Sony Goes to Rogue Galaxy

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Sony Computer Entertainment is the mothership of the PlayStation 3 armada, so one might d think the company would be able to stay on message behind its Blu-ray equipped, pricey new next-generation game console. But that’s not always the case: today, the company announced the North American release of Level-5‘s Rogue Galaxy, an epic action role-playing space adventure with an engrossing storyline, more than 100 hours of gameplay, and a sleek combat system. Already a hit in Japan, Level-5 has tweaked and expanded the game for its North American release with extras and enhanced functions, and, did we mention Rogue Galaxy is a PS2 title?

Rogue Galaxy stays true to Level-5’s strengths by combining an expansive story and unique gameplay elements with a distinct visual style, full of colorful characters and extraordinary worlds,” said Susan Nourai, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s director of online and product marketing, in a release “With the additions offered in the North American release, including new environments, updated battle system, and new Insectron mode, Rogue Galaxy is truly a must-own for PlayStation 2 loyalists and RPG fans seeking the ultimate adventure.”

Rogue Galaxy follows Jaster Rogue, a young man bored to dead on a desert planet, so he takes off with the space pirate Dorgengoa on a galaxy-spanning treasure hunt; Jaster and the crew battle numerous foes and have adventures as they seek the fabled planet which holds the secret of eternal life. The game features eight different characters (up to three can be controlled at once), and a unique real-time combat system enables players to chain attacks. The title also contains multiple mini games, and enables players to create more than 500 custom weapons.

Rogue Galaxy is rated T for “Teen” by the ESRB, and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99. And we’re sure Sony would be thrilled if you wanted to play the game on a PlayStation 3.

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