The 'Shroom:Issue III/Upcoming Games
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Upcoming Gamesby Sir Grodus
The as-of-yet-to-be officially named latest instalment in the Banjo-Kazooie series, so far not much is known about this game; Banjo, Kazooie, Gruntilda and Jolly Roger have been shown to be returning characters.
Other returning features include Isle O' Hags and Jiggies. A variety of new attacks and moves have also been shown to be in the game.
A racing game for the Wii, DK Bongo Blast will be starring several Donkey Kong series favorites such Donkey, Diddy, Dixie, Tiny, Funky, King K. Rool, Kritter and what looks like a Krumple.
The unique feature of this game is, that instead of vehicles, characters will be using rocket-powered barrels to race. The game has also been confirmed to be compatible with the DK Bongos.
The sequel to DK: King of Swing, not much has been revealed about this game so far, except that it will have a multiplayer mode and Donkey, Diddy, Dixie and Funky Kong are all playable characters.
An upcoming game for the Nintendo DS, Itadaki Street DS will be created by Square Enix, the creators of other games such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Mario Hoops 3-on-3.
Itadaki Street DS, along with having the board game style of the Itadaki Street series, will have Mario Party style mini-games in it.
Confirmed Mario characters in the game are Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Princess Daisy and Waluigi. From the Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior series, we have Slime, Jessica, Dragonlord, Pudding, Bianca, Angelo and Yangus.
The sequel to Mario Kart Arcade GP, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, like it's predecessor, will be for the arcade. Atleast a dozen new items and weapons have been shown, along with several new tracks.
Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Princess Peach, Toad and Bowser have all been confirmed as characters; Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Blinky from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 are also going to be returning. Waluigi and a Tamagotchi, named Mametchi, are also shown to be new characters.
The third instalment in the Paper Mario series, Super Paper Mario will be for the Wii and unlike Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Paper Mario will be an adventure game instead of an RPG.
So far, it has been revealed that a new villain by the name of Count Bleck has appeared in the Mushroom World and plans on causing untold destruction, apparently by having Princess Peach and Bowser marry eachother. Its up to Mario, who has been transported to the dimension of Flipside to stop Count Bleck and save the day.
The latest game in the Mario Party series, Mario Party 8 will be exclusively on the Wii and will make use of all the "Wiimote's" capabilities.
Dozens of new mini-games have been shown so far, new "candy powerups" have also been shown; these powerups will seemingly give characters special powers.
So far, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo, Wario, Waluigi, Toad, Toadette, Boo and Hammer Bro. and Blooper have are confirmed characters. Some non-playable characters include MC Ballyhoo, Big Top, Donkey Kong, Bowser and King Boo.
Some new boards include: DK's Treetop Temple, Goomba's Booty Boardwalk, King Boo's Haunted Hideaway, Koopa's Tycoon Town and Bowser's Warped Vortex.
The sequel to Super Mario Strikers, Mario Strikers Charged will have several new characters and fields in it.
So far, Mario, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Bowser, Wario and Waluigi have been shown to be game captains; with Koopa Troopas, Boos, Toads, Dry Bones and Kritters as teamates. "Thunder Island" and "The Vice" have are new feilds in the game.
Thats all for this month, tune in next time, maybe they'll be more to report. Until next time....