Record of Agarest War Zero confirmed for US release on the 360 and PS3

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Looks like it is official now, Record of Agarest War Zero will be making its way to the Xbox 360 as well now. A few days ago we mentioned that Aksys Games had picked up the prequel to Record of Agarest War and was bringing it to the US for the PS3. We had no idea at the time that the game would be available on the 360 as well, but thankfully it is. Though no news yet of a collector’s edition like the last one featured.

Localization Editor Ben Bateman from Aksys Games has been quoted saying:

“We will be releasing Record of Agarest War Zero on a disc for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system. It was made excessively clear to us that there are a number of people who do not care for downloading their videogames. I am told this number is bigger than a breadbox, and so we have gone to great lengths—I personally have killed at least five orcs—to ensure that everyone will have the opportunity of sliding a shiny, new physical disc into the console of their choice. Or both, if they are into that sort of thing.”

Don’t know about the rest of you but that is really great news. I happen to have the PS3 version of the game that this is the prequel of and I can say that it never hurts to have a disc copy to call your own. Good thing that the other people outside of this breadbox think so too huh?

From Idea Factory in Japan, Record of Agarest War Zero will feature the following additions and updates:

  • The Prequel to the RPG That Brought You Five Generations of Stories: The pivotal installment of the multi-generational tale tells the story of what happened in the age before Record of Agarest War, detailing the rise of some to glory, and the fall of others, into darkness.
  • Experience “Living Portraits”: The beautiful, static character portraits from Record of Agarest War are now animated to resemble living and breathing characters. Players will now see Sieghart display emotions of surprise, despair, and joy, among others.
  • The Return of the Unique Soul-Breeding System: Once again, the choice of bride at the end of the first generation further determines the skill sets and weapon of the offspring.
  • The Addition of the New Card Skill System: Players now have more control over the battle style of the main character, as well as his skills, by way of a card system. By picking the appropriate cards, Sieghart can be customized to reflect the type of fighter one wishes to play.

On top of these new add-ons players will be able to experience enhanced graphics and even a new mode for towns which is called Free Intention. This mode will allow players to explore towns that they are staying in and talk to the different members that are with them, which also gives players more in-depth control with the relationships they are developing with their female compatriots. Their clothing may even change as their feelings change. Sounds interesting yes?

No set release date yet but we can expect to see these games available for both the 360 and PS3 sometime next year in the Summer.

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