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Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix coming to the DS


You may expect some terrible DS platformer or something to be built from this comic license from legendary Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka, but that is not at all what developer Compile Heart is doing. Phoenix (also known as Hi no Tori/Fire Bird) is coming to the DS in its original form. As manga.

DS de Yomu Tezuka Osamu Hi no Tori is a collection of Phoenix comics to be read on the DS, featuring extra visual and sound effects (such as the screen shaking to emphasize a dramatic panel). Of course, other helpful features like bookmarking are also included. No word as to how much of the Phoenix backlog will be covered in this collection, though we doubt it's the whole thing. It'll be released in May for 4,179 yen ($37.50). If it works out, Compile Heart will expand the Read on DS series.

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Buntaro1

12-10-2007 @ 3:05PM

Buntaro said...

There's nothing wrong with a DS manga, I guess.

But I'd much rather see Compile Heart working on a new Aleste or Takoron game :(

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reiyu2

12-10-2007 @ 4:01PM

reiyu said...

whoa... a hi no tori remake?

i loved that game from the NES.

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Oatmeals3

12-10-2007 @ 4:14PM

Oatmeals said...

Did anyone else read Phoenix Wright at first? :p

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