A tip of the hat to blog reader Benjamin for bringing an upcoming Nintendo DS release called Kaiju Busters to my attention. It’s another game that makes use of the Ultraman franchise (although Ultraman himself is absent); in this case, plugging it into something that, at a casual glance, seems to have been inspired by Capcom’s Monster Hunter series.
I did some further digging around online and found out some additional tidbits of info (there’s really not much at this point):
- players can battle alongside three other characters
- 500 different weapons (within nine categories)
- 500 defensive items
- Seven different planets to explore
- Over 40 giant monsters to fight
- More than 300 missions
- Comes with free ham
Okay, so I made that last one up. I’m just making sure that you’re paying attention. Anyhoo, a giant monster-themed game is something that has been long overdue for the DS, so I’ll definitely be picking this one up when it’s released around winter. You can also check out a brief trailer here.