Square Enix presents a new multi-player RPG for the Nintendo DS and it’s called Blood of Bahamut. The crux of the conflict in the game is man versus giant beasts. Ibuki, the male character in the trailer, is fighting Gigant, a towering castle creature that was once Ibuki’s home. Ibuki and Yui, a woman who also lived on Gigant, set out to tame the enraged giants.
And Gigant is pissed. In the clip Gigant hurls boulders and shoots lasers out of his eyes. Ibuki can dispatch regular monsters with his sword, but Gigant will only fall if you hit weak spots (a la Shadow of the Colossus). Sometimes players will need to break parts of the giant off to reveal a weak point. Gigant won’t be the only giant you’ll fight. He is just one part of the 130+ missions in Blood of Bahamut. Missions are split into story missions and free play, both types can be played cooperatively with up to four people.
Blood of Bahamut doesn’t have a set date in Japan and Square Enix has not announced it for any other regions. However, there is a good sign we’re going to hear a Blood of Bahamut announcement in North America someday.
Images courtesy of Square Enix.