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Namco Bandai revealed that it will publish Game Republic’s epic action adventure Majin and the Foresaken Kingdom (formerly known as Majin: The Fallen Realm) in North America. The game is slated to release this summer on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Gamers will remember Game Republic as the studio behind Genji: Days of the Blade and Folklore. Former Capcom game designer Yoshiki Okamoto, who worked on such seminal games as Resident Evil and Street Fighter II, formed the studio.Majin and the Foresaken Kingdom tells the tale of a boy whose destiny it is to save the land from the mysterious dark forces that have decimated most of the population (stop us if you’ve heard this one before). On his quest, he befriends Majin, one of the last remaining of a race of powerful, yet oddly cute monsters.The pair must work together to unravel the complex secrets behind the evil force that’s plaguing the realm, and players will be able to give the Majin simple commands that will allow the duo to overcome various obstacles and puzzles. Game Republic claims the game will offer a “perfect mix” of stealth, action, platforming, and combat.Based on what we’ve seen, the game seems to take some cues from the works of Team Ico (including that studio’s upcoming The Last Guardian), with a little dash of Where the Wild Things Are thrown in for good measure. As always, this game’s quality will eventually lie in just how well your AI companion is implemented. There’s nothing worse than a dumb monster. One thing is clear: this game boasts some impressive production values made all the better by intriguing art and character designs.
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Fir.....NEver mind.... LOOKS COOL!
Definitely has that shadow/ico thing going for it....
But I wonder if it will be any good?
i dont knowwhy but it seems that the game looks sorta boring
I like it. Reminds me I need to spend some more time with Folklore..
japan need to change their obvious story of the kid saving the world..excpet for that it looks good and the gameplay seems interesting....wait n see...i like game republic as long as they dont give us another stinking genji style game...
Some of these screens are really nice. Keeping my eye on this one.
This game looks like it could either be bad or good or any were inbetween.
The “'perfect mix' of stealth, action, platforming, and combat" means that this game is trying to do too much. I have a gut feeling that maybe one or two of these aspects will actually be enjoyable, and the rest will not exceed mediocrity.
This looks sorta like a rip off of Shadown of the Collosus. Let's hope it's just as good.
that big monster behind the guy looks like a dork
that looks like it could be really cool, so hopefully it will be!
hehe, uhh, cool?
Looks awesome cant wait for more details to be revealed
I literally thought this had to do with Where the Wild Things Are when I first saw the picture. It looks....mediocre.
This game dont look to bad. im tryin to find a good RPG
The screenshots look okay, but I need to see some gameplay before I can really give a decent opinion.
Eh...maybe a rent.
I like that Ogre.
Game could be good.
Looking forward to this. Game Republic has been solid in the past, and one of the few Japanese studios this generation to make some competent current gen games. FolkLore was pretty intriguing, at any rate (never played Genji too much). At any rate, I'm happy to see this come out here - it seems a little Ico-ish, which is definitely a good thing.
I like Namco's slate of action-adventures this year; Splatterhouse, Majin, Ninja Theory's Enslaved (also very promising looking), and that new shooter Inversion from the guys who did Timeshift. Everything there looks promising.
Hopefully Namco's been paying attention to Capcom's western-developed titles in the past and will learn from their mistakes. I don't wanna any of these games to end up like Bionic Commando, Spyborgs or Dark Void. Especially Inversion - that thing could turn out cool, but has "Fracture" written all over it if it misses the mark. Mediocre with a fun gimmick.