Shoot The Core To Defeat Unchained Blades Exxiv’s Gigantic Bosses

By Spencer . September 7, 2012 . 3:14am

Unchained Blades Exxiv isn’t a shoot ’em up, but the boss battles definitely remind me of Gradius. Titans like Arktos are waiting at the end of each labyrinth with multiple cores you need to shatter to defeat him. Arktos takes up multiple screens you can cycle through by pressing L and R.


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Looks like a Minotaur is another one of the bosses in Unchained Blades Exxiv.


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Keat (left) is an island that’s shaped like a whale and one of the dungeons players will explore. Nahush (right) is a giant tower that looks like it has two serpents twisting towards the sky. This dungeon has a poison gas traps.


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The adventure begins in Roselle Town. You can stop by Roselle Cottage to restore HP, an item shop, and a synthesis shop called Sara’s mixing room.


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You can also stop by the tavern to get quests from Olie (created by Dream C Club artist Haruyuki Morisawa) and buy weapons from Nils who was drawn by Legend of Hereos artist Katsumi Enami.


Unchained Blades Exxiv comes out on November 15 for PSP and Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Oh god, gotta w8 for this game!

  • XypherCode

    Cool! :))

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Xseed, my hopes rest on you~.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    The island art there looks damn cool.^_^ Using a whale and a double snaked to make some dungeon that emit poison also looks cool there lol.

    And the battle system where we can move the screen does looks interesting as it means the boss there is going to more than just one body there. It can had like 3 hands and we need to destroy the to avoid super attack.^_^(Makes me remember Suikoden 2 and 3 final boss there.^_^)

  • this is my most wanted game this year..for real.

    Not that it will get here this fast, but if xseed announce that it will come in 2013 i will love them forever.


  • Julien_N

    Not wanting to sound extremely pessimistic, but XSEED can still pull a Retro Game Challenge on this sequel…
    Of course, I hope not and I will gladly purchase the first Unchained Blades if it reaches the EU 3DS eShop.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well if the game does not do well of course that will happen here and it is a sad thing considering Arino no Chousenjo is a really great game there.

      Well, lets hope that this time that thing won’t happen here.T_T As Unchained Blade exxivs here does looks great.^_^ Just like how Arino no Chousenjo 2…….man i am having a bad premonition here.T_T

      • Julien_N

        Didn’t the same issue also happen with Half Minute Hero, with the sequel not being localized?
        That is why I prefer being cautious with this one. It would be great to have both games localized, but XSEED is a small team and not extremely safe when it comes to sequels. (Save for Ys)
        I am also having a bad premonition, but all we can do is buying the game and promoting it around us. ^^

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Which is it is a sad state for gaming industry nowadays.T_T All the games that should get more love end up beng forgotten there and causing us outside of Japan to be unable to enjoy many games there.T_T

          Flower, Sun and Rain,Fragile Dreams(Wii) and The Sky Crawlers are probably some of those games that should get more love but ended up failing there.T_T And all of those titles is also brought by X-Seed.

  • MrKappa

    I thought this game was out already.
    I’m still begrudgingly toiling away at the first game but I have a feeling the game didn’t do well enough for Xseed to even consider doing this sequel.
    They also seem to have a lot of their plate.

  • The biker guy is our hotel master??
    Dragon chick is one of the shop owner I guess? (DAT TONGUE)
    Hat girl looks lk the one in charge of lockers.
    Nils looks… normal lol.
    Olie looks lk Wakana (Tari Tari) w/h a bunny ear lol.

    Those dungeon looks so cool!! I wonder how they looks lk in it…
    Boss battle looks tough…. But we trust in grinding.

    XSEED, plz localise this too…

  • Z3

    Please localise this!!!!
    I really loved liked the first one

  • natchu96

    The first dungeon crawler I really enjoyed . . .

    Unless you count Persona 3 as a dungeon crawler. It sort of is half the time.

  • Ironically….this was how the FIRST boss of REXX was; a 3-parter fight with….2,4,6 7 parts to destroy.

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