Sega's Skies of Arcadia Legends is on its way to retailers...
SEGA'S SKIES OF ARCADIA LEGENDS SHIPS OUT FOR NINTENDO GAMECUBE
Critically Acclaimed Role Playing Game Receives "Director's Cut"
SAN FRANCISCO - (January 28, 2003) - SEGA(R) of America, Inc. today
announced the release of the epic role-playing adventure "Skies of
Arcadia(TM) Legends" exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube(TM). The second
game in the already-classic franchise, "Skies of Arcadia Legends" delivers a
thrilling "director's cut" of the original "Skies of Arcadia" for the SEGA
Dreamcast (TM), which gaming enthusiast publication Electronic Gaming
Monthly has hailed as "one of the best RPGs ever."
An incredibly deep role-playing adventure, "Skies of Arcadia Legends" offers
more than forty hours of gameplay and spans six massive floating worlds,
each with their own local customs, habitats and enemies. Along the way,
gamers will interact with more than 300 characters, learn dozens of magic
spells and customize more than 70 devastating weapons. "Skies of Arcadia
Legends" also includes hours of new gameplay and backstory, a streamlined
new battle system and enhanced graphics for the Nintendo GameCube.
A swashbuckling adventure set in the vast azure skies, "Skies of Arcadia
Legends" casts gamers as Vyse, the heroic leader of a roaming band of Air
Pirates on a perilous quest to recover the six sacred Moon Stones of
Arcadia. Forged centuries ago by the mysterious Old Elders, the Moon Stones
are the keys to controlling the Gigas, a race of seemingly invincible
monsters that once almost destroyed the world. Now, the evil Valuan empire
seeks to assemble the Moon Stones and awaken the Gigas once again in their
quest for world domination. Vyse must assemble a crew of up to 22 for his
flying pirate ship and scour the skies of Arcadia on his quest to save the
world... and of course, find a little treasure.
"'Skies of Arcadia Legends' for the Nintendo GameCube is the must-have
'director's cut' of one of the best RPGs ever made," said Mike Fischer, vice
president, marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "With its vibrant story, faster
battle engine and hours of new content, "Skies of Arcadia Legends" is the
adventure Nintendo GameCube RPG fans have been waiting for!"
"Skies of Arcadia Legends" was developed by Overworks, the same studio that
created the original "Skies of Arcadia," which was released for the SEGA
Dreamcast video game console in late 2000.
"Skies of Arcadia Legends " is rated "T" for Teen and will be available at
retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $49.99.