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Launch Trailer Shows Blue Dragon Sequel's Return to RPG Roots

Posted by Trevor Chan

Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow hoping to fly off the shelves next month

When Mistwalker brought the Blue Dragon franchise over to the DS, it took a bit of a departure from the traditional RPG mould that the Xbox 360 original was cast in. Instead, Blue Dragon Plus took on a real-time strategy format, which was a fundamental change to long-time fans but it was solid enough to score well in our Blue Dragon Plus review. Now, D3Publisher has released the launch trailer for the sequel that is developed exclusively for the DS.

Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is a new action RPG that's set two years after the original, and for the first time in the series allows players to create their own hero, featuring character customisation like gender, hairstyle and facial features. There's a variety of equipment and armour that will change the appearance of your hero too.

The Shadows have mysteriously disappeared and it's up to a young boy named Shu and his friends to investigate the cause and to restore order to the world. Our protagonists have the ability to control phantom shadows that "mirror the actions of their masters, giving its owner miraculous strength and magical powers". Well, we could all do with skills like that.

Official Launch Trailer

Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is currently scheduled for launch in America on 18th May with no word yet on releases in other regions.

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User Comments (10)

CanisWolfred

#1

CanisWolfred said:

This actually looks really good, way better than the dull 360 game, anyways. I'm keeping my eye on this one.

retro_player_22

#7

retro_player_22 said:

Wow, lots of Akira Toriyama looking games coming soon: Dragon Quest VI, Dragon Quest IX, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory, Dragon Ball Origins 2, and now Blue Dragon: Awaken Shadows too.

EdEN

#8

EdEN said:

Good to see the series go back to being a traditional RPG. Chances are good this will release over here as well.

RichieTheSignPainter

#9

RichieTheSignPainter said:

looks cool. I really want them to remake the 1st one for the Wii. I put in about 25hours but solkd my 360 for a Wii. Hope this'll keep me entertained tho.

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