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Joystiq presents

Revenant Wings gameplay shots

And with the screens come the new details. We've already heard that the battle system for FFXII: Revenant Wings will be a simplified version of that in FFXII proper, with specialized stylus functionality -- now we see it in (still) action. Now we also know there is no battle screen -- all fights take place in real time, and the player uses the stylus to position characters for battle. Sounds like a lot for the DS to handle, and we can't wait to see it in action.

Check out a few more shots from Vaan and Penelo's upcoming adventure after the jump.

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1. Wooo, this looks pretty! Reminds me of the SoM/SD series...

Squeenix is really loving the DS!

Posted at 8:06PM on Dec 14th 2006 by Kefka

2. I don't normally post for good graphics, but these screenshots look very impressive especially for a DS.

Additionally, it looks like there may be at least 4 maximum characters in your party judging from one of the screens. Amazing.

Posted at 8:16PM on Dec 14th 2006 by impact24

3. I'm not a fan of SE's recent milking, but I'm okay with anything that produces a nice-looking 2D RPG like this.

Posted at 8:50PM on Dec 14th 2006 by 20XX

4. Indeed, is it just me, or are 2D RPGs with brilliant art like this more enjoyable than 3D ones? I've always loved 2D RPGs.

With all due respect,

Posted at 9:36PM on Dec 14th 2006 by Fox

5. @4: I've always loved 2D RPG's as well. 3D RPG's just seem out of place. Although FFIII did a pretty good job of proving me wrong.

Posted at 10:30PM on Dec 14th 2006 by dg10050

6. Yeah, I really like old school type 2D RPGs but 3D RPGs have their merits too. It's kind of more fun with a 2D RPG though, not sure why. I played Tales of Phantasia (on zsnes, never had a SNES) and Fable this summer and I must say Tales was way more fun, although Fable was an interesting concept. Turn based ftw, I guess.

Posted at 11:36PM on Dec 14th 2006 by Ibrahim

7. it's becoming more and more like Square back in SNES days with every title they announce...

Posted at 5:48AM on Dec 15th 2006 by garganroo

8. Looking at those shots, specially the red bridge shot, I'd say those are 2D sprites on a 3D rotatable background. It's hard to tell from those small shots, but the edges looks a little rough for a 2D background.

Posted at 9:03AM on Dec 15th 2006 by Renzatic

9. Frickin' awesome. But, maybe Square Enix could, you know, actually release FFXII in Europe first of all. The way things are going FFXII's sequel will already be out in Japan by the time the orignal gets to Europe...

Posted at 9:18AM on Dec 15th 2006 by CitizenGeek

10. Thanks for this news.

Posted at 11:13AM on Dec 15th 2006 by Pola

11. Hey, this game looks better and better! Now all we need is video footage of the game and I'll be in FF heaven!

Posted at 12:01PM on Dec 15th 2006 by DiahrreaMan

12. The battle shot looks like it came out of Lost Magic. While a good game, the real time combat lacked any depth besides casting the same spells over and over again. I hope this goes a little deeper with the combat.

Posted at 3:25PM on Dec 15th 2006 by James

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