Three of Namco Bandai’s Xbox Live titles received updates last week, and we’ve tracked down their details. First off, the Pac-Man version 1.2 and I Love Katamari version 1.1 updates add Japanese language support to both games. Good timing, because Windows Phone 7 launched in Japan in August. Beyond the localization, both games remain identical to their previous versions.
More exciting is More Brain Exercise’s version 1.1 update. Here are its release notes:
- Enhanced graphics
- Improved responsiveness of swipe gestures
- Fixed minor bugs: Achievements and date recording
Do the graphics look better? Maybe just a bit. But the important thing is those bug fixes. More Brain Exercise previously contained a Broken Achievement – “It’s Not Temporary,” which requires players to earn 100 points for Temporal Lobe exercises during Daily Training. The Achievement is now fixed; players who have already met its requirements just need to complete one more day of Brain Training to unlock it.
As for the date recording bug, previously the game would sometime skip ahead three calendar days. This made it impossible for players to complete training during the missed days. Thankfully that will no longer be a problem.
Oddly, the game’s start up screen still displays an ad for Xbox 360 Kinect title Body and Brain Connection that says “Coming in 2011” even though it’s been out for most of the year. More Brain Exercise also badly needs a “Restart Exercise” option in the Pause menu. Still, it’s great to see that Namco didn’t leave the game hanging with a broken Achievement and other nasty bugs.
A high five to anyone who can tell me what show the papercraft in the picture is from!