Hi everyone. It’s been a busy week here at Ghostlight so I’ve got lots to share with you all. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.
Firstly, the Agarest: Generations of War PC closed beta has gone live this week. We’re already getting lots of excellent feedback on the latest build and Laughing Jackal are hard at work looking into some of the issues that have been raised. If you’ve been selected for the beta and have not yet received your instructions by email please let me know and do remember to sign up for the beta forum linked to in the email.
That’s not all we’ve been working on though, as we have also been hard at work on preparing the Elminage Original Limited Edition for PSP. The contents aren’t completely finalised yet, but we’re currently planning on including the following items…
- A factory sealed PSP box featuring original Japanese art inlay bearing the name: ‘Elminage Original – Limited Edition’ containing:
- UMD with colour label
- Black and white manual
- 5 collector’s colour art cards
- There will also be a bonus item in the shape of a truly stunning 92-page softback colour Art Book, featuring all monster artwork with their corresponding stats from the game
- Not only that but you will receive an official Ghostlight Certificate of Authenticity, featuring your unique production number out of 300
- “Is that all” you ask? Well no. There’s one more special gem that we’re throwing in. You will also receive a promotional download code for the PSN version of Elminage Original (PSN version) which you can share with a friend!
The physical print run will be limited to just 300 copies which will be made available exclusively through the Ghostlight Webstore to all countries in the PAL region. The game will be simultaneously released on PSN but there will be no further print runs of the Limited Edition and we have no plans for a standard edition. We’re currently expecting to release Elminage Original in mid August and the price is yet to be confirmed. Watch this space because pre-orders will be going live soon – I wonder who will get number 1 of 300?
On to other news now. All you Devil Survivor fans out there will be pleased to hear that we have managed to finalise discussions with our partners regarding Devil Survivor 2 on DS and have decided to go ahead with the following plan. Devil Survivor 2 will be released exclusively for pre-order through the Ghostlight Webstore with a (TBC) minimum quantity. Should we achieve this minimum quantity of pre-orders within one month, we will manufacture and release the game. However, if we don’t reach the minimum then everyone who pre-ordered the game will be refunded and the game will unfortunately not be released. We realise that we’re asking for a huge amount of trust and support from our fans on this one, but we know that you are a very special lot and you all seem to fully appreciate what we’re trying to achieve in bringing over JRPGs like DS2. We simply couldn’t do what we’re doing without you and with your continued support for the Ghostlight cause we’re hoping we can give DS2 its best shot at getting a European release. As a little incentive, if you do pre-order the game, as a special thank you we’ll add your name to the manual :)
If you have any feedback or questions on this, we’d be very interested to know your thoughts so please let us know in the comments below. Is this something you would be interested in supporting if the pricing was right?
I know some of you have said you’d rather wait for a potential release of the new 3DS remake, which is fair enough, but for anyone who’s sitting on the fence I must say that I’ve really enjoyed Devil Survivor 2 and think that it would be the perfect game for any of you looking for your SRPG fix after finishing Fire Emblem and Devil Survivor Overclocked.
Keep an eye on the blog next week because we’ll be giving more details about how you can help us release Devil Survivor 2 and get your hands on this fantastic DS game at the same time.
Phew, told you it was going to be a long one! I’ll be back next week with more news from Ghostlight so until then you can follow Ghostlight on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our YouTube Channel and our Google + account where we’ll be posting all the latest news. You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.