Discover Infinite Undiscovery in September

By Spencer . May 21, 2008 . 12:16pm

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Official confirmation of Dragon Quest IV-VI isn't the only news from Square Enix today. Infinite Undiscovery, the Tri-Ace developed RPG for the Xbox 360, will be getting a simultaneous release on September 2. I'm guessing Square Enix is referring to Japan in regards to the release date even though it hasn't been announced there yet. Infinite Undiscovery has been in development for quite awhile as a second party game originally to be published by Microsoft Game Studios. Last year, prior to Tokyo Game Show, Infinite Undiscovery was handed over to Square Enix.

 

Infinite Undiscovery’s combat system sounds quite different with its “situational battles” that have players solve enemy fights by using the environment. Also the game is supposed to incorporate “scent” as part of the gameplay. So… we’re getting a scratch and sniff manual? A USB powered scent discovery device?

 

But let’s forget the novelties Infinite Undiscovery has planned for a second and look at the story. Take a look at what Square Enix says about it.

 

Known as the throne of the gods, the moon rested peacefully in the heavens.

Man enjoyed great prosperity by harnessing the power of the celestial body.

 

Until one day…

A sinister force ensnared the moon with chains and fastened them to the surface, bleeding the life from the planet. The enchained lands were transformed into withering wastelands, and their once carefree inhabitants now lived in fear. Behind the world's plight were the Dreadknight and his menacing horde, the Order of Chains.

 

Deep in a forest, in one of the Order's prisons, a young boy named Capell was being held captive. His captors called him the "Liberator," though he had no clue as to what they meant. On the third day of his imprisonment, he was rescued by a spirited young woman named Aya. She was a member of a small band of brave warriors who had gathered under the banner of Sigmund the Liberator to free the world from the iron grip of the Order.

 

Upon meeting Sigmund, he was surprised to find a man who shared his very face and appearance. This meeting would change Capell's life forever and shake the foundation of the world itself.

 

Now let's look at the "Liberator".

 

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Thoughts? 

 

Images courtesy of Square Enix.


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  • http://murasaki R

    First thought?

    …Really?

    “LOL PIMP”

    Then “…The hell is on his face?”

  • X

    I was hyped for this game, but after watching the new trailer, not any more. I love simultaneous release, but screw American voice actors! Other then that, the game looks a bit glitchy, and graphics are a little bit worst then what I expected through scans. Also, Sony is screwed with all these games coming out for 360, I have both but I wanted Sony to do better ;d.

  • Mazen

    Sony are not even trying to get these games they just gave the big money for FF13 and slept, hopefully this game is good and enough Sakuraba music its like there is only Sakuraba in Japan.

  • jeffx

    first thought: PAP-ILLLOOOOOOONN~~~~~
    second thought: damn it, I need a 360+HDTV.
    third thought: best/worst name ever (close to irritating stick)

  • Aoshi00

    Pretty outlandish S-E design, the chick’s arm is so buffed. Simultaneous release, does that mean they’re going for English voice-over only like “Last Remnants”?

    Yay for more RPGs for the 360, can’t get enough of them.

  • Jason

    Passing on a tri-Ace game because you want Sony to do better is just sad X.

  • http://www.cosmosgaming.com Chris Dahlberg

    I’m not liking the voice acting at all, but the game itself looks cool.

  • http://www.attackofthepowerbrick.com Tony

    I’m not sure why people are hating on this game’s graphics. Another site I was on compared it to a high res PS2 game. I think people really need to go back and play games like FFXII because this is clearly beyond that.

    I think it looks good, personally. I liked what we had heard about the gameplay way back, so I’m keeping my eye on it.

  • Stayfun

    Simultaneous release !

    Looking forward to it.

  • topdog

    COME ONE SE make this fore ps3 already this looks aswome but why do they make fore xbox come one they go blue dragon why not make some thing fore ps3 pleases be fore ps3

  • Chris

    What does ‘Handed over to Square Enix’ mean? Did Square Enix actually develop this one or is it yet another Tri Ace game SE is just slapping their name on and taking credit for?

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @Chris – Infinite Undiscovery begun its life as a first party game to be published by Microsoft Game Studios and it is (and always has been) developed by Tri-Ace.

    Last year, prior to TGS, Microsoft had a press briefing where the title was given to Square Enix to publish instead of Microsoft Game Studios.

  • http://www.cosmosgaming.com Chris Dahlberg

    I believe the simultaneous release is Japan and US. This press release says Europe gets it three days later on September 5th.

    http://www.cosmosgaming.com/news.php?id=22101132

    “The game will be released simultaneously worldwide, with the North American version shipping from 2nd September and available across the rest of Europe and other PAL territories on 5th September.”

    Well that doesn’t say Japan, but who knows.

  • nika

    first thought: lol it’s the prince (FFXIII) with some weird mask.
    second thought: no wait, it’s not.

    anyway, this way XBOX become more and more tempting. no… must…. resist…

  • X

    >>Jason
    I never said I passed this game because it isn’t on the PS3, I said I’m not hyped for it any more due to the fact that it looks to be American voice acting only *Horrible ones at that*, graphics is not as what I expect it to be, Glitchy looking, etc. I got turned off mostly by the voice acting which made me want to puke. I still might be getting this though due to the lack of any other good RPG games, so hope it turns out alright.

  • Jason

    So turn it off? All tri-Ace games have that option, and most tri-Ace games have had horrible VA when brought over.

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