If you've been a happy Game Boy or DS owner at any point in the past five years, you're likely a fan of the immortal Castlevania series. Each one pits a lone hero against the forces of Dracula, but the latest entry in the series, Portrait of Ruin, bucks that trend by teaming you up with a magical young girl. To get the straight talk on the change, and just generally gush a little praise, we sat down with series creator Koji "IGA" Igarashi and composer Michiru Yamane.
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Xbox Live's Castle of secrets?
Okay. We're not promising that Microsoft is going to release a version of the original PlayStation masterpiece Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for Xbox Live Arcade this week.
However, what we are saying is that it's the Tokyo Game Show and Microsoft is begging 360 owners to check out exclusive coverage of both TGS and the Euro-centric X06 event, via Xbox Live. And we're also saying that Microsoft's press release today promised two new Xbox Live Arcade titles
Monday 12 June 2006
Nintendo has announced Common Sense Training for Adults, to be released for DS this October in Japan.
The next in the Training series from Nintendo, whose Brain Training titles have sold a combined total of around five million copies since the series' debut in Japan a year ago, Common Sense Training will pack over 2,000 common sense and trivia questions into its tiny cartridge.
There's no news yet as to whether the game will be endorsed or designed by a reputable Japanese
Nintendo has confirmed that little Chibi Robo will be spreading happiness on DS when the mini metallic maid appears in Chibi Robo: Park Patrol.
After restoring happiness to the Sanderson household and saving the world in his very first appearance, the plucky cleaner has decided to take on the great outdoors. For the three-centimeter-tall cylinder of joy has discovered that little monsters are damaging the swings at the playground, and so the pure-hearted 'bot has set about purging the area of
Summer's just around the corner and you know what we're all thinking about? How awesome it would be to spend the long, hot days cleaning up a park just to make people happy. Well, not really, but that's what you'll be doing in Chibi Robo: Park Patrol, the sequel to this year's chore-laden, GameCube adventure.
You're a tiny little robot guy (hence the term "chibi") that's been tasked with keeping the outdoors spotlessly tidy. As a soulless abomination of aluminum, you can only keep up the work
Dracula seems to rise up every year now. Hey, we're not about to complain - every time he shows up, the world is treated to another adventurous vampire hunt that trumps practically every other 2D game out there. Portrait of Ruin already feels like it won't be the exception to the Castlevania rule.
You can switch between whip-wielding Jonathan Morris and magical sorceress Charlotte Orlean. With a simple button press, you can switch between these two any time, and even summon the other down to
Today, we got a much deeper look at the new Castlevania game than we'd ever gotten before. Though it was announced before the show, all we really knew was that it would feature two characters. We now know that these two can work together in various different ways, and that the game features a slight departure from the castle-based design of the last several titles.
The "tactical soul system" from Dawn of Sorrow (DS) and Aria of Sorrow (GBA) has been scrapped in favor of more traditional
Sega is releasing a game of the forthcoming movie Charlotte's Web, which in turn is an adaptation of the classic EB White book, for DS and PC this fall.
The story follows the efforts of farmyard pig Wilbur as he tries to avoid ending up on the farmer's dinner table at the end of the season. Enlisting the help of his best friend and confidant Charlotte the spider, he hatches a plot to escape the chop.
Gamers control Wilbur or Templeton the rat in order to explore four large areas in the game -
Sony's onetime mascot, Crash Bandicoot, comes to DS this October in Crash Boom Bang!, a collection of multiplayer minigames featuring the various creatures from the Crash universe.
Crash and his pals are involved in a worldwide race for a multi-million dollar prize. Little do the money-grabbing friends know that the race sponsor, Viscount Devil, is using the race as a means to find the 'Super Big Power Stone' that could help fulfill his dreams of world domination. Consequently, it's up to
Friday 5 May 2006
Sega is releasing a game of the forthcoming movie Charlotte's Web - an adaptation of the classic EB White book - for DS and PC this autumn.
The story follows the efforts of a farmyard pig called Wilbur as he tries to avoid ending up on the farmer's dinner table at the end of the season. Enlisting the help of his best friend and confidant Charlotte the spider, he hatches a plot to escape the chop.
Gamers control Wilbur or the rat Templeton in order to explore four large areas