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'Wild Arms 4' (PS2) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT

Wild Arms 4 is a role-playing game featuring a new cast of characters, an original storyline, and a new strategic battle system, it appeals to new players of the series while fans will instantly recognize the mainstays of the Wild Arms world of Filgaia. Wild Arms 4 follows the journey of four teenagers as they reshape the future of Filgaia.

Wild Arms 4 is the newest chapter in the popular role-playing game series which has shipped over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Featuring a new cast of characters, an original storyline, and a new strategic battle system, it appeals to new players of the series while fans will instantly recognize the mainstays of the Wild Arms world of Filgaia. Wild Arms 4 follows the journey of four teenagers as they reshape the future of Filgaia.

Jude Maverick has grown up in an isolated town called Ciel, which is completely enclosed in a large sphere floating thousands of feet above the surface of Filgaia. His sheltered world changes forever when he sees the sky "tear" and ships entering his homeland. Upon inspecting the camp site set up by the intruders, he sees something that he has never seen before; a girl. The girl's name is Yulie and she is being held captive by the intruders after being captured by a "Drifter" for hire, Arnaud G. Vasquez. After the invading army attacks Ciel and brings the whole sphere crashing down, Jude, Yulie and Arnaud join forces to find out the army's true intention behind Yulie's abduction. With the help of another Drifter, Raquel, these four idealistic teenagers travel the war-torn land of Filgaia in search of truth, their own identities and their individual paths to adulthood.

Key Features

  • Innovative new HEX battle system unlike anything seen before in turn- based RPGs; easily accessible while providing an amazing amount of speed, depth and strategy.
  • Action elements on the field map such as double-jumps, using the new "Accelerator" ability to manipulate time, and equipping items to solve puzzles eliminates the boredom of walking around waiting for random battles.
  • Inspiring coming-of-age storyline as Jude learns to cope with the harsh realities of the outside world with the help of his newfound friends.
  • Events presented in a distinctive use of polygons and shading with voice-overs.

Wild Arms 4 is scheduled for release in Q1 2006. The title was released in Japan on March 24, 2005 by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and developed by Media. Vision Entertainment Inc.

Information on the title will be available at http://www.wildarms4.com.

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