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Atlus Brings Drone Tactics to the DS

December 20, 2007, 2:35 pm PST
Total comments: 13

Just the thing to scratch your giant robot insect strategy warfare itch.

ATLUS ANNOUNCES MECH-BASED STRATEGY RPG DRONE TACTICS FOR NINTENDO DS™

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — DECEMBER 20th, 2007 — Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced Drone Tactics, a game of turn-based strategy RPG warfare, for the Nintendo DS™. Command a brigade of colossal mecha insecta and coordinate your forces as you take on the ruthless army of the Black Swarm! Drone Tactics is currently scheduled to release on March 25th, 2008.

For more on Drone Tactics, please visit the official website: http://www.atlus.com/dronetactics!

About Drone Tactics

Transported to an alien world, you find yourself in the middle of a great conflict. An army of evil Drones is on the march, threatening to obliterate the land of Cimexus. Its inhabitants now turn to you to lead them in battle against the Black Swarm. Each level offers new challenges, and taking full advantage of each Drone's unique specialties will be the difference between success and defeat!

Key Features

* Build and command your own Drone army – Wreak mechanical havoc with your squad of insect mechs, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces.

* Conquer dozens of campaign operations and over 50 additional maps – Take on the forces of the Black Swarm then confront the challenges that wait in the mysterious Badlands.

* Battle for domination in head-to-head combat – Friends become enemies in local wireless play.

Drone Tactics has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Talkback

Yes. YES. YES.

*ahem*

This was known as Konchuu Wars in Japan... Instabuy.

GoldenPhoenixDecember 20, 2007

Aka Supreme Commander

Does Supreme Commander have Insects? Bugs? Snails?

KDR_11kDecember 20, 2007

What game does NOT have bugs?

Infernal MonkeyDecember 20, 2007

Oh man, for every good game Atlus brings over, they pick up like ten rubbish dumps. face-icon-small-frown.gif

But it's got INSECTS! GIANT LASER-SHOOTING BEETLES!!!

... surely a game with giant mechanical snails can't be that bad can it?

Infernal MonkeyDecember 20, 2007

It would be amazing if it was anything other than a turn-based strategy RPG!

I'd like to see them remake X-Com with insects armies on all sides.

UltimatePartyBearDecember 21, 2007

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Originally posted by: Kairon
I'd like to see them remake X-Com with insects armies on all sides.
I'd like to see "them" remake X-Com competently for the DS at all, but they won't do it because they know I'd never need to buy another game ever again.

TheFleeceDecember 26, 2007

All these strategy games are pouring onto the DS now when it should have been like this a year and a half ago, it's not that these games won't be fun, but given the fact that so many srpgs are being released now it's over saturation. I mean, another Front Mission was just announced for the ds, now it just feels like more of the same. : (

That's because third parties lack foresight, and are almost always late to the party. It took the DS AGES to get third-party acceptance and support, and third parties could've capitalized on that market much sooner. I mean... freaking PING PALS sold 100,000 units! It was a PICTO-CHAT REPLACEMENT and it sold 100,000 UNITS!!! Imagine if third parties had just... been a tiny eensy weensy bit more ambitious?

And now we're seeing the same thing with the Wii. Third parties have to BREAK the curve, not be in line with it, if they really want to reap the rewards.

Infernal MonkeyDecember 28, 2007

PictoChat sold so well because people knew the same developers would go on to make Contra 4 years later. "We must support this quality product!" they screamed, while wearing their Virtual Boy helmets. "One day we will be rewarded!" Sadly everyone who purchases Ping Pals got sat on by a rampaging elephant the day before Contra 4 launched.

I'm still here! &P

*hugs Ping Pals, hugs Contra IV*

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