The biggest news for Japan's downloadable Wii games this week is the debut of an excellent Square Enix series on the Virtual Console. While it's awesome that the VC will be graced with the first Ogre Battle
game from genius creator and Queen fanboy Yasumi Matsuno, it's basically confirmation that Square Enix doesn't care about the series -- like ActRaiser
and King's Knight
. And Mana.
This is no surprise, really, since Matsuno all but disappeared during the development of Final Fantasy XII
and isn't at Square Enix to work on more Ogre Battle
The other VC game, Cadash
, is a pretty good side-scrolling action RPG type thing from Taito. It's a fantasy game that's got a ninja in it!
On WiiWare: a Boom Blox-esque puzzler
, and the cutest Whack-a-Mole game ever.