As I discovered over a half a year ago Ignition Entertainment picked up the rights to Docomodake DS from AQ Interactive, but we’re not going to see it in stores until March 10, 2009. Docomodake DS is a puzzle game where you control NTT DoCoMo’s mascot character on a quest to save his relatives. You do this by leaping on platforms, splitting into mini Docomodakes, and occasionally throwing minis at enemies. The biggest question is Ignition plans to break a Docomodake’s cultural barrier since the key selling point in Japan was the Docomodake license. It looks like price is going to be part of their strategy since Boing! Docomodake will retail for $19.99. Boing! Docomodake DS is going to be one interesting localization to see when the English version finally out.
Images courtesy of AQ Interactive.