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Starfy detailed at official site

Gameplay details and movies for Starfy fans.

 

Nintendo opened up an official site today for Starfy's latest adventure game, Densetsu no Starfy: Taiketsu! Dire Kazokudan. The flash-based site is full of color and sound and, most importantly, solid details on the new DS title which has been somewhat of a mystery since its announcement.

Loosely (and, as always, unofficially) translated to English as Legendary Starfy: Daiel Pirate Group, this all new adventure starring Nintendo's star-shaped hero starts off with Starfy, prince of the peaceful kingdom of the world of Tenkai, which is located high in the clouds, enjoying life with his little sister Starpy and his friend Kyorosuke. One day, a little rabbit-like boy named Rampa falls from the sky. Not far behind are three baddies who are in pursuit of this boy. Starfy takes out the baddies using his special spin attack, and as he chases after the boy, who's fled, he falls to the ocean below.

And so begins Starfy's latest adventure.

If you like platformers, this new Starfy game looks like it will be for you. Nintendo is promising plenty of action using a simple control scheme that involves just the D-pad and two buttons. As you work through the levels, you can make Starfy perform a variety of actions, including a multi-level spin attack and a double jump. You'll also find the expected platformer stages, including water and ice levels.

By teaming up with Ranpa, Starfy can tranform into new creatures. One example is the fire breathing Dranpa dragon. When in this form, you can breath fire to take out obstacles and enemies. The official site has slots for three additional forms beyond this, but they're currently being kept under wraps.

This isn't just a single player adventure. Some areas offer multi player support, allowing a second player to take control of Starpy and make use of her own set of special moves, including a repelling wall jump and a crawl move that allows her to creep through small passages. The multiplayer mode works even if only one player has a copy of the game, as the other player can simply download the multiplayer mode.

Nintendo lists the game as four player ready. This presumably has something to do with the mini game mode, which will be detailed at the site in a future update.

Starfy hits the DS on July 10. Gameplay movies and more await at the official site.

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