By David Fernandes / June 19th, 2012
Along with Gungnir which Atlus teased about, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time, which is actually the fourth game in the series, has recently had its release date revealed. Wildly considered the best of this fantastic franchise, Atlus has some good news to spread; Growlanser being available in stores as a physical release and digital release on the PlayStation Network on July 31. You can experience the enhanced version of this gem, with new characters (The original had 11 different characters), story branches, and endings (the original had 40 different endings). The game incorporates a unique mechanic called, ‘The fate system’ which allow players to save some characters from death based on their decisions and ultimately unlock some additional endings.
The game’s story takes place 2000 years ago with the people of Noievarl progressed in magic and science, and having built a highly advanced civilization. Then powerful angels attack the humans, and bring them to the brink of extinction. A young man named Crevaniel, who was rasied as a mercenary at Arten Schwart, witnesses a six-winged seraph in the sky. Knowing that it is a sign that the angels are returning to oppress humanity, he sets out to battle the angels for the sake of the world. Crevaniel must discover how to defeat the angels and save the fate of humanity. He will become a new Savior of Light, the Growlanser.
Wayfarer of Time takes place on a continent called Noievarl, which is divided into four countries. While Noievarl civilization is currently similar to that of medieval Europe, they once possessed many futuristic technologies that appear in sci-fi. The countries have become increasingly hostile towards their neighbors and are now in the midst of war. South of the mainland is Lamplast Island, where the Arten Schwart mercenaries are stationed to defend Noievarl from foreign invaders.
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