You know that trademark for "Drakerider" that surfaced earlier this year? Turns out it's not the sequel to PS2 game Drakengard we hoped for, but instead a new iOS RPG. Drakerider focuses on Aron and his dragon pal Eckhardt who race to save the land of Igraine from the evil spirit Dread.
Like every Square Enix iOS game, Drakerider will cost you more than the usual App Store download. The first chapter of the five-chapter game is free, but each subsequent chapter will set you back $6.99 – or $20.99 if you want the full game.
LOS ANGELES (Sep. 6, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the availability of DRAKERIDER™ for the iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad®. Players can download and try out the introductory chapter for free through the iTunes Store®.
Developed by Witchcraft Inc., DRAKERIDER is a role-playing game that features Aran Lawson, the hero, and his dragon, Eckhardt. The story follows his adventures in Igraine, a world facing destruction at the hands of the Dread, the evil spirit.
Starting today, the first chapter is available as a free download. Chapters two through five are available for $6.99 each and the full package, for $20.99.
Official site: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/dr/en/
[iPhone/iPod Touch] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drakerider/id516537963?mt=8
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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