Before They Made Dark Souls, From Software Made A Game About Rabbits

By Spencer . November 4, 2013 . 1:21am

Ever since Demon’s Souls became a hit, From Software has been in the spotlight. Before pioneering bloodstain clues, From Software made titles like the J-horror game Kuon and the rather clever co-op puzzle game The Adventures of Cookie & Cream.

 

 

The goal is to get to the end of each level, but Cookie and Cream have different stage layouts. Often players have to trigger a switch with one rabbit to open a path for the other. The game isn’t that interesting to play solo since you just alternate between controlling Cookie and Cream. However, with a friend The Adventures of Cookie & Cream is a great speed running game.

 

Since Agetec published most of From Software’s titles back then The Adventures of Cookie & Cream is kind of hard to find, but it will be re-released as a PS2 Classic next week.


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  • 永次

    And Tenchu, Another Century’s Episode, Armored Core, Steel Batallion and… From Software is one of the oldest game companies of this industry.

    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%83%AD%E3%83%A0%E3%83%BB%E3%82%BD%E3%83%95%E3%83%88%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A7%E3%82%A2

    • Just Tim

      You sure about Steel Battalion? That’s actually Capcom.

      As for Cookie and Cream, the original PS2 game got a DS sequel and yes, Agetec got to localize it in the USA.

      • Tristan Diaz

        It’s true that Capcom was the publisher for Steel Battalion, but From Software was still the developer.

        • School Idol Addict

          FromSoftware only developed the third Steel Battalion in the series, the first 2 was developed by Capcom Production studio 4 and Nude Maker.

          • Tristan Diaz

            Ah, I stand corrected.

    • landlock

      From Software only developed the newest couple of Tenchu’s the older ones were by Acquire.

      They also did Evergrace, Eternal King, Shadow Tower, King’s Field, Echo Night some really good but hard games.

  • Crevox

    From Software made Lost Kingdoms

    They so best

  • Destroy Him My Robots

    Enthusiastic “buy this!” from me. It’s probably my favorite game from the PS2′s first year. I disagree with Spencer a bit because I think it works very well in single player since you can play both characters simultaneously (you control the character on the left side with the left stick and the character on the right with the right stick, not entirely unlike the recent Brothers). As mentioned, one character has to help the other character proceed so they can in turn help the first one proceed. If you liked the Portal 2 co-op or Castles of Dr. Creep, this should be up your alley.

  • tedikuma

    Before Dark Souls, From Software made Otogi 1 and 2… Make another one, please.

    • MrRobbyM

      I remember playing Otogi 1 on my xbox back in the days. Fun times. I second FromSoft making another one.

      • tedikuma

        Yep. I never forgave Microsoft for not including either game in the 360′s backwards compatible list.

    • 60hz

      amazing game with an amazing sound track.

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Before they made Dark Souls, From Software made Armored Core.

  • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

    As much as I like the Souls games, which are spiritual successors to From’s first person RPGs, I would like to see them unshackled from making Souls games forever. I like a lot of their older stuff, even Evergrace.

    Nice to see this return. I think there was a DS version of Cookie and Cream too.
    I hope Agetec releases Kuon next, it is one of the pricier titles.

    • 永次

      From Software developed Another Century’s Episode, Armored Core’s, and Souls saga in this years..

    • AndyLC

      >>I would like to see them unshackled from making Souls games forever

      Well, they’ve made over a dozen Armored Core games, and continue to make ‘em, so From Software is a company that can be shackled to many things at once!

  • Symbol de Au

    It seemed like the one on the left was way harder,

  • DragonSix

    Tenchu was great too.

  • AndyLC

    …and KINGS FIELD (1994), a gritty dark fantasy series that’s ballsbustingly filled with death, with stories involving kings that succumb to madness and in need of a stabbing, and is totally the spiritual predecessor of D. Souls

    *and a reoccuring weapon called the Moonlight sword

  • AndyLC

    From Software also made a game where you’re the President of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in a suit of power armor bursting out of the white house to fight through the evil vice president’s coup and reach the lincoln monument where Airforce one shoots out of the ground like Mazinger

    It’s the most patriotic American game ever made, made by Japanese dudes.

  • http://theexpressioninstinct.blogspot.com/ Sam

    Hoping this paves the way for Kuon, Echo Night.

  • 60hz

    don’t forget the honest but shallow effort called Frame Gride on the DC…

  • GH56734

    Sooo…
    That’s how Level-5 did that minigame of theirs in Ninokuni.
    I love these original games like they don’t make anymore

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    Was that them that did Cookie & Cream~? I still haven’t had a chance to play it, but I hear fun things about it. How funny.

  • Time Sage

    I remember playing this game with my sister. We never did very well as we have shitty team work.

  • http://playstationallstars.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_All-Stars_Wiki Sackchief

    I had this game for DS. I had no idea From Software made it and it blows my mind to think that they made such a soft game. Holy crap.

  • Göran Isacson

    Reading the comments here, it is clear what must be done.

    A new Cookie and Cream game where they world-hop and must co-operate in order to speed-run through a bleak fantasy world where giant american robots fight whispy ghost samurai dudes and large, extremely difficult fantasy-like monsters. In the end they team up with Solaire and everyone highfives while things explode in the background.

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