I'm making this thread because the EBA thread is either on page 10 or so or has been pruned. Somebody necroposted in the Ouendan Game On Thread while I was making this, but I figure it'd be better to have all the info in one clean post for the sake of everyone.
NEWS! 1/23/07 (or so)
Keiichi Yano of iNiS will be giving a lecture about the making of Ouendan and EBA at this year's Game Developer's Conference. More info here:
What is it?
Elite Beat Agents is a rhythm game developed by iNiS (Gitaroo Man) for the Nintendo DS. It is a "spiritual successor" to the Japanese-only game Ossu! Tatake! Ouendan!
, which sold very poorly in Japan but has been a popular import in the U.S. and Europe. The gameplay is identical to the earlier game and the graphical style similar, but the music, scenarios, and actual art are all new.
What's it sound like?
The following songs are known to be in EBA. Please note that most, if not all of the songs will be covers.
1. Walkie Talkie Man - Steriogram
2. ABC - Jackson Five
3. Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
4. I Was Born to Love You - Queen
5. Rock This Town - Stray Cats
6. Highway Star - Deep Purple
7. Y.M.C.A. - Village People
8. September - Earth, Wind and Fire
9. Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
10. Material Girl - Madonna
11. La La - Ashlee Simpson
12. You're the Inspiration - Chicago
13. Survivor - Destiny's Child
14. Without a Fight - Hoobastank
15. Believe - Cher
16. Let's Dance - David Bowie
17. Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
18. Makes No Difference - Sum 41
19. The Anthem - Good Charlotte
What's it look like?
Here's some screenshots:
You can also view full gameplay videos of the Babysitter (Walkie Talkie Man and Homeward Bound (Highway Star) levels on Easy, as well as partial videos of four other levels, here.
And if for some reason you'd like to see the commercial, it's here.
Where can I try it out?
Since it's a "Touch Generations" game, Nintendo may well put it on demo kiosks, but they have not yet to my knowledge. However, if you already have a DS, you can access a DS Download Station in any store that has one and play a demo which includes a tutorial and the first half of the Babysitter level on Easy.
I think that's about it.
And uhm, in case you for some reason have difficulty guessing it, the official website is at elitebeatagents.com.
Where can I post my scores and laugh at people doing worse than me?