According to an IGN writeup of an article in Famitsu
of Japan has announced plans to release its first DSiWare
game, Phantasy Star Mini
. The game is a tiny "score attack" version of the DS's Phantasy Star Zero
, in which players (in parties of up to four) select from a roster of three characters and fight a boss called Raven. Phantasy Star Zero'
s signature (pun unintended) visual chat interface is still available.
The game is supposed to be out this month, but Nintendo's DSiWare page
makes no mention of it. When it does
come out, we suspect a Monster Hunter
-obsessed Japan will be happy to drop 200 points for a quick bout of multiplayer boss-fighting.