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More Spectrobes means more money for Jupiter

By Spencer . March 20, 2008 . 12:09am

As we saw from a Tokyo Game Show teaser Disney Interactive is developing a follow up to Spectrobes and today it has a name, Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals. On top of collecting fossilized creatures with Rallen, Jeena, the data collection specialist from the first game is a playable character. More creatures and Nintendo Wi-Fi battles […]

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Spectrobes, re-released with a complete card collection

By Spencer . November 6, 2007 . 8:15am

One of the neat-o concepts Spectrobes introduced was its card input system. Each game came packaged with a handful of translucent cards with holes on them. Players would place the card over the touch screen and poke the holes in the order indicated on the card to unlock in game content. Not all games came […]

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More Spectrobes in 2008

By Spencer . September 21, 2007 . 3:48am

Inside Sega's booth was a small stand for Disney Interactive Japan who was heavily promoting the Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. Adjacent to a Disney Friends demo was a single LCD monitor with a sign for Spectrobes 2. No system or timetable has been announced, but I think it's safe to assume Spectrobes […]

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Additional Spectrobe available for download

By Spencer . April 6, 2007 . 5:19pm

Disney Interactive is providing additional content through Nintendo Wi-Fi and this week you can get a new Spectrobe. Thundora (Spectrobe #24) can be obtained only through the Spectrobes download service and below are the stats for the bonus creature.   Property: Corona Form: Evolved Height: 8’5" Weight: 1036 Attack: Voltronica   Thundora generates energy in […]

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Contest update: Lunar Knights / .hack winners announced

By Spencer . March 18, 2007 . 6:04pm

Winners have been drawn for the Lunar Knights and .hack contests. Congrats to Pichi for winning Lunar Knights (by random draw) and jeffx for winning .hack://G.U. vol.1 Rebirth. Didn’t win a prize? Don’t worry we have more stuff for you guys. This week we’re giving away a copy of Spectrobes for the Nintendo DS to […]

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Strange censorship in Spectrobes

By Spencer . March 14, 2007 . 11:12am

Since Spectrobes is a family title and the names of your Spectrobes are sent to an online database it is natural for Disney Interactive to censor out some four letter words. However, I never knew that “Sega” was as bad a curse word, but according to the Spectrobes team it is. If you try to […]

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Spectrobes: Disney’s take on J-RPGs

By Spencer . March 13, 2007 . 3:59pm

Disney Interactive and Jupiter teamed up to make a new series with a manga feel and collectable monsters. It’s obvious that Spectrobes is inspired by games like Pokemon, but there is a little more background than the dream of being the greatest Spectrobes trainer. The story begins with Rallen an intergalactic planetary patrol officer who […]

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What the Spectrobes trading cards look like

By Spencer . March 7, 2007 . 8:36am

One of the unique features in Spectrobes is that the game’s card input system where you place translucent cards over the DS and poke eight holes in order. Each game comes packaged with four cards, but you can’t use them right away. You have to excavate a cube to unlock the function. Here is a […]

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Kentaro Hisai introduces Spectrobes to the world

By Spencer . February 25, 2007 . 2:03pm

At the Spectrobes event Kentaro Hisai, the producer of Spectrobes, flew over from Japan to talk about the title to the group of lucky Gauer elementary school students. He introduces the card input system where you place cards with holes over the DS’ touch screen and poke holes in a sequence to unlock new creatures. […]

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Spectrobes: The World Premiere Event

By Spencer . February 23, 2007 . 3:39pm

Earlier today I was at Disneyland where Disney Interactive held the world premiere of Spectrobes. To celebrate the event a group of forth graders from Gauer Elementary school came by to try out the game a few weeks before it hit store shelves. On top of missing a day of school and hanging out in […]

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Watch: Spectrobes the trailer

By Spencer . February 2, 2007 . 6:21pm

This new trailer of Spectrobes shows off some quick CG clips of Rallen and some gameplay footage with him paired up with two Spectrobes in combat. In between the usual footage you can see a glimpse of how the Spectrobes evolve from their cutesy youth form to their battle ready “awakened” forms. Probably the most […]

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Spectrobes: More than intergalactic Pokemon

By Spencer . January 26, 2007 . 12:53am

I had the pleasure of sitting in on a call about Buena Vista’s upcoming game Spectrobes. It’s being developed by Jupiter who you might recognize as the developer of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. In Spectrboes you play as the planetary patrol scout, Rallen, who is given the ability to excavate Spectrobes from the Earth. […]

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Spectrobes screens show Rallen’s new planet

By Spencer . December 8, 2006 . 10:39am

In March 2007, Buena Vista Games is releasing Spectrobes in North America. It’s an action RPG designed by Jupiter who made Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. These screenshots show how combat takes place where you have two Spectrobes by your side to command. Another screenshot past the break shows a Spectrobe being excavated by rubbing […]

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Watch Spectrobes in CG

By Spencer . July 21, 2006 . 11:44am

Over at Comic Con Buena Vista Games brought over Spectrobes, their new intellectual property that started off as a Nintendo DS game and may appear as an anime series. We had a chance to record the CG trailer with Rallen and Jeena. Check it out below and read our previous impressions of Spectrobes.

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Introducing Spectrobes

By Spencer . May 31, 2006 . 12:46pm

The success of Kingdom Hearts sparked Buena Vista Games to start their own anime styled RPG series. They pulled Jupiter who did Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories in the mix to develop Spectrobes, a new franchise that is starting out on the DS. Spectrobes stars two Interplanetary Patrol officers Rallen and Jeena who discover fossilized […]

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