Avalon Code

I may not be a Nintendo fangirl, but, man, do I love the Nintendo Power magazine.  Almost every time I get a copy, I learn about some awesome, new DS game that has almost no information on the Internet about.

And, here we are again, with a new, thrilling DS game I must rave about.

This game’s name is Avalon Code, and it’s a new Action RPG from some developer no one knows (Marvelous Interactive).  But, it’s much, much more than “just another ARPG”.

In Avalon Code, the end of the world is coming… but you’re not out to save it.  Instead, you’re out to find what should be saved, and reborn into the new world.  To do so, you must use the Book of Phophecy, and that’s where things start to get a little… weird.

Whenever you find someone or an enemy to scan, the Book will show their picture and name on the left page, and their “code” on the right page.  The fun part is, you can change around the code however you wish, perhaps curing someone of a deadly illness or adding the fire element to a weapon, or almost whatever you wish.  It looks to be an extremely interesting touch, and, if implemented as promised, would add tons of replayablity, just to see what weird stuff you could do in the next “end of the world”.

As if an added perk, and graphics to this game are gorgeous, as Marvelous Interactive, who helped with the DS remakes of Final Fantasy III ans IV.  You can tell by the screenshots, they used a similar style for Avalon Code, but it’s still different enough that it’s a unique, new feel.

The graphics may look like the FF remakes, but the style still looks different enough that its unique.

The graphics may look like the FF remakes, but the style still looks different enough that it's unique.

Avalon Code looks to be a refreshing new ARPG, and it’s all I can do to hope that it’ll be as good as it looks.  It’s not slated for an American release until sometime in 2009, but hopefully more information will come out before then.

Advertisements

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Perry
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 10:08:29

    I laughed when I read about changing around their code. It made me think, a roleplaying game for a programmer. I did enjoy the art for FF IV, and this looks very similar and as spectacular, shame about the translations in games like these.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: