Milton Keynes 31st August - 505 Games today announced that the next instalment in the hugely popular WILD ARMS series is confirmed for a European release. Developed by XSEED, WILD ARMS 5 will be released across Europe in early 2008 on PlayStation 2.
Celebrating 10 years since the series’ inception, WILD ARMS 5 features a brand new cast of characters in an all-new storyline along with the return of the acclaimed HEX battle system from WILD ARMS 4. The setting for WILD ARMS 5 takes some inspiration from classic Wild West movies with music, characters clothes and some environments reflecting a time when gunslingers and outlaws ruled. This inspiration introduces a new atmosphere to the WILD ARMS series and sets it apart from traditional RPGs.
WILD ARMS 5 follows the journey of a group of young travellers as they try to unlock the mysteries of their ravaged land and unknowingly became involved in a struggle that will decide the fate of the entire world.
12,000 years ago, the world of Filgaia was a land immersed in technology far beyond anything found in the present day. For reasons unknown, the citizens of this advanced culture suddenly abandoned their technology, leaving the future of the human race to live in a comparatively primitive state. All that remained of this once great civilization were some scattered mechanical parts and the occasional remnants of a legendary golem - huge mechanical devices built to serve mankind. While use of the old technology remained mostly out of reach, there were some who had begun to research the ancient devices, seeking even the faintest hope of enriching their lives on this desolate world.
The situation changed dramatically about a hundred years ago when a new race known as the Veruni arrived on the planet. Although similar in appearance to humans, the Veruni’s superior physical attributes and advanced technology allowed them to quickly establish dominance over mankind. The human race found itself relegated to second-class status, and many citizens were forced to perform hard labour day in and day out in order to survive.
Fast-forward to the present day. In a small town called Capo Bronco on the outskirts of Filgaia, two youths, Dean Stark and Rebecca Streisand, witness an unbelievable event - the giant arm of a golem somehow falling from the sky. Their disbelief grows further when they discover that within the clenched fist of the golem’s hand lies a girl with little recollection of her past other than her name–‘Avril’. This chance encounter inspires Dean and Rebecca to travel with Avril across the wastelands of Filgaia in hopes of helping her regain her lost memories. Little do they know that their journey will eventually decide the fate of all mankind.
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505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk