Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow [DS] 2010

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Awakened Shadow is being developed by tri-Crescendo, the studio behind Eternal Sonata, and they are working hard to Blue Dragon role-playing experience to DS players in the United States in Spring 2010. The game is a continuation of the series, and is set two years after the original Blue Dragon story for the Xbox 360.

For the first time in the series, the player can assume the role of the main character, choose the character’s gender, and customize their look. The controls make it easy to customize clothes, hairstyles and facial details of the main character to fit the player’s personality.

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The player can also upgrade equipment, weapons and armor, which are then visually reflected in the character’s appearance. Players can also change shadows in order to tactically overcome the game’s many challenges and formidable bosses. Awakened from a long slumber, the new enemies bear some resemblance to Nene, the defeated adversary of the first game, a conundrum which leads the player, Shu, and friends into a terrifying fight to reclaim the lost shadows and restore balance to the world.

5 Responses to Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow [DS] 2010

  1. Abysmal says:

    Awesome. I was a huge fan of Eternal Sonata, I’m sure I’m gonna love this as well!

  2. HyperPhazon says:

    Hmm…well tri-Crescendo DOES have a nice pedigree (actually you may want to add this up there – they also made Fragile and Baten Kaitos), but this would have to be the first time in my life I turned away from a game because of its art style. Honestly, the character design (at least in the ingame photo you have) is PAINFULL to look at.

  3. Will says:

    @ HyperPhazon

    Akira Toriyama’s style is well known in the gaming and anime world. He’s known for his designs with Chrono Trigger and Dragon Ball Z.

    I’ve been use to his style for a long time now, so it can be shocking to some.

  4. Jamie says:

    I didn’t really enjoy the demo I played of the 360 version. I dunno if I’ll get this one, maybe after a while when the price is down a bit.

  5. HyperPhazon says:

    @ Will

    Hmm…I thought it seemed familiar. While I loved Chrono Trigger’s art, the hair of the protagonist seems painfully over the top (even for the guy that drew DBZ). Still, main character aside, I look forward to seeing how this game turns out.

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