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The Dark Spire: A D&D Player’s Dungeon Crawler

By Louise . May 5, 2009 . 10:34am

The Dark Spire, Atlus’s latest DS dungeon crawler, may not be for everyone, but for people who enjoy games like Etrian Odyssey, it’s a logical next step. The game’s heart-thumping soundtrack and highly stylized visuals add to the solid Dungeons & Dragons based ruleset.

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Atlus Describes What’s Lurking Inside The Dark Spire

By Spencer . April 14, 2009 . 4:16pm

RPGs have come a long way from wireframe dungeons and dice rolls. Since graphics weren’t as advanced in the stone age of gaming, developers used text to capture a player’s imagination. Although it’s a Nintendo DS game, the Dark Spire is driven by descriptive text.   We spoke with Atlus about localizing the heap of […]

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A Bunch Of Atlus Games Just Got Delayed

By Spencer . February 3, 2009 . 12:53pm

Atlus is working on a ton of games and a handful of them are being held up in development. March was the month of Atlus with five games on deck. Now, only two of those games, TrackMania DS and Tokyo Beat Down, will be in stores then. The other three have been rescheduled to ship […]

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The Dark Spire Details Spilled (Update: Screenshots)

By Spencer . December 18, 2008 . 10:25am

Kid Marin was absolutely right about the Dark Spire, it’s a localized version of Genmu no Tou to Tsurugi no Okite. Play-Asia prematurely spilled the beans.   The Dark Spire puts a party of adventurers in a tower with 80 different kinds of enemies. Everything is viewed from a first person perspective, similar to classic […]

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Atlus Has A Sense Of Humor About ESRB Leaks

By Spencer . December 5, 2008 . 9:32am

Oh my, what have we done. We discovered Atlus was publishing My World, My Way (aka Sekai wa Atashi de Mawatteru), Steal Princess, and The Dark Spire before they got a chance to announce any of these. They still haven’t announced the latter two which has led to speculation about what The Dark Spire is. […]

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Now For A More Mysterious DS Game From Atlus

By Spencer . December 1, 2008 . 8:28am

Steal Princess was an easy game to identify since it is using the same name as its Japanese counterpart. The Dark Spire is more elusive. Like Steal Princess it’s for the DS and the ESRB says Atlus is publishing it. However, I don’t recall any game from Japan with exactly the same name. It could […]