The classic Lunar series has gone through many iterations, from the Saturn to the PlayStation to handhelds. And now, for those of you who missed out on one of the best RPGs of the 32-bit era, you'll get a chance to play it…completely redone and revamped!

It's Lunar: Silver Star Harmony for the PSP, which is scheduled to launch in Japan on November 12 , and best of all, it seems North American and European gamers won't have long to wait after that release. If you wish to pre-order the Japanese version now, you can nab a limited edition soundtrack featuring "Wind's Nocturne 2009" and "Tsu Ba Sa 2009." If any of you are familiar with the game, you know that music played an essential role in Silver Star Story , and it still contains some of the best songs ever. The good news is that several retailers are listing a 2009 launch date for the U.S.; EB Games says they'll put it in your hands on December 8 . It will make for a fantastic holiday present, too, if you're aware of any hardcore RPG aficionados who somehow missed this game when it arrived on the Saturn and later, the PlayStation. From the screenshots, they've definitely overhauled this one; the original version uses small sprites and nothing more.

But as you can see via that first link, the screenshots show enhanced character models and environmental detail. We kinda like the old-school way, but hey, there's nothing wrong with a little advancement for a new generation of gamers, right?

Related Game(s): Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

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piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

This is reason enough for me to pick up a psp. One of my favorite series of all time. I still play my ps1 version from time to time.


Last edited by piratedrunk on 8/10/2009 10:04:05 PM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Always wanted to get this game back in the ps1 days

Will get it now for sure!

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Sold!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Ahhh more RPGs going to handhelds!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I'm loving it, when work is slow I get paid to psp!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

That's all well and good for you but my TV needs RPG, its HUNGRY.

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

come on lunar 2,3,4

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

I've always wanted to play this game but why on handhelds? It's getting a tad bit ridiculous. I have a psp and everything but I prefer to play my games on my big tv. Anybody want to trade me their psp 2000 or 3000 for a psp 1000? =D

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

damn straight.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

It costs less to develop on the PSP, and there are twice as many PSP owners compared to PS3 owners. So right now, it makes more sense to go that way. You may sell more and make more by going PSP, ultimately though it's a good thing for companies to make money on PSP games, because it's a PlayStation platform, and a success on one may lead to games on another.

I find that the portable format with PSP based RPGs is ideal for RPGs. RPGs are a bit like books in that you can dip in and out in short sessions, thanks to PSPs ability to drop into sleep mode without having to save.

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

ben when can we preorder the limited edition if we wnna import it

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

Oh man! great! I always wanted to play it!

dart_driver
dart_driver
11 years ago

Fantstic news. I leap with joy. I borrowed a friends Lunar silver star story complete back when i was in middle school (like 6 years ago). I never beat the game. I always regretted it. I finally found the game 4 sale at an EB games store but it was 40 bucks. I had to pass cuz there are 2 many ps3 games I want.
YAY for second chances!!

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

Is that in Canada? Gameststop's here stopped carrying retro games a long time ago. Now that I think of it, that's when they started sucking real bad

dart_driver
dart_driver
11 years ago

No its in america. EB games here is a place that carrys alot of old nintendo stuff but most of it is so high I end up getting a newer game.

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

EB games as in Electronics Boutique? Didn't Gamestop buy them out? Forgive my ignorance

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I don't know about elsewhere, but they still operate as EB games in Canada. Gamestop is a totally unknown name up here, but EB Games has a good rep (excellent for trade ins especially).


Last edited by JofaMang on 8/11/2009 2:40:36 AM

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

I'm not sure what EB stores you go to but everywhere I've lived in Canada they seem to have the same bad rep they have in the US. I've had to deal with missing pre-order stuff on a couple occasions. I also have seen one gamestop in canada in edmonton.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Even though I don't think this game needs 'another' remake because I believe if a game is good enough to merit a remake, it's good enough that the remake is unnecessary. I will probably still pick this up as it is a great RPG.

F302Pilot
F302Pilot
11 years ago

Hopefully there be more Lunar games in the future

Lemon_Saint
Lemon_Saint
11 years ago

I still have both this AND Eternal Blue for my Sega CD …. they still work great! Also, still have the PS1 remake …. will I buy the re-remake? Possibly ……

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

This looks interesting. The RPGs are really piling up on PSP and even PS3 now.

chaosrunner
chaosrunner
11 years ago

I remember playing the original on…goodness, I think it was the Sega CD peripheral for the Genesis.

I feel old now.

Kiengo
Kiengo
11 years ago

First day buy. I absolutely love the Lunar series.

machalvin
machalvin
11 years ago

I got a question.Im gonna buy a psp but theres also a new psp.will this game work on the old psp or new one?