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Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Monday, January 21st, 2008


NeoGAF user, “giggas”, gave the public a lot of details on the latest issue of Nintendo Power, which includes a seven page feature on Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the Nintendo DS by Bioware. Below is the information he gave us.

– Cover Story with nice artwork
– In game graphics have a water color look, all hand drawn
– 4 party members at a time
– Each character can do certain things ex: Tails can float over things (standard stuff)
– 11 party members total – 7 known are Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Rouge, Sjavascript:void()
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– Control done fully with stylus – think Hourglass
– Able to split party into teams at certain moments
– Rings are used as currency
– No random battles, see enemies on the field
– Turn based battles [in 3D environment], choose commands for everyone in your party before they actually follow through. Want battles to be fast paced
– Elite Beat Agents style special attacks
– Team attacks (like Chrono Trigger)
– “Fatigue Points” instead of MP
– Choose which attributes to increase when you level up
– Purchase and level special attacks
– Bits of story – Sonic’s on vacation from defeating Eggman 2 years ago. Gets a call from Tails that Knuckles has been kidnapped by a group called the Marauders, and that 6 Chaos Emeralds are missing. Eggman not the main villain. But Bioware wants to make him a creditable bad guy again. Something about a “twist” between Eggman and Sonic that goes back to the earlier games.
– 2 acts – first takes place in standard Sonic areas. 2nd takes place in a darker world
– Remixed classic tunes
– “fully animated cut scenes”
– simple dialogue trees
– Side quests

Juex France recently showed the world the following screens of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.

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Virtual Console Update: January 21, 2007

Monday, January 21st, 2008



Jan. 21, 2008

Let’s take a quick personality test. Are you the type of person who likes to solve problems by analyzing clues, collecting information and methodically reaching your goal? Or are you more the type to thrust a double-footed kick into someone’s face and follow it with a few body blows? Your answers to those questions should help you decide which popular game to choose this week.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii™ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

ADVENTURES OF LOLO 2 (NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Lolo and Lala are back in this sequel to the popular puzzle game THE ADVENTURES OF LOLO. On their return from the Haunted Castle, the Great Devil kidnaps Lala and challenges Lolo to rescue her again. Now he must take on the challenge of the Great Devil’s Tower and Castle mazes. Fortunately, Lala was able to analyze each of the mazes as she was taken to the tower and left clues in the Jewel Boxes in each room. Each Jewel that Lolo collects contains information that will help him in the next room. In order to succeed, he’ll also have to push tiles, pick up Heart Framers, temporarily turn enemies into Eggs with his Magic Shots and ward off enemy attacks by moving Emerald Framers. With your help, Lolo and Lala will work together to escape the Great Devil’s clutches and defeat him.

SUPER STREET FIGHTER™ II: THE NEW CHALLENGERS (Super NES®, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen – Violence, 800 Wii Points): When SUPER STREET FIGHTER II: THE NEW CHALLENGERS debuted, the fighting-game genre was forever changed. Along with a revolutionary combo system, the game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. In addition to the classic characters of Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Blanka, E. Honda, Zangief, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison, take control of four brand-new characters in exciting head-to-head fighting game play. Choose T. Hawk and his unmatched strength to crush your opponents, use Deejay’s unrivaled kickboxing ability to defeat your opponents, unleash your inner dragon with the furious kung fu of Fei Long and drill your rivals with the deadly beauty of Cammy. Get ready for the Street Fighter tournament and the fight of your life.

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