It looks like the promised developers’ blog has finally hit! A few days ago Mistwalker founder and Game Designer, Hironobu Sakaguchi, posted a blog entry on the official The Last Story website providing some details regarding the game and even threw in a little extra in the form of pieces of game artwork, and boy are they beautiful!
A little over a month ago we finally heard of Mistwalker Corp’s latest project after months of speculation. Over the past few months we’ve heard bits and pieces on the blog of Mistwalker’s head, Hironobu Sakaguchi, as well as illustrations that were posted on the Mistwalker website were at best cryptic as to what the new game would be. Since the vague announcement last June it was expected that the newest game might be released on the X-Box 360, in light of Microsoft’s financial assistance when Mistwalker was founded, or even the Nintendo DS, as their most recent games were released for the DS. It came as a surprise when the new title was unveiled as coming to the Nintendo Wii with the launch of an official website which includes the game’s logo and a piece of music.
Just a few minutes ago Nintendo Everything posted up a very brief video of the battle system that is feature in the new Final Fantasy game for the Nintendo DS. The following images are screenshots from the trailer which can be found at Nintendo Everything.
The battle system looks interesting in that the actual on-screen battle is not blocked by any menus, which I assume based on the details discussed earlier are shown in the touch screen portion of the DS.
So the first game play trailer for the new Final Fantasy game for the Nintendo DS was released as well as some new details. According to an article on IGN the game will indeed be focusing on turn-based random battles with a classic RPG gaming style while making use of of the DS’ unique features. For instance, selecting commands will be done via the stylus as well as using the touchscreen portion of the DS to perform out spells; whether this means it will use techniques similar to the Ninja Gaiden game for the DS or something else entirely no one is quite certain yet. According to the director, one of the main themes for the game is of traveling and adventure and the story will make use of crystals and dragons as a crucial story telling element. There also seems to be some focus on the 14th birthday of the main character, Brand. The game will also sport a unique Job system called the Crown system in which the player will set the abilities for each character and will be able to view these abilities in the touch screen on the DS. The game is expected to arrive this fall in Japan.
I’m still working on writing up the article about Nostalgia, an upcoming RPG for the Nintendo DS that is being developed by Matrix Software that has a bit of Final Fantasy mixed in with Indiana Jones, heck there is even a scene where a boulder is chomping on the heels of an explorer in the game. To keep you guys (and gals) interested here is a trailer of the game, straight from Gametrailers.com!
As soon as I heard word that a new website was going up on Square Enix’s home page presenting a countdown my interest piqued. What could the new title be? At first look the countdown website featured a silhouette of a dragon with a youth riding it. My gut feeling looking at the artwork was that this was going to be something along the lines of the older Final Fantasy titles, perhaps for the Wii or the DS. How funny was it that a few days later when the title was leaked via Shonen Jump magazine that the new title is Final Fantasy: The Four Warriors of Light for the Nintendo DS. The name me think of the original Final Fantasy for the NES which just so happened to focus on a group of warriors called The Warriors of Light.
For fans of Ace Attorney it has been a over year since we last had a new Ace Attorney game in our hands. Over the past few months Capcom has been preparing to release a new Ace Attorney game, however this was has a twist! Instead of playing as the recently retired protagonist Phoenix Wright or the protagonist of the latest Ace Attorney game, Apollo Justice, we get to switch sides and play the role of fan favourite Prosecutor, Miles Edgeworth.