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Mistwalker Announces Two RPGs for the DS 68

Mistwalker studios, the studio headed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced they are hard at work on two RPGs for the Nintendo DS. One is a portable version of their just-released-for-360 title Blue Dragon, while a second title called AWAY: Tsuresarareta Hitobito has few details attached at this point. "Little is known about the title outside of the fact that it's being developed by Artoon. They are notable for having Naoto Oshima--character designer for Sonic and Dr. Robotnik--on board. The only hint about the game is the subtitle, 'Tsuresarareta Hitobito,' which means 'kidnapped people'--strange considering the release date of January 31, 2008 is quickly approaching." Great news for RPG-loving DS owners, who can add these titles to the stack with Dragon Quest IX . It's also an interesting example of a primarily Microsoft studio creating content for a Nintendo console, which coincides with rumours of Viva Pinata for the Wii currently in the works.
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Mistwalker Announces Two RPGs for the DS

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  • Re:I'm surprised... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Pxtl ( 151020 ) on Tuesday October 02, 2007 @04:04PM (#20827999) Homepage
    Because it's the DS. Nintendo is a Japanese word meaning "wasted potential". Consider that, with a pointing device, internet support, and a seperate screen per player, the DS is ideal for almost every smash PC hit for the past decade or so. It's why I bought one - I saw Metroid Hunters demo and thought "PC gaming on handheld!".

    But instead, we get more micro-game collections, and confused platformers bewildered how to handle a stylus.

    I want Civ. I want Starcraft. Diablo. Master of Magic. Battlefield. X-Com. Populous. Battlezone.

    Instead we get toys.

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