Populous Remake Coming to DS

EA Japan designer Takahiro Murakami confirmed a Nintendo DS remake of Peter Molyneaux's original 1989 god game Populous is on the way in an EA Tokyo Game Show press event Wednesday. Murakami also helmed SimCity DS, the portable remake of Will Wright's classic city builder.

Unlike the original Populous, which featured just one deity, the DS version will include multiple gods with varying powers. The familiar open book layout of the game will be replaced with a newer design, though Murakami said the title would use an aesthetic making it similar to the original Populous. Creator Peter Molyneaux will not be involved.

Four-player multiplayer battles, a tutorial-enhanced story mode, and optional stylus controls round out the package, which has been in development for six months. EA Japan doesn't have a release date yet for the title.

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    September 20, 2007 11:49 AM

    Man, I never played the earlier populousus (populii?), but populous: the beginning on the ds would fucking own. So if it's anything like that I would be stoked.

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      September 20, 2007 1:44 PM

      They were quite different games but I think if you liked The Beginning then you should like something based on the original as well. I might have to check this out myself, despite my overload of unplayed games.

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