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iPhone: Dragon Ark (GREE) F2P co-op action strategy by Front Mission dev (out in JPN)

01-27-2012, 08:58 AM
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Dragon Ark (GREE) F2P co-op action strategy by Front Mission dev (out in JPN)


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GREE first announced Dragon Ark just a couple of weeks ago, but the game is all set to go! GREE announced today that the game is now available for iOS. An Android version is also in the works.

Dragon Ark is the first game from Toshihiro Tsuchida as a GREE employee. Tsuchida is regarded as the creator of the Arc the Lad and Front Mission series. He left Square Enix and joined GREE in early 2011.

The game is split into strategy and action parts. Up to four players can team up for the action parts, even over a 3G connection. Each player chooses a job, then the whole team challenges a dungeon together, collecting resources and cards from defeated monsters.

Jobs include warrior, archer, cleric and mage. Each job type has its own weapons: sword and axe for warrior, bow and arrow for archer, mace for cleric and rod for mage.

The resources and monsters you collect during the action part are used in the strategy component. The strategy component makes players "master" of a castle, which they fortify and use to expand their territory by defeating neighboring countries. The game's worlds/servers can have 20,000 player connected simultaneously.

The "castle" that you manage is a roving castle, pulled by a giant dragon. In the game's world of Arcania, a weather condition called "tempest" has lead to strife and war. People use these castles to deal with threats by invading neighboring lands. The goal is to eventually defeat the eight dragons that rule over the world.

As with all GREE games, Dragon Ark is free to play.

For those that do not know, GREE is the most popular social network in Japan, its primary use for users being games and is supported by their own wares in addition to the biggest third-party publishers. What with the recent news of GREE and its expansion in the West, there's a good chance this will make it overseas.

Last edited by GDSage; 01-27-2012 at 12:10 PM.
01-27-2012, 09:22 AM
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This looks fking nice!

01-27-2012, 09:29 AM
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Btw GREE also owns Openfeint (which will be integrated into the Global GREE brand in the next year or so) =)
01-27-2012, 09:29 AM
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Does look pretty good, hopefully someone will post a video.
01-27-2012, 09:42 AM
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That guy with the greatsword... That'll be me. But wait... Pink sword?
01-27-2012, 10:02 AM
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nice! can't wait for this!!

creator of Front Mission? :O dood where have you been?! Im still waiting for another Front Mission T_T (Tactical one not the crappy shooter one)

Fate/GO . The Quest . Rogue Wizards .
01-27-2012, 10:16 AM
WHAT!? The man that blessed us with Arc the Lad and (The Original) Front Mission!!? Hell, I'll get this on day one (in English). But then again I might just get it anyway (if it was available in my local AppStore) since I played Front Mission back on the SNES in japanese YEARS before it ever came out in english.

P.S. Like Drexiel said, we need Front Mission back
01-27-2012, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by R3TAL1AT3 View Post

P.S. Like Drexiel said, we need Front Mission back
yeah, i want to customize more Wanzers and blow them up! xD

if only FM3 was ported to iOS... it's on the DS ffs... an ipod/iphone can easily run it... specially when there's Final Fantasy Tactics on iOS... or another full console game like Bard's Tale

Fate/GO . The Quest . Rogue Wizards .
01-27-2012, 10:37 AM
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Location: Singapore
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This game looks pretty! Hope it gets translated soon.
01-27-2012, 10:39 AM
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This game looks good but it also looks like a ripoff of Kingdom Conquest.