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Square Enix prequel Chaos Rings Omega out today, cheaper than Chaos Rings, several free updates planned

Available in the UK from around midnight

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Product: Chaos Rings Omega | Publisher: Square Enix | Genre: RPG
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Square-Enix’s Chaos Rings wowed us on its iPhone release last April, the jRPG earning a Pocket Gamer Gold Award. And its follow-up for iPhone and iPad is now available on the New Zealand App Store, meaning it'll be available in the UK at around midnight.

Chaos Rings Omega is a prequel, set 10,000 years before the events of the original, but retaining the classical turn-based RPG mechanics that made the iPhone and iPad game such a success.

You play as a young hero named Veig, who takes part in battles that are directly linked to Chaos Rings. Omega’s story spans the gap between the two games, finishing off where the first started.

The game’s battle system and interface is said to have been refined, and the game will feature Retina display support.

Excitingly, there are a number of free updates planned which should extend the game’s already healthy lifespan. Monthly downloads from June to December will increase the level cap and introduce an additional secret boss each time, while August’s update will add Japanese voice acting instead.

It’s available to buy for New Zealanders now, and will hit the UK App Store at midnight, costing £8.99 / $14.99 on iPad and $6.99 / $11.99 for iPhone - making it 59p/99c cheaper than the original Chaos Rings.

Fans of the first game can whet their appetites for this much-anticipated prequel by watching the official Chaos Rings Omega trailer below.



 

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Chris Schilling 18 May 2011
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foj | 06:57 - 19 May 2011
zzz gameplay for the first was boring and repetitive, I hope they worked more on that than the interface or retina display which I couldn't careless about
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klouud | 04:32 - 19 May 2011
the first game was awesome but quickly became boring and frustrating when the same game had to be played 4 times total in order to unlock the entire story. I never completed the "entire game" because I lost interest.
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alejobd | 00:10 - 19 May 2011
'JRPG" is the easiest way to refer to a category of games with certain characteristics. The fact that certain persons or groups dislikes those characteristics and/or the typical/recent representatives of that category, does not make the name any less descriptive. If you invent an obscure brand new name to describe that category of games, the same prejudices will be associated with that name if it becomes representative of that category. The name in itself does not contain any negative implication. Let's not reinvent the wheel.
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Silverash | 19:56 - 18 May 2011
Will the game have english voice acting
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japonlindo | 15:42 - 18 May 2011
When using the term 'JRPG', you should be very careful because the Japanese developers and hardcore gamers already know that it's often used to mean Japanese 'boring' randamly turn-based RPGs with spiky haired heroes and erotic Japanese sluts in western countries and they are not happy with that.
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Promiceus | 15:25 - 18 May 2011
Argh, why SE hates universal binaries? I'd love to play the game on iPhone while I'm in transport and than pick up on iPad when I'm on a plain/couch etc. Now I'm not only bound to buy the game twice for 30$, but I also have no option to something like cloud-based save games etc...
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