Holy Poo Snakes! Ignition to publish Blue Dragon Plus DS in the US and EU

Blue Dragon Plus for the Nintendo DS was just released in Japan earlier this month, and we’re already hearing about plans to bring the title to the US and Europe.

Ignition Entertainment has announced that they’ve acquired the rights to this portable role-playing game, with plans to launch in both territories in March of 2009. 

From the release:

In Blue Dragon Plus, one year has passed since Shu and his companions defeated the tyrannical remnant of the Ancients, Nene. In the midst of the battle, the world split in two and now consists of a myriad of “cubes” that exploded from its depths. King Jibral notices a mysterious cube in the distance suddenly start to move violently, and from it he sees the Shadow of a Balaur, a three-headed dragon, emerge. The enormous and sinister Shadow is just the beginning of the new turmoil and devastation to come.

This title has over 30 hours of game play, with real-time Poo battling using stylus swipes. BDP also features some pretty slick cutscenes for a DS title.

The original wasn’t my cup of tea, but I dig tactical strategy, so we’re keeping an ear out for the Japanese reviews. Does Blue Dragon Plus look like something you’d play?

Dale North