Intelligent and Nintendo produce a second remake of the original Fire Emblem game which is titled Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi. The word "Shin" after Emblem means "New"and the game features updated graphics, touch pen tactics, and the ability to play Wi-Fi games against challengers. «NCS Game Notes»
Thursday, August 07, 2008
In the game, players join a young girl named Cornet who has the power to communicate with puppets. During her travels, these puppets join Cornet's party and help her by battling opponents. The NDS conversion features a bonus Encore Theater function. The full name for this game is: Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime: Tenshi ga Kanaderu Ai no Uta.
Sangokushi Taisen Sora is a card-based simulation game where armies are marshaled into battle through the NDS touch screen. By tapping on contingents of soldiers and then directing them, the grunts will move and attack opposing armies. In the arcade original, gamers had to shuffle cards on touch screens to move their armies and the NDS conversion is a fairly faithful representation of the coin-op game. The Arcade Shutsujin Bundle includes four exclusive bonus cards, plastic sleeves to store the cards, and a copy of the Arcade version's operator manual. «NCS Game Notes»
The game world in which Koma Neko roams is made up of detailed interiors with modern amenities and lush outdoors filled with greenery. Koma's friends also abound and they may be greeted by touch pen tapping where they'll reciprocate in kind with a tip of the hat or a wave of the paw.
The Wii version of Survival Kids features Wii Remote-waving control to accomplish tasks such as making fire, catching fish, and befriending the local fauna. In one of NCS' preorder photos from a few months ago, Jack hangs onto the edge of a cliff for dear life while a pale-colored rodent hangs on for its own dear life right on Jack's back. The dog which looks like Lassie also helps out to make sure Jack or Lucy don't wander astray on their path to eventual salvation and exodus from the island.
In addition to the survival action, Konami touts 35 mini-games which draw on the survival theme and require Wi Remote control.
An androgynous hero named Yuri Lowell serves as the protagonist who teams up with a assortment of fellow travelers including a pink-maned girl named Estellise, a boy named Karol, a knight who goes by the name Flynn Scifo, and a pipe-clenching pooch named Rapido. The battle system in Vesperia is dubbed the "Evolved Flex-Range Linear Motion Battle System" which is just a convoluted way of saying "3D slashing." When the screen cracks and an encounter starts, players have full control of Yuri while the computer controls the other party members. Listen carefully to Rapido's utterances when he attacks - he sounds like Scooby Doo trying to snarl. After each battle, the heroes stand around with triumphant poses while the camera slowly pans across the screen.
Early preorders for Tales of Vesperia will include a bonus Special DVD courtesy of Namco which was given out in 50% ratio.
Sale Offer: NCS' remaining inventory of Shining Force III Scenario 1 is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$13.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. Buy 5 and the price drops to $9 each. «View larger photos»