This week's Famitsu news

Aokage

Pretty nice guy (apart from the blue shadows thing...)
#1
News:

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- Square Enix announces a line of "practical" DS software, under the brand name "DS Style". Titles include:

World Walking (a popular series of Japanese travel guides): Italy
World Walking: Thailand
World Walking: France
World Walking: Taiwan
World Walking: New York
World Walking: Hawaii
DS Yoga Lessons You Can Start Today
Why Not Listen To Classical Music On DS?
Flower-Blooming DS Gardening Life

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- Shinji Mikami (belatedly) apologizes for Bio Hazard 4 getting ported to PS2 in an interview with Famitsu's editor, Tsushin Hamamura. Saying he "betrayed both GameCube and PlayStation users", he expresses his guilt and even apologizes for not apologizing sooner.

Bio Hazard: Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)

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As in the other thread. First-person gun shooting (Gun Survivor?). You can't move freely, the game is "specialized for shooting". Entirely on rails, but you can look around with the analog stick and change the route you follow from time to time. Details the history of how Umbrella falls. Returning characters include Chris, Jill, Rebecca, Billy Cohen, Albert Wesker etc.

Bio Hazard 4: Wii Edition (Wii)

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Beating the game adds Ada's "The Another Order"/"Separate Ways" from the PS2 version. Controls adapted for waggle, including Wiimote aiming. Waggle while holding down B to reload, waggle without holding to use your knife. Also comes with a trailer for Umbrella Chronicles.

Fate: Tiger Colosseum (PSP)

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Cutesy SD action game by Cavia based on ultrapopular adult game Fate.

Smash Court Tennis 3 (PSP)

Tennis woooo.

Fuun Super Combo (PS2)

Judging by the title, Fuun Mokushiroku (Savage Reign) and Fuun Super Tag Battle (Kizuna Encounter) in one package. June 21st.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii)

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Officially announced in Japan.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (DS)

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- Not a heavy story like FFXII, but rather a lighthearted romp like FFTA1.
- Addition of a World Map. World Map made up of many smaller Area Maps.
- Addition of giant-sized boss units taking up several squares.

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (PSP)

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- In addition to Balthier, super secret hot bonus character #2: Luso (main character) from FFTA2!
- "Brave Story" mode: Tracks your progress through the game. Sounds like the Jiminy Memos from Kingdom Hearts.
- New events for Delita (Matsuno rolling in grave confirmed).

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)

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- New characters and summons (return of Rikken, Elza and Raz!)

Reviews:

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DS:

Gyakuten Saiban 4: 9, 9, 9, 9
Chicken Little: 7, 6, 6, 6
Little Mermaid: 6, 6, 6, 6
Mario VS. Donkey Kong 2: 8, 7, 8, 8
My Relakkuma: 5, 5, 3, 4

PS2:

SIMPLE 2000: The People of Cat Village: 7, 5, 6, 5
Grim Grimoire: 8, 7, 7, 6
 
#8
According to Jonnyram, RE4'll be the PS2 version + a few more enemies but with visuals in real-time, rather than cutscenes. And you can use the classic controller if you want.

Jonnyram said:
According to previous Japanese leaked info, it has everything the PS2 version had, plus extra enemies in some areas, and the cutscenes are now realtime, thanks to the extra CPU time.
 
#9
AniHawk said:
According to Jonnyram, RE4'll be the PS2 version + a few more enemies but with visuals in real-time, rather than cutscenes. And you can use the classic controller if you want.
Definitive version confirmed.
 
#13
AniHawk said:
According to Jonnyram, RE4'll be the PS2 version + a few more enemies but with visuals in real-time, rather than cutscenes. And you can use the classic controller if you want.
It better ****ing have GC's visuals, not PS2's.
 
#15
Details the history of how Umbrella falls. Returning characters include Chris, Jill, Rebecca, Billy Cohen, Albert Wesker etc.
Sold, they may as well just charge my card now, that $50 was printed specifically for this game
 
#22
Saitou said:
It better ****ing have GC's visuals, not PS2's.
:lol :lol :lol
What about Wii visuals. I think if you look closely you can actually see Wii's early titles lowering people's expectations.
 
#23
Aokage said:
Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (DS)

- Addition of giant-sized boss units taking up several squares.

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (PSP)

- In addition to Balthier, super secret hot bonus character #2: Russo (main character) from FFTA2!
That sounds real freaking awesome!

Can't wait to see some scans!! ;)
 
#29
Lain said:
If i thought Famitsu scores meant something worthwhile, I'd be worried!
Even so, those numbers are not at all bad. The way it looks to me, one person thought it was great, two thought it was very good, and one thought it was slightly above average.
 
#30
Aokage said:
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (PSP)

- In addition to Balthier, super secret hot bonus character #2: Russo (main character) from FFTA2!
Stop screwing around with Final Fantasy Tactics!
 

Hcoregamer00

The 'H' stands for hentai.
#33
ShockingAlberto said:
I would not expect it before mid to late 2008.
You mean 2009.

Here is my prediction
January 2008 Ace Attorney 3
January 2009 Ace Attorney 4

Capcom is smart because they have the whole dead month to themselves and it worked well in keeping Ace Attorney 2's sales up.
 
#35
Oh, looks like Square Enix is starting a series of DS non-games called "DS Style".
Unless this is a late April fool, titles so far are:
DS Gardening Life
Globetrotting (France, Italy, Thailand)
Listen to Classics
 
#39
Aokage said:
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (PSP)

- In addition to Balthier, super secret hot bonus character #2: Russo (main character) from FFTA2!

This, somehow, gives me some hope that FFTA2 will be much more serious than part 1. Hopefully, no snowball fights or little kids.


Hcoregamer00 said:
Which is almost inevitable because they are meeting sales goals for number 2.
It's been more or less indirectly announced by Capcom, since they had that AA3 contest.
 
#40
Vyse The Legend said:
This, somehow, gives me some hope that FFTA2 will be much more serious than part 1. Hopefully, no snowball fights or little kids.
man dude already has Marche's sword. I don't think you should get too excited about a more serious tone. He'll probably go around pouting about how he doesn't have enough mascara for his girlfriend or some shit
 
#41
What the crap? I hope they're holding back because Wiimote use just for knifing is pretty much missed potential. I suppose if you haven't played the PS2 version then it's nice for the extras as well, but I was hoping for a bit more.

The Umbrella Chronicles scan is nice. I just which I knew what heck was going on in them besides the obvious.

Congrats to Gyakuten Saiban. ^_^
 
#46
Amir0x said:
man dude already has Marche's sword. I don't think you should get too excited about a more serious tone. He'll probably go around pouting about how he doesn't have enough mascara for his girlfriend or some shit
=( Why must you kill my soul, you bitter jail bird? =(
 
#48
Do we know yet if FFT PSP will have a bigger character limit? The original game had 16, and that was barely enough to have all the special characters minus Boco. With 2 new characters, I'd hate to have to boot off any other special characters just to make room for them.
 

Error

Jealous of the Glory that is Johnny Depp
#49
Jonnyram said:
Oh, looks like Square Enix is starting a series of DS non-games called "DS Style".
Unless this is a late April fool, titles so far are:
DS Gardening Life
Globetrotting (France, Italy, Thailand)
Listen to Classics
:lol