E3 2008: Populous DS confirmed for European release
PC classic gets re-imagined for Nintendo's handheld
Remember this? We found out landmark god game Populous was being planned for DS late last year but have heard nothing about a European release since.
Well, thank Molyneux (not literally) for publisher Rising Star, because it's just announced the game is coming. But not until early 2009.
The DS game is a re-imagination of the classic PC title, featuring touchscreen controls that "utilise the dual-screens", says the press release, you have to manipulate five elemental-loving gods – each with their own set of miracles – throughout an extensive single-player campaign. (You can find out a few more details in our original Populous DS story.)
There's also a wireless multiplayer option, of course, where up to four power-hungry chums get to unleash earthquakes, tidal waves and raging volcanoes on each other's lands. Charming.