The App store is getting another (semi) legitimate-genred game to its pile on top of the hundreds of puzzlers and mini-game apps. Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes
is an RPG game in which you summon Tune Troopers into battle using songs. It’s a musical-RPG.
The musical genre has been so popular I wouldn’t be surprised to see a musical-centered FPS sometime soon where you shoot people to a rhythm. Headshots batching beats get extra points! Now someone tell me that game already exists.
I haven’t played the original iPod version of Song Summoner
, but this remake is said to have new additions such as characters and scenarios all while using the iPhone/iPod Touch’s touch screen control system. You can pick the game up now at the App store for $9.99. See, you can tell it's got to be at least semi-legitimate if it's more than the abundance of $0.99 marks floating around.
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes - Encore
A Full-Scale Role-Playing Game for iPhone and iPod touch,
Now Available on iTunes Store and App Store
LOS ANGELES (December 3, 2009) – Square Enix, Inc, the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that the musical RPG experience of SONG SUMMONER®: The Unsung Heroes™ - Encore, is now available on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com) and App Store worldwide and also available for play in English and Japanese on the iPhone® and iPod® touch.
SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes - Encore is an RPG that transforms your iPhone/iPod touch songs into powerful “Tune Troopers” that you can control in battles. With a compelling storyline and intelligent battle system, both of which come to life with the help of your own music, the game offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a rich RPG experience on the iPhone/iPod touch.
A remake of the iPod version released in July 2008, SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes - Encore utilizes the platforms’ touch screen control system and includes many new characters and scenarios for players to enjoy on the go.
SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes - Encore features many exciting gameplay elements, all of which relate to and interact with the player’s music collection. Play as an adventurer named Ziggy, as he deceives the Mechanical Militia and embarks on a melodious journey in “Story Mode”. The “Listening Point System” enables players to gain additional abilities and make characters stronger automatically by listening to the songs used to create their in-game fighter. Accessing the “Fighter Guide” will enable players to collect all the fighters they summon during gameplay.