Atlus Announces Izuna for the DS
An RPG dungeon-crawler starring an unemployed ninja
Atlus announced today that it has acquired the North American publishing rights to Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja for the Nintendo DS. An RPG dungeon-crawler, players will take on the role of a sassy female ninja named Izuna, setting out to conquer "impossible levels and gruesome bosses" in a game so reportedly hardcore that it's likely to put hair on your chest.
The game's storyline goes a little something like this: "Hi there! I'm Izuna! So you see, we were canned because "Ninjas are sooo yesterday," and now we're looking for a nice place to settle down... That stupid lord... Just wait'll I get my hands on that jerk! So anyways, we found this quaint little village, but... Everyone's actin' all weird. Grandboss's acting like a kid... Shino-Sis's all mean... What's going on!? I mean, what is up with this place!?"
Dungeons will be randomly generated so as to provide change upon each successive entry, allowing players to acquire new items and power up their weapons. But how exactly will the game play? Well Atlus mentions that you should "drop your stylus, you pansy, and get back to the old school, hardcore, monster bashing we all grew up on! After all, does it get any better than the feeling of cold steel at the palm of your hands?"
Look for the game in stores February 2007.