Another anime-to-DS adaptation is heading to Nintendo's handheld, this time for the series Ghost Stories
(known as Gakkou no Kaidan
in Japan). This game by Compile Heart will be an adventure title, in which you investigate the disappearance of a friend. We love the combination of adventure and horror, so we hope to see this get localized.
Spencer Yip from Siliconera speculates that Gakkou no Kaiden DS
will see an international release, which eases our minds a little bit. Something to be aware of for those unfamiliar with Ghost Stories
, though, is that the game probably won't scare you. Even though it can be considered a horror title because of the subject matter, the animations and tone are meant to appeal to younger teens.
This also won't be the first Gakkou no Kaidan
software in existence. A game based on the anime and manga was made for the GBA four years ago, but was essentially a compilation of minigames. The DS version thus sounds much more enticing.