New Forms of Gameplay: Earthpedia
Gakken began pre-orders today for a 3DS game called Earthpedia. Along with the pre-orders they have offered a little information about the game. Earthpedia is an edutainment title where you play as an international agent who must conduct investigations about the life and knowledge of Earth. The game has five categories: Nature, Culture, Science & Technology, Space, and Supernatural. Using your i-Gear to scan AR cards, you’ll be able to view life forms in your hand. For its AR technology, the game uses a middleware called Qoncept AR Engine for Nintendo 3DS. Earthpedia is due for release on April 19, priced ¥4,980. Buyers will receive a “Moon Sand Ballpoint Pen.” The pen’s cap has a special type of sand that was created based off analysis of moon materials brought back by the Apollo missions.
This Ace Combat Demo Will Self-Destruct in 3, 2, 1…
Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble will get a demo, the game’s \”Project Aces\” official Twitter revealed today. The demo will be available tomorrow (1/11).
Most 3DS demos are limited to 30 plays. For Ace Combat, the demo will be limited to just three plays.
Capcoms files three new trademarks
Capcom has filed trademarks for three new games and they sound interesting.
– Monster Hunter Card Masters with Everyone
– Akashic Heroes with Everyone
– After School Soul Hunters with Everyone.
Now, I don’t know what the last phrase, “with everyone”, means or even if it’s a proper translation, but it does sound intriguing and suggests that they are part of a new series of games. Maybe they are intended to skew a bit younger and appeal to the whole family, or maybe they suggest a multiplayer-centric game. Whatever the case, let’s hope that with Capcom’s recent support of the 3DS with two Monster Hunter games, they’ll continue supporting the 3DS with these new games.
Crash City Mayhem
Rocket Company, the studio that published Medabots games in Japan, will release Runabout 3D: Drive Impossible on January 19. The game will come out overseas too, but under a different name. Medabots fan site Project Rising Beetle discovered Majesco will publish Runabout 3D: Drive Impossible in North America under the name Crash City Mayhem.
Runabout 3D: Drive Impossible brings players back to the city to tail spies and be a courier for a mysterious organization. While you’re picking up packages, you can create your own streets by destroying everything in your path. The Nintendo 3DS game has trucks, motorcycles, and a tank as vehicle choices. The tank can fire shells and literally clear the roads in rush hour, but it’s the slowest out of all the vehicles. Sounds fun to drive, even though it’s probably not the ideal choice for timed missions.