is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.
In advance of this coming week's Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2
releases, Nintendo has commissioned two commercials to herald the dungeon crawlers, one for each edition, Explorers of Time
and Explorers of Darkness
Once again, this sequel adopts Chunsoft's Fushigi no Dungeon
) design to allow gamers to play as a Pokemon. It's a solid set of titles, by most reports, but many genre veterans consider them inferior to games like The Nightmare of Druaga
and Shiren the Wanderer
Nevertheless, kids are crazy for the Pokemon
branding, and the original GBA/DS Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
releases went on to sell over 5.5 million copies worldwide. And that's why we now have a major publisher supporting an extremely niche genre with two separate commercials.