Nightly News Roundup: 04.04.2012

Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition becomes Pokémon Conquest for US, and new details for Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

By Katharine Byrne. Posted 04/04/2012 15:30 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition coming to US as Pokémon Conquest

You know that weird half-strategy, half-Pokémon-samurai DS game that everyone’s been talking about lately? Well, that very game is now coming to the US on June 18th under the new and much more palatable banner of Pokémon Conquest.

Developed by Tecmo Koei, you play a young warlord who must recruit other warriors to strengthen your growing kingdom. Along the way, you’ll encounter a variety of Pokémon, as well as other characters inspired by the Japanese feudal era. The game contains nearly 200 Pokémon, including many from Pokémon Black and White.

Much like any Pokémon game, it’s all about the turn-based battles, but the twist in Pokémon Conquest is that players have to choose different tactics for six-on-six battles whose battle conditions change every turn. To see the game in action, watch the trailer below:

Source: Nintendo

New Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion details

Disney Interactive Entertainment have announced that Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, the 3DS companion to the upcoming Epic Mickey 2 on Wii, will be released this autumn and is being developed by DreamRift in collaboration with Junction Point.

Paying tribute to the Sega Mega Drive platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, both the aforementioned Castle of Illusion and original evil witch boss Mizrabel will be making a comeback. With the Castle of Illusion having fallen into Wasteland, the setting of the original Epic Mickey and Epic Mickey 2, Mizrabel decides the only way to escape is to capture all the famous toons of Wasteland and drain their cartoon essence. Naturally, it’s up to Mickey to pick up his magic brush and save the day.

Gameplay-wise, Power of Illusion will feature a drawing and painting mode where players can create rough versions of certain objects and transform them into classic Disney style 2D illustrations. You’ll then be able to move your creations to the top screen of the 3DS where they’ll be brought to life in full colour and fully rendered 3D visuals.

Disney says it’s “designed to give players the unique ability to create objects and even characters they can place in the world of Wasteland”.

Source: Eurogamer

New Fire Emblem: Awakening trailer

The new 3DS Fire Emblem game looks set to go all Harvest Moon on us with births and marriages now playing just as important a role as the series’ trademark strategy battles. As Nintendo’s Genki Yokota explains in the latest Iwata Asks interview, love will be one of the game’s main themes. You can even recruit your own kids to fight for you as well as play matchmaker and wed any of your allies including your My Unit characters. Will this make us cry even more (wo)manly tears when one of our beloved characters dies? Yes. Yes it will.

Source: ONM

One Response to “Nightly News Roundup: 04.04.2012”

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    that pokemon game seems too weird to me, and i dont know if the concept will be apealing to americans, why not localize pandoras tower, and instead choose to bring a game about japanese warlords in the feudal era? oh yeah, because its a pokemon game…

    power of illusion looks cool, but it has to be a very long (content wise) game to be a full retail game, the concept of drawing things in the lower screen and then rendering them on the upper screen sounds good.

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