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Posted by Ross

Way of the Samurai 4 moved back to February

Hello one and all!  Ignoring the title of this blog for just a moment, I’d firstly like to thank you for all your applications to join the Agarest: Generations of War 2 Beta.  There are certainly a lot of requests for us to go through, but with the applications period now closed we’re aiming to get back to you all by early next week.

As I mentioned in last week’s blog, we’ve already had an elite, handpicked team of beta testers looking at the game and they have been doing an epic job - thanks guys!  So far it seems to be going pretty smoothly, so long may this continue :).

Now moving on to Way of the Samurai 4 and I’m afraid to have to inform you all that the game will not be ready for a January release as we had previously planned.  This is due to a number of complex technical issues that we‘ve encountered during the last stages of the porting process, slowing our progress on the game quite considerably.  On the positive side, we’re slowly but surely winning the battle-against-the-bugs but it does mean that we’re now currently aiming to release the game in February.  I don’t have an exact release date yet, but I’ll try to get more details on that for you all very soon.

In other news, some of you may be aware that our very good friends over at Idea Factory International have announced that they will soon be releasing Neptunia Re;Birth1 on Steam. So keep an eye out for more news on IFI’s website.

Finally, some of you may recall me mentioning our sister developer Laughing Jackal’s, upcoming firefighting action roguelike, Flame Over, on this blog.  The game will be coming soon to PS Vita and if any of you are interested in seeing the game in action, head over to the European PlayStation blog as they posted the first gameplay video there yesterday.  While I might be a bit biased, I must say that it’s looking brilliant! :)  If you’d like to check it out you can see more details here.

That’s all from me.  I’ll be back next week, but until then why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our  Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight? You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.

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Posted by Ross

Agarest 2 Steam beta applications open

With the port of Agarest 2 coming along very nicely now, you’ll be pleased to hear that we’re just about ready to open applications for the Agarest 2 Steam beta!  We’ve actually had a small, handpicked team of beta testers looking at the game for the last couple of days in preparation for this, so we’ve already made a start on it.

To join them in the Agarest 2 closed beta all you need to do is to send an email to: beta@ghostlight.uk.com with your name, date of birth and the technical specifications of your PC.

Applications will close on the 18th January, so please make sure to get them in before then.  As with previous closed betas, we will not be picking people on a random or first-come-first-served basis, so please do bear that in mind.  What a ‘yes’ decision actually comes down to depends on a number of factors, including how representative we feel the range of PC specs we’ve assembled for the beta is.

As we only have a limited number of places available for the beta, feel free to tell us why you think you’d be particularly suited to helping us with the testing phase of Agarest 2. This may include information like, details of any previous experience you’ve had in beta testing or simply declaring your undying love for the genre.  In fact, please tell us anything that you feel is relevant which may help us approve your application. :)

In other news I know many of you have been asking us whether the PC version will be based on the EU or North American version of Agarest 2. I can now report that the PC version of Agarest 2 will be based on the European version of this title.  This does mean that the game will not include a small number of CG images and minigames that feature the first generation version of Fiona.  I realise that many of you will be disappointed by this news but it is the version of the game that is compliant with local laws in many of the countries we deal with.  Put simply, while this was not a decision that we’ve taken lightly, the alternative to Ghostlight releasing the EU version of this title was to not release the game on Steam at all.

Moving on to Way of the Samurai 4 now and the hard work of beta testing continues.  We’ve recently received a new build which introduces the very important addition of controller remapping.  We’re not quite ready to open the game up for beta applications just yet, but we hope that we’ll be able to do so very soon.

That’s all from me.  I’ll be back next week, but until then why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our  Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight? You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.

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Posted by Ross

Agarest joins GOG sale

Hi everyone,

Any GOG users staring enviously at the Steam Anime Sale will be pleased to know that Agarest: Generations of War now also has a whopping 75% shaved off its price on GOG.com.  This discount will run from today all the way through to 15th January :)

This means that the Collector’s Edition of Agarest is available on GOG.com for just £3.19 whilst the Standard Edition is available for an incredible £2.39!  So if you haven’t bagged this title yet, get over to GOG now and grab yourself an absolute bargain!

About: At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.

Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again…

  • Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations.
  • Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system.
  • Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
  • Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes.

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