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Rumor: Itadaki Street coming to North America next year

The Japan-exclusive franchise Itadaki Street could very well be on its way to North America next year, if Surfer Girl Reviews Star Wars is to be trusted. Yes, we know, with a name that ridiculous, it can be kind of hard to believe such a claim. But, you know, the blog has some good karma in the bank, as it was the first to report on the Prince of Persia prequel.

Personally, we'd love to have the game hit the states here. And, if you find your own interest piqued, then hit up some of our Itadaki Street coverage and its Wikipedia page.

[Via Siliconera]

A road map of Itadaki Street

Having never come out in the US, the Itadaki Street franchise is somewhat of a mystery. But the series has been thrust into our attention with its entry on the DS and the included Mario and Dragon Quest characters. We know we like the characters, and we are vaguely aware of a board game of some kind, but how exactly does the game play?

Siliconera, who previously helped us identify all the Dragon Quest folks, has a piece up now about the game that's half review, half tutorial. It's an excellent resource for the Itadaki curious, and should help you in your soul-searching about whether or not you're interested in a Japanese board game about property.

Itadaki Street creation vid

Sure, we've known for awhile now the wide range of different characters that would be available in Itadaki Street, but now our imagination gives way to reality. The crew over at Siliconera have posted a video detailing the process of character creation in the game, giving us all who've sat for hours in the dark wondering how one would manifest a digital entity in-game a look at the process.

Sadly, the video is on the shorter side, but gives us a look at the wide variety of options available to the aspiring character creator.

DS releases for the week of June 18th

Welcome to an incredible week for Nintendo fans! This week, the DS (and the Wii as well!) will see some highly anticipated titles make their debut, and a late addition to last week's releases is now available as well -- the budget Brain Buster Puzzle Pak shipped after last week's announcements. Not that we need anything extra after looking at this line-up:
  • Brothers in Arms DS
  • Full Metal Alchemist Trading Card Game
  • Sim City DS
  • Time Ace
  • Transformers: Autobots
  • Transformers: Deceptacons
  • Zendoku
While you agonize over your choices this week, let's check out the releases for the rest of the world. It's a big week for Japan -- Phantom Hourglass hits shelves there this week!

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Guide to Itadaki Street characters

Confession time! We haven't played a Dragon Quest game since the first one. And that was in the ancient times-- we were basically playing it on an oscilloscope. As such, we don't know any of the characters besides slimes (who could forget slimes?).

If you're like us (old and anachronistic), you might need a lesson on who all these adorable Dragon Quest characters are in Itadaki Street. That is exactly what Siliconera has done, because we asked for it just now. Oh, there we go with the anachronism again.

Finally, we know the names and origins of Guy Who Looks Kinda Like Dante and Spikey-Haired Guy. Now we're ready for the US version of the game, which will probably never exist.

Itadaki Street screens and trailer

Famitsu has posted some new screens up from Itadaki Street, providing us with some more shots of the characters that will be featured in the game. Of course, we all knew folks from the Dragon Quest series, as well as Nintendo alumni Mario and the gang, would be making an appearance in the game.

We've also got another treat for you, in the form of a trailer for the game. embedded past the post break. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Dragon Quest, Super Mario, Boy and Girl in Itadaki Street DS

Itadaki Street DS apparently didn't have enough characters to choose from-- the entire Mario and Dragon Quest casts are just too limiting, you know? Besides, nobody can relate to wacky characters like a plumber and a plumber's brother, who is also a plumber.

Square Enix has nicely included some characters who will do less to draw players' attention away from the serious business of strategic board game play: "Boy" and "Girl." They look just like we would if we were three feet tall and didn't have noses!

We've got some screens of Boy and Girl, and of Itadaki Street in general, after the break. And check the link for character art and a few board layouts.

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Square Enix reveals their party plans

We don't usually sit around wishing we lived in Japan, but sometimes there's an overriding temptation that throws everything into a tailspin ... and wouldn't you know that dastardly Square Enix is behind it. The source of our agony? That the fabulous franchise festival known as the Square Enix Party 2007 is going to go on without us. The pain.

Thanks to the series of tubes that connects us with Japan, we at least have loads of video to look forward to -- and now that SE has announced a formal list of titles that will be available at the event (both playable and video-only), we're starting to get a little excited. Playable games on display include FFXII: Revenant Wings, Itadaki Street, It's a Wonderful World, and the new Crystal Chronicles for the DS. That may in fact be more Final Fantasy than we could shake a stick at. Also verified: an unknown Final Fantasy title, but we have to admit that it may be attached to those other guys. We won't begrudge them that; we've got plenty of games here to drool over.

[Via Wired]

New images from Itadaki Street

Square Enix's Itadaki Street DS, schedule for this summer in Japan, is shaping up to be a pretty good looking little game. We can't wait to see more on the WiFi multiplayer, since that's what board games are built for. Is it too much to hope that this one sees an English release? Ponder that while you check out the screens, which are hidden away behind the jump.

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More characters in Itadaki Street revealed

Famitsu has recently revealed some new characters for Itadaki Street, with a handful originating from the Dragon Quest series and one princess that those who read this site should immediately recognize. Nothing else more has been revealed on the game, however you should keep an eye on DS Fanboy for future updates.

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Itadaki Street screens

You know how we are about Square Enix around here. If the SE collective trundled over and popped us in the face, we'd be all right with that. At least, we could get over it. Because we're fans, you know? Serious fans. Which is why we can't resist bringing you all the scans and screens and Square Enix videos we get our grimy little hands on. Today it's Itadaki Street, and new screenshots that feature a number of the characters.

Random observation: damn, they really put some effort into making Jessica look busty if it's even noticeable on these screens. Check after the jump for that one and the rest!

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Translated Itadaki Street scans

Remember those recent Itadaki Street scans? Dedicated Nintendo fan and amazing translator CTU Kyoto has put them all into English for your reading pleasure. Now you can read all about the Volcano of Death and Jessica's "charming assets" without flipping back and forth through a kanji reference until you give up and toss it angrily through a window.

Maybe that last one was just us. Enjoy the updated scans, and thanks again, CTU Kyoto! Having some idea of the information packed into these sets gets us charged up over the game. Too bad it's not finished ... we're ready to throw down over WiFi.

Itadaki Street revealed, Wi-Fi confirmed

A game that combines Dragon Quest with Nintendo into a board game for the DS, Itadaki Street has not received a street date or price in Japan yet. However, we do know the game is to support both local and Wi-Fi Connect gameplay modes through two different multiplayer gametypes. Exact details on how the game will play, through single-player and multiplayer, are not known as of this time.

Final Fantasy says farewell to Itadaki Street

Itadaki Street has been praised and favored over the years by Square-Enix fans for its combination of classic Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest characters and placing them in a particularly quirky board game.

For a few years now, Itadaki Street has made appearances in Japan with the same concept. But it appears that the wind has changed for the game. Judging from the scan found on the NeoGAF forums, a key element seems to be missing -- Final Fantasy.

In place of Cloud rests another all time favorite of the game business, Mario. Why we are sad to see Aeris and Yuffie leave, the new addition to the team seems interesting. Yet it leaves one question -- is this a temporary set back or permanent change?

Check out the scan after the break and see for yourself.

[Thanks JC!]

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