In a recent interview, 7th Dragon producer Rieko Kodama and director Kazuya Niinou revealed some of the planning behind the series’ shift from fantasy to a future setting. As part of the jump from DS to PSP, the team felt rebuilding the game from scratch would work better with the new hardware.
More importantly, 7th Dragon was to be a multi-part installment from the beginning. Niinou indicated the original plan was for five installments, with four set in the fantasy environment and the fifth to be more of a side story set in near-future Tokyo. The transition to PSP saw the team shift gears and work on 2020 before developing the other titles.
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Coffee vs. cold medicine: the eternal struggle rages on. Hey, I needed something to stay up long enough to finish the media, what with my browser deciding that now is a fantastic time to fuss over every single image. But I ramble. Let’s get to said media: 7th Dragon 2020, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3, Dragon Quest X, Final Fantasy Type-0, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Lord of Apocalypse, Tales of Innocence R and Tales of the Heroes Twin Brave. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/22/11’ »
Searching for duplicates of Makai Kingdom PSP media is ever so fun, right up there with smashing yourself in the face with a brick. Anyway, it’s media time, and it’s a biggie. In additional to the aforementioned Makai Kingdom PSP, we have 7th Dragon 2020, Dark Souls, Diablo III, Heroes’ Phantasia, Grand Knight’s History, Persona 4: The Golden, and Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena. Dig in! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/07/11’ »
Sega has announced that 7th Dragon 2020, originally scheduled to release on October 27, now will not hit shelves until November 23. No reason was given for the delay.
Replaying Fallout New Vegas in preparation for Honest Hearts makes me realize I could listen to Chief Hanlon talk for hours. Anyway, on with the media: 7th Dragon 2020, Gloria Union, Grand Knight’s History, Growlanser 4: Overload, and Hexyz Force. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 05/16/11’ »
DS RPG 7th Dragon is turning into a series with the announcement of 7th Dragon 2020 for the PSP. Apart from making the handheld jump, 2020 takes place in Tokyo’s not-too-distant future, in contrast to the first game’s fantasy setting. That aside, the same team is behind both games, and 2020 is set to release this fall in Japan. No US release has been announced.