April 15th, 2007, 21:19 Posted By: wraggster
Interesting News from The Hylia
When I first heard the report on Zelda Universe that there would be voice chat in Phantom Hourglass, I was a bit shocked. After seeing that the translation was done by somebody who is not proficient in the language, I was high skeptical and refused to report on it until confirmation could be obtained.
However, as this news broke after NOA closed on Friday, I was forced to employ Patricia's Japanese skills again to get to the bottom of this mystery for now. Below is a full translation of the entire Weekly Famitsu scan:
"The beginning of an adventure with a new feeling that challenges you to use the stylus!
The newest game of the Legend of Zelda series fully exploits the functions of the Nintendo DS! Let us introduce this game's greatest feature: the stylus system! In the newest installment of the series, you can draw with the stylus the path the boomerang will follow or the route of your ship. It also uses the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection for a versus mode.
Smash via Wi-Fi! The one-on-one vs. mode
In the versus mode, you take turns to play as the offense and the defense as you scramble for the force pieces on the map. The objective when you're playing as the offense is getting the force pieces and taking them to your base. As the defense, you'll have to control three pursuers by drawing their movements in order to hunt down Link.
Lineback [romaji: Rainbakku], the greedy sailor.
Link ventures with Lineback. He's got an evil-looking face, what's his goal?
Throw the boomerang!
Aim for the switch surrounded by walls with your boomerang. Think well and draw its path.
Fire the cannon!
The ship follows the route you draw. Attack the enemies that show up using the cannon.
The sword controls change
Touch an enemy or slide the stylus around Link and he'll swing his sword.
During the game, touch the kanji you can't read and its furigana will appear. Little kids will be happy with this.
A quick point-match playing in the offense and defense.
It's a battle in which the offensive controls the main character and the defensive draws the moves of the pursuers. "
Here was her take on the ZU report:
"I've read the whole article and it doesn't mention anything about chat. I think someone misunderstood the "tsuushin" part in the purple rectangle, which literally means communication or correspondence, but in this case it means "by", or "via"."
So, there you have it. No voice chat in Phantom Hourglass for now. Hope that clears everything up.
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