Summon Night 5’s First Trailer Shows Off Animated Portraits And Characters

By Ishaan . February 27, 2013 . 10:50am

Namco Bandai have shared a trailer for Summon Night 5, slated for release this May in Japan. The trailer introduces the game’s main cast of characters and gives a look at both in-game and cutscene footage. Watch it below:



Summon Night 5 takes place in the world in Linbaum, and the heroes are summoners who fight alongside “Cross” partners. The game uses animated 2D portraits during conversations, with blinking eyes and moving mouths, which Namco have dubbed “live 2D”. For battles, the game uses 3D models.


Summon Night 5 will be released on May 16th in Japan for the PSP.

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  • Adol Christin

    Looks nice.

  • Must import this and Shining Ark!

  • tubers

    Well, PSP is still going strong there huh.. Wonder if these newer PSP games also come to PSN and is compatible with the VITA.

  • lostforeverinspace

    how do these games not get noticed?

  • This looks very nice and has a refreshing aura too it. I really wish it would get localized.

  • XiaomuArisu

    wow…the graphics look amazing for a psp game

    • LynxAmali

      Eh. Still not digging the 2.5D look but it does look really well polished.

  • $24431191

    Japan has such better taste than us….. in my opinion. I really wish somebody would localize this but I know that’s not happening. The live 2D looked pretty nice by the way.

    • Curan_Altea

      The west makes some great games too. But all of my favorite games are Japanese so…..
      I’ll probably import it eventually, get Sol Trigger at the same time. I love the “live 2D” style. Wish more games used it.

    • laughing hysterically here.

      • $24431191


  • The Watcher

    This game wouldn’t get localized if it was the end of the world.

  • Kevin Lor

    I need to learn Japanese badly!

  • Suriel Cruz

    The art and animation is amazing!

  • Game looks so good. I adore these sorts of games, so it’s really too bad that we most likely won’t be getting this game. Might as well import it when it releases. I really want to play this.

    Such a gorgeous looking game.

  • Fantastic production! I haven’t played any Summon Knight games other than Swordcraft Story on GBA, but I would love to play a *subbed* version of this one.

  • raymk

    Were aren’t getting it so I’m not even gonna bother setting myself up for disappointment.

  • Reiko_Chan

    I want to cry.

  • Yuriangels

    but why can’t we get this game!!!

  • puchinri

    Guuuuh~!! So excited! >u<
    I really need to preorder this, like, last week. (I probably won't get to it until next week.) I can't wait to play it. ♥

  • fireemblembeast

    I really liked the voices in this. I recognized a bunch of them too! Also, the narrator at the end had a really nice voice! XD But voices aside, I think the art, music, and gameplay were great, too!
    Oh yeah, and this will release on my b-day! :3 I’m gonna be 16

  • fyi1191

    Famous combi, Bandai Namco & PSP. No localization.

  • Claud12

    want it XD English release pretty please?

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