D3Publisher has announced that Bangai-O Spirits will be released across Europe for the Nintendo DS in August.
The latest game from Japanese development team Treasure, Bangai-O Spirits is a “DS re-imagination of the Japanese team’s ‘90s cult classic game Bangai-O.” It is a blend of “fast-paced shooter and puzzler genres, seasoned with strategic and tactical elements.”
Along with addictive shooter game play, gamers can look forward to punishing super-moves and onscreen fireworks. The game features competitive multiplayer modes for up to four players via local wireless and the opportunity to edit in-game levels or create new levels with the level editor tool.
Also included is the ability to transfer level data among DS systems via sound data transfer known as Sound Load. The technology takes level data, turns it into a sound file which is output through the DS microphone and interprets it through the recipient DS microphone to complete the level transfer.
Players will also be able to upload and transfer sound files from the game online or save the files to a recording device to share and compare levels. In addition high score and game play footage can be shared as transferable sound files.
“It is an honour to bring a ground-breaking game by a respected developer like Treasure to game enthusiasts,” said Yoji Takenaka, chief operating officer, D3PE.
“Bangai-O Spirits contains many key elements that define a truly enjoyable videogame—the innovation in both technology and game play make this a must-have title for everyone who owns a DS system.”