Release Date : ?/9/09, USA
Παροτι το Kaze no Nostalgia κυκλοφορει εδω και καιρο στην Ιαπωνια, η Tecmo αποφασισε πως ο τιτλος της αξιζει και μια αγγλοφωνη εκδοση. Σε προσφατη ανακοινωση της η εταιρεια στο site destructoid.com κοινοποιησε τα εξης :
Enterprise, a worldwide publisher and developer of videogames, and Tecmo, in
conjunction with Matrix Software and Red Entertainment, invite gamers to
takeoff on a nostalgic journey through time and space with Nostalgia for
Nintendo DS™ – launching September 2009. Set in an alternate-reality
version of 19th-century Earth, Nostalgia casts you as Eddie, a headstrong
Londoner who amasses a group of memorable companions to traverse the world
in his steampunk-inspired zeppelin. As you navigate the open skies, you’ll
explore mysterious foreign locales, slay all manner of fantastical enemies,
complete a variety of thrilling quests, and ultimately, save the world from
Developed by Matrix Software (Dragon Quest V PS2, Final Fantasy III-IV DS),
in association with Red Entertainment (Gungrave, Bonk, Thousand Arms),
Nostalgia brings together a powerful think-tank of old-school Japanese RPG
development talent to present a stunning new vision in gaming. Produced by
Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame, Tokobot) and directed by Naoki Morita (Sakura
Taisen), with art direction by Yoshiteru Tsujino (Far East of Eden), airship
design by Takuhito Kusanagi (Grandia, Blue Submarine No.6, Samurai 7), and
enemy design by Keita Amemiya (Iria- Zeiram the Animation, Kamen Rider),
Tecmo has amassed an all-star dream team of industry veterans to forge a
brand new DS adventure that hearkens back to the classic glory days of
Japanese role-playing games.
According to Nostalgia producer, Keisuke Kikuchi, “I knew this game had such
potential when I saw Mr. Morita’s project book. It is an adventure game set
in another Earth, offering an enjoyable story that involves various
different cultures in many diverse locations. The key element that brings
the game together is the airship, the conveyance which fits its game system
and world-view. I wanted to make this idea into a product for everyone to
“We feel deeply honored for the opportunity to bring Tecmo’s esteemed
Japanese Nintendo DS role-playing game “Nostalgeo no Kaze” to an entirely
new audience as Nostalgia,” said Shane Bettenhausen, New Business
Development Director of Ignition Entertainment. “Amid a sea of remakes and
rehashes, this endearing adventure blazes its own unique path with deeply
engrossing gameplay systems, but it also hearkens back to the classic RPGs
of yesteryear with its unforgettable characters and universal narrative
Key Game Features:
• Ambitious, fully 3D polygonal graphical engine offers dramatic, sweeping
camera angles and impressive vistas rarely seen in a DS title.
• Cohesive, anime-inspired art direction that effectively captures the
game’s turn-of-the-century charm.
• Travel to incredibly unique, non-traditional RPG locales via airship
including London, New York, Cairo, Africa, and Russia.
• Features two distinct combat engines: One is a brisk, turn-based
close-quarters melee between your party members and monsters; while the
other offers thrilling, large-scale airship battles. In addition, your
battle skills are scored at the conclusion of each conflict, inspiring
• Handy in-game notebook feature keeps track of people, monsters, airships
and items you’ve run across.
• Plenty of user-defined customization, allowing the player to trick out his
or her airship with various weapons, armor types, and special skill attacks.
The player can also choose character-specific skills from a branching tree
for a more personalized experience.
• Explore a variety of diverse, engaging dungeons that include brain bending
puzzles and tricky Indiana Jones-style traps.
• Optional quest system inspires players to approach the adventure from a
less linear perspective, extending the life of the gameplay experience.
Παροτι ο τιτλος ακουγεται εξαιρετικα υποσχομενος, αξιζει να σημειωθει πως δεν ετυχε πολυ μεγαλης εμπορικης αναγνωρισιμοτητας στην Ιαπωνια.
Official Site : http://www.nostalgiads.com/