It is time my friends!!
BioWare announced the opening of sign ups last night and as can be imagined the site completely crashed.
You need to go here to sign up but right now the process seems to still have a few issues, resetting before you are done signing up. It’s sure to be fixed soon though.
May the Force be with you!
Ninokuni, also known for now as The Another World outside of Japan, is a joint project between Level 5 (Professor Layton, Dragon Quest VIII…) and Studio Ghibli (Princess Monoke, Spirited Away…).
The game, as can be expected, is amazingly gorgeous and has that Ghibli feel and the in-game graphics look really nice too. Now we just need to see more gameplay and see how the dubbing turns out but Level 5 as a history of doing really high quality stuff for voices so it should be fine, maybe a dual audio track?
Enjoy the marvelous 4 minute trailer.
After Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean 4, Resonance of Fate (also known as End of Eternity in Japan) is the third of recent RPGs by developer tri-Ace. It goes for a much more Western feel and look with more adult character, guns and trench coats.
The game offers some promise as its helmed by Takayuki Suguro who directed Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria and also worked Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story while at Squaresoft. But so far I’m not completely sold, we still haven’t any gameplay, the color tones feels bland and the mouth animation appears to be completely off.
We’ll have to see more before the end of year release to make a proper judgment though.
The Tokyo Game Show is under way and we got a new trailer along with a developer’s diary for one of the most anticipated games of the PlayStation 3.
Enjoy a small interview with Fumito Ueda followed by the new soothing trailer which sows a bit more of the creature.
This is just for fun but you got to appreciate the labor of love and the ambiance in the video. Michael Land’s music helps a lot of course.
In what seems to become commonplace these days a new game has been discovered looking into the ESRB‘s ratings. Information has been found regarding Castlevania the Adventure ReBirth for the Wii.
Considering Konami has been pretty prolific in this series with Gradius ReBirth and recently Contra ReBirth on WiiWare this sounds legit and really good news! I have great memories of playing the original many years ago in full black & white glory and you can never get too much 2D Castlevania.
Here is the ESRB info for those interested:
Content descriptors: Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence
Rating summary: This is a side-scrolling action game in which players battle against monsters in Dracula’s castle. Players use a chained whip to fight their way through halls and dungeons filled with zombies, skeletons, flying eyeballs, and bats. The enemy creatures frequently shoot projectiles and attack players in hand-to-hand combat. If players sustain too much damage, they keel over and emit a burst of red blood. Some rooms in the castle also have spikes or spears stained with red, blood-like splotches.
Excellent video! And on a side note I saw the movie this weekend and it’s brilliant! Go see it!
BioWare release the new timeline trailer explaining the change of Empire’s change of strategy to hire several factions to their cause.
The spies are on the move, active, unseen and the plot thickens.
The game is known as Project Needlemouse and is set to release in 2010. Aside from this the trailer doesn’t reveal a whole lot. It seems SEGA wants to bring it back to bring Sonic back from the brink of death with an old school 2D design in flashy HD.
This is obviously great news but we’ll have to see more to know how it pans out.
A YouTube flash ad in Japan shows this image that clearly gives you the release date of December 17 2009 which has since been confirmed by Square Enix at an event, along with the price of ¥8,800.
Now let’s hope it comes soon after to our Western shores. At the same event Yoichi Wada mentioned the “international” version would come out in Spring 2010.