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Shining Force Feather video

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The excitement and strategy of an RPG merges with the addictive replayability of a board game in this portable tournament of champions!

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 2, 2009 – Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today invited brave adventurers in search of fame and fortune to hit the road… literally. In the RPG-board game Dokapon Journey™ for Nintendo DS™, monsters have invaded the Kingdom of Dokapon, and the King has offered his throne and the hand of his daughter to any challenger who would rise to the occasion and save the land. Alas, that kind of offer is bound to attract some very over-determined adventurers…

Alone against devilish AI, or together with up to three of your friends via single- or multi-card local wireless play, sign up to save the Kingdom and win the throne. Just make sure to sabotage the competition at every chance you get!

First day sales in Japan

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS, Square Enix) – 58,000 (20%)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii, Square Enix) – 14,000 (25%)

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP, Bandai Namco) – 135,000 (70% sell-through of initial stock)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PSP, Konami) – 46,000 (40%)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PS2, Konami) – 42,500 (35%)
Soul Eater: Battle Resonance (PS2, Bandai Namco) – 6,500 (45%)


Nintendo Power promised the scoop on The Conduit’s multiplayer mode, but a few early details have apparently been released. If the latest rumors are to be believed, The Conduit will support 16 players online and will include friend codes. This information allegedly comes from High Voltage Software’s Matt Corso, but there is not an official confirmation. Though nothing has been confirmed, these details are more than likely to be true. Granted this information is correct, this means that there is still a major online Wii title out there that will not be supporting friend codes.

Snowboard Riot

– Craig threw a controller while playing (out of frustration)
– Has worst rubberband AI he has ever experienced in a racing game
– Offensive weapons on one button, speed weapons on the other
– He can’t beat the first level
– 1000 points – Craig says you don’t want to spend that money


– Basic marble puzzle game
– Try to fit pieces together
– Use Wii pointing to guide where to put pegs
– Twist wrist to rotate pieces
– Doesn’t support widescreen – all stretched
– Craig doesn’t recommend this game either – skip it

– Deadly Creatures (later this week, probably Friday), Tenchu (tomorrow), House of the Dead: Overkill (Weds/Thurs) reviews coming – all surprisingly good games
– Tenchu looks really nice on Wii
– Final version of Deadly Creatures is very polished – sounds like they fixed many of the bugs

“…We believe that most of the publishers we cover will manage market share gains on the Wii over the next year. We saw Nintendo capture 60 percent of Wii software sales during 2008, but note that Nintendo’s share dropped to 40 percent in December, indicating that third parties are beginning to capture market share.” – games analyst Michael Pachter with Wedbush Morgan

2009 will be an undoubtedly great year for third-parties quality-wise. The only thing that concerns me is sales…I don’t want to even think how companies would react if The Conduit sells poorly.


LONPOS fact sheet

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Format: WiiWare™
Launch Date: 02/02/09
ESRB: E (Everyone)
Wii Points: 800
Game Type: Puzzle, Board Game
Control Type: Wii Remote
Players: 1-4
Publisher: Nintendo
Unique Features: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Add-on Content

Game Information

Looking for a puzzle game that anyone can play, but still offers plenty to master? Look no further than LONPOS, with its straightforward premise and large variety of puzzles to solve. Each puzzle revolves around a rectangular playing field of 55 spaces. Using a set of 12 pieces, the goal is to place every piece into the playing field, filling it completely. The higher the level, the more pieces you’ll need to fit correctly into the playing field. Challenge yourself with two single-player modes or bring a friend to compete against or cooperate with. When you think your skills are worthy, use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to check out how you compare with other LONPOS players or download additional puzzles and backgrounds. (Router and broadband access required for online play. For more info, go to


Not only has the USK rated the game, but Bubble Bobble Plus (localized title) has a worldwide ranking menu which is a good indication that it will see a worldwide release.