Similar in style to other S-RPGs, the game is broken up into missions where objectives are presented along with a snippet of storyline. As missions are conquered, the Wisp and party level up in experience and are given the opportunity to improve weapons and items by utilizing material collected from the battlefield. Party members may also transfer vitality to compatriots in a process dubbed "Tran-Soul." Although the text in the game is primarily in Japanese, the speech is entirely English. «G-Notes»
Thursday, September 25, 2008
We'll be able to fill all preorders for customers who inquired about the game and/or submitted a preorder on our shop but we're sold out today.
If additional supplies are made available to NCS in the next few days, we'll update our product listing accordingly.
Three heroes are featured in the game - a hipster policeman in a white suit, a stodgy middle-age detective who wears a trench coat, and a spry female cop who wears short shorts and packs firearms. Assorted guns may be picked up on the street to provide hard hitting power against groups of enemy troops and to take them down quickly. Bonuses scattered along the levels include big bulging hamburgers and triangle-cut sandwiches which allow the heroes to recover life energy. «G-Notes»
Kyrie lives in a small town that runs on wind power. We know this because there are three large windmills situated on the perimeter of the village. Control is handled through the d-pad and face buttons - there's no touch screen interaction to speak of. Battles are fought by pressing the face buttons which correspond to an attack - Press "Y" for multiple stabs and "X" for a strong slash attack. «G-Notes»
A total of 39 muscle-bound meatheads of all stripes gather together in Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2 Tokumori which is best described as a 3D wrestling game. The Story Mode takes its framework from the "Survivor Match for the Kinniku Throne" story arc where Kinnikuman and friends battled five "destined" champions to establish Kinnikuman's right to the throne. As a bonus for fans, Bandai includes the Famicom Disk System games Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match (1985) and Kinnikuman: Kinniku Ookurai Soudatsusen (1987) so the players of today can see how they wrestled back in the day. A second bonus on the game disc is an Artwork Gallery which contains 450 illustrations of Kinnikuman and friends.
The latest Super Robot Wars features highly impressive new animation sequences, characters and mechs from newly inducted series including Eureka Seven and Aquarion, and oodles of mechs from a total of 22 animation properties (Zeta Gundam, Turn A Gundam, UFO Robo Grendizer, Zambot 3, The Big O, Xabungle, Char's Counterattack, and many more). We've been asked by a number of customers to refrain from revealing spoilers in our game notes so we've decided to keep our synopsis short.
To reward fans who preordered the game early, Banpresto also shipped a bonus Premium Z Disc which was given away in 50% ratio. We will give away the bonus today to preorders today but please note that we didn't receive enough to give one away to everyone due to the 50% ratio.
Video game crossovers are doubly special since they unite characters that would never otherwise be seen in the same gaming universe. X Edge (Cross Edge) is the result of a collaboration between five publishers - Capcom, Namco Bandai, Idea Factory, Gust, and Nippon Ichi. Compile Heart developed the game. Characters from properties published by all five companies are joined by two original cast members - Kannagi Yuto and Aiba Mikoto who designed for the game. Familiar faces from the gaming fold include Marie the Atelier, Morrigan, Demitri, and Felicia from Vampire, Etna and her Prinnies of Disgaea fame, and Aurica, Misha, and Shurelia from Ar Tonelico. The cast of Spectral Souls is also in attendance to round out the bustling crowd of characters.
From 1990 to 1992, Hudson released four Star Soldier games as follows:
» Super Star Soldier (Original release date: July 6, 1990)
» Final Soldier (Original release date: July 5, 1991)
» Soldier Blade (Original release date: July 10, 1992)
» Star Parodier (Original release date: April 24, 1992)
Nearly two decades after Super Star Soldier first launced in Japan, Hudson compiles all four Soldier games onto a single UMD for the Sony Playstation Portable. To give fans a little something extra, a Gallery section features bonus material including videos of a perfect player blowing through the games without making a single mistake. Such captures are useful to learn how to twitch and shoot like a master.
The camera takes in the action from a behind-the-hero viewpoint but it swivels deftly when necessary to capture Ray's heroics and life-saving escapades. When a victim requires resuscitation, the Wiimote may be moved up and down to perform CPR by following the cues on screen. Cut scenes are spliced into the game to show the progression of key events and disasters as they happen. For example, there's a sequence where explosions level an entire city square as Ray escapes in his vehicle. The text in the game is in Japanese but all of the speech is in English.
«©NCSX» Konami trawls the Bemani waters and catches over 50 tunes culled from DDR Extreme 2, DDR Ultramix 2, and Karaoke Revolution along with a few new tracks. Songs featured in Dance Dance Revolution STRIKE include:
Let's Dance / David Bowie
i FUTURELIST / Akira Yamaoka
Block Rockin' Beats / The Chemical Bros
Injection of Love / Akira Yamaoka; sung in English
Passion of Love / NAOKI feat. Paula Terry
You gotta move it (feat. Julie Rugaard) / Yuzo Koshiro
You Sexy Thing / Hot Chocolate
Make A Difference / Lala Moore with CoCoRo*Co
Saturday Night Love / Sota feat. Brenda V
Genie In A Bottle / nc ft. NRG Factory
I will Survive / AKIRA feat. Daline
Oops!...I Did It Again / AKIRA feat. Susan Z «NCS Game Notes»