Friday, January 15, 2010

The baddies in Zengeki no Reginleiv are *this big*

Have you ever dreamed of battling baddies as big as houses? If so, you'll get your chance when Nintendo's Zengeki no Reginleiv is released (in Japan--boo!) on Feb. 11.

You'll also get your chance to battle baddies the size of water buffalo, giraffes, sailboats and pagodas. At least, I think that's what this trailer is touting:

I know Nintendo of America doesn't have the best track record when it comes to localizing the smaller releases of its parent company (e.g., Another Code: R, Captain Rainbow, Disaster:Day of Crisis and Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse), but I'm hoping they'll buck that trend in this case.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I really feel like Nintendo doesn't give us in the US a chance to like those wacky Japanese games. They just assume they won't do well and never bring them over. It's kind of sad.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, I agree, Justin! The thing is, three of the games I mentioned in this post--Another Code: R, Disaster and Fatal Frame--aren't even that "wacky." All would find at least a small amount of support if released in the US, I think. I can understand why they don't want to release Captain Rainbow, but their stance on the others is confounding.

Anyway, I hope they bring Reginleiv to the States at some point this year. It has the potential to become a cult-ish kind of game, I think, and that kind of "cool" buzz and word of mouth is never a bad thing.