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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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The game looks nice graphics-wise. I agree about the dumb AI possibly completely ruining the game.
definitely a Where the Wild Things Are spin-off
Yeah this'll hold us PS3 owners over until 'The Last Guardian'
looks like it could be ok
The big monster looks like the love-child of a minotaur and a koala, cute yet deadly.
I simply can't wait for this. The art direction, style, & concept is incredible. Game Republic makes top notch high art fantasy titles. Genji & Folklore were amazing. This looks to be their magnum opus....
The Team ICO titles are my all time favorites ever. Anything similar is very welcome & I wish there were more art fantasy titles out there. I love how the Majin creature has moss and flora growing from it. It seems very Miyazaki-esque. So cool. I hope this game has a Japanese voice track option in the west & a manual rotatable camera....
@ Mistermarc - Faking a first post by spelling "Fir..." is just as lame spelling it out completely. You should be bozo'd like the rest of the losers who post first.
Back to the subject at hand, this looks surprisingly good given that Namco Bandai is publishing it. For some reason that I can't put my finger on I always think Pac-Man when I see Namco Bandai. I wonder why?
Yesh. I hope this is good. I have a feeling this game will make or break Game Republic.... or be completely neutral and do absolutely nothing but sustain the developers to make the next generic game....
How does Game Republic keep getting their games approved?! In all seriousness, Genji: Days of the Blade blew...it was basically a tech demo w/ crappy hack-n-slash melee combat and stupid monsters ("Giant Enemy Crab", anyone?) that helped put the PS3's early reputation in the toilet (although, to be fair, not to the degree of Mobile Sh-t Gundam: Crossfire). I will never forgive them and I feel fairly certain that whoever is in charge there will never present anything worth playing by discerning gamers.
If they made Folklore I'm down this
Screen shot look nice, lets hope its game play & storyline are just as gr8 .
it looks cool O_O