I don't usually post frontpage updates about things like this, but I found something interesting on 505's Italian distributor site - "Wild Western" for the DS by Taito, seemingly a remake/sequel of their 1982 arcade game. The thing is, it hasn't been announced anywhere else, even in Japan. So I've got a bit of an exclusive here. Woo.
Translated from the Italian, vaguely:
Wolfy is a bounty hunter who has dedicated his life to justice. Now the moment of being able to capture the most dangerous outlaw in the West is at hand. In a wild world, using the stylus, the player must help Wolfy to complete the most dangerous missions.
How curious! I'd never played Wild Western, but I've always loved all the other old Taito games, so I'll have to look into it!
On another note, I just got Zombie Hunters in the mail today, it's quite odd... in the actual game, the game is called 'Zombie Zone: Other Side' (with huge title screen saying this), with no mention at all of the title 'Zombie Hunters'.
It also doesn't appear to have the instant-unlocking thing the Japanese version had, if you have a save of Zombie Zone on your memory card... ah well.
well, that is odd. maybe 505 originally planned to release it under that title, and there was a version prepared at Tamsoft with that name, but no one could be arsed changing it around for the Essential version. Essential/D3 Europe certainly don't seem to care too much about title screens, anyway- Essential Sudoku DS was spelt "Essential Soduku".
Does it have a 60Hz mode, at least? That's one thing I'm really hoping they'll bother with including in the Essential releases, considering they've got Chikyuu Boueigun 2 coming up (in late 2007, last I heard).
I've got all of the first set of releases except Party Carnival, and they all have 60Hz modes. Note that not only does Zombie Hunters have a Zombie Zone title screen, it starts up with the 505 Gamestreet logo - as does Dragon Sisters.
Weird. I didn't get the instant unlock thing on Zombie Hunters either, but I just started it up for the second time and there it is.
Maybe it has to save its own file first, then when it's autoloading that it loads the Zombie Zone file as well.
this comment disappeared somewhere. sorry!
Eeee, that was my comment that vaporised! Ah well, it was just to say "oh, yes, it does unlock after the second time you turn the game on :O" and such. Hooray!