Lufia series headed to the DS

November 20, 2009 - 3:00 am No Comments

Lufia series headed to the DS

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, DS, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 3D, Action, Role-Playing

Famitsu November 19, 2009 Estpolis The Lands Cursed by the Gods Lufia DSLast week, Famitsu revealed that the next issue would reveal new information on the Lufia series of games, called Estpolis in Japan. This week, as promised, the November 19, 2009 issue of Famitsu revealed pretty much everything you’d need to know about Square Enix’s Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the Gods.

First of all, it’s a DS game. So much for thoughts of an epic console RPG. It’ll be out February 25, 2010 in Japan, but a North American release hasn’t been confirmed or denied yet. Neverland, who created most of the original Lufia games and is well known for the recent Rune Factory series, is once again the developer, as Famitsu hinted at in its original article. Neverland is also making it an action RPG this time around, so it’ll be more like the Legend of Zelda or Ys games. Previous entries in the series were all turn-based. There’s also going to be some voice acting added in as well. I’m thinking that’ll be handled like it was in Final Fantasy IV DS, only appearing at pivotal moments.

1Up is also the first to report that Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the Gods is a reimagining of the SNES game Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals. Good choice, as that was probably one of the strongest and best entries in the series. I wonder if that means the woman appearing in the Famitsu scan on the right is Selan?

A North American release hasn’t been announced yet, but I’m pretty sure we’ll see it. Every other Lufia game has been translated, localized and brought to North America so far. Let’s just be patient and see what Square Enix announces at E3 2010.

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