As usual, I ‘ve been far too busy to do lots of little posts this month so here’s a nice big one full of all the latest happenings.
Little King’s Story
gamesTM has got another Lovedelic related feature and this time it’s an extended look at Little King’s Story and an interview with its development team. Many of these fine people have worked on other Lovedelic legacy projects like Moon, Chulip and Tingle RPG so I highly recommend that you read the feature. You’ll find it in Issue 80, which is on sale now.
And on the subject of LKS, I’m currently playing through the review version and can tell you that it is shaping up to be one of the Wii highlights of the year. I say this not just as a Lovedelic fan but also as a gamer in general. It really is something special and I’ll have to get around to covering it in more detail some time soon.
Yet more Art Style games have been announced for DSi in Japan. The first is Nalaku, which looks a little like Sony’s Echochrome, crossed with a 3D version of Game Boy’s Tetris Plus. And the second is Hacolife, which seems to be one of those games where you must colour in the squares without backtracking… Though I can’t really be sure at this point.
That’s six Art Style games that are already available on DSi, and none of them are bit Generations remakes! Hopefully, they will all make it to the European DSiWare service when the handheld launches here in April.
Two bits of Route24 news for you this month. First, Newtonica Player – the free music making software, built around the Newtonica engine – has been updated to version 2 and is much more capable as the video below should prove. Secondly, Kenichi Nishi has started recording his own podcasts on a very frequent basis. Unfortunately for me, they are all in Japanese but if you are lucky enough to understand the language then be sure to give them a listen and report back here if the great man reveals any juicy info.
Now here’s that Newtonica video. See you next time. Ash.