Joystiq has you covered with all things Metal Gear Solid 4!
GameDaily
Add to: My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines
Joystiq presents

Nintendo Power's moon reveals its secret

And we totally called it. That's right: the meaning of the much-discussed moon that featured prominently in Nintendo Power had nothing to do with Disgaea, Metroid, Earthbound, or a ... Balance Board-compatible sequel to Michael Jackson's Moonwalker? You people are strange.

So it's Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, which may seem like a disappointment to some (compared to, y'know, Earthbound), but hey: at least we get oodles of new details. According to Nintendo Power, this IGAvania is set in the mid-1800s and stars the series' first ever female protagonist, Shanoa. The magazine that there are "no real weapons in this game," with glyphs that can change form (for example, into a sword) Shanoa's weapon of choice.

There's a mass of other details waiting for you after the break -- don't forget your whip glyphs.


  • Glyphs used with every attack that consumes MP.
  • Glyph MP consumption leads to a "new layer of strategy." MP meter refills quickly when not attacking.
  • Combos can be created.
  • Glyph Union special attack: Huge sword travels across the screen, with a constant barrage of knife hits.
  • Glyphs can be used in other ways. For example, they can generate a magnetic field, allowing Shanoa to cling to metal rods.
  • World map is "utilized."
  • More than 20 locales in the game.
  • Save statues and teleport rooms make a welcome return.
  • Sidequests are given by rescued villagers, with each villager's data available for viewing.
  • Game looks "more mature, sombre, and painted" than other games on the DS.
  • As with the other DS games in the series, Michiru Yamane is handling sound again.
  • No returning characters except for Dracula.
  • Returning from previous versions: The ability to level up, dodging (L and R buttons), switching between map and stats with the select button, a hard difficulty setting, multiple endings, and Wi-Fi support.
  • Wi-Fi includes a new item interface.
  • Other features NP can't talk about.
[Via Go Nintendo]

Related Headlines

Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br> tags.

New Users

Current Users

Homebrew week


Features
Another Week in ... (44)
Bury the Shovelware (0)
DS Daily (464)
DS Fanboy Lite (39)
DS Fanboy poll (41)
Friday video (67)
Game Night (142)
Metareview (53)
Promotional Consideration (53)
Show and Tell (58)
The DS Life (52)
What are you playing? (87)
Bits
Accessories (132)
Downloads (60)
Fan stuff (1389)
Features (264)
GBA (127)
Hacks (80)
Homebrew (201)
How-tos (67)
Imports (853)
Interviews (144)
Meta (117)
News (3033)
Nintendo Wi-Fi (180)
Reviews (178)
Sales (182)
Screens (872)
Video (629)
Rumors (172)

RESOURCES

RSS NEWSFEEDS

Powered by Blogsmith

Featured Galleries

Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
Zettai Karen Children DS: Dai-4 no Children
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS 2
The Tower DS
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
Mega Man Star Force 2
Disney Friends
Rune Factory 2
Games to help curb your addictions

 

Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • Engadget Polska
    • Switched
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • AisleDash
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Green Daily
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Massively
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
    • WalletPop
  • Sports
    • FanHouse Main
    • NFL
    • NBA
    • MLB
    • NCAA Football
    • NCAA Basketball
    • NASCAR
    • NHL
    • Golf
    • Fantasy Football
  • Also on AOL
    • African-American Culture
    • Cars
    • Games
    • Maps
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • News
    • Radio
    • Sports
    • Television
    • Travel

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • Confirmed: SOCOM Confrontation gets one month delay
  • Analysts discuss effect of 360 price drop on PS3
  • The full Resistance 2 GamePro cover revealed
WOW Insider
  • WWI '08 notes from WoW Insider's chat with Xfire
  • WoW Insider Show, Episode 44: Live from Paris (kind of)
  • Last Week on Massively: WoW-related stories
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • 360 Dashboard 2.0 mock-up, is Microsoft listening?
  • You decide the cover art for latest Spider-Man game
  • Photos of a losing Guitar Hero: Aerosmith racecar
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • Boogie down with Samba de Amigo
  • CustomPlay Golf is customarily customized for its customers
  • Brawl Stage of the Week: Airborne Arena
PSP Fanboy
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy script longer than Crisis Core's
  • Japanese Phantasy Star demo coming later this month
  • Busy new screenshots of Yggdra Union
Big Download Blog
  • Say2Play swaps key presses for voice comamnds
  • City of Heroes/Villains machinima contest could score you a Matrix
  • Funcom: Happy seventh birthday, Anarchy Online
AOL Sports Blog
  • Well, That Was Fast: Beno Udrih Agress to MLE Deal with Sacramento
  • On Deck: Joba Scratches His Nose
  • Shawn Chacon Clears Waivers, Free to Choke Other General Managers