Tuesday, October 30, 2012

You say Shippuu no Usagi-Maru: Megumi no Tama to Fuuma no Shirushi, I say uh ...

While scanning Nintendo of Japan's website a week or so ago (I can't remember why, actually), I happened upon an enticing image of an upcoming 3DS eShop game.

After doing a bit of digging, I discovered that the game is called Shippuu no Usagi-Maru: Megumi no Tama to Fuuma no Shirushi and it's being published by Arc System Works, best known for two-dimensional brawlers BlazBlue and Guilty Gear.

Actually, I should say it was published by Arc System Works, as it was uploaded to the Japanese eShop (carrying a ¥500 price tag) on Oct. 10.



The main reason I'm interested in it is its art style, of course, but I'm also pretty interested in its gameplay (see a bit of it in the trailer above), which looks similar to that of Moai Kun, a puzzler-platformer that Konami released for the Famicom back in the day.

Fun fact: One of my co-hosts on The Nichiest Podcast Ever kindly agreed to translate the game's title for me, with the result being something along the lines of Usagimaru of the Gale: The Blessed Seed and the Cursed Seal. (Oh, and Usagimaru is the adorable protagonist's name.)

4 comments:

warp said...

You may have missed when I tweeted you about this, but siliconera translated it as "Usagimaru of the Hurricane" in the article they wrote here. But yeah it looks pretty interesting.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

*moan* WANT!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, thanks, warp. A few other folks who know Japanese provided the translation used in this post. Since I surely don't know which one is right, I went with this one. Still, thanks for letting me know!

Bryan Ochalla said...

It looks adorable, doesn't it, Justin? I want it too!