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darintenb
01-09-2004, 07:35 AM
Microsoftfs Xbox Japan sitefs got some stuff on Phantom Dust online. Phantom Dust is an Action game that Microsoft Studios Japan is putting out for the Japanese market.
MSfs page is here http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/games/phantomdust/default.htm but itfs in Japanese, and since I had my last final for the semester today, I donft have anymore homework, so Ifll kill some time by translating this for you guys.

Again, all information is copy write Microsoft; Ifm just translating it for you. And am I not a professional translator, so if you have a problem with the translation, or I get some sort of minor detail wrong that brings the end of the world, donft call me or anything like that 

Begin the translation:


Microsoft
Microsoft Game Studios
Expected Release in 2004
Action
Technical Action
Uses Xbox system link
Uses Xbox Voice Communicator

Phantom Dust is an action game set in a ruined near future where a physic powers battle unfolds.
The player has, all in all, over 300 types of various skills at their disposal to use in battle that only their own physic can use to unfold the battle. The 300-plus skills range from abilities that are common in todayfs games like psycho kinesis and teleportation to things of great variety like breathing exercise that pound away someonefs spirit/mind, hand-to-hand combat, and ancient witchcraft. The player determines the theme of the war, and the way of fighting. With the combined forces, a high level of battle can happen.
By managing your character in real-time (the article is pointing out that it is real-time, not turn-based. I think that they donft need to say that, but their are a lot of turned games here, so they think they need to say it. And I canft just leave it out, so itfs in here even if it doesnft make perfect sense) through various levels, you will gain lots of skills. Edit the skills youfve gathered, and aim for the strongest psychic.
The battle stage maps are all completely destructible. Depending on your ability, you can destroy the bridges and the floors, and you can and send your rival through walls when striking them. Depending on your breathing exercises, you will wear a hole in the highway. Damage is taken when crushed beneath destroyed bridges. You can use timing to dictate the battle.
And, when playing on Xbox Live™, the player can communicate with a friend or anyone in the world to create a strategy.

Offline Players: 1-4 Players
When using Xbox Live™ or system link: Max of 4 players
Uses Dolby Digital 5.1

Screen Shots:
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0001.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0002.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0003.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0004.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0005.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0006.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0007.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0008.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0009.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0010.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0011.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/jp-phantomdust/sim-jpphantomdust-0012.jpg

Video:
Video from the 2003 Tokyo Game Show
http://www.xbox.com/ja-jp/xboxtv/default.htm?t=4431&v=79350&bw=hi


And then there is more stuff explaining how the maps work, and how the player does their skills, but itfs not all that interesting to me, so Ifm not going to translate it here.

I'll try and post more translations of Japanese Xbox information more often from now on. If anyone knows of any new games comming out in Japan for Xbox, send me a PM and I'll see what kind of dirt I can find on it and post a translation if possible.

-Darin