By Spencer . June 24, 2011 . 9:00am
As some of you guessed, Xseed is handling Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in North America. I saw an English build of the game and controlled Red Savarin, the main character, who rode a mech. Red could throw objects at enemies, but since I was early in the game there weren’t many fights.
There’s only so much you can get out of a brief hands-on, especially because CyberConnect2 created a rich world for the title. A Japanese art book Xseed showed me was like an encyclopedia and covered little details that didn’t make it into the game like the favorite sport of the dog people (it’s disc catching). CyberConnect2 poured a ton of effort into pre-production. Said to be a spiritual successor to Tail Concerto, I noticed there were more "direct" connections to the PsOne game, but saying anymore may spoil a surprise.
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter’s localization will be based on the European version from Nintendo. The Nintendo DS game is slated for release this fall.
I suppose this would be a good time to mention… we have an interview with Xseed to share too.