If you have an Xbox 360, you can get Record of Agarest War with a naughty mousepad right now. Aksys is also releasing the game plus all of the downloadable content as a bonus on PlayStation Network this Thursday.
How much does it cost? $44.99, which makes Record of Agarest War the most expensive PlayStation Network exclusive in North America. At that price you might want to be familiar with the story before buying. Here’s what Aksys has to say about the game’s prologue.
War darkened the skies of Agarest. Not a simple war between mortals, easily ended by divine intervention, but a war that split the gods themselves. Armies such as the world had never seen before, and would never see again, clashed in the skies of Agarest, across its surface, and even in the caverns that wound their way through its interior.
As is the way in war, many died on both sides, gods and mortals alike, and the war left Agarest broken, blackened, and dead. The gods wept for their paradise, and in a final act of creation, sacrificed themselves to bring life back to its charred and twisted surface.
Although the gods are long dead, the withering darkness that began and fueled their war is not. Imprisoned for millennia, its bonds have begun to weaken, and as they do, a shadow once again spreads across the surface of the world.
Born into this world perched unknowingly on the brink of the apocalypse, a young man by the name of Leonhardt and his descendants are the last, best hope for Agarest. Their journey will span generations and continents as they strive to once again bring peace to their beleaguered world, even as the cost of their own souls
You need a chunk of hard drive space for Record of Agarest War too. The final game clocks in at 10 gigabytes.