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Strategy RPG fans are a very unique group of individuals… We have those that love the Final Fantasy tic-tactics (Not the “A” series, what a garbage sequel),  we have those who loved Ogre Battle, and then we have those who loved the Fire Emblem series. Question is, what did we all like from those franchises? I personally loved Final Fantasy Tactics for being the first SRPG to give me a tragic story and countless characters to choose from. But I also loved Ogre Battle for its huge, up-close battles and its epic storytelling. However, that’s just me. What did you guys like about those titles, or any SRPG title for that matter?

While you ponder that, let’s take some of those elements I spoke of above, and mash them together—create a SRPG meatball of sorts. Now let’s add the marinara sauce—you know, kind of like graphics that give it that final touch. The end result? A wonderful, story-driven game that brings back the old days of SRPGs. It sorta gives you a taste of something familiar, like something your mom cooks at home, and that’s what we at Aksys Games have been cooking. We call it Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics, or Laevatein Tactics for short, and today it comes out on the Nintendo DS. I ask fans of this genre to give it a gander. Let us know how we did…tell us, did we hit the spot?

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Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics Arrives At Retail!

Something familiar, something fun, comes home to the Nintendo DS…

Oct 15th, 2009 – Aksys Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, is proud to announce the arrival of Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics at retailers today! Made exclusively for Nintendo DS(TM), Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics reignites the hardcore strategy aspect of the strategy RPG genre. With countless hours of story-driven gameplay, over 120 playable characters, and twenty-three different character classes to choose from, players will soon find themselves immersed in the world of Yulamecca.

The Story So Far…

When a strange girl hands Ernesto, the young prince of Valencia, a mysterious sword and tells him to save his friends, he thinks nothing of using the magical blade to fight off an undead attack. Little does he know that such a small choice will spark a war that will rage across the continent of Yulamecca and beyond…

Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics is a perfect blend of gameplay and story, interwoven to create a satisfying SRPG experience,” states Frank “Bo” deWindt II, Associate Producer, Aksys Games. “If you’re a tried-and-true SRPG fan, or even new to the genre, you’ll definitely find yourself falling for this game.”

Key Features:

· Once More Unto The Breach! — Command your forces into one of several formations, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

· Harness The Power of The Einherjar! — Collect all the Vaettir Arms (180+ Arms to find!) scattered throughout the game, and strike fear into the hearts of your foes with the awesome power of the Valhalla Break!

· Ad-Hoc Goodness! — Using the power of ad-hoc wireless connectivity, you can trade items with your friends, rent out your heroes to aid friends in need, or battle them for fame and glory!

· Create An Unstoppable Army! — Equip different weapons to change the class, abilities, and appearance of your soldiers! Choose wisely, and unlock the legendary secret class!

Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics has been rated  “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about Aksys Games and Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics, visit www.aksysgames.com.