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Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled

Started by enigma, August 18, 2008, 10:26:02 PM

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I just heard about Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled for the DS.  I thought it looked awesome, and I can't wait for it to be released.  This game has graphics that are a lot like chrono trigger's, and it seems like it has a fun battle system too.  The storyline seems interesting, and I thought that it seemed somewhat original.  It is supposed to come out September 15th according to, but apparently there hasn't been an official release date set yet, and it has been delayed before.  

Has anybody else heard about this game?  If you have then do you think it will be as good as I do?

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The second link leads to a site with older info, before they switched game from GBA to DS.

You can also watch the trailers on YouTube, but it doesn't seem like there is that much information out on this game yet.


Oh yes. I've seen that before. It does look nice. It's a shame these styles of retro looking games can only exist on portable systems anymore. I'd prefer to play it on my TV. Secondly, if it had to be in portable format, I'm a bit saddened it didn't make a GBA release. I prefer the wider aspect ratio GBA screen over the DS screen. I'll only be playing this one via emulators as I don't have a DS, nor do I ever plan on getting one.

I hope it is successful so more games like this are made. Though I think the audience is small for games like this. - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.


Yea it would have been nice if it had made a GBA release, but just because I would be able to play it by now.  I'm pretty excited about it coming out for DS though, since I just got a DS like two weeks ago  :).  I think the audience for handheld rpg's must be pretty big, because of all the final fantasy and dragon quest games they have been making for and porting to the DS and PSP.
Also, can you actually emulate DS games? I haven't really used emulators besides Sega Genesis and SNES emulators.  It seems like it would be difficult to make an emulator for the DS or Wii systems because of the technology they use.


The Wii is old technology. It's an overclocked Gamecube, almost literally. I haven't tried any Gamecube emulators, so I don't know how far along they are. I don't think they play many games yet offhand. However, when Gamecube emulators advance, I'm sure we'll see a Wii emulator follow. The hurdle will of course be emulating the Wiimote. I think mouse emulation there will only be able to handle the basic pointing of the device.

As for the DS, there are already emulators that play DS games very well on a newer computer. - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.


When I meant that I thought it would be hard to emulate the Wii and DS, I was only talking about the motion sensitive control for the Wii, and the touch screen for the DS.  I'm curious, when you're using a DS emulator how to you use the touch screen in games where it is required?

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Thanks.  That sounds like it would be much less fun than an actual DS.


QuoteThanks.  That sounds like it would be much less fun than an actual DS.

I suppose so if your idea of fun is using a stylus for video games to begin with. ;) - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.


I think the stylus is alright.  It's a nice change from just a controller, although I haven't really used it much in any of the games I've played.

Just heard that Dragon Quest 4 is being remade for the DS as well.  I'm really looking forward to playing that since I never played the original.  The Dragon Quest series is perhaps my favorite rpg series.  I've played 5-8 and I enjoyed all of them except for 7.  Of course they are also coming out with DQ 9 which I'm also going to buy when it comes out.


sorry for bringing up an old topic but Black sigil does look awesome.

I hate that sonic chronicles is all stylus controlled, it feels like writing for long periods of time. Some stylus stuff is ok but I dont really think the touch screen should be a necessity. Also the psp can display images on the tv, and with custom firmware emulators too, its pretty nifty on the go and at home, its what i used to play wozz and Emerald dragon. I think you need composite cables to play the games on tv but im not sure.

(Also im talking about psp 2000 series, the big psp can't display things on the tv)


While Amazon has given a number of release dates in the past, now publisher Grafitti Entertainment has given an official date of March 17.
Though it'll definitely have competition, namely Valkyrie Profile, and Suikoden Tierkreis. GTA:Chinatown Wars comes out that day, but I don't think it'd be competition, do you?


I wonder how a GTA game will do for the DS.  It doesnt seem like a natural fit.  Id still pick up Black Sigil and Suikoden before a DS GTA though.
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Well, GameStop wouldn't take a reservation in store, though it's up for pre-purchase on their website. So I ordered it. Now I wait to see if I actually get it this month. :)

We may be disappointed again. It's still in GameStop's record as April 14, but publisher Grafitti's site pushes it to May 12. :(