No mere myth: Nintendo brings ‘Heracles’ to U.S. shores

3DS, Gaming, Nintendo, RPGs

herculesglory5boxNintendo is bringing a popular Japanese roleplaying game series to the U.S.  for the first time when Glory of Heracles launches Jan. 18 for the DS and DSi handheld systems.

The game is inspired by Greek mythology and written by Kazushige Nojima of Final Fantasy fame. The traditional roleplaying game features a richly detailed story and a robust battle system.

Players can roam the countryside as they encounter new characters and gain experience, or they can visit familiar ancient settings like Athens and Sparta. An extensive glossary provides details about the places and characters in the game, which also features animated cut scenes.

Players can use the stylus or control pad and buttons to control movement in the game, but the touchscreen is required to complete optional challenges used to power up spells or skills during battle.

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