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