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Nintendo Are Distributing Solatorobo: Red The Hunter In Europe This Year


This is certainly unexpected… and interesting. Nintendo of Europe have signed a distribution agreement with Namco Bandai to handle sales, marketing and distribution of Solatorobo: Red the Hunter throughout Europe.


Namco and Nintendo haven’t announced a release date for Solatorobo yet, other than confirming that the game will be released in European territories this year.


It’s interesting to see how Nintendo of Europe are approaching discussion of Solatorobo. Their announcement mentions that the game’s cutscenes are designed by anime studio, Madhouse, credited for Marvel Anime, Ninja Scroll, Death Note, and CardCaptor Sakura.


In case you forgot, Solatorobo is a DSi-enhanced game. You can use the Nintendo DSi camera to take pictures for use within the game. It also includes a four-player racing game, titled Air Robo Grand Prix, which you can play with friends over local wireless.


Namco Bandai and developer, CyberConnect2, also provided downloadable quests for Solatorobo in Japan, but whether or not these will be available in Europe hasn’t been mentioned so far.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.