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Phantom Kingdom

Postby Rino » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:33 pm

This might be a bit late...

http://phantom-kingdom.com

New S-RPG by Nippon Ichi. You know, the ones who did the Maaru Oukoku series, La Pucelle ~Hikari no Seijo Densetsu~, Makaisenki Disgaea, and Phantom Brave.

An English version has already been announced, and it seems that the English title will be "Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome". I have no bloody idea why.

http://www.gamershell.com/news/20636.html
http://www.rpgamer.com/games/other/ps2/ ... nking.html
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2005/1247.html
http://www.the-magicbox.com/0502/game050207c.shtml
http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/rpg/makaiki ... acredtome/

The Japanese version is being released on the 17th of March.



Translations of the main characters' names on the official site.

http://phantom-kingdom.com/mainchara.html

-魔王ぜタ
Maou Zeta (Demon King Zeta)
-予言者プラム
Yogensha Puramu (Prophet Pram/Plum/Plam/Prum/whatever)
-破壊神アレクサンダー
Haikaishin Arekusandaa (God of Destruction Alexander)
-背徳者サロメ
Haitokusha Sarome (Corrupter Sarome)
-邪神ヴァルヴォルガ
Jashin Varuvoruga (Dark God Valvolga)
-謎の女トレニア
Nazo no Onna Torenia (Lady of Mystery Torenia)
-魔帝ロイヤルキングダーク3世
Matei Roiyaru Kingu Daaku 3 Sei (Demon Emperor Royal King Dark III)
-ルスカ
Rusuka
-冥王シードル
Meiou Shiidoru (Dark King Sheedol/Shiidol/Sheedor/Shiidor)
-暗黒竜バビロン
Ankokuryuu Babiron (Dark Dragon Babylon)

(Note- while it sounds like there're a lot of "dark"s being used, that's just a translation thing- I translate 邪, 冥, and 暗黒 to "dark", but they all differ in meaning- "邪" carries undertones of wickedness, while "冥" is often associated with the afterworld. "暗黒", on the other hand, is literally "darkness". Royal King Dark's name is in katakana, and is thus the only "Dark" in there which can completely be taken as, well, "Dark".)



"Generic Characters" (according to the site), or job classes.

http://phantom-kingdom.com/bonchara.html

-戦士(男)
Senshi (Otoko) <Warrior (Male)>
-戦士(女)
Senshi (Onna) <Warrior (Female)>
-魔術師(男)
Majutsushi (Otoko) <Magician (Male)>
-魔術師(女)
Majutsushi (Onna) <Magician (Female)>
-ソードマスター(男)
Soodomasutaa (Otoko) <Swordmaster (Male)>
-プリ二ー
Purinii <Prinny>
-ソードマスター(女)
Soodomasutaa (Onna) <Swordmaster (Female)>
-歩兵(男)
Hohei (Otoko) <Infantry (Male)>
-歩兵(女)
Hohei (Onna) <Infantry (Female)>
-マンドラゴラ
Mandoragora <Mandragora>
-衛生兵
Eiseihei <Orderly>
-商人
Shounin <Merchant>
-デスサーベル
Desusaaberu <Deathsaber>
-ヒーラー
Hiiraa <Healer>
-メカニック
Mekanikku <Mechanic>
-盗賊
Touzoku (Thief)
-雷神
Raijin (Lightning God)
-アーチャー
Aachaa (Archer)



The gameplay looks like a mix between Disgaea's and Phantom Brave's, with a few new additions (the biggest, I suppose, would be the addition of buildings). The combo system, though, is the one from La Pucelle.


Spoilers. :<>

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Hooray for the Disgaea cast returning for the third game in a row.


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