Atlus Announces Growlanser: Heritage of War

Atlus USA has announced that it will be releasing the latest installment in the cult Growlanser RPG series, entitled Growlanser: Heritage of War, later this summer for the PS2.

Growlanser: Heritage of War is set on an island continent ravaged by a mysterious famine and overrun by powerful monsters called the Screapers, and players will take up arms to save the land through five long chapters (plus additional unlockable chapters) spanning over 70 hours of gameplay, with the story unfolding through beautiful hand-drawn character portraits and animations from artist Satoshi Urushihara. The game uses a strategic party-based combat system with faster action than ever before in the series, and offers ability trees for advancing characters’ skills, a special fairy companion that can be trained and interacted with in order to provide aid throughout the adventure, and a Friendship and Personality rating system that determines relationships with other characters and the outcome of certain encounters based on your behavior and decisions.

Atlus has also stated that this North American release of Growlanser: Heritage of War will be a special edition dedicated to loyal fans of the series, and thusly will feature certain bonus materials . What the special content will be hasn’t been revealed, but according to the press release an announcement regarding these materials will be coming during the summer. Once we have the details we’ll let you know.

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