With the DS getting killed off by its 3D-capable big brother, it’s becoming harder and harder to find new titles for the original system that are more than mere shovelware. With this game being the spiritual successor to a cult classic and hidden gem of the PSX, as well as being a decade in the making, is Solatorobo: Red the Hunter a well nurtured developer’s dream or is it a little too aged to stand on its own against the competition? Continue reading Solatorobo: Red the Hunter Review
CyberConnect2 expressed some interest in working on Mega Man Legends 3 and with the recent cancellation perhaps they could foot the development. If what Capcom is really worried about is the risk of the game not selling than this could be the answer to their problem.
They already have a relationship as the publisher of CyberConnect2’s upcoming Asura’s Wrath and CyberConnect2’s work on Solatorobo and Tail Concerto shows that they can make a cool, light-hearted action RPG. I really couldn’t think of anyone better to work on the game, but really it’s all up to Capcom.
Bad puns aside, this post is one typed by a grieving American Wii gamer… Nintendo of America just announced on their Twitter that they have no plans to ever bring Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora’s Tower, or The Last Story to North America.
While this might look like the final nail in the coffin for ever seeing these titles stateside, there are still other routes- like the one taken by Solatorobo: Red the Hunter; where Nintendo published it in Europe but XSeed is handling the North American side of things(Coming July 1st in Europe, this Fall in North America- Just a helpful reminder). So instead of kicking a dead horse when it comes to Nintendo translating and importing the title, maybe all that’s needed for Operation Rainfall to succeed is for one of the many ‘importing’ publishers to pick up the licenses for these extremely anticipated titles.
While the DS may be slowing down with the 3DS coming out, the platform isn’t dead. DS owners still have some new software to look forward to, like Namco Bandai’s Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. Namco Bandai won’t be publishing the title though, Nintendo will be, like many other third party Wii and DS titles in the region.
Solatorobo is the spiritual sequel to Tail Concerto, a PlayStation 1 Action adventure platformer. The story follows Red Savarin, an anthropomorphic dog who can change into a human. He rides a mech who the player will be controlling to jump, hover, shoot bubbles, and more. Using the bubbles, you collect kittens.
The title is set exclusively for the Nintendo DS later this year in Europe. There has yet to be a announcement for a North American release. You can check out the Japanese Tokyo Game Show trailer after the jump.
We haven’t really been following the Nintendo DS title Solatorobo, but at the very least I can do is post the first trailer for the title.
If you aren’t already familiar with the title, it is a spiritual sequel to the 1999 PlayStation title TailConcerto. Looking at the trailer for Solatorobo, it seems like the title has a very late 90’s feel to it.
The title is confirmed for an October release date in Japan. A localization has yet to be confirmed, but recently Siliconera found that the Australian classification board rated the title. Just based off that, I would say there is a pretty good chance we will see the title outside of Japan.