Thursday, August 30, 2007

One Piece Gear Spirit

Twenty characters from the One Piece universe gather together in a 3D battle royale where an assortment of 130 spirit cards are used to trigger special attacks. The top screen shows the action and the bottom screen shows the character touch cards that may be tapped to trigger special effects and body blows. Luffy can throw a monstrous elongated punch whilst Sanzi performs a power-kick. With a single cartridge, up to four players can participate wirelessly to engage in a all-out battle royale by way of Download Play.
Our supplier forgot to include the bonus Jolly Roger pouches but we'll ship them separately to our customers next week when they arrive.

Summon Night: Twin Edge

A lad named Aldo and a lassie known as Reha quest within a 2D overhead viewed action-adventure brimming with monsters, treasure, and fierce fighting action. Along their travels, they'll meet up with characters sympathetic to their cause such as the green-haired swordsman Nasl, the blue-maned Ain, a blonde gal named Lila, Tica the archer, and the glasses-wearing Murdin, among others. The NDS touchpen is used for movement, attacks, and magic which may be launched at monsters or drawn to create temporary barriers that damage enemies when they draw near. There's a "Beast Making" feature where monsters are conjured up inside a jug and then used in battle. By depositing them into the battlefield, the monsters will fight alongside your crew of characters against a common enemy.

Ecoris (aka Ecolis)

In the day-to-day of evil kingdoms, progress generally means construction, encroachment, and the consequent destruction of nature. The forest and its inhabitants featured in Ecoris face such destruction and the first signs are the murky tendrils of industrial waste and pollution. To combat the malaise headed their way, a spiky orange behemoth named Dorian and three species of rodents conspire to save their forest. The animal friends featured in the game consist of a pink squirrel named Ecoris, a toothy beaver who answers to Ecoby, and a blue flying squirrel known as Ecomon. Note the "ECO" friendly names. By using real time strategy moves, players use guile and tactics to stop the progress of the kingdom.

Simple DS Series Vol. 21: The Fuhyou

As the last surviving member of a battalion, the protagonist of "The Fuhyou" wouldn't be faulted if he went AWOL. As in vamoose and gangway to calmer shores. But he's not that kind of guy. Resolute and determined to finish the job that his battle group set out to accomplish, he trudges on into enemy territory like a super trooper. Think of him as a poor man's Solid Snake... without the style nor the substance.

After completing a few missions, the soldier reunites with his command temporarily before venturing forth on more theaters of conflict that take place in the jungle and within a somber east European city. All by his lonesome as a one man army capable of wreaking big havoc.

Beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD

The music continues to play in Beatmania IIDX 13 which features a chiaroscuro color scheme for its overriding visual theme. It seems like only yesterday when Konami had to announce a special preorder campaign for Beatmania IIDX 7th Style to ensure there was enough consumer interest in the game. Six releases later, the series is still going strong with a dedicated core of fans who continue to support each new BMIIDX game.

BMIIDX 13 Distorted features a diverse and laudable 88-song track list which includes revivals, new songs, and fan favorites including "BOOM BOOM DISCO NIGHT" by Y&Co., "EURO-ROMANCE" from K-MASERA, "OUTER LIMITS" courtesy of L.E.D.-G, "Shoot'Em All," by Manabu Namiki, and "Bloody Tears (IIDX EDITION)" from DJ YOSHITAKA. The spectrum of music genres covered in the game run from Noise Pop to Italo House to Buchiage Trance. For gamers who enjoy a little Electronica, there's "MINT" by SLAKE to jam with. Lest we forget, Samba de Janeiro is not in there. Get over it.

The usual gamut of game modes in BMIIDX 13 are Training, Beginner, Standard, Expert, and Ranking. To see how you stack up against a horde of arcade Bemaniacs, Konami collected rival data from 10,000 players within a month's time earlier this year.

BladeStorm: The Hundred Years War

From the Publisher:
In the early half of the 14th century a quarrel with England over the succession to the French throne escalated into what history would call the Hundred Years’ War. Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War will bring to life the intensity and drama of a war-torn Medieval Europe with a cast of legendary characters including Joan of Arc and Edward the Black Prince.

Utilizing a new game engine attainable only through the power of next generation hardware, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War will recreate the fierce clashes between the armies of England and France at an unprecedented scale, where every soldier reacts individually to their immediate surroundings. Players will assume the role of a mercenary leader and strategically command, in real-time, a wide range of troops including infantry, archers, cavalry, and cannoniers. Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War is being developed by KOEI’s Omega Force, the team behind the award-winning Samurai Warriors® and Dynasty Warriors.

BladeStorm: The Hundred Years War Premium

The premium edition of Bladestorm includes the following items along with the game software:

» Bladestorm Battle Guide and Visual Book (Hardcover)
» Bladestorm Original soundtrack with 10 music selections
» Bladestorm 100 Years War Calendar

All of the items are packaged inside a largish box and preorders will ship today. New orders are welcome.

BladeStorm recounts the "Hundred Years War" which raged from 1337 to 1453 and was comprised of four wars that were linked together by historians to describe the lengthy state of conflict. Players lead massive armies into battle in the style of games such as Sengoku Musou from Koei.