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Spotto! Review

You are a bird, and you are so angry! So angry, in fact, that you might just go ahead and lob some explosive power at some unsuspecting creatures, causing them to explode. No, this isn’t Angry Birds. This is Spotto!, a DSiWare title created by Intelligent Systems, the nice fellows who brought us the Fire Emblem and Advanced Wars series. While Spotto! may sound like Nintendo’s answer to Angry Birds, Spotto was actually the angry bird before the Angry Birds, as the title saw release a full month before the original launch of Angry Birds.

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Wut U Talkin Bout? Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or an overlooked entry in a franchise.

Japanese games, like Katarmari Damacy, definitely have their own unique style that can’t be replicated by any other culture. These games not only have strange visual styles, but also strange concepts. Often you have to ask “where in the world did they come up with this?” While not as ridiculous as Katamari Damacy, Cubivore: Survival for the Fittest for the Nintendo Gamecube definitely has that unmistakable Japanese style.

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Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Heroes of Shadow and Light Trailer

The Fire Emblem series is kind of like Pokemon in the sense that, as it continues, only a handful of tweaks are made to the series. Sure to some hardcore fans, they seem like big changes. But outside of fans, they all look incredibly similar. Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Heroes of Shadow and Light is no different.

After the jump, you can find the new trailer. If you have played a Fire Emblem game, you know what to expect. Most of it is your typical back and forth combat. The main difference is the inclusion of the create a character mode, which I’m actually pretty excited for.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Heroes of Shadow and Light still lacks a North American or European announcement. Crossing my fingers for an announcement of Gamescom.

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Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Remake to Include Satelliteview Chapters

A quick heads up, apparently I’ve been leaving out a part of the Fire Emblem remake’s name for the DS.  The full name is actually Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem – Hero of Light and Shadow ( that’s longer then Super Robot Taisen Original Generation Saga: Endless Frontier!)

Anyways, to the news! The new remake is getting a little something special, aside from just customizable main characters.  Back in 1997, Nintendo released four chapters for Fire Emblem via the Satelliteview system for the Super Nintendo.

Aside from emulation, I don’t believe there is a way to really get your hands on the content currently. But that will change soon, the DS remake includes the four chapters from the Satelliteview. These chapters are grouped under the name Fire Emblem: New Record of Akaneia Wars.

Nintendo has yet to announce the title outside of Japan, but we will probably see the title overseas at some point.  You can check out some new character art after the jump.

You can also check out some gameplay videos at official website.

(Source: Siliconera)

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Dragon Quest Wars for Europe in October

Dragon Quest Wars is a DSiWare strategy RPG developed by Intelligent Systems, the developers behind the Fire Emblem series and Advanced wars series.  The battles take place on a table top field.  You can choose four of the six monsters to send into battle: Slime, Dracky, Hammerhood, Healslime, Chimera and Golem.

Dragon Quest Wars will support local wireless for up to four players. It also supports an online mode through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, but the press release wasn’t very clear if it was up to four players or if it was just two.

It’s set to be available this October in Europe at the price of  500 DSi points. There is no official window for the North American release, but the ESRB has already rated the title.

Screenshots after the jump.

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