Solatorobo: Red the Hunter for Nintendo DS Now Available in North America

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XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, has announced today that the highly acclaimed action RPG, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, for the Nintendo DS is now available and the game has begun shipping to retailers across North America. Developed by famed game studio CyberConnect2, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter has enjoyed great praise for its gripping narrative, unique battle system and expansive world, creating one of the most graphically-impressive games on the popular Nintendo DS handheld system. The game is the spiritual successor to the beloved PlayStation RPG title, Tail Concerto. To help celebrate the game’s release, XSEED Games has manufactured all first run copies of Solatorobo: Red the Hunter with a special bonus soundtrack CD.

The game has been praised by Nintendo Power magazine for its mix of classic game design sensibilities with the latest cutting-edge technology, earning it a 9 out of 10 review score:

“…a game that captures the bold, experimental spirit of the NES era with some of the finest production values ever seen on the Nintendo DS.”
Nintendo Power magazine, September 2011

Literally translated as “Sky and Robot” from Japanese, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter takes place high in the clouds of the Shepherd Republic, a sea of floating islands in the sky inhabited by two races resembling bipedal dogs and cats. In their everyday lives, these creatures have come to use Robos, or mounted robot mechs, for all varieties of tasks.

The game follows the story of Red Savarin, a dog-like and youthful adventurer for hire, who is off on his latest mission to acquire some sensitive files for a client. Soon after Red boards the airship holding the files, things take a turn for the worst, and when Red accidentally touches a mystical medallion he comes across, a massive monster of incomprehensible size rises from the sea and bats the airship from the sky. Barely escaping with an unconscious passenger he comes across while making his getaway, Red quickly becomes immersed in a plot that reveals him to be the sole hero who can save the world, discovering his true potential and inner self in the process.

In addition to its highly-stylized art and bright, unique visuals, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter features a distinctive world with plenty of exploration options for players. With 10 different principal cities to explore and a whole host of characters to meet on the way, Solatorobo provides would-be explorers plenty of options. In addition to the game’s main quest, there are numerous side-quests and mini games for players to enjoy, including the Air Robo GP race series, Robo fishing and a battle arena where Red can take on tournament fights for prize money and prestige.

Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is shipping now to participating retailers, exclusively for the Nintendo DS at an MSRP $34.99.

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