At least one guy involved with Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns
has a steady job: the guy responsible for uploading screenshots. Just one day after the initial announcement and the first delightful bundle of screens, Atlus
has already sent us more screens of the ninja roguelike sequel! This time, it's all
awesome 2D gameplay.
What is up
with the DS and roguelikes? We've got Izuna
, three Pokémon
roguelikes (and the GBA one that also works on the DS), Shiren, Tao's Adventure,
and now a second Izuna
game. The DS completely wins at having games at which you're likely to lose repeatedly.
[Via press release]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
4-18-2008 @ 10:09PM
Completely awesome! I loved Izuna, the sequel is going to be amazing. I would've imported eventually, anyway.
4-19-2008 @ 4:03AM
Alisha Karabinus said...
I'm really looking forward to it, too. I feel like the first was so underappreciated (except around here!) that I'm still surprised it's being localized.
4-18-2008 @ 10:14PM
All righty - I'm totally feeling like I want a Roguelike, but I'm not _fully_ convinced. Can anyone recommend a PC Roguelike that has sprites instead of punctuation?
4-19-2008 @ 4:13AM
Sinister Slim said...
Hey... Is that water? I was already completely sold on this game, but knowing the dungeons will have a less bland look and more of an environment makes me all the more happier...
4-19-2008 @ 5:43AM
I want to give a Roguelike a go but I'm still a bit meek :x Shiren or Izuna, you guys?
4-19-2008 @ 4:16PM
I've never played Izuna, but I love Shiren. That said, I've heard Shiren is by far the most "hardcore" of the DS roguelikes.
4-19-2008 @ 10:31AM
And of course, no gallery of Izuna pics would've been complete without Izuna's cleavage. I mean COME ON! Do they think that people will buy this game simply based on that? Do they?
@jgoreham: Although the first Izuna was fun , I prefer shiren over it. But who knows? Maybe this second game will beat Shiren. And if you count the Mystery Dungeon games as rougelikes, then Explorers of Darkness/ Time look like awesome games too.