Spectrobes unearthed

Wednesday 3 May 2006
Buena Vista Games has announced Spectrobes for DS, a Pokemon-style collect-'em-all game that brings palaeontology and the DS stylus together at last.

As Rallen and Jeena, intergalactic patrol-people, it's up to you to scour the universe searching for the spectrobes. These are fossilised creatures that must be resurrected and used to combat the Krawl, deep-space nasties who threaten to destroy the galaxy.

Above: The game takes its visual inspiration from the world of Manga

By using the DS stylus you'll be scratching around in the dirt and digging up the legion of spectrobes scattered around the universe. Once you've dusted them off you can train and evolve them to enhance their fighting abilities in the real-time battles against the Krawl.

Buena Vista hasn't confirmed any release date, as yet, but it's great to see the stylus getting another outing. We'll have more on Spectrobes soon.

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.