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Posted by Daren

ELMINAGE GOTHIC available on Steam today!

Hello everyone!

While Ross is away, busily topping up his sun tan in Italy we thought we’d better step up to the plate and remind you all that the mighty Elminage Gothic will be launched today on Steam!  This classic offering of old school dungeon crawling will be priced at just $9.99, but if you pick it up during the first week of release you’ll still benefit from the handsome pre-purchase discount of 20%!

To pick up your copy of Elminage Gothic from Steam click here.

Bringing Elminage Gothic to PC from PSP has been quite an undertaking and we’ve learned a lot along the way that will definitely help us in our upcoming ventures.  Huge thanks go out to… the hard working team here at Ghostlight and Laughing Jackal (especially Martin, Jake and Ben); Tom for providing us with a top notch translation; Starfish SD for being excellent and working so closely with us throughout the conversion process; the brilliant army of beta testers (you know who you are) and to all our fans who continue to support us on our journey by buying our games and offering us their valued feedback.  With PC versions of both Agarest: Generations Of War 2 and Way Of The Samurai 4 (along with a few others) already in the pipeline, all we can say is, long may our journey continue! :-)

And for anyone not sure what Elminage Gothic is all about, here’s a brief description for you:

In ancient times, the Great and Dark Gods clashed in a ferocious war over Man's control of the world, bringing despair and ruin to the lives of all humans.

As the conflict raged, the Great Gods sought to vanquish the power of the Dark Gods through the faith of humans.  In return for their faith, the Gods promised humans a world of peace and prosperity and thereby a contract between humans and the Great Gods was formed.

By the contract, the Dark Gods could not interfere with the world of humans and were forever sealed inside their world of darkness.  The people worshiped the Great Gods in thanks for their prosperity, and the world entered an era of peace.

However…

The humans grew complacent and allowed their faith to fade.

Now, in the far-off realm of Ishmag, King Jardin ushers in an age of peace.  Unknown to him, the dark powers have already begun reaching out in secret, planting the seeds to bring about the revival of the Dark Gods into the hearts of men.  Foul and hideous creatures are emerging from the deep, treacherous caves of Tsun-Kurn and rumours of a rising evil are creeping across the peaceful lands.

It is up to you to arm yourself and descend into the depths of Tsun-Kurn in an attempt to put an end to the ever growing darkness and save your kingdom.

 

From the makers of the world renowned “Wizardry Empire” titles, Starfish SD brings you the latest entry in their popular series of dungeon crawlers.  Elminage Gothic, previously only available in Japanese on PlayStation® Portable, now comes to PC offering a classic old school dungeon crawling experience with a dark, gothic twist!

  • Featuring well over 80 hours of classic dungeon crawling gameplay!
  • Choose from 16 different character classes including Hunter, Thief, Summoner and Valkyrie
  • Battle and defeat over 400 stunning monsters, creatures and demons!
  • Employ over 70 spell types as you descend through multiple dungeons
  • Collect and arm yourself with over 600 different items
  • Featuring the classic and traditional “THAC0” battle system
  • Now fully translated into English for the first time!

This PC conversion also features a number of improvements over the original, including:

  • Higher resolution art
  • Improved user interface
  • 8 stunning Steam Trading Cards to collect!

 

And just a final reminder to those PSP and Vita owners who have yet to purchase the top ranked Persona 3 Portable; this title is currently on sale on PSN as part of the Retro Sale with a whopping 57% discount down from £23.99 to just £9.99!  And if you’re a PS+ subscriber you’ll receive an additional 10% discount on top of that!  The sale will end next Wednesday September 25th, so don’t leave it too long! :)

That’s all from us for this week.  Ross will be back next week, with an update on Agarest 2 and Way Of The Samurai 4, 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 Ross on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.

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Posted by Daren

Elminage Gothic Pre-orders go live today!

Hi everyone.  I’m currently off sunning myself in Italy (actually I’m probably on a plane at this point) but through the magic of the Ghostlight blog I’m still able to tell you the latest news from Ghostlight.  And it’s a good thing I can, as I have quite a bit of news for you all.

First of all, after many hours of hard work by our team (along with our army of beta testers), I’m pleased to say that the fantastic dungeon crawler, Elminage Gothic will be available for pre-purchase later today.  Elminage Gothic was originally a PSP dungeon Crawler from the developers of the Wizardry Empires series and this release marks not only its English language debut, but also its first release on PC.

Elminage Gothic goes on sale Thursday, 18th September priced at just $9.99 and will include a very handsome 20% discount which will be applied during the first week of sale.  You can order the game even sooner than that though, as the Steam pre-purchase period opens today.  During the pre-purchase period anyone who buys the game will not only benefit from the same 20% discount, but will receive an exclusive 118 page digital Artbook & Monster Guide (the mighty “Bestiarum Vocabulum”) along with a digital copy of the Official Soundtrack, featuring over 60 minutes of music! :)

To get your Elminage Gothic Pre-purchase Pack click here.

Please note that the Artbook and OST will cease to be available when the pre-purchase period ends on the 18th September, and we cannot guarantee that they will be available for purchase at a later date.

Now, moving briefly onto one of our other Steam games and I’m happy to report that the first playable PC build of Agarest 2 has recently reared it’s fearsome head in our office!  I haven’t played this build myself yet, but understandably I’ve been told the build is fairly unstable at present.  However, while there’s a lot of hard work ahead, it’s always nice to reach a key milestone like this and since a lot of you have been asking about this title I thought I’d share the good news.  You can expect more news on Agarest 2’s progress in the coming weeks, along with some updates on Way Of The Samurai 4 too! :)

And if all that news isn’t enough, those PSP and Vita owners who have not yet purchased the top ranked Persona 3 Portable will be pleased to know that the game is currently on sale on PSN as part of the Retro Sale. The price of the game will be reduced by 57% from £23.99 down to £9.99 for a limited time.  And if you’re a PS+ subscriber you’ll receive an additional 10% discount on top of that!

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

Elminage Gothic gets a PC release date

Hi everyone. With the beta going well (BIG thanks to  everyone involved :)) I’m delighted to be able to tell you that the classic dungeon crawler Elminage Gothic will be coming to Steam on Thursday September 18th priced at just $9.99, with a Steam pre-purchase period opening from September 11th.  Anyone who buys the game during the pre-purchase period will get a 20% discount and also receive the “BESTIARUM VOCABULUM” which is a 118 page digital art book featuring all the creatures from the game along with their stats.  And that’s not all as you’ll also receive the full Elminage Gothic soundtrack too, featuring 60 minutes of music!  The 20% discount will continue for one week after launch until September 25th, but please note that the art book and OST won’t be available when the pre-purchase period ends on September 18th.  So, be sure to pre-purchase the game between the 11th and 18th September to take advantage of this amazing offer! :)


Not only will this be the first time that Elminage Gothic has been released in English but we’ve also replaced the vast majority of the PSP artwork with higher resolution versions, so now all the monsters, creatures and NPCs look amazing!  We also tasked Laughing Jackal artist, Jake, to redraw all the dungeon textures and menu artwork at a much higher resolution and I’m sure you’ll agree that he’s done a mighty fine job.  Nice one Jake! :)

If you’re not sure what Elminage Gothic is all about, well, here’s a brief description to whet your appetite:

In ancient times, the Great and Dark Gods clashed in a ferocious war over Man's control of the world, bringing despair and ruin to the lives of all humans.

As the conflict raged, the Great Gods sought to vanquish the power of the Dark Gods through the faith of humans.  In return for their faith, the Gods promised humans a world of peace and prosperity and thereby a contract between humans and the Great Gods was formed.

By the contract, the Dark Gods could not interfere with the world of humans and were forever sealed inside their world of darkness.  The people worshiped the Great Gods in thanks for their prosperity, and the world entered an era of peace.

However…

The humans grew complacent and allowed their faith to fade.

Now, in the far-off realm of Ishmag, King Jardin ushers in an age of peace.  Unknown to him, the dark powers have already begun reaching out in secret, planting the seeds to bring about the revival of the Dark Gods into the hearts of men.  Foul and hideous creatures are emerging from the deep, treacherous caves of Tsun-Kurn and rumours of a rising evil are creeping across the peaceful lands.

It is up to you to arm yourself and descend into the depths of Tsun-Kurn in an attempt to put an end to the ever growing darkness and save your kingdom.

From the makers of the world renowned “Wizardry Empire” titles, Starfish SD brings you the latest entry in their popular series of dungeon crawlers.  Elminage Gothic, previously only available in Japanese on PlayStation® Portable, now comes to PC offering a classic old school dungeon crawling experience with a dark, gothic twist!

Features include:

  • Well over 80 hours of dungeon crawling gameplay!
  • Hundreds of stunning monsters, creatures and demons to defeat
  • Multiple character classes
  • The classic and traditional “THAC0” system!
  • Full Japanese to English translation

This PC conversion also features a number of improvements over the original, including:

  • Higher resolution art
  • Improved user interface
  • 8 stunning Steam Trading Cards to collect!

 

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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