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iPad: Followars - first Japan iPad game from Marvelous (Harvest Moon)

03-31-2010, 09:40 PM
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Followars - first Japan iPad game from Marvelous (Harvest Moon)

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/201...owars_preview/
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/201...wars_followup/

The iPad game that Marvelous Entertainment announced a couple of weeks back was revealed today to be named "Followars." Famitsu.com states that this is the first iPad game from a Japanese publisher.

Followars links up with your Twitter account to create party members for battle. You can call up to two of your followers into battle simultaneously with you. The game creates their in-game counterparts, setting battle parameters based off such information as follower count and Tweet count. Based off the screenshots, the design for the in-game characters appears to simply combine your Twitter avatar image with arms and legs.

Details on the battle system are scarce at present, but it seems that battle will for the most part progress automatically. You will have some control, though. A battle screenshot shows a big red circle above the action. When this lights up, you can tap it to send out a special attack. The game will also apparently display your Tweets directly on the battle field, although it's unclear how this will be used.

Some have referred to Followars as an RPG, but it seems more accurate to refer to it as a battle game. According to 4gamer, the game will initially have no single player component. You'll have to play multiplayer, with each player on opposite sides of the iPad device.

The site also mentions plans for ranking functionality.

Followars is being planned and developed by Route24's Kenichi Nishi. Nishi is known for his past work on such major titles as Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger. Closer to the new game at hand, he worked with Kenji Eno on iPhone app newtonica.

While Marvelous said earlier this month that it's planning on making Followars into a launch title. Marvelous has yet to set a release date and price for the game, so it presumably will not make the US iPad launch this Saturday. The iPad's Japanese launch is scheduled for later this month.

Last edited by GDSage; 04-01-2010 at 10:15 PM.
03-31-2010, 09:42 PM
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both Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger=SOLD
now just need an ipad, wish there was more pics

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03-31-2010, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by aznriceboi13 View Post
both Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger=SOLD
now just need an ipad, wish there was more pics
Same here. Super Mario RPG is hands down the best SNES game. Why won't Nintendo release a sequel!? Hopefully there will a touch version, I don't plan on getting an iPad.

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04-01-2010, 10:16 PM
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More details of the game added.
04-01-2010, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Whosatm View Post
Same here. Super Mario RPG is hands down the best SNES game. Why won't Nintendo release a sequel!?
There have been many sequels to Super Mario RPG. Paper Mario on the N64, Gamecube, and Wii, and Mario & Luigi on Gameboy Advance and DS. They're all amazing games with the same great humour!
11-20-2010, 12:08 PM
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News? Or has Marvelous given up on the platform?

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