LONDON - 28th February, 2008 - The wait is over, and the journey has begun. Microsoft today announced that“Lost Odyssey,” the exciting next-gen RPG available exclusively on Xbox 360 will be available from this Friday 29th February at retailers. Created by famed game producer Hironobu Sakaguchi of Mistwalker game studio in conjunction with Microsoft Game Studios and noted developer Feelplus, the title is available for£44.99 and rated 16+.
Take up arms and summon your courage to help the immortal Kaim and his friends discover secrets of the past in time to change an uncertain future. With the emotional story sequences written by award-winning Japanese novelist Kiyoshi Shigematsu, incredible cinematics inspired by renowned Japanese comic artist Takehiko Inoue and realistic graphics,“Lost Odyssey” is truly a work of next-gen RPG art.
To further enhance the traditional Japanese role-playing experience, Mistwalker adds new levels of skill and strategy with innovations like the Aim Ring battle system. The massive environments, memorable characters and epic storyline will engage gamers, immersing them in the volatile and exciting world of“Lost Odyssey.”
For more information on“Lost Odyssey” and all the latest news from the team at Mistwalker, visit www.xbox.com/lostodyssey.
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Mistwalker is a creative company founded by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the original developer of“Final Fantasy” and“Blue Dragon.” Operated by a handful of experts, the direction of new Mistwalker is influenced by Sakaguchi’s extensive industry experience.
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