Nearly a year ago Nintendo of Japan published Glory of Heracles: Proof of Soul, a RPG rooted in Greek mythology. At the beginning of the game the protagonist wakes up on an island without his memory. He and the friends he meets are all immortals locked into a battle in Olympus. During fights players use a turn based combat system and enhance their attacks with quick stylus mini-games.
This DS game is the latest entry in the Heracles no Eikou series which was originally created by Data East. None of the Heracles games were localized, but a set of trademarks registered in Japan suggest Nintendo may pick up and publish this game.
Nintendo registered “Glory of Heracles” twice and “The Glory of Heracles” twice. On the same day Nintendo also registered trademarks New Play Control, Excitebots, “The Legendary Starfy”, “Legendary Starfy”, and “Starfy”. Seeing Glory of Heracles appear in a batch of Western names is interesting. Perhaps, this will be Nintendo’s next DS game after the Legendary Starfy.