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Radiata Stories coming to the Playstation

19/07/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Radiata Stories will ship this September for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Radiata Stories is the latest fantasy RPG developed by tri-Ace, developers of Valkyrie Profile and the Star Ocean series and aims to takes gamers on a non-linear adventure through an interactive world.

"Radiata Stories is an extremely engaging and unique RPG," said Ichiro Otobe, president and COO, Square Enix, Inc. "Gamers will be drawn into the game for both the beautiful, interactive environment as well as the melancholic story. I think gamers will really enjoy the great balance to the serious story that is brought on by the humour that is sprinkled throughout the game."

The tale begins in the kingdom of Radiata, which lies in a world where humans and fairy creatures coexist. It is here that the protagonists, Jack and Ridley, meet for the first time. While Jack seeks to become a knight, Ridley must accept her fate in becoming one. Destinies are realized when a war erupts between the humans and the fairy creatures and threatens to end the world of Radiata.

In Radiata Stories, you can enter a world where the characters live their own lives and the passage of time brings about changes. Your choices including which side you will fight for determine which of over 175 individuals will lend you a hand in your journey. You can add strategies to real time battles through various changes in your party's formation.

Explore an interactive animated environment by kicking objects - kick chairs, trees, rocks, monsters, townsfolk, chickens, etc. to earn items or engage in battle. In addition, collect and equip alternate costumes and weapon types for Jack, each with its own set of stats and special attributes, including cameos from past tri-Ace titles.

Radiata Stories will be available at North American retailers for a suggested retail price of $49.99. The Entertainment Software Rating Board has rated RADIATA STORIES "T" for Teen.

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