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Nintendo Download: 30th June - 1st July 2009 (JAPAN)

Posted by Sean Aaron

An unusually light release week for Japan with 1 WiiWare, 2 Virtual Console and 1 DSiWare release.

After weeks of mass software dowloading we see a release week that would look at home in PAL territories or North America -- maybe it's going to be Japan's turn for light release weeks for a change?

On the WiiWare front we have Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Hikari to Yami no Himegimi to Sekai Seifuku no Too (a.k.a. Final Fantasy My Life as a Darklord) for 1000pts. from Square-Enix, which looks like a good bit of fun where you play the baddie in the tower setting traps for plucky adventurers coming to plunder your treasure. No doubt there will be rafts of DLC in the form of new monsters and traps as well as decorative items with which to dress up your lair in the future.

Virtual Console releases are:

Tantei Jinguuji Saburoo: Toki no Sugiyuku Mamani... for the Famicom (500pts) from Data East is the 4th instalment in the long-running Detective Saburo mystery adventure games (think illustrated Microprose games rather than Zak & Wiki).

Marvel Land from Namco for the Virtual Console Arcade (800pts) is a platform game from 1989 in which you control what appears to be a small girl wearing green animal ears and a tail who runs through a fantasy world jumping on the heads of various things Mario-style.

On the 1st of July the sole DSiWare release is the 2nd instalment of Nintendo's Crossword House series for 500pts.

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User Comments (23)



Bass_X0 said:

hmm.... i will download My Life As A Dark Lord as soon as its available here.



Sean_Aaron said:

Yeah, My Life as a King has less appeal, mainly because I can get a fully fleshed out game like Little King's Story or Anno if I want to do the sim kingdom thing, but FFCC:MLAADL looks pretty novel.



Stevie said:

Feel our release schedule pain Japan

My life as dark lord does look pretty cool so i am sure that softened the blow for them.



Cferell said:

they really just need to add a virtual console for dsi nintendo says they aren't making any money off dsi ware then add that



Graph said:

Final Fantasy My Life as a Darklord for 1000pts? I guess they finally came to the conclusion that asking 1500 for "My Life as King" was a bit going over board? Anyways, I'm going to get FFMLAD when it comes over here.



The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

If they add the VC to the DSi, I might actually consider buying one. It's all the gimmicks and the lack of the GBA port that are turning me off.

Game & Watch: 200 points
Gameboy: 500 points
Gameboy Color: 600 points
Game Gear: 800 points



KDR_11k said:

Dark Lord is a simpler game than King AFAIK, that's why they're charging less.



Sneaker13 said:

As an adventure fan, I would love to see Tantei Jinguuji Saburoo: Toki no Sugiyuku Mamani. But I don't think I hold my breath for a english translation.

Final Fantasy My Life as a Darklord looks great too. It's good to be bad.



Adamant said:

@Sneaker13: "As an adventure fan, I would love to see Tantei Jinguuji Saburoo: Toki no Sugiyuku Mamani. But I don't think I hold my breath for a english translation."

It's already been released in English. The DS cart "Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past" contains ports off all four Jake Hunter games available on the VC.



KnucklesSonic8 said:

We should see Dark Lord next month or in August, hopefully.
Hoping Crosswords Express/House comes here.



DarkLloyd said:

tony you know they are not going to do that for dsiware but heres my idea
Game and watch 200 points
gameboy 400 points
gameboy color 500 points
game gear well i dont know if thats essientally like gameboy color but judging on some games i use to play on once from my cousin id say 800 points

gameboy advance which i agree 800 points

anyways on topic
haven't gotten anything from wiiware lately because i plan to get my life as a dark lord with crystal defenders r1 and r2 and final fantasy 4 wiiware
come to think of it i think i still got 700 points left and good thing darklord is 1000 points that means i'll be able to get 3 games and have 100 stinking points left over lol



Bassman_Q said:

Hopefully we'll see a VC for DSi sometime soon, as long s Nintendo hasn't lost their mind.
Game & Watch- 200 points
Gameboy- 500 points
Gameboy Color- 600-800 points
Gameboy Advance- 1000 points



SilentJ said:

My brother will definitely pick up the Wii Remote again when My Life As A Dark Lord hits NA. I can't wait for it myself.



Chunky_Droid said:

G&W: 200 Points (but they can't be emulated so they'll probably actually end up in G&W Collections in DSiWare)

GB, GBC, GG - 500
Wonderswan, Atari Lynx - 600
GBA - 800

On topic, hope we get to see some of these Arcade releases sometime!



Ratengo said:

@Sean: Two more WiiWare games (both focused on children) are coming Tuesday, according to the Shop Channel: Licca-chan Oshare House by Takara-Tomy (the game's official page here) for 1000 Wii Points and Unou Kids: Okigaru Unou Training (右脳キッズ おきがる右脳トレーニング) by IE Institute Co. Ltd for 800 Wii Points. Can you add both games to the list, okay...?

In Sekai Bikkuri Price (land program) on Wii no Ma, the United Kingdom is the third country out (after Benin and South Korea) with focus on British dogs. Congrats!

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