Song Summoner is an iPod strategy RPG game

By Spencer . July 7, 2008 . 4:30pm

Remember when Square Enix trademarked Song Summoner? I never thought they would step into iPod development, but here we are with Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes. The existing songs on your MP3 player transform into Tune Troopers controlled by Ziggy, a protagonist fighting against emotionless Mechanoids. Ziggy is a Song Summoner, a conductor who summons warriors from music.

 

The abilities and classes of Tune Troopers are determined by the song. I wonder if Square Enix has secret Tune Troopers that can only be unlocked from music purchased over iTunes. Tune Troopers also power up by listening to the songs used to create them. Very clever. Otherwise Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes looks like a lighthearted strategy RPG controlled with the click wheel for a mere $4.99.

 

Take a look at some screenshots of Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes until it comes out on iTunes as a download tomorrow.

 

Update: Jeriaska mentions  Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes is ready now if you have an iPod nano with video, iPod classic or fifth generation iPod.

 

 

Images courtesy of Square Enix.


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  • jeffx

    god damn that looks good and fun! I have an iPod but it’s a nano (2GB), I don’t suppose they’re compatible are they?

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @jeffx – I’m not an iPod expert so I have to go with what Square Enix says. Song Summoner is “available for play in English and Japanese on the iPod nano with video, iPod classic and fifth generation iPod.”

  • http://www.nakedsushi.net/ Louise

    This is a surprise. How did this sneak under the radar? The graphics look fantastic for the ipod. Sounds like there’s not much of a story and it’s just random battles?

  • scott

    it will be a shame if a certain Rick Astley song is a top-tier trooper.

  • jeffx

    @spencer: I’m out then, as I don’t have video support. This sucks, this would have been my first iTunes purchase!

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @Louise – Good question. Square Enix managed to keep this game and the fact that they’re making iPod games quiet. The story has Ziggy looking for his brother Zero and some cyborg/human fights but I wouldn’t expect much. It sounds lighthearted.

  • Simon

    NO!!! I just bought a Samsung P2 a month ago.. no ipod.. damn should have gotten an ipod instead

  • Heero420

    Sounds interesting i wonder what a mp3 of ayaka’s song why would generate ^_^

  • Unknown

    Monster Hunter strategy RPG. Square makes me sadder every day. . .

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