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Spectrobes

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Buena Vista Games
Developer: Jupiter Corporation

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'Spectrobes' (NDS) Sells BIG

by Rainier on April 20, 2007 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT

Spectrobes introduces two junior Interplanetary Patrol officers named Rallen and Jeena who learn of strange, prehistoric creatures called Spectrobes that possess special powers. These Spectrobes hold the key to defeating a vicious and merciless force, known only as the Krawl, that threatens to destroy the galaxy. The two heroes embark on a mission to save their galaxy – to do so they must excavate, awaken, train and collect all the Spectrobes they can and battle to defeat the Krawl.

The anime-inspired action role-playing game from Disney Interactive Studios continues to capture imaginations with its engaging sci-fi story, intriguing characters and innovative code input cards.

In Europe, the game has been a huge hit across the whole continent, especially in Germany and Holland where Spectrobes ranks first in sales for all Nintendo DS games. The United Kingdom and France have also both witnessed incredible demand for Spectrobes, with the title ranking first among third party Nintendo DS games.

"Spectrobes has quickly become a global phenomenon and has consistently been among the top-selling Nintendo DS titles since launch," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "We look forward to growing Spectrobes as a Disney franchise and providing more content for the increasing number of Spectrobes fans worldwide."

The first original intellectual property from Disney Interactive Studios, Spectrobes allows players to step into the shoes of two planetary patrol officers, Rallen and Jeena, and embark on missions throughout their planetary system, collecting the mysterious fossilized creatures known as Spectrobes and battling enemies known as the Krawl. Players use the Nintendo DS stylus and touch screen to carefully excavate the fossils and then awaken and nurture them into Spectrobes. Multiplayer functionality enables players to battle one-on-one, run a tournament with up to 16 participants, and exchange items and creatures through local wireless connectivity. The official Spectrobes website, Spectrobes.com, provides another way for fans to interact with the game and other players. The site features an interactive community in which players can upload their game results, view leader boards, earn badges and participate in community challenges. The site is also the hub of new Spectrobes information including exclusive downloads, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection unlockables and news about code input card availability.

Developed by Kyoto, Japan-based Jupiter Corporation, Spectrobes is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and has a suggested retail price of $29.99.


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