Agarest combines strategy-RPG gameplay with elements of dating simulation games, with a "Soul Breed" system in which you attempt to build a relationship with one of the heroines of each generation, with your relationship resulting in different playable characters in the next generation.
This is a slightly awkward time for Ghostlight to announce this port, as well as plans to port other console games to PC, as the company's most recent release, Devil Survivor Overclocked, suffers from game-breaking bugs – and that just went from 3DS to 3DS.
BRAINTREE, UK – 05/04/2013
Ghostlight have today revealed that they will be bringing console JRPG Agarest: Generations of War to PC.
Ghostlight have already added the game to the Steam Greenlight service where it has been made available for voting here and they hope that this will be the first of several Japanese console games to be ported to the PC.
Ghostlight have also said that the port itself will be based on the North American Xbox 360 version and will feature Aksys' excellent translation. In addition to that they are hoping to include Support for both gamepad and mouse and keyboard amd Steam Achievements.
About Agarest: Generations of War
At the dawn of time, the world of Agarest was plunged into a terrible war between the forces of good and evil. Entire races fought and died for their divine masters, ending in the total destruction of Agarest. The victorious Gods of light unified their defeated foes, creating a new world and sealing their broken bodies into an eternity of darkness. With the ancient wars fading into distant memory, all have forgotten the evil slumbering beneath their feet, but the darkness remembers. It watches. It waits. The seal that held the evil for aeons is fading and war is again raging among the Kingdoms of Men.
• Choose the path of darkness or light through a truly epic story spanning 5
generations and featuring 60+ hours of gameplay
• Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities,
in compelling and strategic turn-based combat
• Unite with your chosen heroine using the "soul breed" system and together
shape the fate of the next generation of heroes
• Collect hundreds of items and weapons, and harness the power of alchemy
to vastly improve equipment
• Build the ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special
Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
Established in 2004, Ghostlight specialise in bringing the best in Japanese gaming to the PAL region. Ghostlight have released numerous JRPGs such as three titles from the Agarest: Generations of War series, Shadowhearts: From the New World and multiple entries in the Shin Megami Tensei series, including Digital Devil Saga, Digital Devil Saga 2, Lucifer's Call and Persona 3 Portable. Having recently released Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Fate/EXTRA (all on PSP) Ghostlight are currently working on the forthcoming releases of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (3DS) & Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor II (DS)."