Ghostlight Bears Agarest: Generations Of War Collector’s Edition

By Spencer . July 16, 2009 . 12:20am

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Agarest: Generations of War is getting premium pack treatment in Europe. Ghostlight, the same company that published Digital Devil Saga in the UK, plans to release a standard retail version and a collector’s edition. (Thanks for the tip Sambuque and Chris!!)

 

Extra items in the collector’s edition include postcards, an art book, and “other exclusive items” Ghostlight isn’t telling us about. The collector’s edition will only get a single print in Europe so interested parties will want to reserve this before it comes out in September.

 

Ghostlight’s press release states Agarest: Generations of War “will not see any alteration from the original code in any way,” with the exception of being in English, I presume.

 

We first reported Midas Interactive was publishing Agarest. Did the game switch publishers? Is this a good sign for a domestic release? Unfortunately, no. Midas Interactive and Ghostlight are both owned by Majesty House.

 

Their parent holding company also owns a localization studio called Laughing Jackal, which is handling localization work too. Unless a company like Ignition or UFO Interactive, two domestic publishers that picked up European localized games for North America, Agarest: Generations of War is going to stay in Europe.


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  • MadMirko

    I think Ghostlight published DDS in most of Europe, not just the UK. Ubisoft distributed, at least in Germany.

    Why one would import Agarest when there are plenty of _good_ SRPGs out currently is beyond my brain’s powers, though.

    • Gestahl

      Care to give an example? HD consoles, please.

      • MadMirko

        Valkyria Chronicles.

        That said, the HD consoles are not the proper platform for (S)RPGs. Yer doin’ it wrong!

  • http://www.cosmosgaming.com cosmosgaming

    I figured you’d be able to dig up some more info. I didn’t know that they were both owned by the same company, so that makes more sense now. I think what ultimately happened is that they realized Ghostlight was a better fit rather than a publisher known for budget titles.

  • igotmy9milli
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