I'm talked about this game in the 3rd party game announcements thread but I decided to make an a full thread for this game after this first official trailer appeared online for it. This game gets released in March after being delayed from it's original December release so it will be a real swan song game for the DS.
"In Monster Tale, Ellie fights her way through the Monster World in order to free its denizens from the control of the "Kid Kings." Acquired items can be sent to the bottom screen, home of a monster named Chomp. The items Chomp eats or plays with in the bottom screen boost his abilities, or even transform him into one of around 30 forms when summoned to the top screen to protect Ellie."
In other words it's like a Metroidvania sort of meets a virtual pet, also should point out the team behind this game created Henry Hatsworth and Puzzleling Adventure
Here's some old footage.
Last Edit: Jan 4, 2011 17:38:53 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by Neomysterion on Jan 4, 2011 18:15:06 GMT -5
Monster Tale? I've heard of this before in a gaming magazine once (forgot which one), but this game's great gameplay twists has surely made me want to look out for this particular title a whole lot. This will be a perfect fit for my DS collection. Thanks for bringing this up, Da Robot!
A group of nasty kids have snuck into a secret world inhabited by monsters and enslaved them as their pets. This ragtag pack of kids is using the monsters to do all sorts of selfish, destructive things that will ultimately result in the downfall of the Monster World. That is, until little Ellie discovers the Monster World and befriends a mysterious young monster named Chomp. This dynamic duo sets out on a fantastic adventure where our Monster Tale begins....
Developer Pedigree: From the key leads of the critically acclaimed DS game Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure (IGN's Platform Game of the Year). Genre Mash-Up: Platform adventure on the top screen mixed with a deep pet raising game on the Touch Screen.
Raise & Evolve Chomp: Train your monster companion in the Touch Screen Pet Sanctuary. Give Chomp food, equipment and toys so that it grows, evolves and gains new abilities to assist Ellie's adventure. Chomp has approximately 30 unique forms with different attributes and abilities including attacks, shields, bombs, and bounces, among others. Chomp's abilities are directly related to how you raise him so nurture him with the utmost care.
Chomp Will Do Your Bidding: Ellie can summon Chomp from the bottom screen to the top screen at any time. Use Chomp to help fight enemies and leverage his abilities to access new areas. Explore Monstrous Worlds: Battle through 5 non-linear worlds and face off against a menacing kid-monster duo at the end of each. A Wicked Treehouse, Monster Nightclub, Ancient Ruins and even a Monster Express Train await you and your monster friend.
Pamper Your Pet: Collect money throughout the game then use those earnings to shop for food, toys or equipment for your monster pet. How you use Chomp in battle and what items you give it--including weapons, pick-ups and power-ups--affect how it evolves. Defeated enemies may even drop items that Ellie can pick up to use for Chomp later on. Pump Ellie Up: Apply earnings toward new abilities or stat enhancements for Ellie to make her a more formidable fighter.
Epic Battles: Go head to head with giant boss monsters and their kid-king masters! String together devastating combos and throw down some super attacks to get the upper hand. Conquer Thy Enemy: A myriad of inspired enemies await defeat. They fly, burrow, rocket, jump, teleport, crush and much more in lots of devious and challenging ways.
Acquire Runes: Defeat certain boss characters or discover hidden areas to earn runes as you play. Gain permanent upgrades to give Ellie additional abilities like dash, roll and wall jump to aid her on the adventure.
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2011 2:06:39 GMT -5 by Da Robot