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Author:   Akira_EX
Date:   Jul 24, 09 at 11:19pm (PST)
Subject:   Nintendo Power v.245 (Sep 2009) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
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Cover:
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)

News
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces (Wii)
-- "But as with Retro Game Challenge and Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, the publisher took a pass on a US release, allowing XSEED to swoop in and save the day once again"
4 Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (Wii/DS)
-- NA release not confirmed
Capcom Art books and other media
-- four artbooks incoming:
---- Mega Man: Official Complete Works (September)
---- Mega Man X: Official Complete Works (November)
---- SF20: The Art of Street Fighter (September)
---- The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (October0
---- each art book will retail for $40
-- UDON bringing Mega Man manga over
Your Shape (Wii)
-- it's the fitness game Ubisoft unveiled at E3 with the camera
Calling (Wii)
-- Navigate an "in-between world" from first-person perspective
-- use Wii Remote as flashlight
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS)
Sky Pirates of Neo Terra (Wii/DS)
-- Mario-kart style aerial races
-- early 2010
Rune Factory 3 (DS)
-- NA release not confirmed

Download (WiiWare/VC/DSiWare coverage - good/meh/bad rating system)
La-Mulana (WiiWare)
-- MSX-themed nonlinear adventure
-- developed by Nigoro, published by Nicalis
Robocalypse: Beaver Defense (WiiWare)
-- tower defense game
Moki Moki (WiiWare)
-- guide Moki creatures to exit portal
-- can't control them directly, have to use environment
Harvest Moon: My Little Shop (WiiWare)

WiiWare Reviews:
Drill Sergeant Mindstrong (XSEED Games) - meh
Eduardo the Samurai Toaster (Semnat Studios) - meh
Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games) - meh
Fish 'Em All (Abylight) - bad
Let's Catch (Sega) - meh
Neves Plus (Yuke's) - good
Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! (Taito) - meh
Reel Fishing Challenge (Natsume) - bad
Silver Star Reversi (Agetec) - good
Swords & Soldiers (Ronimo Games) - good
Water Warfare (Hudson Soft) - good

Virtual Console Reviews:
Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa (SMS) - meh
Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf (SNES) - meh
SimEarth: The Living Planet (TG16) - meh
Space Harrier (VCA) - good

DSiWare Reviews:
Art Style: BOXLIFE (Nintendo) - good
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again (Nintendo) - good
Sudoku Master (Hudson Soft) - good

Readers' Most Wanted: Action
1. Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (TG16/JP)
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
3. Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
4. Mega Man X (SNES)
5. Rolling Thunder (Arcade)

NP Staff's Most Wanted: Action
1. Mega Man: The Wily Wars (GEN/EU+JP)
2. Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (TG16/JP)
3. The Revenge of Shinobi (GEN)
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
5. Strider (GEN)

Previews: (name (platform) - developer/publisher, release date)
Phantasy Star 0 (DS) - Sonic Team/Sega, Winter 2009
A Boy and His Blob (Wii) - WayForward/Majesco, October 2009
Spyborgs (Wii) - Bionic Games/Capcom, September 2009
Astro Boy: The Video Game (Wii/DS) - High Voltage (Wii)/D3Publisher, October 2009
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) - Vanillaware/Ignition, September 2009
Karaoke Revolution (Wii) - Blitz Games/Konami, November 2009
Tornado Outbreak (Wii) - Loose Cannon Studios/Konami, September 2009
Deca Sports 2 (Wii) - Hudson/Hudson, October 2009
Wireway (DS) - Now Productions/Konami, Fall 2009
Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 (DS) - Dream Factory/TOMY, September 2009
Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (DS) - Marvelous/Natsume, Summer 2009
Mini Ninjas (Wii/DS) - IO Interactive (Wii)/Eidos, September 2009
Fossil Fighters (DS) - Red Entertainment/Nintendo, August 2009
Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition (Wii) - Success/Natsume, September 2009
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo (Wii) - Namco Bandai/Namco Bandai, October 2009
Dance Dance Revolution (Wii) - Konami/Konami, October 2009
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Wii/DS) - Krome Studios (Wii)/LucasArts, September 2009
Spore Hero (Wii) - Maxis/Electronic Arts, Fall 2009
Spore Hero Arena (DS) - Maxis/Electronic Arts, Fall 2009

Features:
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) - Square Enix/Square Enix, Winter 2009/2010
-- Race war between Lilties and Yukes; Lilties won and Yukes exterminated
-- Layle telekinetic powers through the Crystal controlled with B button
-- there's an epic boss fight vs. Bahamut
---- sounds like its from Shadow of the Colossus
-- Interview with Toshiyuki Itahana (director, character designer)

Game Boy's 20th Anniversary

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS) - Level-5/Nintendo, August 2009
-- Layton's friend Dr. Schrader has died from unidentifiable causes
---- may be related to the Elysian Box, which is said to kill whoever attempts to open it
-- Interview with Ann Lin and Julian Chunovic (localization writers)

Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll - Sega/Sega, Spring 2010
-- Balance board support
-- interview with Jun Tokuhara (director)

The Beatles: Rock Band - Harmonix/MTV Games, September 2009

Dead Space: Extraction - Eurocom/Vicsceral Games/Electronic Arts, September 2009
-- set before original Dead Space
-- second player can drop in at any timet hopes to keep Japanese voices intact

Power Profiles:
Dave Grossman (Director of design, Telltale Games)

Reviews
Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 8.5
Madden NFL 10 (Wii) - 7.5
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Wii) - 5.5
Space Bust-A-Move (DS) - 7.0
Ant Nation (DS) - 2.0
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (DS) - 7.0
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (DS) - 5.0

Next Month
Next issue we take a deeper look at big upcoming games such as No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. Plus, expect big reviews for Muramasa: The Deom Blade, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, Spyborgs, and more!

Preview scans and the table of contents are available on the Nintendo Power website. Ask for any clarifications.

Buy Scribblenauts



Author:   Hoa Dao
Date:   Jul 24, 09 at 11:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.245 (Sep 2009) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
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That's pretty scant review list, but I guess that's expected. Anyway, this is probably the calm before the storm considering what games they'll be reviewing next month. :'D

By the way, it's only a week before August... I guess the NP is beginning its holiday issue preparations. I kind of dislike the Holiday Issue thing. It really annoyed my brothers and I when Slate did this for PSM.




Author:   Ech0ez
Date:   Jul 25, 09 at 8:09pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.245 (Sep 2009) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
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No mention of Red Steel 2?



Author:   bbb7002004
Date:   Jul 25, 09 at 8:31pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.245 (Sep 2009) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
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I think they featured RS2 heavily in v.244.



Author:   Ech0ez
Date:   Jul 26, 09 at 10:02am (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.245 (Sep 2009) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
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I know but considering this is the September issue and it releases in September I'd figure they'd have something.



Author:   Hoa Dao
Date:   Jul 26, 09 at 6:45pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Nintendo Power v.245 (Sep 2009) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
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Magazines get review copies, but it's still too early. They'll probably get it during August.


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