Kojima GBA title revealed
Complete with peculiar lighting hardware
The GameBoy Advance title Konami's Hideo Kojima is reportedly developing has taken a bit more shape. Reports from Japan suggest that Bokura no Taiyou ("Our Sun") is aimed at getting gamers out of the house. The game is an RPG about fighting vampires, and the cartridge sport a light-sensitive panel of some description, with the player's character relying on sunlight input to power-up, making the game a lot easier to play during daylight. When vampires have more difficulty moving around.
It's an interesting idea, and we'll be intrigued to see how it turns out, but as many quick-witted gamers have pointed out, a GameBoy Advance is so dark that it's bloody difficult to play with at any time of day, vampires or no. And if the cart responds to light sources other than the sun then this gimmick is likely to prove somewhat pointless.