This much talked about Japanese role playing game caused quite a stir when released in Japan as Agarest: Senki. Those hot blooded gamers loved the “Soul Breed” system within the game where the player is courted by three attractive females all vying to become your partner. Their affections are displayed via some saucy cut scenes and provocative images.
The serious side to this feature is that your decision determines the characteristics and style of your next in-game character – a unique feature that add real diversity to the game. This process continues through five generations creating multiple character groups and different endings.
The storyline is typically creative given the combined production talents of Idea Factory, Red Entertainment and Compile Heart who all worked on the title.
The game starts with the tale of the creation of Agarest. An idyllic world ruled over by twelve Gods. However the paradise was shattered by these envious Gods resulting in huge fantastical armies battling for supremacy. In a final showdown the Gods were themselves imprisoned within the foundations of the world and peace returned.
For thousands of years nothing has been heard nor seen from these Gods but their influence is growing again and their darkness is covering the continents of the world. Our hero, Leonhardt, sets out to seal the Gods once more and in doing so commits his own soul and that of his successors to preserving the world of Agarest.
Along the journey the player will meet an incredible array of characters including over 100 different foes to do battle with. Thankfully you can build and develop your own team of loyal followers and combine objects and resources to build new, upgraded weapons and powers.
With such an expansive storyline and over 60 hours of gameplay you’ll need the very best combat system at your disposal and the developers have produced a flexible system that encourages the use of multiple collaborative attacks where your parties strengths can be deployed to maximum effect.
Ghostlight have announced that alongside the standard retail version a Collector’s Edition will be available. Only available in Europe, the Collector’s Edition will feature unique value added extras including a 48 page hard back art book featuring the girls of the game, postcards, a poster and a newly created cover design. There will be just one batch of the Collector’s Edition released in Europe so pre-ordering will be required.
Sam Collins, Head of Sales at Ghostlight stated “Ghostlight is delighted to be able to announce the release of Agarest: Generations of War for Europe. Our previous Japanese releases have included Shadow Hearts: from the New World and several games from the Shin Megami Tensei series and the response from the gamers of Europe has been overwhelming. We will continue to release such innovative and high quality titles in Europe for the foreseeable future.”
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