- Bleach: Dark Souls
- Crash: Mind Over Mutant
- Imagine: Babysitters
- Imagine: Fashion Designer New York
- Kage Densetsu: The Legend of Kage 2
- Pop Cutie: Street Fashion Simulation
- Prey the Stars
- Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals
Even though this trailer doesn't differentiate itself much from some previous ones we've seen, the message is clear -- Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals looks cool. Yep we said it: a Disney game looks cool. Got a problem with that?
Even furthering our attraction to the game is its look. Appealing to the shallow graphics whores within us, both the 3D battles and the cut scene animations managed to please our hungry eyes. We never got around to playing the first title in the series, but we may just find ourselves giving its sequel a look in the near future. On the other hand, we could do without the cheesy story about death vortexes and the "our only hope is the Spectrobes!" bits. Oh well, you can't win them all.
Gallery: Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals
The new screens show off some decently impressive 3D monster battles, with no Rallen in sight. Perhaps the Spectrobes have realized that they know how to fight and don't need some kid chaperoning them all the time. In any case, it looks like the new battle mode may differ from the normal offline battles.
[Via press release]
With the new demos and videos available on the Nintendo Channel, we figured we'd nab this one for you all to see (without having to turn your Wii on, if you have one).
When we heard about Disney's sequel to the first Spectrobes title, Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals, we were interested in what innovations the game would bring. Of course, that "innovation" turned into only more of what the first game presented, as the game adopted the model of providing fans of the first game with more and more of what that title offered. Likely, it'll work, because in these kind of games, folks are usually looking for just that.
Anywho, check out the new trailer above. It not only shows off the new bad guy you're supposed to hate, but also a good deal of CG. So, what do you all think?
The sequel to the million-selling Spectrobes is out later this year, and Disney fired new screens our way earlier today (none of which feature the DGamer service, sadly) -- head to our new Beyond the Portals gallery to check them out. It all looks eerily similar to the first game, though if Brain Training taught us anything, it's that you don't mess around with million-selling formulas.
[Via press release]
Other new features include:
- a new 3D perspective
- a map to assist in exploration
- different excavation and battle features
- and last, but not least, Dgamer and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support for battling online
SecondSpin has too many available Nintendo DS and GBA titles (450+) for us to list, but we've put together a short tally of games that you might want to pick up.
- Custom Robo Arena -
- Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney: Justice for All -
- Scurge: Hive -
- Spectrobes -
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass -
- True Swing Golf -
- Final Fantasy IV Advance and V Advance -
- Gunstar Super Heroes -
- TMNT -
Notable games in the sale include Nintendo's training titles Brain Age, Brain Age 2 and Flash Focus. There are also other games like WordJong, SimCity DS, Spectrobes and Orcs & Elves up for grabs too.
As usual, we've picked the notable titles out of the bunch and listed them for you, except this time, we've done it in Christmas carol form!
On the twelfth day of Christmas,
DS Fanboy sent to me:
- Twelve Diddy Kong racers Racing ($17.99),
- Eleven Spectrobes for collecting ($15.99),
- Ten Hoshigamis a-SRPG-ing ($14.99),
- Nine Planet Puzzles Leaguing ($19.99),
- Eight Custom Robos a-fighting ($12.99),
- Seven Sim Cities a-building ($16.99),
- Six Bombermen a-touching ($22.99),
- Five of Sonic Rush's golden rinnngggggs ($17.99),
- Four Mana Children ($14.99),
- Three Elite Beat Agents ($22.99),
- Two Mega Man Star Forces ($17.99 each),
- And a Naruto: Ninja Council 3 ($17.99)!
Though many of the online shop's $19.99 titles are currently out of stock, we've put together a short list of the DS titles available that you might want to pick up with this buggy bargain. We can't guarantee that your order will stick once Circuit City's management catches wind of this bug, nor can we say whether or not exploiting this slip-up makes you a horrible person, but here you go:
- Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day
- Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day
- Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All
- Sonic Rush
- Pokemon Leaf Green
- Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis
- Super Mario Advance
Siliconera reports that it's the game plus all 38 of the Code Input punch card things. The original game came with a few, but the rest seem to have only been given away at various events and promotions. In other words, they're a total pain to acquire in any other way. If you want to play Spectrobes, you may as well pony up the extra $10 (the original package is down to $20 now, and the CE is $30) and get the cards.
The official press release (after the break) mentions that the package includes two exclusive Geo cards and a mini-guide. Seems like a good deal for people who were previously on the fence about Spectrobes. Or you could just wait for the sequel!
Capcom was smart enough not to include the positions of the holes on the preview images, so unscrupulous people like us can't print out the cards and do it ourselves. Not that it really matters with a free bonus item.
Hit up the break for the trailer.
Here's something cool for everyone else: you can get three free things from GameStop. You may be able to sell them on eBay or something in a couple of years. Whatever the reason, we know you want this free stuff even if you've never heard of Spectrobes.