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Lost in Blue

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami Hawaii

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'Lost in Blue' (NDS) Found In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT

This innovative RPG takes players on a journey of survival, adventure and mystery. After a disastrous incident at sea, the young hero of the game awakens to find himself on a seemingly uninhabited island. After meeting another survivor, a 17-year old girl who has also drifted ashore, the two must work together to survive. While planning their escape, the two will learn survival skills, such as hunting, searching for food and building tools while uncovering the island's many mysteries.

Additionally, throughout the journey, players will encounter innovative mini-games that utilize the technological capabilities of Nintendo DS -- including the touch screen technology, microphone, and, for the first time, the ability to close the lid during gameplay.

"Lost In Blue takes full advantage of the DS as it provides a gaming experience that is filled with all different types of adventures and surprises," said Jason Enos, Product Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "By providing an ever-changing storyline with tremendous replay value, the title delivers a stimulating and inventive style of gameplay that is sure to make it one of the major surprises for the new system."

Lost in Blue follows the relationship of the hero and the heroine who are trapped on a mysterious deserted island after a disastrous incident at sea. The young hero of the game awakens to find himself on a seemingly uninhabited island. After meeting another survivor, a 17-year old girl who has also drifted ashore, the two must work together to survive. While planning their escape, the two will learn survival skills, such as hunting, searching for food and building tools while uncovering the island's many mysteries.

In their quest to survive, players will utilize completely original gameplay concepts including many innovative mini-games throughout their adventures. Highlighting these innovations is the ability to close the lid of the DS while cooking food - resembling closing the lid to a pot - for a designated time period in order to ensure that the food is cooked to perfection. Close the lid too long and the food will be burned, while opening the lid too quickly will result in an undercooked dinner.

Also in their journey to survive, players must learn to share responsibilities between the main character and NPCs, as each character's actions will affect the dialogue and events in the game. In addition, after clearing the game as the hero, players can play as the heroine and gain a completely different gameplay experience. There are multiple game endings depending on the two players' lifestyle, relationship, dialogue and their manner of escape, all making for hours of adventurous gameplay.

Lost in Blue is available exclusively for the Nintendo DS for an SRP of $29.99 and rated "E10+" for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.

For more information on the game, please visit: http://www.konami.gs


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