Gallery: E3 2008 - Konami Booth Photo Tour
Now Gamestop has assigned a different tentative date to the electricity-hunting sequel: October 28. That makes a lot more sense, in that it gives Konami some time to actually promote the game. Fall also makes more sense for a game that will probably be a high-profile part of Konami's lineup (since it is a sequel to a well-known Wii game).
We'll likely see a lot more of Kai and Zero during E3.
The new game features a Wi-Fi multiplayer mode for two players and local multiplayer for four. IGN has the first screens. We wonder why Konami decided to reveal this now? They'd almost made it all the way to E3.
If Konami is making a "true" sequel to Elebits, that is, one that is in the same genre as its predecessor, do you think it could work well on the DS? Can Konami overcome the technological limitations in screen and controller to deliver a worthwhile Elebits experience? Or are they simply turning over the DS hoping to uncover some quick cash?
Another noteworthy new addition to Gamestop's list of upcoming games: Ignition Entertainment's release of the cell-phone mascot platformer Docomodake. We knew from an ESRB rating that it was coming, but not when -- Gamestop says next February. The new English title? Docomodake BOING!
If this is real, we expect to hear about it very soon, since a Konami Gamer's Day took place yesterday. If it's fake, we expect to feel surprised.
In other Gamefly news, Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen has an August 30 release date on the rental service's web page. No idea if it's accurate, but if it is, this is the summer of Square Enix "IV" remakes!
Then we calmed down, only to realize that Gamefly has Elebits 2 listed as a DS title, with a release date of August 30th! Cue further bumping of chests and abusing of the exclamation mark key!
Unless this is a simple error (and Gamefly is usually right on the money with these kind of things), we're dazzled by this development. Could a DS version of Elebits successfully recreate the wonderfully tactile sensation of chucking furniture about that was such a key part of the Wii title? Why, yes, we think it could!