Dark Eyes: Battle Gate Info and Media
NexTech is working on a WonderSwan version of their computer RPG Dark Eyes. Entitled Dark Eyes: Battle Gate, the game is an isometric simulation RPG which features two races, the Orghals and the Infans, who have developed different cultures over the ages despite their similarities. Their mother planet Fairhope is divided by a giant mountain range, and the two races never knew the existence of each other, until the day the Orghals cross the natural obstacle and enter the Infan territory, which leads to a war between the two people.
Living in a favorable environment, the Orghals have developed a culture of farming and monster breeding. In battles, their strong point is magic use. The Infans on the other hand have been living in a tough environment and have worked on natural resources exploitation and item manufacturing.
With a game system similar to Quest's Tactics Ogre series, Dark Eyes will surely appeal to the strategy fans out here. This game will be released in February of 2001 for 4,500 yen; a stateside release is very unlikely as the system doesn't seem to be US bound for the time being. You can nonetheless take a look at 4 screen shots, 11 pieces of artwork and 2 maps from the game!
November 1st, 2000