Zangeki no Reginleiv

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Zangeki no Reginleiv
斬撃のREGINLEIV (ザンゲキのレギンレイヴ)
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Developer: Sandlot
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Category: Action
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
Japan

February 11, 2010

Ratings
CERO:

D

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Zangeki no Reginleiv is a third-person action game developed by Sandlot and published by Nintendo for the Wii. The game was released exclusively in Japan in February 2010.

Contents

Story

The game is largely based on Norse mythology, namely the story of Ragnarok. The game stars siblings Frey and Freya who serve the gods of Asgard as they battle against an army of giants on Midgard.

Gameplay

Zangeki no Reginleiv features two playable characters: Frey and Freya. The game's story uses a mission-based structure in which players can choose between playing as either character, both of whom are able to use different types of weapons.

Development

The game was originally announced by Nintendo in October 2008, under the title Dynamic Zan and slated for release in 2009.[1][2] In November 2009, Nintendo once again showed the game under the new title Zangeki no Reginleiv, with a new release date in February 2010.[3]

Zangeki no Reginleiv was approved by Nintendo in fall 2006, before the release of the Wii.[4] During development, the team was divided about the level of violence that would be depicted in the game; eventually, the team agreed to adding the ability to chop off limbs, as it was against mythological creatures rather than people.[4]

Zangeki no Reginleiv was the first Nintendo-published game in Japan to be given a CERO D rating.[5] In order to more clearly denote the game's "mature" status and prevent parents from buying the game blindly, the game was released in a black case[4], a practice which has since been continued for most games on Nintendo platforms rated CERO C or higher.

Reception

In Famitsu, the game was given the total score of 28 out of 40 (8/7/7/6).[6] Kaza MacDonald of Eurogamer rated the game a 5 out of 10, praising the game's weapon and combat systems, but criticizing most other aspects, including the visuals, some aspects of the control, and repetitive nature of the gameplay, stating that "It's impossible to recommend actually spending money on it unless you're very rich and have a very strong affection for terrible videogames. If that's you, you'll definitely enjoy yourself."[7]

On its first week, Zangeki no Reginleiv was the ninth best-selling game at 21,956 copies.[8].

Technical details

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Zangeki no Reginleiv Wii U JP: February 18, 2015 A digital re-release of the game on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.

Other releases

Technical Details
Media

Wii Game Disc
Digital download (Wii U)

Save data size

2 blocks

Supported features

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (online play), Wii MotionPlus

Input / compatible controllers

Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Classic Controller

External links

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References

  1. Dynamic Slash announced for the Wii. Gamekyo (October 2, 2008). Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  2. Nintendo's 2009 Launch Schedule Includes Punch Out. Kotaku (January 30, 2009). Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  3. Nintendo Unveild Japan's Early 2010 Titles. IGN (November 12, 2009). Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Zangeki no Reginleiv Took Over Three Years To Make. Siliconera (February 4, 2010). Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  5. Nintendo Prepares First "M" Rated Game For Japan. Siliconera (November 12, 2009). Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  6. Famitsu - Review Scores. GoNintendo (February 2, 2010). Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  7. Zangeki no Reginleiv Review. Eurogamer (May 19, 2010). Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  8. This Week In Sales: Zangeki no Reginleiv Is In For A Dynamic Price Slash. Siliconera (February 21, 2010). Retrieved August 12, 2017.