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Glory of Heracles Coming to DS in January

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Here comes the Greek squad!

Nintendo's upcoming RPG Glory of Heracles has flown under the radar for the most part, but with the game's upcoming January 18th release in North America, we thought it might be time to get some information up on the unique title.

You can check out the official press release below for a little more information on the game and we'll have more screenshots and some video of the game as soon as they become available.

The wonder of ancient Greece comes to life on Jan. 18, when Glory of Heracles™ launches exclusively for the portable Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. The game marks the first in the popular Japanese Heracles series to launch in the United States.

The game is inspired by Greek mythology and written by Kazushige Nojima of Final Fantasy fame. The traditional role-playing game features an engrossing story and a robust battle system. Players can roam the countryside as they encounter new characters and gain experience, or they can visit familiar ancient settings like Athens and Sparta.

Although the plot is fictional, many of the people and places in the game are based on familiar Greek mythology. An extensive glossary provides more details about the places and characters that heroic Heracles encounters. Players will be treated to animated cut scenes on the screens of their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems.

Players can opt to use the stylus or control pad and buttons to control movement in the game, while the touch screen is required to complete optional challenges used to power up spells or skills during battle.

We'll keep you informed on any new developments with Glory of Heracles as they become available, and of course we'll have a full review of the title when it launches in North America in January.

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User Comments (19)

CanisWolfred

#6

CanisWolfred said:

It looked like the game page, but with a whole article instead of an Overview. I guess I just never noticed how the news article around here look.

MetalMario

#8

MetalMario said:

Oh, I thought this was a racing game. Heck, if it gets a good review I wouldn't mind another RPG!

CorbsAdmin

#12

Corbs said:

I'm pretty excited about it too pixelman. We should have more assets for it later this month. :)

kitroplious

#13

kitroplious said:

January is going to be a teriffic month for the DS. Looking forward to playing this game and Sands of Destruction! :)

Odnetnin

#14

Odnetnin said:

@Versus22 Nintendo Power gave SoD a 7.0. Not that it means much, coming from them.
BTW Corbie, your article has the same tagline as Nintendo Power's preview of the game.

Cthuloops

#15

Cthuloops said:

@ryanknight717
Yeah, it's kinda bland isn't it? I've seen worse though.

This game's going to need a good pull though, with all the RPGs already on the DS. It's always cool to see some Japanese series come over to the states though. :)

Sean_Aaron

#18

Sean_Aaron said:

Just a note of trivia that this is an old Data East property and I think the first time the series is being seen outside of Japan.

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