I’ll do my best to do a weekly update when there is something to talk about. If pumpkin pie and waiting outside stores for hours wasn’t enough to talk about, there will be some new game information on the horizon from MonkeyPaw! That’s about all I can say at this point, but you’ll be hearing from us soon with some new titles loaded in the barrel ready to fire once we get a few more things lined up. The one thing I will say is that Tomba! 2 isn’t one of them. Remember, we’ll shout that from the mountain tops when we have some concrete news about it.
That doesn’t mean this isn’t a cause to get excited. I’ve seen the titles we’re prepping and they are crazy fun – there will be a lot to sink your fangs into. That means it’s time to get the teaser machine shifted into overdrive. Here is a super-mega-double blurry photo of all the games mashed together to ignite your curiosity.
Hello, I’m Ryan and I’m the Monkey Paw new guy! You might have noticed that the official Monkey Paw Twitter and Facebook pages have sprung to life again and that’s all me. I’ll be bringing the Monkey Paw news to you from here on out. Be sure to say “Hello!” if you have a moment to spare.
As we’ve been asking questions and listening, one question has popped up: Tomba! 2. You made it clear, you all love some Tomba! 2 and we wanted to give you any update we could as soon as possible.
Long (long) story short, we’re still working on it and will never give up. Some unforeseen technical problems popped up and slowed the progress of the release. When we have information regarding the progress of the North American release of Tomba! 2 we’ll be shouting it it from the mountain tops.
MonkeyPaw Games, Inc. in partnership with GAIJINWORKS, LLC today announced that import sequel J-RPG Class of Heroes 2 is now available for download on the PlayStation®Network store for $24.99. The newly localized digital release, playable on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and PlayStation®Vita system via PlayStation®Network, was originally developed by ZeroDiv of Japan, renowned for their expertise in creating dungeon crawlers, and published by Acquire Corp. This enhanced portable version is the first time the game has been fully translated and boasts significant gameplay tweaks over the original Japanese release.
Class of Heroes 2 will feature numerous hours of strategic gameplay making the fine-tuned J-RPG a deep experience with rich replay value. The portable title will also please fans of dungeon crawlers with plenty of addicting J-RPG content:
96 challenging quests
125+ dungeon maps
18 unique classes
Hundreds of equipment and skill combinations for beefing up soon-to-be hero students
The enhanced portable version of Class of Heroes 2 is a charming take on the Wizardry-style dungeon crawl games, but with a twist – all the party members are drawn from a pool of newly enrolled students at a Sword and Sorcery School. The game features 18 unique classes to choose from including: Fighter, Swordsman, Ranger, Monk, Ninja, Sorcerer, Puppeteer, Idol, and even a mystery class. Once a team is created, quests are offered and the party can choose their adventure path, unlocking ever more distant and dangerous areas to conquer as they grow in power and confidence. Monster parties can be more than one level deep in a single combat episode, leading to epic encounters of up to 12 or more monsters at a time, where managing a party’s ranged and melee skills can be the difference between victorious life and an ignominious death. No dungeon crawler would be complete without an occasional boss, and Class of Heroes 2 doesn’t disappoint here, either, with nail-biting super-encounters littered on the path between your party and ultimate victory.
“Our mission is to continue bringing both Japanese import and classic titles to gamers around the world who deserve games they never thought they’d ever get a chance to play,” said Ray Almeda, Marketing & PR Manager at MonkeyPaw Games. “Class of Heroes 2 is one of those J-RPGs that deserves to be played by more gamers around the world, its own hardcore fans and dungeon crawler aficionados alike. With continued fan support, we’ll be able to keep making these unique gameplay experiences possible.”
“Fans that are looking for a dungeon crawler with a more engaging story arc than usual and characters they won’t want to say goodbye to at the end will really be in for a treat with Class of Heroes 2,” said Victor Ireland, GAIJINWORKS President.
MonkeyPaw Games, Inc. in partnership with GAIJINWORKS, LLC today announced that import J-RPG Class of Heroes II will be making its North American debut June 4th on PlayStation®Network for $24.99. The newly localized digital release, playable on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and PlayStation®Vita system via PlayStation®Network, will also mark the first time that North American gamers will be able to play the addictive dungeon crawler sequel, boasting significant gameplay tweaks and improvements over the original.
Class of Heroes II will please fans of dungeon crawlers with over 140 challenging quests, 100+ dungeon maps, crazy monster hordes, branching storylines and endings, as well as hundreds of equipment and skill combinations for beefing up soon-to-be hero students. The refined J-RPG will feature numerous hours of strategic gameplay making Class of Heroes II a deep experience with plenty of replay value.
“We’re extremely excited to release this addicting sequel for more reasons than the obvious localization enhancements” said Ray Almeda, Marketing & PR Manager at MonkeyPaw Games. “Class of Heroes II is just one of many J-RPGs that deserve to be played by more gamers around the world and we hope, for the hardcore fans, that other companies realize that these kinds of opportunities are also possible.”
New gameplay trailers of Class of Heroes II
Class of Heroes 2 PSP – Opening Sequence
Class of Heroes 2 PSP Sample Easy Quest (Mild Spoilers)
Class of Heroes 2 PSP Bacchus’ Sword Quest – Beginning of Game
MonkeyPaw Games is happy to announce the launch of BurgerTime World Tour for the networked game streaming service, OnLive. For the first time, BurgerTime fans will get to experience this modern day classic on the OnLive platform, which caters to PC, Mac and Tablet gaming platforms.
BurgerTime World Tour is a maturation of the arcade classic enhanced with an innovative 3D rotating environment and elevated retro gameplay. By cylindrically rotating the field, we’ve expanded and amplified the world while also generating a 3D feel. And by adding new platforming features and rocket rides, we’ve deepened the complexity in navigating the rotational world. Boss characters and new enemies magnify the hurdles and create new tactics while players strive to make those tasty burgers.
BurgerTime World Tour makes you hunger for retro evolution where we bring back the best of the past but with new twists and next-gen graphics. Re-live the burger madness in its full fast food form: over 40 levels, four worlds, rocket rides, exciting boss battles and platforming elements mixed in with the classic BurgerTime mechanics.