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2008's Biggest Blips: Part III

Over the past two weeks, we've previewed more DS games than you can shake a whole pack of sticks at, and we're not yet done. In the final part of our look at 2008's most interesting upcoming titles, we're going to zip through a few last intriguing titles. Some of them haven't settled on anything...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness

Developer: Marvelous Publisher: Marvelous/Natsume Release: June 8 When it comes to light-hearted, adorable games that make us want to smile, the Harvest Moon games top the list. The formula is relatively simple: grow and harvest crops, woo boy/girl, forge friendships, lather, rinse, repeat....

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2008's Biggest Blips: Flower, Sun and Rain / The Silver Case

Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture Publisher: TBD / TBD Release: TBD / TBD The DS boasts an enviable spread of adventure games, and 2008 promises much for the genre. Courtesy of Grasshopper Manufacture, both Flower, Sun and Rain and The Silver Case will be appearing on the handheld in the coming...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Part II

Last week, we checked out nine of the games that excite us most this year, and today, we've got more. In part two of our three-part series, we've got even more amazing DS games, as well as several things we completely made up, poorly doctored screenshots, and probably a few videos. There may...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Bangai-O Spirits

Developer: Treasure/ESP Publisher: D3 Release: Q2 Hello!! It is me, the super sexy M. In the year 2001 we had a Bangai-O shooting game on the Sega Dreamcast. Children Riki and Mami had a very big robot to go fight SF Kozmo Gang! I was in Infostation and sold them many infos to survive. They...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Civilization Revolution

Developer: Firaxis Publisher: 2K Games Release: April 1 There are a lot of things that could be said about Civilization: Revolution on the DS. Sid Meier's strategy powerhouse is a perfect fit for the stylus-based control scheme, and if the screens seem a little small for you, well, just remember:...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

Developer: Chunsoft Publisher: Sega Release: March 4 If you're going to check out a roguelike, you might as well try the best dungeon crawl Japan has to offer -- Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Unfortunately, most will find themselves turned off by its intense difficulty, SNES-level...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Final Fantasy IV

Developer: Square Enix/Matrix Software Publisher: Square Enix Release: TBA Lately, Square Enix has been on this remake kick. If it's a game and they made it, they're probably remaking it for the DS. While we're completely okay with that, it's getting somewhat difficult to keep track of what's...

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2008's Biggest Blips: Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

Developer: Gameloft Publisher: Ubisoft Release: February 5 When Assassin's Creed was first confirmed for the DS, we spent a lot of time speculating about just what it could be. It didn't seem possible that the epic game could be squeezed down into a handheld-sized title, so we assumed the worst,...

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2008's Biggest Blips: N+

Developer: Silverbirch Studios Publisher: Atari Release: April The physics-based platformer N was a unique PC release. While platform games are a staple of the medium, N distinguished itself with its sophisticated physics-engine, minimalist presentation, parkour-like movement and, especially, a...

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