NN System has a quirky Nintendo DS game coming out later this month. Fu-un! Dairojo (Winds and Clouds! The Great Siege) is a tower defense game set in feudal Japan. Players place units such as spearmen, archers, and cannon firing artillery and manage their stoic troops as they waste a path following army. Flying ninjas strapped to kites and undead bosses mix up rounds of ground soldiers. Enemies drop cash which can be used to upgrade troops. They also leave consumable items like rice balls and cakes, a change from most tower defense games.
Graphically, Fu-un! Dairojo is unimpressive, but it has a download play supported versus mode which lets two players battle. NN System will bring this to stores on April 23 for 3,990 yen ($40), but you don’t have to wait to play it. Watch this gameplay video to see how Fu-un! Dairojo works and try out this flash demo.