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Ubisoft Officially Announces Lunar: Dragon Song

by Karl Castaneda - July 1, 2005, 1:51 pm PDT
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Lunar: Dragon Song is the first original game in the series in a decade and is coming exclusively to a DS near you!

UBISOFT UNVEILS GAME DETAILS FOR LUNAR: DRAGON SONG FOR NINTENDO DS

The First Original Installment of the Lunar Series in More Than a Decade Set

for September 2005 Release

SAN FRANCISCO - July 1, 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest

video game publishers, is delighted to announce Lunar: Dragon Song, a new

video game exclusively for the Nintendo DS system. The game is the first

original installment of the Lunar franchise to be released in more than 10

years.

Lunar: Dragon Song, also the first traditional fantasy RPG for Nintendo DS,

takes players to 1,000 years before the events that occurred in the first

game of the Lunar series, Lunar: The Silver Star. The world of Lunar is at

peace under the protection of the goddess Althena, creator of Lunar. At the

fringes of this peaceful existence, vicious demons have started to slowly

invade, and there are few with power enough to know how to deal with this

demon invasion. Players experience the world of Lunar as the human boy,

Jian, and his group of friends. Jian's story begins simply but quickly

evolves as he and his friends unravel the evil plot being laid against

Althena and discover that they alone can save Lunar from the forces of evil.

Key Features:

  • Exclusively on Nintendo DS, Lunar: Dragon Song, the first original game

    in the Lunar series in 10 years, will only be available on Nintendo DS.

  • The first fantasy RPG for Nintendo DS. Marks the first entry in the

    traditional fantasy RPG category for Nintendo DS.

  • New Light & Dark enemy system - Players must battle the forces of evil by

    transforming Dark enemy creatures into Beings of Light.

  • New characters - Five new main characters debut in the Lunar universe:

    Jian, Gabryel, Lucia, Flora and Rufus.

  • New Battle Card system - Find different Battle Cards during your quest to

    alter the abilities and powers of members in your party.

  • New weapons and items: Lunar: Dragon Song features all-new items and

    weapons never seen before in any Lunar title.

  • Wireless LAN connectivity - By connecting via wireless LAN, players can

    share rare and unique items within the Lunar world.

  • DS microphone support: Players can command situations by giving orders

    into the DS microphone.

    Lunar: Dragon Song is developed by Japan Art Media (JAM), in conjunction

    with GameArts and will be arriving in North America in September 2005. For

    more information, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

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