Hi everyone. After yesterday’s warm up announcement from Microsoft, it’s time for the main event. :) As promised last week I’m delighted to announce that our latest PSP game is the fantastic first-person dungeon crawler, Elminage Original developed by Starfish-SD of Japan. I’m also pleased to say that our version will include the improvements to the translation made in the recent patch.
We’ve been testing Elminage Original in the office for quite some time now and personally speaking it’s quite reminiscent of old school Dungeons & Dragons or the classic Wizardry series, both in terms of atmosphere and mechanics. Certainly anyone who, like me, fondly remembers THAC0, will really enjoy this one. Although a word of warning: it is rock hard at points, just as a good RPG should be :)
More on Elminage Original
Set out on a grand adventure in the land of Halodra Ille! The fate of this world hangs in the balance as the magical barrier protecting it has been severely weakened by the powers of darkness.
In ages past the gods granted power to six rings to create the barrier. The rings were placed in a tower known as Dragon's Fang, safe from the enemies of peace.
But nothing is forever, and now dark priestesses plan to destroy the barrier so they can summon their Demon King and plunge the realm into darkness. The priestesses have already destroyed one of the rings, weakening the barrier greatly, but in doing so the five remaining rings were scattered to the ends of the realm.
With the barrier weakened, monsters of ever greater power and ferocity have begun to appear throughout the land. You must join the search for the five remaining rings, taking your place among the other adventurers of Halodra Ille, and restore balance to the world!
Elminage Original features:
- Classic First Person Dungeon Crawling
- Hugely rewarding turn-based combat with a wealth of enemies to encounter
- Tackle dozens of quests in any order you choose
- Massive variety of dungeons to explore
- Create Your Party: Many races, jobs and skills to master
So, is there going to be a boxed Collector’s Edition, I hear you ask? Well, it’s not been decided yet but rumour has it that there might be a special promotional version in the works. If it goes ahead, stock of the Special Edition will be very limited indeed and the game will not be released in a standard version, so it’ll certainly be one for all you fanatical collectors out there. The game will be available this summer and I should be able to confirm a release date for the PSN version and details of the Special Edition in the next couple of weeks. :)
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