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Nintendo puts scarf over Nintendo Magic, reveals Master of Illusion

First we saw Nintendo Magic on Nintendo's upcoming releases list during E3, and figured that it was a localized version of the magic-training game Magic Taizen. Then, last week, Nintendo registered the trademark in Japan at the same time as a bunch of Wii stuff, leading us to think that maybe it's a Wii thing.

Now, as discovered by a GoNintendo reader, the title Nintendo Magic is nowhere to be found in the list of games on Nintendo's press site, for DS or Wii. However, a new game called Master of Illusion is set for release on November 26 for DS. Maybe this is the thing that we thought Nintendo Magic was? Or maybe this is the thing that we didn't know Nintendo Magic was going to be?

It all feels like misdirection. Maybe Nintendo's about to reveal which card we were thinking of.

E307: Nintendo making magic for non-Japanese gamers

In the midst of everything else -- boy, we didn't think we'd be saying that after the keynote, at least in regard to the DS! -- bursting out of E3, we almost didn't notice this line on a release list of upcoming DS games: Nintendo Magic. Once we did, however, a collective gasp shuddered forth from the DSF staff as we realized that this rather vague name (which, for all we knew, could have been the release of the money-printer at last) was most likely Magic Taizen, the magic trainer that we thought might never make it outside Japan. It looks like we're not the only ones who've reached that conclusion. We can only hope we'll be learning some one-handed cuts and all about pulling rabbits from our clothing this November. DS games are a lot cheaper than buying magic books!

Magic Taizen import review

Upon announcing Magic Taizen for the DS, a game that allows players to take the role of magician and perform tricks illusions, we knew Nintendo meant business. Well, Gamebrink recently imported a Japanese copy of the game and took it through their strict, and very deadly, review gauntlet. What do they think of the game? It's not too shabby ...

The game has three basic modes: Magic Alone, Magic Attraction and Mystery Training. Mystery Training is comprised of several different mini-games. The other two modes, which progressively unlock different tricks as you play through them, makes for the meat of the title. You'll progress by performing tricks and earning points, which you can use to open new tricks, but you have a limit on how many points you may earn in any given day.

Sadly, they say the game is not all that import friendly as there is tons of Japanese text that informs you of how to perform these tricks and progress. Without the ability to at least read Japanese, we're all stuck waiting to hear an announcement for this game to release to territories outside of Japan.

Anyone else wish to follow the ways of the magician?

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