Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
It's no secret the N64 has been lacking in the RPG department. Up until The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time came along, the only RPG N64 owners were able to experience was Quest 64--and we all know what that game was like. Now THQ and H2O Entertainment are bringing us this hybrid 3D RPG adventure, the design of which is being lead by Dragon Quest veteran Chris Klug. You control Alaron (the main guy who's trying to become the greatest mage ever known) and three other adventure-seekers (you pick three from a cast of 10) through a variety of locales, using the stuff RPGs are best known for (weapons, magic, healing herbs, etc.). In addition, Aidyn features different types of weather and daytime/nighttime cycles very similar to Zelda. However, Aidyn is unlike most RPGs in that it features several non-linear aspects--although the degree of non-linearity is not yet known. The game also uses the 4MB Expansion Pak for enhanced visuals. Look for the game sometime in July.