Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom going local

Namco Bandai bringing Game Republic's Last Guardian-like action adventure Majin: The Fallen Realm to North American Xbox 360s and PS3s this summer.

At Sony's Electronic Entertainment Expo press briefing last year, one of the highlights was a preview of The Last Guardian. With the release date of Team ICO's game unclear, Japanese game fans seeking an action adventure about a youngster and his massive monster pal can check out Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom this summer. Released as Majin: The Fallen Realm in Japan last year (see trailer below), the game is being localized for the North American market for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by its original publisher, Namco Bandai.

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Developed by Game Republic (Genji: Days of the Blade), Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom focuses on cooperation between the two lead characters. One is a roguish youth who returns to his homeland after its population is decimated by spectral warriors controlled by a "dark force." Once said youth arrives in the kingdom, he teams up with Majin, a horned creature that looks like a cross between a minotaur and one of the Where the Wild Things Are creatures. As they explore the titular desolate realm, the pair learns about Maijin's past--as the beastly companion evolves.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom's gameplay will have players directly control the youth, who in turn can give the AI-controlled Maijin orders to fight off enemies and overcome obstacles. According to Namco Bandai, the game will feature stealth, action, and platforming elements.

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26 comments
johny300
johny300

i see stealth oh yeah and i hope they give us the option to control majin.

johny300
johny300

ico.shadow of the colossus.the last gaurdian are all epic games.im waiting for the last gaurdian its exclusive so its going to be great.this game looks similar to it sure im buying it.cant wait to play the last gaurdian.

PandaBear86
PandaBear86

That monster looks like it was created in Spore :P

fatooosh
fatooosh

at last different gameplay

Black_Man85
Black_Man85

Hey Namco, read the forums! Here are fans that want the Tales series ie Tales of Vesperia Complete. Now give them their wish and localize them, not just the Last Guardian-like game. XD

wooooode
wooooode

@ katsumotto we can tell you dont bother to read these because it says its for the 360 and PS3 as well as the video showing it as well.

lanmanna
lanmanna

The Last Guarding copycat >_>

coldsauce09
coldsauce09

they dont want to localize tales cuz they dont have enough fans... cmon ive been dying to play tales of destiny in PS2..

WereWolfabc
WereWolfabc

definitly the trailers that come from japan are horrible!!!

WereWolfabc
WereWolfabc

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katsumotto
katsumotto

not for ps3, so let sony system owners have vesperia localization too =)

Oneal14
Oneal14

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SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

What Namco needs to do is get off their ass and get Tales of Vesperia over to North America and Europe NOW!!!

Kitty_Fields
Kitty_Fields

Looks really interesting! I really, really hope it's Ico/Shadow of the Colossus/The Last Guardian inspired, 'cause I loved Ico and SotC. Now, Namco Bandai, localize more Tales games and I'll be happy!

unknownx25
unknownx25

SWEET! I love games like these. glad they're coming out with more stuff like this for next gen console's instead of shooters all the time... this looks like fun.

NicoLikesSoda
NicoLikesSoda

this looks really interesting. would like to see more of it!

VectrexFanBoy
VectrexFanBoy

Lol i read that article as " majin and the foreskin"i was like wtf?

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Looks like it would be better as a movie than a game. I hope this game turns out good.

Gh05t_
Gh05t_

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GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Hmmmn looks cool.....looks a little too similar too last guardian but i like these kinds of games. If it where a "darker" setting then the beasty might look a little cooler he looks a little too cuddly for an action game.

DEATH775
DEATH775

I'm definitely getting this one.