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Blue Dragon DS nothing to do with cards after all



Remember those vicious rumors regarding Blue Dragon DS being a card-based RPG? Well, looks like they may have been wide of the mark, as a new scan gleaned from the pages of Japanese publication Shonen Jump suggests otherwise. Instead, the magazine describes the game as a "real-time simulation RPG," a label that brings to mind the recently released Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. Whatever the hell Mistwalker's game is -- and the screens do suggest a kind of real-time strategy/RPG hybrid -- there's certainly no mention of cards.

Pleasingly, that March 2008 Japanese release date seems to have held, which surely means we'll have more information on this in the not-too-distant future. Go past the break for the Shonen Jump scan.

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Fank1

12-14-2007 @ 6:30PM

Fank said...

Is that dragon flipping me off?

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spambot2

12-14-2007 @ 6:43PM

spambot said...

Well, I do like BD's oddball characters, so I may have to check this one out if it makes it state-side.

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GoldenPie3

12-14-2007 @ 6:50PM

GoldenPie said...

Haha, awesome, looks like there'll be a Poo Snake character even with it's own Poo Snake shadow. King Jibral's shadow looks pretty cool. I'm looking forward to this. :)

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alraydius4

12-14-2007 @ 6:53PM

alraydius said...

Okay, where did the card game scans come from? 2 games coming out for the DS?

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Cian5

12-17-2007 @ 7:25PM

Cian said...

Looks sweet, I was one of the people who enjoyed Blue Dragon on 360 so I hope this makes it state-side. Now, what's that thing in the pink corner? Because it's a Blue Dragon game, but that ain't the DS one. And it has motion indicators, a possible Wii spin-off? o_O

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