We Run Game: Song Summoner for the iPod – say what?
Square Enix has struck first. The first full-scale RPG for the iPod is now available via the iTunes store. Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes is compatible with the iPod Nano w/video, iPod Classic and 5th Gen iPod. The game is offered in both English and Japanese. The story takes place in Melodica and follows our hero, Ziggy as he embarks on a journey to save his brother from the evil Mechanoids. The Mechanoids are people who sold their souls and traded their bodies for steel armor to take over Melodica. All they want is wealth and power. Melodica’s only hope lies in the Superstars, who use music (hence the tie in with the iPod) as a weapon and the Song Summoner who summons warriors from music to come aid them in their battles.
The interactive part of the game is that it uses the music currently stored on your specific iPod. Tune Troopers, who fight the Mechanical Militia, are born of the songs in the player’s IPod. This results in their stats and abilities to be determined by the songs used to create them. They can even be powered up outside of the game. All the user needs to do is listen to the song that they were created from. By using the iPod wheel, players will be able to engage in turn-based tactical battle, and deploy the correct troopers at the right time to become victorious.
Here’s your first true RPG for the iPod and it’s $4.99 at the iTunes store.