App description: "Spectral Souls" the awaited full size Japanese Tactical RPG is available now for your iDevice !!!

Enjoy the first 3 battles for free, and then decide if you like the game. You then can unlock the full game with the ONLY in app purchase.

gameplay video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOQuo4qMdvQ

"Spectral Souls - Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires" (English Version), a Full Size Tactical RPG for iOS platform is now available for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
* A full scale Japanese Tactical RPG for iOS.
* 52 outstanding soundtracks.
* 84 characters.
* High resolution graphic assets.
* 100's of hours of gameplay packed in 1GB data.
* Cut-Scene videos.
* AirPlay compatible at 60, 30, 20, or 15 fps (user selectable)
* iCade support
* MFi support

Simply "a must have" for all fans of "Spectral Souls universe" and for all fans of Tactical RPGs in general.

STORY :
Neverland is a world apart from our own, home to strange and dangerous creatures. Two of these creatures, humans and demons, have been struggling against each other for many years. As the centuries passed, control shifted from demons to humans and back again. The humans finally earned a clear victory after the First Neverland War. But this left the country in ruins and was the direct cause of the Second Neverland War, which saw the decisive victory of the demons once again.
Magic Age 1053?
Tragedy strikes the small woodland village of Petun?the town is attacked and burned to the ground by vicious Neverland troops. But Petun is only the first of many massacres; the Demon Army tears through every human village it can find, slaughtering the people as it goes. Humiliated and infuriated by these abuses, the humans begin to resist and fight back.
It starts as a rash of disorganized, sporadic riots. But it soon grows into something more, something meaningful. These uprisings become a beacon of hope to all humans, spurring them on to unite and form a new empire. They choose a name to reflect their most noble traditions, to reflect a time when they ruled over the demon horde. They call it the Reformed Simba Empire.
Petun?little more than a bump in the road, a mark on a map. But this is where it all started, where the undercurrent of disdain and hatred overflowed into a bloody torrent of death and destruction, drowning Neverland in war for years to come.
This is where our story begins?the story of the Seven Year War.
(c) 2012 IDEA FACTORY, developed for iOS, licensed and published by HYPERDEVBOX Japan.

HyperDevbox's comments:
Hi everyone!
The full scale tactical RPG Spectral Souls is now available on the App Store!





Description
***** SPECIAL 25% OFF ($13.99 -> $10.99) LAUNCH PROMOTIONAL PRICE Until July 19 2012. *****

Enjoy the first 3 battles for free, and then decide if you like the game. You then can unlock the full game with the ONLY in app purchase.

"Spectral Souls - Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires" (English Version), a Full Size Tactical RPG for iOS platform is now available for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Features
* A full scale Japanese Tactical RPG for iOS.
* 52 outstanding soundtracks.
* 84 characters.
* High resolution graphic assets.
* 100's of hours of gameplay packed in 1GB data.
* Cut-Scene videos.
* AirPlay compatible at 60, 30, 20, or 15 fps (user selectable)

Simply "a must have" for all fans of "Spectral Souls universe" and for all fans of Tactical RPGs in general.

Story
Neverland is a world apart from our own, home to strange and dangerous creatures. Two of these creatures, humans and demons, have been struggling against each other for many years. As the centuries passed, control shifted from demons to humans and back again. The humans finally earned a clear victory after the First Neverland War. But this left the country in ruins and was the direct cause of the Second Neverland War, which saw the decisive victory of the demons once again.
Magic Age 1053?
Tragedy strikes the small woodland village of Petun?the town is attacked and burned to the ground by vicious Neverland troops. But Petun is only the first of many massacres; the Demon Army tears through every human village it can find, slaughtering the people as it goes. Humiliated and infuriated by these abuses, the humans begin to resist and fight back.
It starts as a rash of disorganized, sporadic riots. But it soon grows into something more, something meaningful. These uprisings become a beacon of hope to all humans, spurring them on to unite and form a new empire. They choose a name to reflect their most noble traditions, to reflect a time when they ruled over the demon horde. They call it the Reformed Simba Empire.
Petun?little more than a bump in the road, a mark on a map. But this is where it all started, where the undercurrent of disdain and hatred overflowed into a bloody torrent of death and destruction, drowning Neverland in war for years to come.
This is where our story begins?the story of the Seven Year War.
07-12-2012, 04:36 AM
#11
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Pokke Village, Indonesia
Posts: 1,161
spectral souls on psp got a very long load time which is a letdown... this version suffers from that or not?

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Officially moved to android
07-12-2012, 04:46 AM
#12
The trailer of Spectral Souls iOS is online


07-12-2012, 05:10 AM
#13
It was a rather average and old game on the psp with horrible load times but it should easily trump most of the other similar offerings on the appstore! I am really glad that the game is universal.

EDIT: erm..is it me or are the screenshots in the appstore shown for the ipad version actually stretched without keeping the aspect ratio?

Last edited by violentv; 07-12-2012 at 05:16 AM.
07-12-2012, 05:42 AM
#14
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Originally Posted by chaos_envoys View Post
spectral souls on psp got a very long load time which is a letdown... this version suffers from that or not?
I'm still pretty early into the game, but I'm playing it on a iPad3, and considering it's processor is 1Ghz compared to a 333Mhz PSP, I haven't noticed any load times.

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Originally Posted by violentv View Post
erm..is it me or are the screenshots in the appstore shown for the ipad version actually stretched without keeping the aspect ratio?
Graphics don't appear stretched to me. In fact, despite slight blurring on the character sprites and the text, the 3D landscapes look suitable high-res.

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07-12-2012, 06:18 AM
#15
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 8
Ughh, I have to spend more money this week! I saw this when I had an Android, and wanted to pick it up, but back then, wasn't willing to pay much for mobile games. That all has changed now, and I'm glad this finally got ported over to iOS. If any of you dig this and you have a PS3, you should check out Rainbow Moon. It just released the other day on PSN. I copped it, it seems pretty good, though I must admit, I'm not a real SRPG player to really know a good one...
07-12-2012, 06:22 AM
#16
Wow. The graphics look way better than Final Fantasy Tactics! Is it polished enough and full of enough story to pick it up even if I'm still playing through FFT? I enjoy FFT, but wish I could move my character outside of battles and freely explore a little. Is there any of that in SS?
07-12-2012, 06:43 AM
#17
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Presentation is good, but controls are horrible!
Very not intuitive for this platform. Not worth the special price of 11 bucks for me.

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07-12-2012, 06:48 AM
#18
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Originally Posted by Janders View Post
Ughh, I have to spend more money this week! I saw this when I had an Android, and wanted to pick it up, but back then, wasn't willing to pay much for mobile games. That all has changed now, and I'm glad this finally got ported over to iOS. If any of you dig this and you have a PS3, you should check out Rainbow Moon. It just released the other day on PSN. I copped it, it seems pretty good, though I must admit, I'm not a real SRPG player to really know a good one...
Valkyria chronicles is the only SRPG anyone should play on the PS3! In terms of production values, story,emotional attachment to the characters, expansiveness of the world/lore and gameplay.. it is miles ahead of anything else. Just looked up Rainbow Moon and I must say it looks rather interesting! Seems rather light on the characters, world development and story though(from what I can see of the IGN review).

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Originally Posted by curtisrshideler View Post
Wow. The graphics look way better than Final Fantasy Tactics! Is it polished enough and full of enough story to pick it up even if I'm still playing through FFT? I enjoy FFT, but wish I could move my character outside of battles and freely explore a little. Is there any of that in SS?
Only just made space to download Spectral Souls on my ipad...will probably try it out later today. I never finished the game on the psp but the story is alright... not as good as FFT. I liked how the game explores the situation from the viewpoint of different factions. There isn't much freedom for navigation: You progress through events at selected areas on the world map.
07-12-2012, 06:51 AM
#19
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janders View Post
Ughh, I have to spend more money this week! I saw this when I had an Android, and wanted to pick it up, but back then, wasn't willing to pay much for mobile games. That all has changed now, and I'm glad this finally got ported over to iOS. If any of you dig this and you have a PS3, you should check out Rainbow Moon. It just released the other day on PSN. I copped it, it seems pretty good, though I must admit, I'm not a real SRPG player to really know a good one...
Valkiria Crhonicles is what any ps3 owner need to play. There is nothing better on the platform and on any platform in the last years. A least not outside of Japan.

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07-12-2012, 07:20 AM
#20
I thoroughly enjoyed this game on my PSP but only after turning off all attack animations as the slowdown was ridiculous. Excited to try this tonight as it seems the technical issues have been resolved.

Question: Is there any plans for iCloud integration? I would love to play this on both devices but if not, I'm gonna have to pick one.

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