'Elminage Original', an RPG for PlayStation Portable.
Video game publisher UFO Interactive has released the dungeon crawler Elminage Original from developer Starfish onto PlayStation Portable for North American gamers..
Previously unreleased outside of Japan, Elminage Original entails a quest to obtain six legendary rings said to embody the strength and power of the gods. In a desperate grasp for power, a group of dark priestesses have attempted to shatter the rings' creation-the world's last protective barrier against the forces of darkness. Five of the six rings have scattered themselves across the globe as a final act of defiance, and in hopes to prevent further damage to the magical bulwark. As the barrier fades and weakens, however, evil creatures have begun to seep through and threaten the once-peaceful world. Word has now begun to spread of a prophecy foretelling a monumental reward for whoever can reunite the rings and restore the barrier once again.
In effort to purge the land of Halodra Ille from this evil, players will lead their party members down into the cold blackness of dungeons, through slimy bogs, around crumbling towers of ancient ruins, and across forests where the naked and wiry branches of dead trees are so thick that they block out the sky above. With stunning hand drawn artwork, and boasting 12 races and 16 customizable characters to choose from, players will engage in classic turn-based RPG combat against swarms of vile monsters and twisted beasts so gigantic that they fill the entire screen. Steel and magic will only take players so far; they must also put faith in their ability to navigate through labyrinthine maps. Only those who know how to fuse their keen sense of direction with their strategic battle plans will come out alive.
Elminage Original is rated "" by the ESRB.