Nintendo announced quite a few surprise games at E3 2009, one of which is a DS RPG with the Western title of “Glory of Heracles“. The game was originally released in Japan but has been picked up by Nintendo for publication here as well. And it is a remake of the original NES game.
Here is Nintendo’s official description of the title.
Take Command of the Greek Squad
Glory of Heracles features the eponymous Greek hero in a pick-up-and-play role-playing game that has a rich storyline in a Greek motif and a deep battle system. The story begins when Heracles washes up on a beach with amnesia. Players must journey far and wide to figure out Heracles’ story and unravel the mysterious pasts of the other main characters in this new adventure. The game uses ancient Greece as its backdrop, and players can visit cities like Sparta and Athens on their travels.
Here is a Japanese trailer for the DS version of the game because they have yet to release an English trailer of the title.
Key Features of Glory of Heracles include:
* Players travel the countryside to meet new characters, collect helpful items and gain experience.
* Strategy is key during battle, but once the fighting is over, players can gather the spoils of war. Some items might be rusty and in need of polishing at a shop in town, while others might require a blacksmith to forge them into something even more powerful.
* Players will be treated to animated cut scenes on the screens of their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems.
* Players can opt to use the stylus or +control pad and buttons to control movement in the game, while the touch screen is required to complete.