Seems like the day for new game shipments to be announced. Today XSEED has announced that they are shipping two very different titles, Ragnarok DS and Korg DS-10.
Players step into the roll of young Ales as he enters in to the world in search of adventure with the goal of eventually starting his own Guild. It is not long before this young rookie adventurer is propelled down a path toward danger, excitement, and a heroine in distress. Throughout his travels Ales encounters individuals who help in his quest for fortune and fame, as these friends will become invaluable new allies as they join his party. Ragnarok™ DS offers current players of Ragnarok Online PC an opportunity to enjoy the same world and addictive gameplay on a portable platform, while people new to the series will enjoy the original epic storyline within an experience optimized for Nintendo DS. Ragnarok Online PC players who have pre-ordered Ragnarok™ DS from participating retailers such as Amazon.com, EB Games, GameStop, and Game Crazy will receive the “Ragnarok Online Prepared for Adventure Pack” containing four exclusive accessories to customize their online avatar. In addition, all retail copies will contain the “Ragnarok Online Setting out on my Journey Pack” containing another three exclusive items, and Gravity Interactive will be offering Ragnarok™ DS packages which also include Kafra points.
Designed after the famous KORG MS-10 music synthesizer, KORG DS-10 Plus is a revamped version of the revered music-creation program, bringing infinite creativity to the hands of both professional and aspiring musicians alike. No effort was spared in the replication of creating high-quality sounds for KORG DS-10 Plus, as the sounds are sourced from KORG, one of the world’s top musical instrument producers. An assortment of new features for KORG DS-10 Plus for the DS/DSi versions include per-track MUTE/SOLO built into the SONG mode, and EDIT/PLAY enabled for all modes within the SONG mode for further improved real-time performance. A 6-track/16-step sequencer enables precise control and provides a wide range of musical possibilities and up to eight units can be linked via wireless connection to play together or to exchange sounds and songs.
While they are two very different titles, they are both titles you normally wouldn’t see without a publisher like XSEED. The Korg DS-10 Plus sounds pretty powerful for a Nintendo DS port. Looks like a great way to try to get into making some music.