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DS adventure games dated in Japan

Another Code: Futatsu no Kioku and Tantei Kibukawa Ryosuke Jiken Dan: The Masquerade Lullaby on their way in the next two months.

Promising Nintendo DS adventure title Another Code: Futatsu no Kioku has been given a Japanese release date of 24th February according to reports from the region. There's currently no word on an American or European release.

Another Code sees players control Ashley, daughter of government researchers working on a device called "Another". With her mother dead, she receives a letter from her estranged father aged 13 and sets off to try and find him. The player uses the stylus to tap the direction he or she wants Ashley to move in a top-down environment, while the upper screen features close-ups and conversations.

Meanwhile, another adventure-y DS title, Genki's Tantei Kibukawa Ryosuke Jiken Dan: The Masquerade Lullaby (the first bit translates as The Incident Files of Detective Ryosuke Kibukawa according to GameSpot) is due out a month later on 24th March.

This one sees players take on the role of detective Ryosuke Kibukawa as she tries to solve a mystery in a Japanese port town using stylus or D-pad to check items and talk to people. Like Another Code, it uses one screen for exploration and the other to convey information.

Also like Another Code, we don't know if it'll appear outside Japan, but we're encouraged by the presence of proper-sounding adventure titles this early in the DS's lifespan. More of this please, dev-chaps!

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