Play-Asia.com – Weekly special: Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO

This weeks special on Play-Asia.com is Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO for Nintendo DS. The game is in Japanese abd will cost you US$19.90. The offer ends Ocotber 7th, 2008.

About the game taken from Play-Asia.com:

This installment in the hit Dokidoki Majo Shinpan series takes place weeks after the first game. Nishimura Akuji, a normal third year middle school student is summoned once again by the angels to start another witch hunt.

This time the hunt takes him to a far away town called Yon Town. To carry out his mission, he masqueraded as a student in a school said to have been set up by witches. However, since his academic scores are bad, he ended up in second year instead of third year. To add insult to his injured pride, he is paired up with a converted demon, Kuro.

Because of Kuro’s clumsiness, Akuji’s cover is blown. When his neighbor Seika Koron, another clumsy girl, finds out about his mission, she is determined to help him out. Witches, angels, demons and girls, Akuji’s in for an interesting middle school life.

The game is split in an adventure part and a magic battle part. Search for items, gather information about suspected witches and chase after them. Launch into battle mode when the suspects refuse to cooperate, the rules in battle are simple, just deplete your opponent’s HP bar and you win.

Once you have won your battles, search their bodies for the mark of the witches, clear the marks on the possessed and aim to capture their hearts as well. In this installment, you can search unpossessed girls’ bodies as well as long as you have cleared certain requirements in the game.

As for mini games and unlockable stages, search for reversed colored pandas and the bunnies hidden around town, the more you catch, the more stages you can unlock.

Xbox 360: War World on XBLA

This week, Wednesday Ocotber 1st, 2008 that is, you can download War World on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 points. (Source: MajorNelson.com)

War World

Control a heavily-armed assault mech and fight for supremacy against powerful opponents on the faraway planet called War World. This fast-paced third-person shooter includes three single-player game modes with a 100-level arcade style game and four multiplayer game modes, and is one big beautiful package of entertainment.

  • Super powerful and unique mechs: Choose from 16 different mechanoids, each having special abilities and advantages including Extreme Speed, High Damage Lasers, Powerful Miniguns, Missiles, Stealth Invisibility, Mortars, Mine-launchers, Tough Armor, Shields and more.
  • Single player mode: Single player Arcade mode boasts a 100-level campaign with 5 levels of difficulty. Single player Death Match and Single player Team Death Match puts you up against the best mech fighters in War World.
  • Fast-paced multiplayer: Play with other Xbox® gamers online or direct link. War World multiplayer offers four unique game-modes, including Capture the Flag, Bomb Assault, Death Match and Team Death Match.
  • Next-gen visual effects: Full HDR rendering, normal mapped diffuse and specular lighting, light blooms, atmospheric, explosion and weapon effects all combine to provide a spectacular game experience.

Xbox 360: Try the New Experience in a web “demo”

Xbox.com have made a “demo” of the New Experience. You can simply navigate through the menu of the new dashboard. It’s looking very nice. Can’t wait for November and Microsoft’s next tease of the New Experience. There is also a video interview with Marc Whitten and John Schappert.

[UPDATE: 29/09/2008] I found the video interview with Whitten and Schappert on analoghype.com.

Retro Gamer #55

Usually I post what you can read in the latest issue of Retro Gamer when I get it in the mail. But the last two issues, I’ve posted it after 2 weeks. I need to do better than that.

So, this is what you can read in issue 55 of Retro Gamer:

  • Back to the Eighties – November 1984
  • Back to the Nineties – February 1991
  • ready For Remake – Ant Attack!
  • The Classic Game – Planescape: Torment
  • The Making of… Defender
  • Reotrinspection: Game & Watch
  • The Making of…Soul Calibur
  • Why You Must Play… Toki
  • The Making of… Night Shift
  • Whatever happened to… Marble Madness II: Marble Man
  • Conversion Capers: Chase H.Q.
  • Pixel Perfect: Super Mario World
  • Developer Lookback – Shiny Entertainment
  • The Classic Game – Commando
  • The Making of… Stunts (4D Sports Driving)

You can get the latest issue from ImagineShop.co.uk.