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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (Nintendo DS)

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Cenega Poland site - cenega.pl:
    W grze wcielamy się w postać chłopca o imieniu Luso. W magiczny sposób zostajemy przeniesieni do przepełnionej magią krainy - „Ivalice”. Główny bohater zamiast próbować powrócić do swojego świata postanawia odbyć przygodę swojego życia. Luso nie będzie jednak działał w pojedynkę ponieważ w zabawie towarzyszyć mu będą inne postacie, między innymi przywódca klanu Gari o imieniu Cid.

    Fabuła gry to przede wszystkim poznawanie krainy „Ivalice” oraz walki, które rozgrywane są w systemie turowym. Mapa bitwy podzielona jest na kilkadziesiąt heksów, pomiędzy którymi możemy się przemieszczać. Aby wykonać akcję musimy wykorzystać określoną ilości punktów ruchu dlatego niezwykle ważne jest staranne zaplanowanie kolejnych posunięć. Pomiędzy walkami naszym głównym zadaniem będzie odwiedzanie miast, w których będziemy mogli nabyć niezbędną w walce broń, przyjąć nowe zlecenia, czy też wyleczyć członków drużyny.

    Postacie biorące udział w grze w miarę rozwoju zabawy awansują na wyższe poziomy, uzyskując tym samym dostęp do nowych umiejętności.

    Akcja gry obserwowana jest w rzucie izometrycznym. Dolny ekran DS-a może być wykorzystywany na kilka sposobów - między innymi do wydawania poleceń, czy przemieszczania postaci po planszy.

    Charakterystyczne cechy
    • Możliwość wykorzystania ekranu dotykowego.
    • Postacie znane z pierwszej części gry.
    • Kilka sposobów wykorzystania dolnego ekranu konsoli.
    • Bitwy rozgrywane w systemie turowym.
    • Możliwość rozwoju postaci wraz z postępami w grze.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7252) on Aug 29, 2008.

Back of Case - DS (US):

    THE GRIMOIRE BECKONS,

    A NEW FATE NOW BOUND TO ITS PAGES

    Take the oath and join Luso as he is summoned into the world of Ivalice. What awaits him as he embarks on his journey home? And to what end do the chronicled pages of the Grimoire lead?

    (Image captions)
    • Unparalleled strategic depth with fifty-six jobs to master.
    • Over 300 quests offer hundreds of hours of gameplay.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jul 06, 2008.

Square Enix, Inc. press release:
    DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF IVALICE THIS SUMMER WITH FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: GRIMOIRE OF THE RIFT

    The Latest Square Enix Tactical RPG Enters the Ivalice Alliance on June 24, 2008

    Los Angeles (Mar. 19, 2008)

    Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that the latest entry in the IVALICE ALLIANCE™ series, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® A2: Grimoire of the Rift™ is set to transport players to the fantastical world of Ivalice on June 24, 2008.

    Embark on a journey through the vibrant world of Ivalice this summer with FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift. As the third entry in the Ivalice Alliance series, this follow-up to the 2003 Game Boy® Advance release brings the popular tactical franchise to the Nintendo DS™ for the first time. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift will introduce newcomers to an engaging turn-based, grid-oriented battle system as they make new discoveries alongside the hero in this lighthearted adventure. Long-time fans will enjoy exciting new content and enhancements, including polished game mechanics, intuitive stylus control, and new jobs and classes.

    “FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift makes the tactical RPG genre accessible to fans who may be unfamiliar with the grid-based battle system,” said Director Yuichi Murasawa. “While maintaining the classic functionality of the much-loved gameplay, this newest release boasts upgrades that enable a more engrossing and fulfilling tactical RPG experience.”

    STORY School is out for the summer, but mischievous Luso Clemens must first face detention to make up for his misbehavior. Alone in the library, he stumbles upon an ancient book with magical powers that summons him to the mystical land of Ivalice. Warped into the middle of a battlefield, Luso joins Cid and his clan to set off on an adventurous journey looking for a way home.

    FEATURES
  • Explore the fantastic world of Ivalice and join forces with famous heroes from FINAL FANTASY® XII – Vaan, Penelo and Al-Cid
  • All-new content and enhancements, including polished game mechanics, new jobs, new classes, and a new clan system that enrich the Ivalice experience for fans and newcomers alike
  • The North American release will allow players to command characters in battle and navigate through menus all with a tap of the stylus
  • Witness vibrant and colorful visuals in dual-screen presentation, made possible by Nintendo DS
  • Increased replay value with up to 400 available quests, allowing players to immerse themselves in a multi-faceted storyline


  • FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD). The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/ffta2/.

    About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.

    Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises - FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 80 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 43 million units worldwide - under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

    Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing, and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.

    © 2007, 2008 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, GRIMOIRE OF THE RIFT, IVALICE ALLIANCE, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jul 06, 2008.