Oreike’s Artful Opening Movie & First Stage Gameplay

Less than three weeks to go before its release in Japan. From Software released a couple of new videos for Onore no Shinzuru Michi wo Yuke. The opening movie unsurprisingly features more of the beautiful traditional Japanese art styles and the new gameplay video shows us how to get past the first stage. More about the game and preview here.

Source: Official website

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Sony Announces New Action Puzzler Qruton

Not 100% sure how to play this but it looks addictive. SCEI announces a new PSN download title Qruton for both PS3 and PSP through Weekly Famitsu today and the has been launched with this trailer. Basically, you online casino will be rotating a set of four “Qruton Cube” clockwise or anti-clockwise so that four of the same number are grouped together. You can then explode it or continue rotating other numbers to get combos. The video will surely explain this better than me :) The game will be out on June 18 on Japanese PSN for the price of ¥1,000.

PSPHyper Preview: Onore no Shinzuru Michi wo Yuke

Onore no Shinzuru Michi wo Yuke

Did you guys check out the demo for Onore no Shinzuru Michi wo Yuke (Oreike is the official shorthand name)? I just did and I must say it’s pretty impressive and one of the most creative game (to me at least, but it’s actually based on a ) since Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida or 2.

It’s pretty hard to describe the game in words, you really have to download the 3Mb demo to see how it works. But basically it’s an action puzzler that features a ninja (that will be you) who must clear all kinds of gimmicks and kill enemies who are in his way to meet the boss of the stage. However, certain gimmicks on stage require more than one person to solve. You won’t have any partner throughout the game to help you but fortunately you know some Bunshin Jutsu, which allows several versions of you to be everywhere at the same time.

The game achieves this by letting you perform your actions and when it comes to a tricky spot, you can pause the game to have another you loaded to the beginning of the stage. A replay of your previous actions will be loaded at the same time in the form of ghost and stop at the point where you switch to your current self. For example if there are two switches that are far away from each other and need to be pressed at the same time to open a secret staircase. You can first press one switch, load another you to press another switch, then load another you again to enter the staircase.

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