http://gamingtrend.com
October 30, 2014, 04:44:54 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Bioware to Start Developing for the DS  (Read 1043 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Kevin Grey
Global Moderator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13976


View Profile
« on: September 19, 2006, 06:12:03 PM »

http://www.bioware.com/bioware_info/press_releases/2006_09_19_New_Handheld_Game_Group/

Quote
BioWare, a leading video game developer, has announced the formation of a new handheld game development group. Their first game will be produced for the Nintendo DS system and marks BioWare's debut in the handheld game space.
Logged
wonderpug
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11481


hmm...


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006, 06:16:07 PM »

Sold!  Where do I preorder?
Logged
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006, 06:21:04 PM »

Heh.  Good find Kevin.  I'd love to see some version of Baldur's Gate on the DS.
Logged
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 15536


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006, 09:14:57 PM »

KOTOR III!

 :slywink:

Probably be Jade Empire mini games where instead of hitting the same three buttons during combat ad nauseum you touch the screen in three places ad nauseum.


Good news though.
Logged
Gratch
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 12524


GO UTES!!


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006, 09:27:18 PM »

Excellent news!  The more RPG's for the system, the happier I am (assuming, of course, that they'll be developing RPG's).
Logged

“My next great decision is just lying in wait.
The action might turn out to be the world's most grievous mistake."
- Bad Religion, Past is Dead
EddieA
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 6946


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006, 11:19:39 PM »

Gamespot dug up this quote from the jobs page for this new studio -
Quote
"familiarity with the fantasy genre and role-playing games is a must" for a principal lead designer opening, it also states that "experience in the design of successful games targeted art the Japanese market is preferred," and "experience/passion for Japanese games [is] an asset."

I would love to see Bioware do a Japanese-style RPG for the system.
Logged

"Why did the chicken cross the Mobius strip?  To get to the same side."  - The Big Bang Theory
Dafones
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2150


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 12:47:36 AM »

Lordy lord, would I love Planescape on my DS.

I'd also like to derail the thread slightly to say that I still drool over the simple thought of a Diablo hack'n'slash game on the DS. It'd be a stylus tap-fest of heaven.
Logged

Now Playing: GTA - San Andreas [PS2]
Yoshi's Island DS [DS]
Kevin Grey
Global Moderator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13976


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006, 12:56:47 AM »

Quote from: Dafones on September 20, 2006, 12:47:36 AM

Lordy lord, would I love Planescape on my DS.

I see this a lot. Not sure if it's what you meant but FWIW, Planescape is NOT a Bioware game. It was Black Isle developed and only used Bioware's engine. 
Logged
Calvin
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13895

President of G.R.O.S.S.


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006, 01:11:11 AM »

Quote from: Dafones on September 20, 2006, 12:47:36 AM

Lordy lord, would I love Planescape on my DS.

I'd also like to derail the thread slightly to say that I still drool over the simple thought of a Diablo hack'n'slash game on the DS. It'd be a stylus tap-fest of heaven.

I don't think it has any hope of working on a DS.

This news is great though, a Bioware RPG could easily push me into the DS corner.
Logged
Dafones
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2150


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006, 03:07:49 AM »

Quote from: Calvin on September 20, 2006, 01:11:11 AM

Quote from: Dafones on September 20, 2006, 12:47:36 AM

Lordy lord, would I love Planescape on my DS.

I'd also like to derail the thread slightly to say that I still drool over the simple thought of a Diablo hack'n'slash game on the DS. It'd be a stylus tap-fest of heaven.

I don't think it has any hope of working on a DS.

This news is great though, a Bioware RPG could easily push me into the DS corner.

What wouldn't work, a DS hack n slash? It'd be perfect! You have the upper screen to cycle through map, skills, inventory, and the bottom screen as your action view. Whenever you'd need to muck around with the map/skill tree/inventory, you pause the games and you swap the top and bottom screens so that you could use the stylus for the non-action elements.

I'm pretty sure that the new DS Zelda game works very similarly.


And Kevin, I forgot/never knew that Bioware didn't make Planescape. I know it used the infinity engine, but I didn't realize that it was through a different group of developers. What kind of resolution does the DS pull anyway? 320?
Logged

Now Playing: GTA - San Andreas [PS2]
Yoshi's Island DS [DS]
olaf
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 582


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2006, 03:05:00 PM »

I am gonna cry if the art style is anime with kids and big heads.
Logged
Gratch
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 12524


GO UTES!!


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2006, 04:31:48 PM »

Quote from: olaf on September 20, 2006, 03:05:00 PM

I am gonna cry if the art style is anime with kids and big heads.

Being Bioware, I highly doubt it.
Logged

“My next great decision is just lying in wait.
The action might turn out to be the world's most grievous mistake."
- Bad Religion, Past is Dead
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.102 seconds with 47 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.016s, 2q)