Ghostlight have today announced that Agarest: Generations of War Zero, the prequel to Compile Heart & Idea Factory’s best selling JRPG Agarest: Generations of War will be released on the 17th April priced at just $19.99. In addition, Ghostlight have also stated that pre-orders for the game will go live on Steam later today.
According to Ghostlight, anyone who pre-orders Agarest: Generations of War Zero will receive a 20% discount, dropping the price to a bargain $15.99.
Like its predecessor, Agarest: Generations of War Zero brings its mixture of in depth strategy and epic multi generational storytelling from console to PC.
Those who enjoyed the first game in the series will be pleased to know that some great new features have been added to Agarest Zero.
The new Vacation Days allow you to get to know your party members better and unlock bonus items and locations by visiting various places in the towns. Not only that but as you build your relationship with the rest of your party you will unlock new costumes for them to wear.
In addition some of you may have noticed that the original conversations in Agarest: Generations of War were a little static. Not any more as the Motion Portrait system brings them to life with subtle animations which really help to immerse you in the games world.
With various other changes such as improved graphics and a brand new card system to allow you to customise your starting character this is an upgrade you won’t want to miss.
With so many improvements Laughing Jackal couldn’t help themselves and also brought new PC improvements such as cloud saving (which has also been added to Agarest very recently), the ability to decide which direction you wish the controls to be offset in and a big request that we met was a revamping of the DLC menu. Agarest: Generations of War Zero now gives you more control over how the DLC is managed. You can now pick and choose how it is added to your existing saves.
More on Agarest: Generations of War Zero:
In a time long forgotten, the gods of darkness and light fought in a savage battle across generations, ravaging the land they had created. A deadlock ensued leaving the Scarred Mountains to divide the continent between the sworn enemies.
With wounds running so deep, the balance could not last forever and soon the darkness would arise to face its foe once again. In this most pivotal installment of our epic tale, we take you back to that most ancient of battles revealing the story of events preceding Agarest: Generations of War...
...While patrolling the mountains, Sieghart, a young officer loyal to the armies of light, meets a strange girl. This chance meeting will change the world...
· Watch the story unfold as you battle hordes of creatures in more than 80hrs of compelling turn-based combat.
· Utilise the tactical new Card Skill System to shape the combat style of your uniquely created hero.
· Featuring stunning new and beautifully animated character portraits, displaying a variety of emotions.
· The innovative Soul Breed System returns! Choose your bride to determine the strengths and fate of the world’s next heroic generation of warriors.
Established in 2004, Ghostlight specialise in bringing the best in Japanese gaming to the PAL region. Ghostlight have released numerous JRPGs such as the Agarest series, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky and multiple entries in the Shin Megami Tensei series, including Devil Survivor Overclocked and Persona 3 Portable. Ghostlight are currently working to bring Agarest: Generations of War Zero to PC.
About Idea Factory
Located in Tokyo and founded in 1994, Idea Factory has developed and published many well-received RPGS and innovative visual novel games. Some of their more popular titles include, the Agarest War series, the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, Sweet Fuse and Sorcery Saga. Idea Factory is part of the Idea Factory Group, which comprises Idea Factory, Compile Heart and Design Factory and Idea Factory International.
To learn more about us, see the information on the Idea Factory web site: http://www.ideaf.co.jp.