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Published on April 4th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Project Sylpheed and Vampire Rain Hit Xbox 360 this Summer

Looking forward to having some Square Enix action on your Xbox 360 this year? While the game may not be the one you want it to be, it’s a start…

Project Sylpheed by Square Enix and Vampire Rain by AQ Interactive will both hit the Xbox 360 this summer. Jump inside for more details.

Reminiscent of summer days spent hunched-over a coin-op machine in a dark arcade, “Project Sylpheed” is a 3-D makeover of the classic, mid-‘80s scrolling shooter franchise “Silpheed.” Developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 by Game Arts and Seta Corporation for Square Enix, developers of the legendary “Final Fantasy” franchise, “Project Sylpheed” launches players through an exhilarating space combat experience driven by a deep, multilayered storyline. Feast on more than 50 minutes of visually stunning Japanese CG animation footage that propels the engaging story forward between space combat missions. As Katana Faraway, players must pilot a Delta Saber space fighter equipped with a highly customizable arsenal of weapons. In order to succeed, players must execute squadron commands and monitor their speed, shield, radar and weapons as they maneuver out of challenging situations and defend Earth against the evil ADAN forces.

In addition to non-stop space action, gamers can embark on a pulse-pounding mission in “Vampire Rain,” leading a highly-trained black-ops unit on a secret mission to eliminate the deadliest supernatural enemies ever faced: the intensely fast and super agile Nightwalkers. Players must traverse all areas of an eerie and rain soaked city by moving across rooftops and through back alleys, avoiding detection to ensure the best strategic use of high-tech weaponry. Developed by Artoon, “Vampire Rain” combines stealth, survival horror and shooter aspects of several classic games to bring an intense and hair-raising experience that can be enjoyed alone or with friends over Xbox LIVE ®. Who can keep their cool under the heat of the dog days with Nightwalkers in hot pursuit?

Not a bad plan. Two decent-looking games scheduled to hit the Xbox 360 during the gaming drought that is summer. Not bad at all.

Project Sylpheed and Vampire Rain Set to Conquer Summer Boredom on Xbox 360 [via Gamerscore Blog]

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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