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Estpolis 2 (Lufia 2) Remake Site Opens

Having acquired Taito, Square-Enix gained the rights to their back-catalog and is getting ready to release a remake of one of Taito’s RPG games: Estpolis 2 (called Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals outside of Japan). Estpolis 2 is an RPG with a lot of Zelda-style dungeon puzzle elements. The official product website has opened with samples of music, artwork and voice acting to get you ready for its February 2010 release (in Japan)!

A Land of Adventure

A Land of Adventure

The cross battle menu was an interesting solution.

The cross battle menu was an interesting solution.

Puzzle elements in the dungeons are a nice distraction from level grinding.

Puzzle elements in the dungeons are a nice distraction from level grinding.

Square-Enix is going all-out for the remake, to be titled Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the Gods. New artwork, 3D polygonal engine (similar to Final Fantasy IV‘s DS remake), and I believe there will be some voice acting in the game as well, if the website content is any indication.

Maxim has been redesigned, and I'm sure the other characters have as well.

Maxim has been redesigned, and I'm sure the other characters have as well.

3D polygonal goodness

3D polygonal goodness

The character illustrations are nicely done.

The character illustrations are nicely done.

The website lists the release date as February 25th, 2010, for ¥5,980 (currently about $68 US).

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