D3 Publisher has announced the next three games in the Simple DS
series. Vol. 33 THE Crossword & Kanji Puzzle
will be of limited interest to non-fluent importers for the simple reason that doing crosswords in Japanese is pretty hard for people who don't know a lot of Japanese. Vol. 34 THE Haisha
will be a niche product for a different reason.
Because "haisha" means "dentist." It's a game about dentistry. From what we can tell, it's a Trauma Center
type of game, except the traumas are located entirely within mouths, and seem more troublesome than traumatic. Not that we wanted to do any emergency oral surgery anyway.
Vol. 35 should prove to have wider appeal than the others: it's a DS remake of the PS2 Simple game THE Genshijin (Primitive Men)
, which is one of the rare Simple
games to be released in the U.S. (as The Adventures of Darwin
). It's a strategy-sim-type game in which you control a tribe of cavemen. The DS version happens to be extremely