their best times.

    From the trailers I've seen it looks like a whole fucking case of win, this is the next game I'm gonna buy. Out August 26th Europe & August 29th North America.

    <a href="http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36001.html" target="_blank">Video Link</a>

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    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Samurai Spirits Rokuban Shoubu<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b> aka <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Samurai Shodown Anthology<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

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    <b>Region:</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Kick ass beat-em-up
    <b>Developer:</b> SNK Playmore <b>Publisher:</b> SNK Playmore

    Samurai Shodown/Spirits is one of the best fighters you can get, and every fighter deserves this package for their Wii or PS2. Also get that also fighting stick for it.

    Celebrate the history of Samurai Shodown Anthology by battling as one of the greatest Samurai of all time. Seven separate adventures that span across the life of the franchise in this incredible collection. The complete collection of the SAMURAI SHODOWN series contains seven games: Samurai Shodown, I, II, III, IV, V, V Special and VI.

    So seven games for the price of one budget Wii title, pretty damn good considering that most Neo Geo titles cost a lot of points for one game. No other release date has been announced just TBA 2008.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Regione</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Baseball
    <b>Developer:</b> Konami <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    Another game in the popular Japan baseball series.

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    Also out in Japan:
    <b>Mesaze! Tsuri Master: Sekai ni Challenge! Hen</b>

    And in Europe:
    <b>Urban Extreme: Streeet Rage</b> <---DDI, so beware of it.

    No preview, was hoping to do a big one of the Wii/DS titles from E3 but I forgot about it, only just remembered to do this one which explains why some of it isn't as detailed as usual.
  2. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006

    I'll wait for the US version of Wario.. already have enough games to finish XP
  3. Calafas

    Calafas GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 29, 2008
    Thanks for this list, looks like it's gonna be a great week for DS games. [​IMG]

    I really appreciate your work, keep it up! [​IMG]
  4. Kirby102

    Kirby102 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 27, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    omg! FF4... in June? lol

    Wario Land Shake should be interesting [​IMG]

    Nice work on the write up Hadrian. [​IMG]
  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Darn it.

    Can a mod please change the June to July?
  6. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Will Samurai Shodown have proper widescreen support? I'd rather see borders than stretched.

    Never played the Wii version of any compilation.
  7. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Nice work as always [​IMG]
  8. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    I can't really find anything that says anything about it other than each game will look the same as the arcade versions.

    Also while searching every screen was the same for the PSP/PS2 versions so not sure if the screens are Wii or not.
  9. abaddon41_80

    abaddon41_80 GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    United States
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Two DS games I really have been looking forward to but I still haven't finished FFTA2
  10. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    wonderful work and thanks
    FF4 seems like the best in this week but i haven't even finished 1 final fantasy for the DS... been busy on phoenix wright series (inc. Apollo Justice but only finished 1st and JFA)
  11. Noitora

    Noitora ::

    Aug 9, 2007
    Finally Final Fantasy IV.This will provide countless hours of playing [​IMG]
  12. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    Ahhhh. Can't wait for the US version of FFIV, and it's finally upon us. I'm so ready to smack the shit out of some flan princesses in English (and understand the new cut-scenes).

    Thanks for the write-up Hadrian. [​IMG]
  13. osirisFIVE

    osirisFIVE GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 11, 2007
    I'll buy Wii Music and GH4.

    My Wii will remain dormant for now.
  14. fenthwick

    fenthwick GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    Ah so close. The best FF after IX(so far) [​IMG]
  15. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    oh yay. FF4
    and Korg-10 :] it has english on it right? so i can still play the jap version before the official English one?
    steal princess looks fun too :]
  16. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Dec 9, 2007
    I will get FF4 and spam Square Enix for a FF6 remake!
  17. distorted.freque

    distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

    Jan 31, 2008
    Right about...here.
    Ooh! :3 FF4 before my birthday? Sweet! X3 I hope this was better than FF3. [​IMG]
  18. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 20, 2008
    Nothing im interested in this week,though i might give Izuna 2 a go.
  19. Batman55

    Batman55 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 21, 2007
    I'll try to see if Korg is playable in Japanese, I think the actual setting are in English, but the menus and explanations are probably in Japanese.
  20. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    walp, izuna 2 and FFIV... nice.