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Published on June 14th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Project Sylpheed Goes Gold and gets Xbox Live DLC

Project Sylpheed: Arc of Deception

If you thought Microsoft would downplay the importance of getting a SquareEnix game aboard the Xbox 360, you could be just a little but crazy. To prove they’ve got the mettle, they’ve released a TON of info for the title.

I wouldn’t be surprised to find a lot of sneaky RPG elements sprinkled throughout this one. Here’s the XBL info:

Name: Project Sylpheed Game Trailer
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Details: Game Trailer introduces the engaging storyline and primary gameplay elements of Project Sylpheed…Coming Summer 2007. Project Sylpheed is an engaging space saga from Square Enix, the makers of Final Fantasy & Kingdom Hearts.

Name: Project Sylpheed Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Korea or Taiwan
Dash Details: Explore an entire mission with expanded weapons arsenal as you experience the frenetic space combat available in Project Sylpheed.

Check out the trailer:

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Project Sylpheed Trailer
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So, not only is this title from SquareEnix, have a trailer available on the Marketplace, and a demo available on the Marketplace, it only costs $39.99. That’s forty bucks. That’s $20 cheaper than the vast majority of 360 titles.

It also guarantees my purchase. Half because it looks awesome, but also because I’d like to see more SquareEnix games on the Xbox 360 and this seems more like a test to see if the US audience is up for this kind of game. It’s definitely not the kind of title you’d expect from SE, but the fact that they’re developing a title on the 360 other than Final Fantasy XI means I’m interested.

Look what happened with Dead Rising. Capcom wouldn’t be developing Dead Rising 2 without the first doing so fantastically, so the more copies this game sells directly coincides with the chances of other SquareEnix titles releasing on the Xbox 360.
If you thought that was all, you’d be sorely mistaken. It was also announced that the title has gone gold – which means it isn’t long before we see it in stores. You can check out the press release at the media alert over at Gamerscore Blog.


About the Author

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 GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



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