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World Destruction to Destruct North America
10.17.2008

TOM GOLDMAN
NEWS REPORTER


World Destruction

North America is not safe from destruction, but that could be a good thing. Ryohei Mikage, president of developer Image Epoch, disclosed at the Tokyo Game Show that his company's Nintendo DS RPG World Destruction is being localized and published by Sega USA for release in North America. Image Epoch is partially made up of some prominent members of the Xenogears team, amongst team members from other notable games. World Destruction's composer, Yasunori Mitsuda, who has previously worked on games such as Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Xenosaga, will apparently be rewriting his songs from the game for the US version. The difficulty may also be altered according to player feedback.

World Destruction is unique primarily due to its storyline, in which humans have formed a group, called the World Destruction Committee, that is actually trying to destroy the world rather than save it. However, this group's goals are not necessarily evil, as they are trying to achieve this seemingly extreme end to rebel against beastmen rulers who have enslaved them. This committee takes notice of the main character, Kyrie, a young man who has an ability which may be powerful enough to help destroy the world.

World Destruction's combat system will be turn-based, with timed button presses involved to inflict extra damage or perform other moves. The game also incorporates the "Word Equip System," which allows the player to find voice commands and use them to alter attacks.

World Destruction was released in Japan on September 25, 2008. Though we know the game is coming to the US, no specific release window has been announced yet, so keep an eye out for future details.



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