Marvelous DS Games
Product: Populous DS, Avalon Code, KORG DS-10
Company: Marvelous Interactive
Date: 07/22/2008
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Marvelous Entertainment and XSEED joined forces at E3 this year to show off their upcoming Nintendo DS titles.

Populous DS is based on the original Populous PC classic from EA. Populous DS brings a re-imagination of the classic game, which pioneered the God simulation genre. Featuring touch-screen controls that utilize the dual-screens, players manipulate 5 elementally-imbued gods, each with their own unique miracles, within an extensive single-player campaign. Within the multiplayer wireless mode, up to 4 players can unleash earthquakes, tidal waves and raging volcanoes onto rival players’ lands. Populous DS is scheduled for release Fall 2008.

Avalon Code is from the creative minds behind Rune Factory and Harvest Moon with the development studio responsible for the Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV DS remakes. Avalon Code is an action RPG boasting incredible graphics, a deep and engrossing story, and innovative gameplay mechanics. Using the main character’s “Book of Prophecy”, players can modify the rules of engagement during battle as well as weapon and monster attributes. The player even has control over the story as it changes depending on which gender the player chooses to play as, enhancing the ability to immerse themselves into the story. Avalon Code DS is scheduled for release Q1 2009.

Both Populous DS and Avalon Code will be published in Europe by Rising Star Games*, a subsidiary of Marvelous Entertainment.

KORG DS-10 is designed after the famous KORG MS-10 music synthesizer, and is a music-creation program for professional and aspiring musicians alike. The sound sources in the KORG DS-10 come from KORG, one of the world’s top musical instrument producers, and no effort was spared in the replication of creating high-quality sounds. The Nintendo DS’s touch-screen controls are utilized to the fullest to provide an authentic feel and operability across a dual-screen layout that is unsurpassed in portable music creation. A 6-track/16-step sequencer enables precise control and provides a wide range of musical possibilities, and up to eight DS units can be linked via wireless connection to play together or to exchange sounds and songs. KORG DS-10 is scheduled for release Fall 2008.

J.R. Nip aka Chris Meyer

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