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Gear Up for Solatorobo's Launch with New Videos

Posted by James Newton

Publicity push planned

Namco Bandai's furry mech RPG Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is due to attack European DS consoles on 1st July, courtesy of Nintendo. The publishing team-up has just announced a plan to bring new videos and details on the game every other week as its release date approaches.

For the uninitiated, Solatorobo is an action RPG title that strays ever-so-slightly from the usual genre template:

You take on the story of Red Savarin, a 17 year old anthropomorphic dog, and his robot, Dahak, as he does battle with giant robotic “mecha” and other enemies on his journey through the mythical floating islands of the Shepherd Republic.

Hop over to Nintendo UK's website to see the videos and stay tuned to Nintendo Life for details on Solatorobo.

BRAND NEW ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE IN SOLATOROBO: RED THE HUNTER, RELEASED THIS SUMMER

With over 70 quests to solve, grab a piece of the action this summer with all-new adventure game Solatorobo: Red the Hunter

Prepare to reach new heights among islands in the sky in the much anticipated adventure game Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, which launches across Europe on 1st July 2011, exclusively for the Nintendo DS family of portable systems.

Enter a world of epic fantasy action in this high octane RPG set in beautiful graphics created by internationally renowned designers, Nobuteru Yuki, and animated by MADHOUSE. You take on the story of Red Savarin, a 17 year old anthropomorphic dog, and his robot, Dahak, as he does battle with giant robotic “mecha” and other enemies on his journey through the mythical floating islands of the Shepherd Republic. After a chance encounter with the mysterious Elh, he gets inadvertently entangled in an epic adventure to save the world from destruction at the claws of the ancient evil being, Lares.

Navigate the intriguing islands, taking on a series of different quests; from fighting robots to battling sky pirates, racing planes and defeating giant monsters, while exploring the sky on your own airship and ultimately saving the world and discovering the truth behind the mysterious floating islands.

There are a number of gameplay modes in Solatorobo, including “Quests”, where completing quests earns you money and the ability to increase your Hunter Level, while in “Battling” you must lift and smash robot opponents to gain experience points which extend the amount of life that Red has.

The game unfolds in two parts, each consisting of a number of chapters in which you must fight to keep the earth in this island-like state to prevent mass extinction and the end of the world as we know it!

If you can’t wait for launch, visit the dedicated Solatorobo: Red the Hunter website [enter URL] where you’ll find a series of episodic trailers and a sneak preview of what the game has in store. The first minute long video is available to view today and a total of four new videos will be posted bi-weekly in the run up to launch on 1st July 2011.

Solatorobo is easily accessible for any age, and is packed with fast-paced action and over 20 hours of game play to test your skill and dexterity. Ensure you are at the forefront of all the action with Solatorobo: Red the Hunter as it launches across Europe on the 1st July 2011 exclusively for the Nintendo DS family of portable systems.

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User Comments (22)

MeloMan

#2

MeloMan said:

It'd be nice if they brought it over here, but I won't hold my breath.

RudysaurusRex

#6

RudysaurusRex said:

Please. (Begging on knees.) Bring it here! I didn't mean to call you stupid! First impressions aren't always great!

jerryo

#7

jerryo said:

convincing gamers to switch to your brand spanking new handheld while the much cheaper one still gets awesome games like this? Not likely.

convincing developers to make huge games on a yet unproven new platform while the other one still has an amazing and dedicated user base of over 100 million??? heh ...

bottom line, poor 3ds is going to suffer for a while with awesome re-runs :S

Doma

#12

Doma said:

could you at least link us to the page of these videos? do they exist?

sykotek

#13

sykotek said:

Importing for 2 when its released. ...it'd be awesome if I didn't need to import it though...

James

#15

James said:

Seems the videos didn't make it up online yet despite Nintendo's press release. Will update the story when they become available again :)

Issun

#17

Issun said:

youtube.com/watch?v=nL09r8Q5wcs&feature=player_embedded

Here is the first trailer (in French !). Sadly, no gameplay, but at least, I now know they will keep the opening song ^^

Gonna news the hell out of this one, with not one, but TWO popular French websites to feed ^^

SyFyTy

#21

SyFyTy said:

it's a good thing the DSi isn't region locked... it's gonna suck on the 3ds though...

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