Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is just one of many impressive-looking RPGs on the way to DS this year, with a richer heritage than many might suspect, having been highly regarded in its Super Nintendo days. DS owners will get their chance to see what the fuss is about when the game hits North America on October 19th, 2010.
Taking a more action-oriented approach to its turns-based predecessor, Lufia should be a winning mix of puzzles, battles and story. Here's the press release and screenshots to tell you more.
Burlingame, Calif., September 9, 2010 - Natsume, a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals has gone gold and will be released for the Nintendo DS on October 19th. The game will retail at an MSRP of $29.99 and is rated E 10+ by the ESRB.
"It's time to return to the world of Lufia!" said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. "With its thrilling action, mind-bending puzzles, and moving story, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals sets a new bar for action RPGs on the DS!"
The Sinistrals, legendary gods of destruction spoken of in feared whispers, have returned. The world's mightiest armies are helpless to stop the fear and chaos spreading across the land. It's up to the fiery monster hunter Maxim and his eclectic band of adventurers to put a stop to the Sinistrals. Their adventures will take them across an expansive world packed with deadly monsters, powerful items, and diabolical puzzles!
This action RPG features six playable characters to choose from, each with their own special abilities and attacks. Players will need to master them all if they want to stand a chance against the game's fierce enemies and towering bosses that fill both screens!