Blood of Bahamut spills on DS

Square Enix's latest handheld RPG sees cities come alive, literally; local four-player co-op.

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Yesterday, Square Enix's Japan arm quietly launched a teaser site for what appears to be the latest title from the role-playing-game-centric developer. The page, which prominently displays the word "Bahamut" in its URL, depicts a monolithic stone creature that appears to have had an entire city built on its shoulders. Unfortunately, the teaser site gave little in the way of hard information, though it did bear a countdown timer that is set to expire on Monday.

Atlas probably didn't have to deal with this kind of thing.

Gamers won't have to wait that long to be clued in on Square Enix's new project, however. As reported by French gaming site Gamekyo, this week's edition of Shonen Jump magazine details the publisher's teased project, Blood of Bahamut for the Nintendo DS. Not at all surprising, the game will reportedly be an all-new RPG that the publisher plans to show off at the Jump Festa expo in Japan later this year.

As reported, Blood of Bahamut follows the story of two characters--Ibuki and Yui--who live in a city built upon the back of a dormant giant. For reasons unknown, the creatures revive from their slumber, and people living within the cities find themselves struggling to survive in their now-hostile homes. Gamekyo reports that the game will feature cooperative multiplayer, where up to four players will be able to join forces locally.

No release window, Japanese or otherwise, was revealed for the title.

Discussion

57 comments
shadow-xz
shadow-xz

Looks freaking amazing... XD I need this in english. 'cmon, square, give us a gift, bring this lil fella to the US.

beavergod
beavergod

hmmm.. looks very very good!! i just hope we dont have to wait a year to see stateside!!uhhh why cant we have all the games that are made...?

KrayzieJay
KrayzieJay

Looks bloody fantastic from what I've seen in trailers. I hope to God there's an english release.

chzchzchzwiz
chzchzchzwiz

well I guess its exciting as pretty much anything Square Enix makes is exciting. Yet that is basically no info other thena tiny bit of plot and a name. so I don't know how anyone can say it sounds awesome lol. Hopefully they actually release more info since this is over 8 months old and im just now seeing this. Thinking about finally buying a DS after having one PSP stolen and losing one on an Amtrak train, DS is so overwhelmed with Squareenix games how can i resist.

abu_eljod
abu_eljod

Looks great,but i think most will agree that it would be far better on a console because it has very high potential,even though FF4 on DS and Crises Core on PSP both looked very good

Will47
Will47

Well it's Square Enix so it should be good!

GhostyMcboo
GhostyMcboo

cool... like final fantasy meets shadow of the colossus... definitely a good thing

Grandstream
Grandstream

speaking of that, GI had the original photo brought up and they thought it was a potential Bahamut Lagoon. Never saw a stateside release, I think...but one of the best Squenix games for the old systems.

necronaux
necronaux

Where the game will be presented at Jump Festa expo in Japan at the end of the year (info from the web site), we probably won't see a US version 'til next xmas (if at all).

Lord_Pisces
Lord_Pisces

This game sounds amazing and you people are saying "yawn" and "handhelds suck"?? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU!?!?

EmyrsII
EmyrsII

ive so tired of all these damn games for handhelds.. first it was remakes then it was spinoffs and now a new ip.. all their development is going into handhelds.. no wonder its taking forever to get good rpgs this gen!

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

Interesting though I have my doubts on 4-player co-op on a handheld game. It's premise looks similar to Shadow of Colossus though only by a little. :P

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

@V-Nine Yes, because Shadow of Colossus is the ONLY game with giants in it...

V-Nine
V-Nine

....shadow of colossus gone in another direction so unexpected???....

soulless4now
soulless4now

Sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to more info on it.

nate64
nate64

this sounds like it would be alot cooler on a console in beautiful hd.

bahamutzero889
bahamutzero889

DarkNeoBahamut Posted: " :shock: a game with my name :D" Yeah, don't feel too special.

AntoniustheGrey
AntoniustheGrey

Bahamut Lagoon Rules, if this really is a sequel I am excited

skemaal
skemaal

Will definitly keep a close eye on this one. Sounds interesting.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Who would think such a big game released on such a small console. (Joking)

Roushrsh
Roushrsh

And there goes my hope of an exclusive new console IP

grahamx
grahamx

Hopefully a sequel to the amazing Bahumut Lagoon they made all those years ago....

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

that's actually really creative sounding.

cloudff7tm
cloudff7tm

Sounds interesting. I might get this.

The_Dude1212
The_Dude1212

Epic music. Based on that assumption, I will get this game. Because good music isn't often thrown into crappy games, right?

amkalfus
amkalfus

this better friggin come to the states! i don't even care what its about cause just the site looks epic!!!

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

This seems like a pretty interesting idea...

rynmls
rynmls

looooooooooooooking forward for this game!!!! i already seen the site and its really intriguing...

Trajectorize
Trajectorize

I was really looking forward to the reveal since I read about the teaser site a couple of days ago, and with that awesome art of that giant (Alexander?) and the creature above it (Bahamut?), I thought we were in for one sweet next-gen RPG on the 360/PS3. Turns out all that awesome art is just for a DS game.. Kind of a downer. Also, cool as the art looks, can't help but agree with X-RS. I mean, I love Square, but what odds this will be any different from their usual JRPG offerings (especially those that do not have Final Fantasy in their title)?

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

sounds interesting, might have to get it

Megawizard
Megawizard

Neato :D And the local co-op looks rather promising too.

BradHummr
BradHummr

Yeah it does remind me of Shadow of the Colossus! This game looks very interesting. Can't wait to read more about it when the time comes.

X-RS
X-RS

wow. makes you think of shadow of colossus no? rpgs have great art, but stories are usually lame and the characters look cool, but think out loud, stating the obvious for small minds. being unveiled at the 'little boys' jump makes me feel like it will be even more typical and childish.

PenguinGod19
PenguinGod19

I was kinda hoping for a remake, and translation, of Bahamut Lagoon. I loved that game.

Oloryn
Oloryn

Looks like Shadow of the Colossus on crack, sounds like a really interesting concept. I'd be lying if I said I didn't think it might feel more epic on a console, but Square-Enix has done some great portable games, I'll definately keep my eye on this.

Zetona
Zetona

It's a neat concept, but being in a city on top of a giant would look much more epic on a console. Hopefully this comes out for more than just the DS.

red_sovereign
red_sovereign

'hostile homes' wth? sounds good i guess but why not make it wifi multiplayer like echoes of time??? locally is kind of a let down