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Record of Agarest War gets simultaneous release on PS3, Xbox 360

Saturday, 14th November 2009 18:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Aksys Games has announced that Record of Agarest War is now also coming to Xbox 360, and will get a simultaneous release with the PS3 version this fall.

The PR says it has over 100 hours of gameplay, where you can wage war agianst the evil forces of darkness and “take a bride—actually, several brides— and extend their lineage across five generations”.

Honestly, after reading the PR, we don’t know if we should be feeling a bit offended or be ashamed for laughing our ass off. Seriously, it’s a great PR read, so have at it.

Full PR below the break.

MASSIVE WARS, BOUNTIFUL WOMEN, AND A CORNUCOPIA OF DEBAUCHERY, NOW ON TWO CONSOLES!

Record of Agarest War receives a simultaneous release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system AND
Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Spring 2010!

Torrance, CA (Friday 13th, 2009) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, announces its first epic SRPG, with Record of Agarest War for the Xbox 360 to coincide with the previously announced PlayStation Network version. In this game developed by Compiled Heart, RED Entertainment, and Idea Factory, SRPG fanatics will finally be able to play a game worthy of the genre. Sporting over one hundred hours of gameplay, Record of Agarest War invites players into a gorgeous, expansive world of hope and despair. Players will wage war against the evil forces of darkness, take a bride—actually, several brides— and extend their lineage across five generations!

“In truth, we had Record of Agarest War ready to go up on the PlayStation Network months ago,” [Ed.’s note: That’s a lie.] says Ben Bateman, Editor, Aksys Games, “But when a haggard man emerged from a ball of crackling energy that materialized outside our office with dire warnings from a dark future, we decided to reconsider. As it turns out, a PlayStation Network-exclusive release of Agarest was—or rather, would have been—the catalyst for World War III. The gaming community was torn apart—literally—by this apparent favoritism, and from that schism poured the infinite minions of Satan himself, the Lord of Lies. The man told us, his eyes blank with the 1000-yard stare, of the horrors of this future war. He had been sent back in time, the last hope of a desperate human resistance, to prevent what the people of this desolate future Earth called, simply, ‘The Breaking.’ As the last spark of life passed from his body, broken and battered by his journey through the time vortex, we swore to honor his final wish.”

“This is why Record of Agarest War has been delayed,” Ben continues, his eyes wet with tears, “So that we may release it on both consoles, and in doing so, save the world.”

Record of Agarest War Prologue

War darkened the skies of Agarest. Not a simple war between mortals, easily ended by divine intervention, but a war that split the gods themselves. Armies such as the world had never seen before, and would never see again, clashed in the skies of Agarest, across its surface, and even in the caverns that wound their way through its interior.

As is the way in war, many died on both sides, gods and mortals alike, and the war left Agarest broken, blackened, and dead. The gods wept for their paradise, and in a final act of creation, sacrificed themselves to bring life back to its charred and twisted surface.

Although the gods are long dead, the withering darkness that began and fueled their war is not. Imprisoned for millennia, its bonds have begun to weaken, and as they do, a shadow once again spreads across the surface of the world.

Born into this world perched unknowingly on the brink of the apocalypse, a young man by the name of Leonhardt and his descendants are the last, best hope for Agarest. Their journey will span generations and continents as they strive to once again bring peace to their beleaguered world, even as the cost of their own souls.

Record of Agarest War Key Features:

  • Soul Breeding: Tired of just living through one lifetime in typical RPG titles? Then witness the Soul Breed system! Choose a bride at the end of your adventure and give birth to the hero of the next generation!
  • Collaborative Attacks: Position your forces on the battlefield and wait for the right moment to string together massive combo attacks using multiple party members—both in melee and at range!
  • Affection Rating: Curious how one of Agarest’s lovely ladies feels about you? Look no further than the Affection Gauge, which gives you a quick and easy visual representation of her opinions! Is she smiling? You must be doing something right! Frowning? Uh oh… If only real relationships were this easy!
  • Newly Engorged with Content: Enjoy an enhanced version of the game based on the Japanese release of Record of Agarest War: Reappearance! Hot pix included!
  • Exclusive Trophy and Achievement Support: The North American version of Record of Agarest War is the only version in the universe, and all the other places too, to have trophies and achievements! [Ed.’s note: I think you’ll find that the universe pretty much covers everything.] [PR’s response: Shut up, woman, get on my horse!]

Record of Agarest War has not yet been rated by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and Record of Agarest War can be found at www.aksysgames.com.

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  1. hitnrun

    That looks like a screenshot from a SomethingAwful game review.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    XD at the end of the PR. :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    I know Johhny. I am still singing it :-)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    lol… I’ve never seen that animation before. That’s great. :D

    You really need this for a change of pace and insanity though: http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/Moo/ \o/

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Suikoden Fan

    This is out in europe already, and steph can you contact ghostlight to find out if the eu version is getting trophies and any dlc support etc?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    I can Suikoden, but if you look at the US press release I posted there, it says “The North American version of Record of Agarest War is the only version in the universe, and all the other places too, to have trophies and achievements!”

    So I guess that means no. I can still ask for you, though.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Suikoden Fan

    Yeah i noticed that but if microsoft is anything to go buy exclusive in this day and age means little, also why piss off paying european customers. We are just as imporatant as a customer as america. We finally get a niche game before america and now they rub it in our faces like that must admit aksys (who i have alot of respect for)just annoyed me greatly with that. Hopefully ghostlight will atleast bring the trophies over.

    Also steph can you check to see if the ps3 release in america is sill download only?

    Thanks in advance

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Suikoden Fan

    btw did anyone here get this game?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. bugmenot

    didnt realise it was already out, anyone seen any reviews of this?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Suikoden Fan

    no one has reviewed last time i checked

    #10 5 years ago