Official confirmation of Dragon Quest IV-VI isn't the only news from Square Enix today. Infinite Undiscovery, the Tri-Ace developed RPG for the Xbox 360, will be getting a simultaneous release on September 2. I'm guessing Square Enix is referring to Japan in regards to the release date even though it hasn't been announced there yet. Infinite Undiscovery has been in development for quite awhile as a second party game originally to be published by Microsoft Game Studios. Last year, prior to Tokyo Game Show, Infinite Undiscovery was handed over to Square Enix.
Infinite Undiscovery’s combat system sounds quite different with its “situational battles” that have players solve enemy fights by using the environment. Also the game is supposed to incorporate “scent” as part of the gameplay. So… we’re getting a scratch and sniff manual? A USB powered scent discovery device?
But let’s forget the novelties Infinite Undiscovery has planned for a second and look at the story. Take a look at what Square Enix says about it.
Known as the throne of the gods, the moon rested peacefully in the heavens.
Man enjoyed great prosperity by harnessing the power of the celestial body.
Until one day…
A sinister force ensnared the moon with chains and fastened them to the surface, bleeding the life from the planet. The enchained lands were transformed into withering wastelands, and their once carefree inhabitants now lived in fear. Behind the world's plight were the Dreadknight and his menacing horde, the Order of Chains.
Deep in a forest, in one of the Order's prisons, a young boy named Capell was being held captive. His captors called him the "Liberator," though he had no clue as to what they meant. On the third day of his imprisonment, he was rescued by a spirited young woman named Aya. She was a member of a small band of brave warriors who had gathered under the banner of Sigmund the Liberator to free the world from the iron grip of the Order.
Upon meeting Sigmund, he was surprised to find a man who shared his very face and appearance. This meeting would change Capell's life forever and shake the foundation of the world itself.
Now let's look at the "Liberator".
Images courtesy of Square Enix.