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neo2046 11-12-2009 03:27 PM

new Lufia (Estpolis) for DS
 
EDIT:

homepage
[url]http://www.square-enix.co.jp/est/[/url]
Trailer 01
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeYscQUHWnc[/url]
Trailer 02
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rzyc3y3Rl8[/url]




[url]http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1229437_1124.html[/url]
according to Famitsu, new Lufia will be announced soon
the game will be developed by the original team and published by SQEX
details will be in the next issue of Famitsu


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Gravijah 11-12-2009 03:29 PM

I remember Lufia on the GBA kicking my ass. A lot.

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 03:32 PM

Well unless things have changed significantly, it isn't going to be a turn based RPG, and it makes me very sad.

I don't think, despite what neo is saying, that Neverland Co. is working on the game at all. I think Famitsu is wrong there.

Takeda Kenshi 11-12-2009 03:33 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]Well unless things have changed significantly, it isn't going to be a turn based RPG, and it makes me very sad.

I don't think, despite what neo is saying, that Neverland Co. is working on the game at all. I think Famitsu is wrong there.[/QUOTE]

Much, much sadness.

*sigh*

Perhaps better now than later.

slaughterking 11-12-2009 03:33 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]Well unless things have changed significantly, it isn't going to be a turn based RPG, and it makes me very sad. [/QUOTE]
Hu? Do we know anything about that game? Or is that just you? :I

clashfan 11-12-2009 03:35 PM

For DS?

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 03:35 PM

[QUOTE=clashfan]For DS?[/QUOTE]

Yes.

leroy hacker 11-12-2009 03:36 PM

Also, even if it is Neverland, I don't think the dungeon designer from Lufia 2 is there anymore, so it can't actually be the original team. I haven't seen him in the credits to any Neverland games since Lufia 2 was released in 1996.

The most I hope for from this project is that it gives SE a reason to finally put the Lufia games on virtual console.

Dilli666 11-12-2009 03:36 PM

Yeah! Was a great game on snes.

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 03:38 PM

[QUOTE=Dilli666]Yeah! Was a great game on snes.[/QUOTE]

Believe me, if things haven't changed, then you aren't going to be happy.

manueldelalas 11-12-2009 03:39 PM

I hope they remake the third one and replace all of the stupid dungeons with real ones like Lufia 2, but I know it won't happen. Disappointment: here we go.

Seiken 11-12-2009 03:39 PM

Oh my god

oH mY gOD

OH MY GOD

[B][I]OH MY GOD[/I][/B]

EDIT: I have Lufia 2 as my second best game ever created in human fucking kind history.

This is going to be amaziiiing

GreenNight 11-12-2009 03:41 PM

If this is like Lufia 1 and 2, then awesome. If not then no sale.

Nemo 11-12-2009 03:43 PM

[B]GET THE MOTHERFUCK OUT OF HERE[/B]

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]Well unless things have changed significantly, it isn't going to be a turn based RPG, and it makes me very sad.

I don't think, despite what neo is saying, that Neverland Co. is working on the game at all. I think Famitsu is wrong there.[/QUOTE]No no no no no no, why does the OP say it's the original team then? It's not like they're doing anything interesting. They've realised playing with salad crops is boring and finally back on their A-game. IT HAS TO BE

GaussTek 11-12-2009 03:43 PM

Is there a reason why Neverland wouldn't be working on this game? Do they have another project or it is something related to the franchise rights?

Gravijah 11-12-2009 03:44 PM

[QUOTE=GreenNight]If this is like Lufia 1 and 2, then awesome. If not then no sale.[/QUOTE]

dragon lady says YOU WILL NOT SALE

Wilsongt 11-12-2009 03:46 PM

At first I was =D, then I read Dragona's post. Now I am =/

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 03:47 PM

Hey I could be wrong and they scrapped the original premise, which would make me exceedingly happy. I'm just not counting on it at all.

GreenNight 11-12-2009 03:48 PM

[QUOTE=Gravijah]dragon lady says YOU WILL NOT SALE[/QUOTE]

Probably right, but I wouldn't mind an SRPG either. Action RPG? No thanks.

Gravijah 11-12-2009 03:49 PM

[QUOTE=GreenNight]Probably right, but I wouldn't mind an SRPG either. Action RPG? No thanks.[/QUOTE]

I'm the reverse, but that's only because I'm absolutely horrid at SRPGs. ARPG please! :lol

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 03:50 PM

[QUOTE=GreenNight]Probably right, but I wouldn't mind an SRPG either.[/quote]

Nope.

[quote]Action RPG? No thanks.[/QUOTE]

You hate Children of Mana, right?

Seiken 11-12-2009 03:52 PM

ActionRPG ala SD3 = Yes please.

Or just go identical to the system in Lufia 2.

GreenNight 11-12-2009 03:53 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]Nope.



You hate Children of Mana, right?[/QUOTE]

I do. I love Dragon Age, Torchlight, Gothic 2 etc, but Jesus Christ action rpgs on the DS have been pretty horrible.

madara 11-12-2009 03:53 PM

Cry, my happiness meter went to ten and then back down da two.

Lumpy Onion 11-12-2009 03:54 PM

Just like Lufia 2 please! Totally wasn't expected to see this series coming around again.

ethelred 11-12-2009 03:55 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]Well unless things have changed significantly, it isn't going to be a turn based RPG, and it makes me very sad.

I don't think, despite what neo is saying, that Neverland Co. is working on the game at all. I think Famitsu is wrong there.[/QUOTE]

Neverland does make pretty good action RPGs, though.

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 03:56 PM

[QUOTE=ethelred]Neverland does make pretty good action RPGs, though.[/QUOTE]

This is true. But, unless some miracle happened, I think Famitsu is wrong. Maybe they mean the original GBA Lufia (aka NOT a Lufia game) team is working on it? If it's Neverland Co., then things have actually changed... for the better.

jj984jj 11-12-2009 03:57 PM

Children of Mana? Is it an action RPG from Nex? :(

Prime Blue 11-12-2009 03:57 PM

Count me in...and make that "c" a majuscule!

Night_Trekker 11-12-2009 03:57 PM

Here's hoping is has some resemblance to the SNES classics.

I never played the GBA Lufia... I should probably pick that up sometime.

john tv 11-12-2009 03:57 PM

Lufia!! Nice to see an old friend. :D

Tamanon 11-12-2009 04:00 PM

Call me when they make a new Dekar game!

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 04:00 PM

[QUOTE=Night_Trekker]Here's hoping is has some resemblance to the SNES classics.

[b]I never played the GBA Lufia...[/b] I should probably pick that up sometime.[/QUOTE]

If you truly love the franchise...do yourself a favour and [b]don't[/b] pick that game up.

GaussTek 11-12-2009 04:01 PM

Even if the dev team were the ones that made Lufia GBA, I don't see why it would be an Action RPG considering that (the GBA game) is still Turn-Based.

Gravijah 11-12-2009 04:02 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]If you truly love the franchise...do yourself a favour and [b]don't[/b] pick that game up.[/QUOTE]

So basically I should still try out the old games, right?

Kaeru 11-12-2009 04:02 PM

Just like Lufia 2 just like Lufia 2 just li...


Lufia 2 still has the best boss design ever.

duckroll 11-12-2009 04:03 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]This is true. But, unless some miracle happened, I think Famitsu is wrong. Maybe they mean the original GBA Lufia (aka NOT a Lufia game) team is working on it? If it's Neverland Co., then things have actually changed... for the better.[/QUOTE]

Famitsu can't be wrong. They're just a mouthpiece for the PR provided to them by the publishers. It says specifically that the original staff members of the classic RPG Estpolis, released 15 years ago, is developing a brand new Estpolis game. No one said anything about Neverland, but yes the bulk of the "original staff" would be Neverland, so.... :P

[spoiler]I advice you don't throw a LOL-THEY-HAVE-TO-BE-WRONG fit again like you did when they announced FFIV DS :P[/spoiler]

Dragona Akehi 11-12-2009 04:04 PM

[QUOTE=Gravijah]So basically I should still try out the old games, right?[/QUOTE]

Lufia 1 is a bit "archaic" in that it's completely an homage game to DQ. I love it. Lufia 2 was definitely a more ambitious and better designed game. So I'd play them in order.

[QUOTE=duckroll]Famitsu can't be wrong. They're just a mouthpiece for the PR provided to them by the publishers. It says specifically that the original staff members of the classic RPG Estpolis, released 15 years ago, is developing a brand new Estpolis game. No one said anything about Neverland, but yes the bulk of the "original staff" would be Neverland, so.... :P

[spoiler]I advice you don't throw a LOL-THEY-HAVE-TO-BE-WRONG fit again like you did when they announced FFIV DS :P[/spoiler][/QUOTE]

I haven't seen the Famitsu text, just what Neo said. If it says that, it says that.

Night_Trekker 11-12-2009 04:06 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]If you truly love the franchise...do yourself a favour and [b]don't[/b] pick that game up.[/QUOTE]

And that's why I haven't played it. I keep hearing things like this :lol

I'll continue to avoid it then. Though I did play and actually enjoy the GBC game, which I recognize is not actually a good game (cool battle system aside).

vareon 11-12-2009 04:07 PM

Nice :D I fucking loved Lufia 2.

Let's hear my favorite boss battle theme again.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBnYGYa6l3M[/url]

Seiken 11-12-2009 04:08 PM

[QUOTE=vareon]Nice :D I fucking loved Lufia 2.

Let's hear my favorite theme in a game again.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBnYGYa6l3M[/url][/QUOTE]
Fixed.

Tenbatsu 11-12-2009 04:08 PM

I remember when I was young, the owner of a gameshop where I frequent love the original Lufia to death. He was like playing it for a year, god knows how many times he completed the game.

duckroll 11-12-2009 04:08 PM

[QUOTE=Dragona Akehi]I haven't seen the Famitsu text, just what Neo said. If it says that, it says that.[/QUOTE]

Of course, "original staff" could also mean some random Taito manager from the first game. :lol

ReyBrujo 11-12-2009 04:08 PM

I really liked the first one, specially because of the opening (never before a game _I had played_ let me start in the final battle). The pace is somewhat slow, and the amount of random encounters is a tad higher than in other games, but it was a pretty good experience overall. Unfortunately, never managed to play the second. If it is for DS, I will be picking it up!

Tamanon 11-12-2009 04:09 PM

Also remember Lufia 2 was almost one of the earliest random loot games on the console. You could get some wackily overpowered gear at random sometimes, even if it's just an overpowered IP ability.

Akala 11-12-2009 04:10 PM

*squeee*

Cautiously optimistic.

ChaoticBlue 11-12-2009 04:10 PM

i love the puzzles in L2. more than the RPG. :lol

Jonnyram 11-12-2009 04:11 PM

[QUOTE=duckroll]Of course, "original staff" could also mean some random Taito manager from the first game. :lol[/QUOTE]Famitsu wouldn't say that though - that would be a trick from the publisher.

I quite liked the "from the makers of Mr. Driller, comes this shittly PS3 puzzler, Qruton" myself.

Johann 11-12-2009 04:13 PM

[QUOTE=manueldelalas]I hope they remake the third one and replace all of the stupid dungeons with real ones like Lufia 2, but I know it won't happen. Disappointment: here we go.[/QUOTE]

While a lot of people hate it for the randomized dungeons (and the consequent removal of the puzzle elements), Lufia 3 is my favorite installment. The game has an ingenious battle system and character growth system. It's some of the most in-depth mechanics I've seen in a RPG, let alone a handheld RPG.

duckroll 11-12-2009 04:14 PM

[QUOTE=Jonnyram]Famitsu wouldn't say that though - that would be a trick from the publisher.

I quite liked the "from the makers of Mr. Driller, comes this shittly PS3 puzzler, Qruton" myself.[/QUOTE]

Famitsu would say it if the publisher/developer told them to say it. Like when they said Kunihiko Tanaka was the character designer for World Destruction.


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