Friday, May 15, 2009

Made in Ore: Please tell me this game will be released in North America

OK, today appears to be the day to post YouTube videos of games I desperately want to play. This one is for Made in Ore, the latest entry in what is known on this side of the pond as the Wario Ware series.

The hook this time around: Made is Ore allows gamers to make their own microgames, not just play ones created by the folks at Nintendo of Japan. Here's a perfect example of what gamers can come up with:

Hopefully Nintendo of America will announce a North American release date for this sucker soon. I can't take these teases much longer!

A quick look at Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

I have to say, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is one of the titles I'm most looking forward to playing this summer (along with Little King's Story, which is looking extremely promising in its own right).

Today, Square Enix released the first official trailer for the WiiWare title, which will be released in North America on June 1, and it looks very, very good - though I still don't like the font or the fact that the battle backgrounds and menus are of different widths (yeah, I'm a bit anal like that).

Anyway, if you're at all interested in the follow up to what has to be one of the best RPGs ever made, check out the trailer:

Muscle March: The game that will get me to buy a Japanese Wii

Captain Rainbow. Fatal Frame IV. Fragile. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. I've been tempted to buy a Japanese Wii system to play each of these titles - none of which have been or likely will be localized for the North American market - but so far I've fought the urge and held on to my hard-earned cash.

A soon-to-be-released WiiWare game may force me, finally, to cave in, though. The name of that game: Muscle March, by Namco-Bandai. I could craft a few paragraphs explaining why this game has me all atwitter, but I think the following teaser/trailer will suffice:

Other than that, all you need to know is that the game will be released (in Japan only, of course) on May 26th and will cost 800 Nintendo points. That sounds more than fair to me, though I guess in my case the cost will be whatever a Japanese Wii goes for these days ($329 at - yikes!) *plus* 800 Nintendo points. Oh, well, you can't put a price on happiness, right? :)