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Breath of Fire III (PSP)

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Advertising Blurbs

uk.playstation.com - PSP:
    Ryu is a dormant Dragon transformed into an innocent child, the last of an ancient race with unimaginable powers, and an epic destiny to fulfil.

    • Mould your hero each time you play, with 987 possible dragon transformations
    • Unleash fiery retribution through tactical combat

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on May 06, 2008.

www.capcom-europe.com:
    The legendary RPG series Breath of Fire comes to PSP with tales of long
    forgotten worlds, intrepid heroes and ancient, mystical powers. A destiny
    awaits you...
    A small boy on the run... a dragon reborn in flames...

    The last of an extinct race, with mighty powers. A small boy, outcast from
    society. Ryu is both, a dormant dragon, awakened by miners, turned into
    an innocent child. Ryu may not remember his fiery past, but is destined to
    regain his powers, fulfilling his epic destiny...

    Appearing for the first time on a handheld console, Breath of Fire III is the
    third instalment of this classic RPG series. Graphically enhanced to take
    advantage of the PSP’s screen resolution, Breath of Fire III follows the
    fate of Ryu as he embarks on an epic quest to discover his ancestry and
    understand the dragon power that has awoken inside of him. The PSP
    version also includes a bonus Fishing mode at 18 different locations in the
    game world. Thanks to the Game Sharing function Breath of Fire III
    owners can also send this Fishing game to their friends to enjoy even if
    they do not have a copy of the game.

    • The Dragons return – the massively popular role-playing legend comes
      to PSP, with new online game-sharing mode
    • Unique experience – mould your hero each time you play, with 987
      possible dragon transformations
    • Tactical combat – moving quickly triggers additional attacks, unleashing
      flaming retribution on enemies

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Feb 08, 2008.

Back of Jewel Case - PlayStation (US):
    The lone survivor of a legendary dragon clan, a rebellious youth embarks on a great journey. One of discovery... and danger. The classic role-playing game now returns to continue the epic tale of Ryu and the dragon People. An inner power of uncertain origin matures Ryu into a warrior who ponders his purpose as he embarks on a mythical journey. What lies ahead is shrouded in mystery... yet strangely familiar.

    LEGENDARY ROLEPLAYING

    DRAGON GENE SPLICING

    POWERFUL MAGIC

    AN EPIC 3-D ENVIRONMENT

    LEARN OR STEAL ADVANCE SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES

    Contributed by SGruber (3836) on Feb 03, 2008.

Manual description - Playstation (Europe):

    A NEW TREASURE IS DISCOVERED

    An ancient legend speaks of a powerful Dragon Clan, but no explanation exists of why the clan vanished. The Legend follows the clan's history only up to a time where their inner power had reached a point where they had the power to destroy the world.

    The clan's presence can still be felt in everyday life, however. The remains of the Dragon People appear in the form of the miners when one day a dragon youth is discovered in the Chrysm ore mine. This new treasure...where did he come from and how did he survive inside the mine?

    The little dragon boy Ryu grows up as an outsider, and gets into a lot of mischief. He befriends two renegades, Rei and Teepo, and all three live a life of thievery, living for the thrill. They are rarely caught, until one day a mysterious villager leads them right into the hands of the authorities. The boys are punished and separated. It is at about this time that Ryu begins to examine his life and feels a burning desire in his heart to learn the history of his ancestors.

    He soon realises that he cannot continue living a life of childish pranks, and embarks on an epic quest to satisfy his need for knowledge of his ancestors. Early on his quest he discovers a strange inner power that seems to protect him. Could this be the Dragon Power of which the ancient legend speaks?

    Playing as the hero Ryu, your journey will lead you down many paths to discover your ancestral heritage and to find the answer to the burning questions: What is the power of the vanished Dragon Clan trying to teach you? Where will it guide you and what will force you to discover?

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54192) on Apr 19, 2007.

From uk.playstation.com:
    The dragon legend continues . . .!

    Ancient legend tells of a powerful Dragon Clan, a clan that mysteriously vanished, having sacrificed themselves to destroy the Goddess of Darkness and bring peace to their land. The legend of the clan spans only up to the point at which they were powerful enough to destroy the whole world. No subsequent record of their existence can be found . . .

    The remains of this clan, these 'Dragon People' appear in the form of chrysmore - a tremendously beneficial form of energy which is mined for its raw power.

    Centuries after the original legend is supposed to take place, a group of miners discover a dragon youth down an abandoned chrysmore mine. Their minds are filled with wonder and curiosity. What is this new treasure? Where did he come from and how did he survive inside this mine?

    Ryu, the Dragon Boy, becomes an outcast and starts to get into trouble. He befriends two renegades, Rei and Teepo, and all three live a life of thievery, living life on a knife edge, but rarely getting caught.

    Until one day a mysterious villager leads them right into the hands of the authorities. The boys are dealt with swiftly and separated. At this time Ryu begins to examine his life and feels a burning desire to learn the history of his ancestors . . .

    As the last survivor of his race, Ryu matures to become a mighty warrior in search of his past and his destiny, but what he uncovers is a revisiting of the evil of which the legends tell.


    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 12, 2001.