I thought this one sounded familiar... Montreal-based developer Wicked Studios' DS exclusive Tactical RPG was initially announced for a June 2009 release, so I thought I missed out on it entirely. However, It turns out Majesco is actually publishing it on December 1, 2009, so here you go: the first game trailer and a nice batch of screenshots - enjoy!
I'm really liking the character customization aspects as well as the nice character art, which looks a little inspired a bit by the great Susumu Matsushita's work. Hmmm... I feel another developer interview coming on. It looks as if I'm off to bug some PR folks...
Oh... you wanted some official sounding info about the game as well? OK, read on, then:
DAWN OF HEROESScreenshots:
The once great Kingdom of Brimthule is in despair following the loss of its lord and champion. King Leroy sacrificed himself to entomb the great beast Ragnakore in a body of stone. Without its leader, the kingdom has split into baronies and is beset by curses, monsters, and misfortunes, with some believing Ragnakore, though trapped, is responsible. The time has come for new heroes to stand tall against the realm’s greatest foes; the time has come for the Dawn of Heroes.
Dawn of Heroes features classic RPG concepts, character development, epic combat, quests and puzzle solving. Dawn of Heroes differs from other RPGs with hilarious dialogue, customizable parties, a variety of dungeons and items, and multiplayer features geared towards building a community of heroes all over the world.*Take in breathtaking 3D graphics, from the massive world of Brimthule to the unique look of all its inhabitants.Features:
*Immerse yourself in a deep storyline as you experience multiple quests and dangers.
*Play more than 50 missions with branching paths and side quests.
*Over 25 playable classes from 6 unique factions let you create your own party of heroes to work together as the ultimate team.
*Face a multitude of enemies from 12 unique factions.
*Collect hundreds of items during your adventure and share them online with friends.
*Awesome local and Wi Fi multiplayer action has players constantly optimizing their parties for a different battle every time they seek a new challenge.
*Streamlined user interface allows players to command all aspects of their adventure using the touch screen and stylus.
If the game plays as well as it looks, the DS just might have a big sleeper hit this December. back with more on Dawn of Heroes in a bit - stay tuned...