Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Producer Talks Future Of Lunar

By Spencer . March 19, 2010 . 12:01pm

frmbuf010Some of you may have finished Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, the PSP remake of Lunar Xseed brought to the States a few weeks ago, and are wondering what’s next. We are. So, we brought the question to Game Arts.

 

“What’s next for Lunar is a secret for now. However we fully acknowledge that the fans are asking for Eternal Blue,” said Masato Dobashi, Game Arts Development Producer. “Game Arts really thinks that the US publisher, Xseed, is the best partner so please send them tons of requests.”

 

You heard him! Send Xseed requests for an Eternal Blue remake if you really want one. Buying Silver Star Harmony probably resonates more than two dozen e-mails, though.


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  • malek86

    What future? They’ve basically been remaking the same two games for the last 15 years or so (actually, only the first one). Screw future, we’re stuck in the past here.

    • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

      is that supposed to be a bad thing? we wouldnt be the ones we are now if it wasnt because of the past! (of course this is game related), and it is with new graphics, is not just a simple port.
      And, for me (and maybe some more) is the future :P (first time playing Luna), god knows why i never got to play them before, and now i want to play more.

      • Pichi

        It would be sort of like only remaking FF1&2 and not making FF3 & above if they were all connected. Sure, its nice for the new generation to play the old games, but it would be nice if the story can continue on from them. I would love to know what became of the Blue Star or make that Lunar Zero game they talked about long ago.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

      I agree. I’d like something now as well.

      But not only new. Good as well. I don’t want another Lunar: Dragon Song.

      • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

        Dragon Song was okay… it had an amazing interactive feature where you could turn the game off at any time and dispose of it. I really enjoyed that feature.

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    AHHH IMA SEND A MAIL!!! AND A PHOTO OF MY LUNAR GAME BOX’S/UMD!!!!! FOR SPARTA!!!

  • Ereek

    I’m glad XSEED and GameArts are getting along so well! XSEED really did a beautiful job with Silver Star Harmony.

    Can I have Grandia, next?

    • Justinzero

      Now that is something we can all agree with.

    • kupomogli

      I’m happy with my copy of Grandia on the PSX, but what if they were to remake the original Grandia?

      The original Grandia with Grandia 2 graphics. That’d be like O_O. If this happened I’d buy it first day. If it happened to come out on a system I didn’t own, such as the Wii, I’d buy a system prior to be ready for it when it comes out and buy it first day.

      Hopefully Grandia 2′s graphics because I’d rather have it on the PSP. If it’s just a port to the DS then I can play it on my PS3 or PSP anyways(though I’d have to rip the data from the disc and turn it into an eboot file in order to play it on my PSP.)

      Last. Let’s just hope they don’t do any “gameplay updates.” To make the original Grandia any different than its original form. Grandia 2, Xtreme, and 3 are good. But they sure do suck compared to the original.

      • Ereek

        I agree, Grandia 1 is by far my favorite in the series. All I need is a minor graphics update and I’d be extremely happy. Considering the game is about three times as large as Lunar, asking for a huge revamp graphically is a bit much for a small company like GameArts – so yes, something more minor would be fine.

  • http://www.themogblog.com/ Edward Walton

    I swear, after the Yakuza issue that sprang up weeks ago, I’m starting to notice the word “resonate” a whole lot more and my dislike for that word is increasing.

  • neo_firenze

    From Game Arts’ catalog, I’d be most happy with a PSP Alisia Dragoon remake/sequel. For GA’s RPGs though, the original Grandia needs a remake more than Eternal Blue needs (another) remake. Square-Enix’s involvement with that series might be a complication though.

    Eternal Blue Harmony PSP seems inevitable as long as sales of Silver Star Harmony were decent.

    • BK0000

      Sales were horrible. I believe the game only sold around 15,000 copies in Japan.

  • epy

    I want Eternal Blue PSP. XSEED, make it happen!

  • http://waxingerratic.tumblr.com/ ECM

    And by “requests” they, of course, mean buy the game.

  • jj984jj

    Fans don’t want a remake of Lunar 2, they want a new Lunar! Or better yet just make a new Grandia with a better story.

  • holyPaladin

    Please Grandia 1 and 2 remake for PSP =p

    • jj984jj

      “Remake” Grandia 2 on PSP? Wouldn’t it look the same, if not worse?

      • Code

        Grandia 2 is WELL within PSP’s capabilities, if anything it’d look marginally better.

        • malek86

          It depends on who makes the port. Grandia 2 looked substantially worse on the PS2, despite being the more powerful console.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Kamiwoo Kamiwoo

    I wouldn’t mind finally seeing a localization/remake of Lunar Magic School, it was pretty fun despite being different. They could probably pull that off on the DS, though I did like Silver Star Harmony’s PSP graphical style.

    I think an Eternal Blue PSP remake is inevitable and I don’t mind one bit. It’s true these games have been remade time and time again, but at least Lunar 2 is a LITTLE less played out.

  • cj_iwakura

    Hey, GameArts, here’s a crazy idea: stop kiddifying Lunar. Removing the world map, making the game easier? Forget that. Make it harder.

    Take a note from Atlus and Square’s book when it comes to remaking games. Add content. Don’t take more away. They’ve already been butchered enough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ghaleonh41 Jason Handley

    I would definitely want to see Eternal Blue and Magic School make it here! Grandia too… ^_^

  • thebanditking

    I would go ape s*** if they announce a Lunar 2 remake for PSP. I would also love to see Lunar 3 finally get announced, though I would hope someone learned alesson from the horrible DS game. The two Lunars are some of the best RPGs ever made and knowing the team is ready and willing to continue is fantastic news.

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