Hudson Entertainment today shipped Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) and Nintendo DS. Published by Hudson and distributed by Konami, both versions will retail for $29.99.
Hudson’s classic RPG franchise returns with two different gameplay experiences and stories on each handheld. On the PSP, players are on a quest to uncover the fate of a legendary kingdom. Along the way, heroes will engage in epic battles and fight against demonic and monstrous creatures, armed with their own arsenal of assorted weapons. There are hundreds of variations between weapons, armor and equipment for players to choose from, all of which can be reworked as they progress through the adventure.
The Nintendo DS version, meanwhile, places gamers in a land beleaguered by a legion of undead, monstrous soldiers. The story takes place long after the events of the PSP, as a legend foretells of a hero who will rise to face the growing threat.
On the PSP, players have the ability to choose their warfare style with more than 150 different kinds of fighting arts, one of them being Big Bang Arts. Big Bang Arts, unique to Dungeon Explorer Warriors of Ancient Arts for the PSPÂ® system, allows three players to team up to triple their destructive power in Ad-Hoc Multiplayer mode. Big Bang Arts harnesses the power of all three characters at once to unleash a devastating attack on the enemy. Timing is crucial, as the game is action-oriented, and must be calculated precisely in order to be successful.
The DS version, meanwhile, has gamers rediscovering the lost Ancient Fighting Arts to restore peace to the once flourishing kingdom of Westria. With more than 60 different fighting arts across eight lost Ancient Fighting Art schools, players can become skilled warriors in order to successfully wage battle against their enemies. Armories of weapons, armor and equipment are available to players, along with three hero races and three character job classes. Players can also play in a group, as three players can join forces to battle the Demon God’s minions via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.