Lufia DS confirmed remake of Lufia 2 (SNES)

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Nov 19, 2009
  1. granville
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    Well, we knew there was going to be a *new* Lufia game on DS. But now it has been confirmed to be a remake of the SNES game, Lufia 2. Yeah yeah, remakes and all. Except that Lufia 2 happens to rock your socks and is the best game in the series (which admittedly isn't very large).

    EDIT- 4 Hot new scans!!!

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    http://www.true-gaming.net/home/?p=6186

    But ok, here are the details-

    - remake of Lufia 2 (including Maxim, Gades)
    - Now an ACTION RPG (no more random battles or turn based gameplay)
    - 3D visuals
    - voice acting
    - action on the top screen
    - map on the bottom screen, as well as faces of party members
    - tap a face panel to swap out party members
    - swap characters mid-combo while enemy is tossed in the air
    - boss fights take place on both screens, but your character stays on the bottom
    - puzzle-driven dungeons that have you switching characters for specific elements
    - due out Feb. 25th in Japan
    - Developed by Neverland

    EDIT- more details:

    - Square-Enix requested the game
    - dev team says it's not a port or direct remake
    - different world from the SNES version
    - Wave Device is a key element
    - expect to use the dpad more than the stylus
    - tough, but not too tough bosses
    - 'growth of the RPG'
    - scenario is based on Lufia II, will have lines that are the same as Lufia II, but overall the game is being rewritten
    - town number differs from first and second game
    - returning music from first and second game
    - improved sound quality
    - once again, original staff reconfirmed
    - retaining "xxx of Magic" and "Magical xxx"

    So yeah, that could turn out to be a bad thing making it an action RPG. We'll see though.

    In other things, fans may know that Lufia 2 was actually the PREQUEL of Lufia 1. So there's a possibility of a remake of the first game, which I actually love.

    There is one small scan to be found here if you can see it-
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    If not, here it is uploaded here-

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    http://wiieveryday.blogspot.com/2009/11/fa...u-20091119.html
    http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=104677
     
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    Selena is a sexpot and the graphics seem really good. I really want the game, this will be a very good alternative to .hack link since I know my favorite character isn't going to be in .Hack Link.
     
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    Never played Lufia 1 or 2 but I'd play it provided it comes to the US or is translated by hackers. [​IMG]
     
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    Updated the first post with new details.
     
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    For any Australians in the audience, Lufia II is the game you know as just plain Lufia. The first Lufia title was never released in Australia, and so the sequel was released as "Lufia" instead.

    It was confusing.
     
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    On top of that, Lufia II being the prequel to the original Lufia, makes it more confusing.

    That aside, I can't wait for this to come out. I never beat Lufia II, but I loved the music so much.
     
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    Hah, no kidding. Years after playing "Lufia" (Lufia II), I tried to give it a go in an emulator, only to find that a) the graphics looked like crap and b) I started at the final boss, as the prologue to Lufia is the ending to Lufia II.
     
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    I've made an important update to the top post. Go read again, 4 pretty high quality scans have been released. The game looks quite impressive, visually! I can't wait for it TBH.
     
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    Looking forward to this!
     
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    Different world? [​IMG] . I was hoping all they would do is improve the story or something, but I guess if they're rewriting the whole thing, it could possibly mean remakes of other Lufias.
     
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    Oh noes! What did they do to Maxim!? Selena is hot, sure. But Maxim had one of my favorite hairstyles for a character. My childhood is ruined. >.<

    Though disregarding personal issues, I'm sure this game is gonna rock still.
     
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    Yeah, they've seriously lamed up the character designs. "Can you try to make it more ... generic? You know, give him spiky hair, leather, we need something that will appeal to 11-year-old girls, but also be a hit with Japanophiles over in the USA."
     
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    Doesn't really look like Lufia though, not at all. Still excited to see the final product but I can't see this as a proper Lufia game
     
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    Selena
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    YES.
     
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    looks really awesome
    i remember plaing lufia 1 but not 2

    llooking forward to this
     
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    Ohmygod I Was Already amazed to see a Confirmed Remake
    I Loved Lufia II
    and i was shocked when i heard it became a Action RPG
    this is what i call my perfect christmas present [​IMG]
    also i love the new maxim design...very realistic bad-ass looking (OH SO COOL)
    i hope they made something useful out of spellcasting giving them more action twisting effects
    i also hope that there will be a Ancient Cave within this game (Woulda be Plainly Difficult to beat i geuss)
    i am so haaaapppyyyyy
     
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    Awesome, I'm stoked for this.
     
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    i always heard tht lufia was a great game (tried the gba but didnt actually see why actually... it was good but not as spoken of)... i guess this is what they were talking about
    looks beautiful esp since square was intelligent enough to change the genre but they didnt considered keep the SC where it was before on the SNES
     

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