First Pandora's Tower trailer.

#1 Edited by Icemael (6321 posts) -

  


Remember that Wii game Nintendo announced with a picture of a woman's tattooed back? Neither did I until I saw this. It's the game's first trailer, and it looks like it's a Devil May Cry-style action game. What little the video shows off looks pretty cool... I'm looking forward to seeing more.

#2 Posted by Bones8677 (3246 posts) -

Is this for the PS2? What is up with those cutscenes and character models?

#3 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -

What's up is that it's a Wii game not being developed by Nintendo.

#4 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

Interesting. I'm down if it plays more like DMC then like GOW.

@Icemael:
Who is developing it then? The game doesn't seem to have an English wikipedia page and the developer is blank on here.

#5 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -

You know what, scratch that. It is bring developed by Nintendo... but only partly. The dudes who made Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars for Nintendo DS are co-developing.


Still, a Nintendo game that's not Wii-branded (Wii Sports, Wii Party et cetera) having graphics this rough? Did not expect that.
#6 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I don't see what is so rough about the graphics. The models actually look quite good to me. I guess some of the ground textures don't look to hot, but, yeah. Maybe I am just naive in graphics criticism.

Or by rough do you mean not cartoon-y?

#7 Edited by Icemael (6321 posts) -

It's primarily the textures.


I just read that the next issue of Famitsu will have more details, so look forward to that.
#8 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -
We have a Famitsu leak.

  • It's an action RPG.
  • The main weapon is a chain. You can use it to swing around enemies, trigger stuff in the environment et cetera.
  • The protagonist is called Ende and the story focuses on a cursed girl called Ceres. The only way to lift the curse it to gather beast flesh.
  • The game will be released in Japan May 26.
#9 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -

Mechanically, it looks promising, as long as it rewards skill and timing and isn't mashy (as so many action RPGs tend to be). The presentation is a bit shit but that can be forgiven.

#10 Posted by Hailinel (24867 posts) -

Interesting, but still not too much to go on.  The Wii could certainly use a DMC-style action title, though.

#11 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

looks like DMC

#12 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -

The story of Pandora's Tower takes place on the continent of Graecia, in the realm of Elysium, and will be centered around two characters, Ende, a young man of 22 years, and Ceres, a pretty singer, aged 15 years elected to the festivals of the monsoon. While Ceres is about to sing, a creature pops up suddenly, obviously carries a curse. Ceres was found moments later by Ende, unconscious. She is about to be taken by the army, to reflect on this strange creature, but with the help of a merchant named Graia, she manages to escape and they both come to a tower isolated. There, they realize that Ceres is a seal left by the beast, and break the curse, Ende must collect the flesh of the Guardians live in this tower. 

This old soldier will receive the Graia chain Orichalcum before entering the tower. It is with this equipped weapon that Ende will grow. He's used to fights of course, but also some mechanisms to activate or bind his enemies to steal their flesh. The chain will also monitor the health of Ceres, a timer indicating how long the cursed girl has left. 


Here's hoping it's a quality product that Nintendo brings over, in addition to Xenoblade and The Last Story.
#13 Posted by ProfessorEss (7382 posts) -

It looks 2.5D to me.

At least I don't see the character leave the plane in any of the gameplay shots.

#14 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" Interesting, but still not too much to go on."
#15 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -
@ProfessorEss said:
" It looks 2.5D to me.
At least I don't see the character leave the plane in any of the gameplay shots.

"
I didn't see it either. You could be right, 
#16 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -
@ProfessorEss said:
" It looks 2.5D to me.
At least I don't see the character leave the plane in any of the gameplay shots. "
If you look at the camera angles and the environments, it doesn't really seem like it's a 2.5D game. I think it's extremely unlikely.
#17 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

A new trailer...


  
  
#18 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -
@Icemael

The game scored 31 / 40 in Famitsu Magazine

  
   
#19 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

Someone posted the first hour of it:
  

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