News: More games that might not ever come to America.
The Tokyo Game Show continues to steam forward with more game announcements. Here's what we've stumbled across now.
Capcom, a company that never lets a good series die, has resurrected the Mega Man Battle Network series (number 6 was supposed to be the end) on the DS with Mega Man Star Force. The game, which will be released in three versions, will feature a play style similar to the Battle Network games within a would similar to Mega Man ZX.
Speaking of the DS, Metal Gear man Hideo Kojima and his team at Kojima Productions are now working on Stock Transaction Trainer Kabutore for Nintendo's handheld. The game will feature a training mode that will teach players the ins and outs of the Japanese Stock Exchange using real historical data. It will also let you prove your business acumen buying and selling stocks in a market simulation knwon as expert mode.
Finally, Square-Enix has announced the latest in their long line of Japan-only director's cuts. Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix + will be released in Spring 2007 with all the extras added to the American release of KH2 including the English voicework and new cut scenes. The game will also include a second disc with more extras and a 3D remake of the GBA game Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
It's always a guessing game over which titles featured at the Tokyo Game Show But don't hold your breath for KH2: Final Mix +. No matter how much US gamers beg, S-E refuses to release their "director's cut" games over here.
But I am much more optimistic over Shooting Star Mega Man and the Stock Trainer. The Battle Netowrk series was huge over here, so why wouldn't Capcom want to continue that? And the Stock Trainer might be just the kind of brain training game that money-obsessed Americans would respond to. And it wouldn't even be the first time a game like that came out in America. Who didn't love Wall Street Kid for the NES?
The last day of the Tokyo Game Show is September 24.