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Monday, February 9, 2009

Blue Dragon Plus

Hey Blue Dragon Fans,

Just got back for the 2009 New York Comic Con and before I do a full post on the events, just wanted to post about something that you'd enjoy. Of course you know that the new Nintendo DS game: Blue Dragon Plus is on its way and is looking great. I am a fan of Akira Toriyama of course since he's the man behind the Dragon Ball Sagas, Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest. I'll admit, I've only seen a bit of this series but in a few short weeks, I'll be doing a full hands on review to this game. It was promoed at NYCC09 along with a slew of other cool games.
Here's some features and specs for some of you that don't know of it yet:

One year has passed since Shu and his companions defeated the tyrannical remnant of the Ancients, Nene. In the midst of the battle, the world split in two and now consists of a myriad of “cubes” that exploded from its depths. In one of these cubes, King Jibral stands on the balcony of Neo Jibral Castle and surveys the scene before him. He notices a mysterious cube in the distance suddenly start to move violently, and from it he sees the Shadow of a Balaur, a three-headed dragon, emerge. The enormous and sinister Shadow is just the beginning of the new turmoil and devastation to come.


    • Single Player Campaign With Over 30 Hours of Game Play
    • Legion vs. Legion
      • Control up to 16 humans and Mecha Robos to fight against a horde of enemies
      • Equip your units with items and alter their composition to bolster their strength
    • Take Advantage of Your DS Features Through Exciting Real-Time Battles and Shadow Fights!
    • High Quality Dual Screen FMV’s Showcasing More Than an Hour of Story Events!
    • Exciting RPG Elements Such As Item Collection, Character Progression and Robot Customizations

Other Background Info:

    • Strong Collaboration of RPG Veterans Storyline created and directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy Series Director)
      • Characters created by Akira Toriyama(DragonBall Universe, Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger)
      • Music composed by Nobuo Uematsu(Final Fantasy)
    • Highly Acclaimed Development Studios
      • Mistwalker
      • Artoon (Yoshi’s Island)
      • Brownie Brown (Heroes of Mana)
      • Feelplus (Lost Odyssey)
    • Rave Reviews of Blue Dragon on Xbox 360
      • Game Informer rated 9/10
      • Game Pro rated 4.75/5
      • IGN rated 7.9/10

Check out one of the trailers below:

Cover image from IGN

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