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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Tecmo Golf Game to be Offline

The following news was reported by IGN. Their recent news article touches on Tecmos Revolution Golf title. Here's what they had to say;

Tecmo was one of the first Japanese publishers to announce support for the Revolution, with Skatto Golf Pangya Revolution seeming to come out of nowhere this past February. The latest issue of Famitsu has first details on the Revolution version of the crazy golf game, including an interview with Tecmo producer Keisuke Kikuchi.

Kikuchi revealed to the magazine that Tecmo is approaching the Revolution title as an original game, rather than a port of the PC version. Tecmo wants to create a new golf game standard with the game, focusing on three areas: enjoyment from moving the controller to play the game, providing a better defined world over the PC version, and allowing players to play a little bit every day for a long time.
The PC version made its name as an online title, but the Revolution version looks like it will be a strictly offline experience. The focus of the Revolution version will be on offline play, Kikuchi revealed to the magazine. Tecmo is not planning on including competitive online play, although Kikuchi hopes to have downloadable content.

Of course, the game's control scheme is likely to draw the most attention. Kikuchi feels that players will enjoy moving their bodies to play the game. On top of the Revolution worthy control scheme, Tecmo is also working on a fully button-based input system which allows for precise controls.

Tecmo is working on plenty of new content for the Revolution version. The game will include multiple characters, each with a storyline. As you work through the story, you'll earn new costumes.

I do wish that Tecmo would provide us with an online feature for this colorful golf game. At least it looks like we may get downloadable content. Tecmo take note- the DS Wi-Fi is doing amazingly well and this title would've been welcome with open rackets if you included online. Oh well- Revolution in the end still gets a solid entry into their plethora of games. Game ON!