The DS's touchscreen technology has allowed us to indulge in some truly unique
activities, from painting tanks
to slapping women
. Seriously, who would have guessed this kind of thing was the future in 2003
Not wishing to be left out, Capcom's Rosario + Vampire
(which, Capcom has confirmed
be appearing in the west) also uses the touchscreen in a novel way. Rather than the traditional method of pressing buttons, the game's combat sequences are carried out with directional stylus swipes, with different Ouendan-esque strokes
producing certain moves.
It's definitely an interesting approach, and it makes us wonder whether we'll be seeing more fighting games embracing this method in the future. If Rosario + Vampire
pulls it off well, we wouldn't bet against another developer picking up this idea and running with it.