We spent most of this year enthralled by the prospect of Space Invaders Extreme
and Arkanoid DS
. Now that they've shipped, we've transferred our Taito game anticipation to the two upcoming games The Legend of Kage 2
and Exit DS.
Jeremy Parish interviewed the producers of each game, learning interesting factoids about both. For example, Lancarse
, part ofthe Etrian Odyssey
development team, is responsible for Kage 2
. And for the first time that we've seen, a Taito developer acknowledges the NES Demon Sword
as a Kage
series game -- before dismissing it. We had been wondering about that! And despite being a Taito side-view game with a lot of elevators (and, yes, some action), Exit
was not inspired by Elevator Action.
Source - Kage 2
Source - Exit DS