LunarRaptor wrote:I have to say that I'm honestly dubious about the fact that this is being released on the PSP when that system is being outsold by...just about everything. Yeah, way to try to revitalize an old series. Put it on a system that's dying and needs to be put down.
I think the DS would have been a much better outlet for this, overall.
Anyway, I'm still happy to see the series getting an update, even if it means that I have to buy a machine I have never had any interest in before now.
I agree that another DS game probably would have made more sense from our perspective, but I'm wondering if maybe GameArts and Sony are negotiating some sort of brand new full-size Lunar game on the PS3? If they were, Sony would probably want to release a PSP title in the franchise to see how viable the franchise is as a money-maker to their userbase (as opposed to Nintendo's). And again, while another Lunar 1 remake seems tedious, Sony would probably want to be certain that the series itself is viable before they sink money into an expensive all-new PS3 version. (After all, we all know that Lunar: Dragon Song was a terrible game, but there's also the possibility that it might have sold poorly even if it had been a fantastic, top-notch game. It does happen to beloved, well-made cult-classic series. Just look at the Chrono Trigger/Cross. Where the hell is that series now?) Making a hand-held remake of Lunar 1, a game that's got an already well-regarded story and lots of flashy anime sequences already recorded, is the cheapest possible way to create a quality product that can represent the Lunar franchise in the marketplace and see if people are interested.
I realize that a lot of this is conjecture, but to me, all signs here point to Sony and GameArts mulling over a PS3 Lunar game. If Nintendo was willing to create a Wii version there would most likely be another DS game made, rather than a PSP game. (And if Microsoft was considering an XBox 360 version, they would probably do something along the lines of, say, translating Magic School and putting it on XBox Live?)