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'Dual Hearts' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT

Atlus U.S.A. announced today that Dual Hearts, a breathtaking 3D action / role-playing game (RPG), available exclusively for the PlayStation2 has shipped to retailers. Featuring a wonderful storyline and a unique combination of puzzle-solving gameplay and action-packed sword swinging, Dual Hearts will draw you into the fantastic world of Rumble and Tumble and never let go.

If you haven't yet, check our Dual Hearts Review!

Long ago, a sage divided the world into the dream and real world in order to seal the power Nightmare, an evil creature that is the culmination of all that is wrong in the world. With Nightmare's power weakened, the sage was able to divide its mind and body and peace was restored to the two worlds...

Enter Rumble, a young treasure hunter who has come to the Sonno Island in search of the legendary Dream Stone. Unfortunately, the stone cannot be obtained through ordinary means... Enter Tumble, a magical creature on a mission by the Queen to undo the seal on the temple... and your only way into the dream world. Together you'll travel by land, air and sea through wondrous and sometimes twisted dreamscapes to unlock the magical orbs that will break the seal to the temple.

"Dual Hearts will certainly captivate gamers with its unique blend of action, puzzle-solving and RPG elements," said Yu Namba, Project Lead, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. "With its bizarre but beautifully rendered environments, heart-stopping boss battles, ingenious puzzles and Rumble and Tumble's unique cooperative gameplay, gamers are sure to enjoy this wondrous journey through the dream world."

Dual Hearts introduces a unique gameplay element that allows the player to use your partner Tumble in a number of versatile ways. Tumble can be used as your trusty steed to traverse the dream world in the air and even underwater! However, when the going gets rough Tumble can turn the tide of battle with his own unique set of attacks and abilities. Tumble is an integral and fundamental part of the game, by using him effectively you can overcome any enemy or puzzle.

Dual Hearts also features a very detailed weapon system that allows the user to increase their weapons strength and combine them to produce stunning results. For example, by using the Draw Card, Rumble can absorb the elemental properties of any enemy. He can then combine that with his bow to produce an arrow that has the elemental property of fire or even ice. Also, by using his ability to wield two different weapons at once, Rumble can launch an assortment of combination attacks that he'll need to defeat the minions of Nightmare.

Key Features:

  • Enter a luscious 3D dream world filled with 40 stages of exciting sword-swinging and puzzle-solving gameplay.
  • Rumble and Tumble's innovative team-up system offers a totally unique gameplay experience.
  • Wield two weapons at once to unleash a number of dazzling combination attacks.
  • Combine and upgrade your weapons so that you'll stand a chance in the heart-stopping boss encounters.
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