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PoPoLoCrois (PSP)

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Advertising Blurbs

uk.playstation.com:
    Explore a mystical and magical world, as you fight to save it from the rising threat of an evil Ice Demon.

    • Over 30 hours of engaging storyline
    • Unique and intuitive combat system
    • Enchanting characters brought to life by Anime cut-scenes

    Contributed by DreinIX (9417) on May 06, 2008.

Back of Case - (US):

    A CLASSIC ADVENTURE FOR A NEW GENERATION.

    LONG. LONG AGO WHEN DRAGONS RULED THE SKIES AND FAIRIES ROAMED THE FOREST...

    ,,,THERE WAS A KINGDOM CALLED POPOLOCROIS.


    ANIME EVENTS!
    Fall in love with the wild and interesting characters as you watch them mature through imaginative animated events.

    EXCITING BATTLES!
    Rich, vibrant colors and cel-shaped 2D graphics with seamless strategy-based battles.

    OVER 30 HOURS!
    Expansive story that takes place over 5 years - experience the world and characters evolve.

    A CLASSIC STORY!
    Save anywhere for playing on-the-go!

    "A fun, old school RPG with the quirky look of 16-bit sprites fancied up with modern technology"
    - Game Informer Magazine

    "I couldn't put the game down... There is a slew of console RPGs released every year that aren't nearly as good as PoPoLoCrois."
    - Game Informer Magazine

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Aug 15, 2006.

Press release (19th December 2005):

    PoPoLoCrois™ Nominated for RPG Game of the Year by 1Up.com

    Agetec's Newest PSP™ System Title up for Prestigious Award

    Sunnyvale, Calif., December 19th, 2005
    – Agetec, Inc., a leading publisher of entertainment software, is excited to announce that the charming Japanese tale PoPoLoCrois™ for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system has been nominated by 1UP.com for 2005 RPG Game of the Year.

    "Being nominated for this great award is a testament to the hard work and quality that Agetec puts into all of our titles," says Mark Johnson, vice president of marketing, Agetec, Inc. "We could not be more proud to bring a game of this magnitude to the US, and we are thrilled that we have been included in this elite group of games."

    The first game of the popular series released outside Japan, PoPoLoCrois follows the adventures of brave Prince Pietro as he battles to save his beloved kingdom from the chilling grips of the evil Ice Demon and rescue his mother from a mysterious eternal slumber. Pietro and his friends travel to faraway lands as they interact with beautiful environments and do battle with a vast array of fierce monsters.

    Fans of PoPoLoCrois are encouraged to visit 1UP.com at http://bestof2005.1up.com/ to vote. Voting ends December 31st, 2005, and winners will be chosen sometime in February.

    PoPoLoCrois has an ESRB rating of "E" for Everyone and is available at Electronics Boutique, GameStop, and online at http://www.target.com and http://www.walmart.com for the suggested retail price of $39.99. For additional information and to view the official game trailer please visit http://www.agetec.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (270764) on Aug 09, 2006.

Press release (14th November 2005):

    Agetec Releases PoPoLoCrois™ for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) System

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 14, 2005 – Agetec, Inc., a leading publisher of entertainment software, announced that PoPoLoCrois™ has been approved for gold status and will ship to stores on December 6, 2005. Hugely popular in Japan, PoPoLoCrois for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system is the first game of the long running series released for the U.S. market.

    "Hardcore RPG enthusiasts have been nostalgic for a unique PSP™ system role-playing game for quite some time now," said Mark Johnson, vice president of marketing for Agetec, Inc. "The appeal of PoPoLoCrois for U.S. gamers is that they can play a traditional RPG game on their PSP system while enjoying many cool features, including a ton of playable characters, exciting cut scenes that further the story, a quick-save option for playing on the go, and a zoom feature so that every little detail can be savored."

    Developed by G-Artists and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., PoPoLoCrois is an endearing story of hope and perseverance for 10-year-old Prince Pietro and his forest witch friend Narcia as they embark upon adventures spanning a period of five years. Traversing through the magical kingdoms of the world and lands beyond, the intrepid twosome encounter fairies, dragons and Gods as they team up with unique characters and battle dangerous creatures in an attempt to save the kingdom and rescue the soul of Prince Pietro's mother from eternal sleep, free his father from the grips of darkness and stop a Goddess who has gone mad with her own selfish desires.

    PoPoLoCrois is rated "E" for Everyone and has a price point of $39.99 at Electronics Boutique, GameStop, and online at http://www.target.com and http://www.walmart.com. For more information on other exciting titles from Agetec, please visit http://www.agetec.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (270764) on Aug 09, 2006.

Press release (21st March 2006):

    Ignition Entertainment is Proud to Announce PoPoLoCrois™ for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) Handheld Entertainment System

    The Popular Animated RPG now Coming to European Shores

    21st March '06


    Developed by G-Artists and Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios JAPAN Studio, PoPoLoCrois™ invites players into a mystical and magical world. Playing as the games brave hero Prince Pietro, explore enchanted lands, make new friends and fight to save your world from the rising threat of the evil Ice Demon.

    PoPoLoCrois™ is the first game in the series released outside of Japan, and now you too can experience all this title has to offer. Presented in an instantly familiar 2D style, players will soon warm to the enthralling story line, stunningly detailed graphics and quality animation.

    'Following the success of PoPoLoCrois™ in Japan, we are confident that European PSP™ owners will also warm to this unique title in a big way' said Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment. 'The world of PoPoLoCrois™ is full of magic, great characters and more than a few surprises. Perfect for the PSP™ and accessible to almost everyone'

    PopoLoCrois™ Main Features:
    • Engaging Storyline presented by Anime cut-scenes
    • Highly detailed and Vibrant 2D graphics
    • Unique and intuitive combat system
    • Enchanting Characters
    • Over 30 hours of Game Play
    For further information please visit: www.ignitionent.com/pop

    PoPoLoCrois™ will be available Spring '06 for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable).

    Contributed by Sciere (270764) on Aug 09, 2006.