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We've gotten a peek at so many screens from Baroque that we're ready to hijack someone's posh color printer and start making our own little flipbook. We hear that if you turn the pages at just the right speed, you can see Creepy Bastards and Emo Mummies in full motion. Sure, we could pick up the ma...

April 2nd 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Goodbye, Family Ski and Winning Eleven: Play Maker 2008 -- we hardly knew ye. While Family Ski enjoyed a seven-week run in the top thirty, Wining Eleven (aka Pro Evolution Soccer) only lasted for four. It's no coincidence that they fell off this week, though, as fifteen spots were taken up by new re...

March 28th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Atlus doesn't want you to forget about Baroque, and we don't, either. Clichés like amnesia and world-saving aside, the dark RPG sounds -- and looks -- really fascinating, and we can only hope it delivers. For now, however, we're delivering up some new screenshots, courtesy of Atlus, showing...

March 21st 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Baroque may have experienced a few delays, but it's still on the way, as evidenced by the screens in our spiffy new gallery. Or perhaps we should say new-ish, because we've seen a couple of them before in blurry, muddied forms, and now they're crisp, clean, and much more attractive. We're happy to...

March 6th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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It took forever to translate the names of these new Japanese PSN games, but we finally got them. Recently hitting the PlayStation Network over in the land of the rising sun are four PlayStation classics: Ide Yosuke no Mahjong Kyoshitsu, Baroque Syndrome, Wai Wai Bowling, and Um Jammer Lammy.Three o...

February 28th 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Update: It's official. The game has been delayed. Thanks to LordGek for pointing this out to us!It looks like Baroque is getting pushed back yet again, as the release window of March is no more. Actually, it could still be on track for a March release, however word from gaming retail giant GameStop...

February 26th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

With Atlus's Baroque coming to the U.S. in March, we here at the Wii Fanboy offices have been getting prepared for the RPG. We've been checking every bestiary we have here at HQ, going over possible battles ahead and compiling strategies for each scenario. Like the sports team with a big match comin...

January 25th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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'The road less traveled' seems the mantra for Irvine, California-based Atlus USA. With an impressive catalog of obscure titles to its credit, Atlus is looked to by many North American gamers as a beacon of originality, having localized such titles and franchises as Odin Sphere, Persona, and Growlan...

January 23rd 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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It seems that Baroque was always meant to be bullied by Nintendo's juggernaut, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Originally scheduled to release on February 26th (two weeks after Brawl's former February 10th date), Atlus has delayed the RPG until March 18th. As you may recall, Brawl is coming out on March 9t...

January 18th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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OMG Nintendo interviewed the Baroque localization team at Atlus USA about the challenges of making a super-hardcore dungeon RPG on the Wii. And don't worry -- this isn't being loaded with minigames or billed as Dungeon Training or anything. The team is fully aware of who the audience for Baroque is...

January 15th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Warrior Epic, covered here and here, is something I'm looking forward to. The art style is positively quasi-Baroque, something that's a nice change from the Gothic overtones we're so used to in most MMOs. The character designs are varied and colorful, and don't shrink from detail. This is seen very...

January 15th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Purple fog has never been so effective. With its eerie atmosphere and simply-rendered (and formally-dressed) monsters, Baroque seems set to creep us the hell out as it batters us with tough-as-nails dungeon crawling. And thanks to the Wii version's added first-person camera angle (as seen previousl...

December 26th 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments