Sonic, Nobuo, and crazy Koreans.

So, what going on this week overseas?

Well, Yuji Naka and Sonic Team are working on 2 new Sonic titles. One
for the DS and one apparently for the Gamecube. I hear that the DS
title will have game play seen at last years' E3 where the player
rubbed the screen to make Sonic run faster or slower.


1/19/05

So, what going on this week overseas?

Well, Yuji Naka and Sonic Team are working on 2 new Sonic titles. One
for the DS and one apparently for the Gamecube. I hear that the DS
title will have game play seen at last years' E3 where the player
rubbed the screen to make Sonic run faster or slower.

Nintendo is boosting money into R&D (5 billion yen to be exact) for
the DS. They're using to help develop software and with promotion.

Nobuo Uematsu is brining his Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy
concert to San Francisco on March 7. It is basically a symphony playing
various music from Final Fantasy games. I think Nobu should go on tour
with the Minibosses and the Advantage.

Nyco is going to release a PSP Charger. It makes battery life on the
PSP 200% longer. I guess this is somewhat of a solution to the PSP
battery life problem, but you have to keep the system in the charger
for it to work, which makes it look less cool and makes you look more
dorky.
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From my personal experience of being in Korea, Korean people are known
for and known how to do strikes. Gameshot.net is reporting that the
Korea Internet/PC Culture Organization is boycotting against Blizzard
and World of Warcraft. Why? Apparently they are up in arms because in
countries like the US and Japan where the average yearly income is
higher, players pay cheaper monthly fees. But in Korea the monthly fee
to play World of Warcraft calculates to something like $24 a month. For
the time being, they are asking Blizzard to stop with fees until they
can negotiate, otherwise they are ready to launch a campaign with anti
World of Warcraft websites, worldofwarcraft.com site blocking programs,
and they will have a World of Warcraft CD burning demonstration. Yeah,
don't let the man get you down! Korea has a huge community of online
gamers. I don't think Blizzard will ignore this group. Who knows what
will happen.


Release Date and Screenshots

PS2

-Monster Hunter G by Capcom 1/20/05
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Online game with really nice graphics

-Shin Sangoku Musou 4 (Dynasty Warriors 5) by Omega Force and Konami 2/24/05
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-Tekken 5 by Namco 3/31/05

It will have a remake of the original.

-Ys III: Wanderers from Ys by Taito 3/24/05
-One Piece Grand Battle: Combat Rush by Ganbarion and Bandai 3/17/05
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This 3D fighting game will have 55 characters to play as.
-Berwick Saga: Lazberia Chronicle by Enterbrain Spring 2005
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Sequel to Tear Ring Saga. Made by the original Fire Emblem team.

-Demento by Capcom Spring 2005
-Shadow of Rome by Capcom 2/05
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Action adventure w/chariot fighting.

-Minna Daisuki Katamari Damacy by Namco Spring 2005
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Sequel to the original.

-Red Ninja: Kekka no Mai by Vivendi Universal Spring 2005

Ninja game where you kill people using mainly a wire

-Radiata Stories by Square Enix 1/27/05
-Princess Maker 4 by Konami 3/31/05
-Inu Yasha by Bandai Summer 2005

This one is a 3D fighting game.

-Shining Force Neo by Sega 3/24/05
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This is the first new Shining Force title on a home console since
Shining Force 3 for Saturn. It is one of my favorite tactics RPG
series.

-Tengai Makyou III: Namida by Red Entertainment and Hudson 4/14/05
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Interesting looking RPG.

-Rumble Fish by Sega Sammy and Dimps 3/17/05

GC

-Star Fox Assault by Namco and Nintendo 2/24/05
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If I'm not mistaken, it's made by the same people who
made Ace Combat games. Xevious, Star Luster, and Battle City are
unlockable.

-Dance Dance Revolution with Mario by Konami 2005
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GC finally gets DDR, funny thing, DDR came out for GBC before it even came out on GC.

-One Piece Grand Battle: Combat Rush by Ganbarion and Bandai 3/17/05
-Fire Emblem: Souen no Kiseki by Intelligent System and Nintendo 4/20/05
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Fire Emblem and Shining Force games play the same.


PSP

-Popolocrois: Pietro Ouji no Bouken by Sony Computer Entertainment 2/10/05
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Very popular RPG series in Japan. This is actually a remake of the first and second game.

-Tales of Eternia by Namco 3/3/05
aka Tales of Destiny 2. It's a port, but with widescreen view.
-Namco Museum PSP by Namco 2/24/05
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It has Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaxian, Dig-Dug, Rally-X, New
Rally-X, Pac–Man Rearranged, Galaga Rearranged, New Rally-X
Rearranged, & Dig Dug Rearranged.

NDS

-Egg Monster Heroes by Square Enix 3/24/05

Strange RPG series that's never been released in the US.

-Jump! Superstars by Nintendo 2005
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4 player fighting that is kind of like Smash Bros.

-Touch! Kirby Mahou no Efude by Nintendo 3/24/05

It's titled Touch! Kirby's Magic Paintbrush, comes with a special stylus.

-Bokujou Monogatari: Colobocle Station by Marvelous Interactive 3/17/05

It's Harvest Moon: Colobocle Station.

-Another Code by Nintendo 2/24/05
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Awesome looking adventure title that you solve puzzles to find the answer to the mystery of your missing father.

-Castlevania DS by Konami Fall 2005
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The game takes place a year after Aria of Sorrow on GBA.

GBA

-Shin Sangoku Musou Advance (Dynasty Warriors Advance) by Koei 3/24/05

13 playable characters, 24 stages, 180 battlefields all on one handheld version.

-Rockman Zero 4 by Capcom 4/21/05

One of the only new Mega Man series that still has classic Mega Man game play.

-Play Yan by Nintendo 2/21/05
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This is the GBA/NDS media player that is officially licensed by Nintendo. Plays mp4 videos and mp3 music.

Mobile Phone

-Biohazard: Confidential Report by Capcom 2/05
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Resident Evil on a phone? Lame.

-Tenchi o Kurau II (Warriors of Fate) by Capcom 2/05
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-Devil May Cry: Dead Shot by Capcom 1/05 (dmcd)
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Geez Capcom, what's next? Steel Battalion on a phone?

Onimusha: Mobile Genma Castle by Capcom 1/05
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Arcade

-Neo Geo Battle Coliseum by SNK Playmore 1/21/05

A collection of fighters from various SNK fighting games, kind of like King of Fighters.

-Raiden III by Taito and Moss 3/05
An awesome top down vertical scrolling 2D shooter.
-Rumble Fish 2 by Sega Sammy and Dimps 1/05
Obviously a sequel to Rumble Fish, Rumble Fish 2 is a fighting game by
the makers of the Dragonball Z Budokai series for consoles.

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Sources

http://www.gamespot.com/

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http://www.1up.com/


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http://www.video-fenky.com/

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