Gamers wait 90 minutes to try Blue Dragon at TGS 2006

Xbox 360 at the TGS

At the still-ongoing Tokyo Game Show, one of the games which proved to be popular was Mistwalker‘s upcoming Xbox 360 title, Blue Dragon. Game convention attendees were more than willing to wait in line for up to 90 minutes, just to be able to get their chance at trying out this title for a time that is considerably less than 90 minutes.

Though the Xbox 360 is not particularly the console of choice in the Land of the Rising Sun, some are wondering if perhaps this title may just turn that around for Microsoft, as the game is released in Japan on December 7.

Blue Dragon revolves around the story of the young boy named Shu and his shadow which can transform into a blue dragon. With this ability, he sets out to save the world with the help of his friends who all have their own shadow creatures to lend a hand.

To say that this project is led by an all-star cast is an understatement. Led by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, he is then supported by Akira Toriyama as the character designer. Toriyama is known for his work on the entire Dragon Ball series, Dragon Quest, as well as the 16-bit classic Chrono Trigger. And the kicker? The game’s music is provided for by no other than the legendary Nobuo Uematsu who is best remembered for creating the moving scores for Chrono Trigger and a host of Final Fantasy games.

Judging from the deep Final Fantasy involvement that the three celebrities are known for, as well as Japan’s loyalty and devotion for the series, does this mean that the Xbox 360 will sell better in that country if Square Enix makes more games for it? We’ll find out once the game is released.

Blue Dragon at the TGS 2006 - Image 1Blue Dragon at the TGS 2006 - Image 2

Xbox 360 at the TGS

At the still-ongoing Tokyo Game Show, one of the games which proved to be popular was Mistwalker‘s upcoming Xbox 360 title, Blue Dragon. Game convention attendees were more than willing to wait in line for up to 90 minutes, just to be able to get their chance at trying out this title for a time that is considerably less than 90 minutes.

Though the Xbox 360 is not particularly the console of choice in the Land of the Rising Sun, some are wondering if perhaps this title may just turn that around for Microsoft, as the game is released in Japan on December 7.

Blue Dragon revolves around the story of the young boy named Shu and his shadow which can transform into a blue dragon. With this ability, he sets out to save the world with the help of his friends who all have their own shadow creatures to lend a hand.

To say that this project is led by an all-star cast is an understatement. Led by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, he is then supported by Akira Toriyama as the character designer. Toriyama is known for his work on the entire Dragon Ball series, Dragon Quest, as well as the 16-bit classic Chrono Trigger. And the kicker? The game’s music is provided for by no other than the legendary Nobuo Uematsu who is best remembered for creating the moving scores for Chrono Trigger and a host of Final Fantasy games.

Judging from the deep Final Fantasy involvement that the three celebrities are known for, as well as Japan’s loyalty and devotion for the series, does this mean that the Xbox 360 will sell better in that country if Square Enix makes more games for it? We’ll find out once the game is released.

Blue Dragon at the TGS 2006 - Image 1Blue Dragon at the TGS 2006 - Image 2

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