The announcement for today is that we, Aksys Games, are bringing you Jikanda: The Timeless Land! Developed by Opus and Idea Factory, Jikandia will be your most-wanted game for the PSP this spring. Stay tuned for more info on this retro-style action RPG!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Torrance, CA (November 24, 2010) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, proudly announced today that the retro-style action RPG Jikandia: The Timeless Land will be released in North America in Spring 2011. Jikandia: The Timeless Land will be available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
For thousands of years, the people of Jikandia were happy and peaceful, utterly ignorant of the concept of time. Then…one day, uncountable hordes of dangerous creatures appeared, bringing chaos to Jikandia and setting the wheels of time turning once again. Plunged suddenly into this newly-temporal reality, the people of Jikandia fell into confusion, terror, and anarchy.
In the midst of the mayhem gripping the land, an ancient spirit known as Temtem, hoping to restore peace and harmony to the troubled land, somehow gained mastery over time and space. With this new-found power, Temtem attempted to summon the nine heroes of legend. Nine kids on their way to school found themselves summoned through time and space to become the champions of Jikandia. However, only Al, who was separated from his friends while traveling through the void, appeared before Temtem. Neither of them knew what had happened to Al’s friends, but it soon become clear that Al had to find them, and right Jikandia’s wrongs, if he was ever to return home.
In Jikandia, you must travel through dungeons in search of your friends. You can set the time limit for each dungeon yourself! Dungeons are altered in several ways according to the time limit you set, so no adventure is the same twice! The longer you spend in one, the more likely you’ll come across rare items and treasure chests…but you’ll also face more monsters and difficult traps. Also, by meeting certain requirements, you can unlock specific events and cause legendary items to appear. Activating the “Awakening” mode will make you stronger, faster, and more powerful! Obtain magic orbs to customize your hero’s skills as you wish. Up to four PSP systems can be linked to play in the Jikandia Coliseum timed stages where you can battle against your friends and dodge traps to win with the highest score!
“With a combination of old-school platforming action and a colorful cast of characters, Jikandia: The Timeless Land gives you the freedom to decide how long you want to spend in each dungeon, making the game easy to pick up and play whenever you have a moment to spare,” says Frank “Bo” deWindt II, Associate Producer at Aksys Games.
Jikandia: The Timeless Land Key Features
Set your own time limit
Set a time limit before entering a dungeon. The setting, enemies, and number of treasure chests change according to the time limit, giving the player endless ways to play the game.
Unlock story events
Play through the game multiple times to unlock additional events. Since the layout and size of each dungeon changes depending on the time set by the player, it’s possible for the player to never have to explore the same dungeon twice.
4-player Coliseum mode
Up to four players can enjoy Jikandia together using the PSP®’s ad-hoc mode. Challenge other players in a wide variety of settings, creating traps and timed events to determine who will emerge from battle victorious.
About Aksys Games
Located in Torrance, California and founded in 2006, Aksys Games is well known for being a visionary within the fighting game sector while expanding into other genres such as RPGs, fishing, and family-style games. Some of their more popular games include the Guilty Gear, Record of Agarest War, Hooked: Real Motion Fishing, and the BIT.TRIP series
Jikandia: The Timeless Land has not been rated by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and Jikandia: The Timeless Land can be found at www.aksysgames.com.