Madrid- May 29th, 2008- Virgin PLAY is proud to give the first details of their newest Nintendo DS game, after signing with AQ Interactive. Virgin PLAY will be the publisher and distributor of AWAY Shuffle Dungeon in the PAL territories.
Hironobu Sakaguchi and Naoto Ohshima are the lead designers for the project. Naoto Oshima and Hironobu Sakaguchi both well known names in the industry for their work on their best-selling projects, and are now masterminding the characters and environment for Away respectively. To complement this dynamic duo, Nobuo Uematsu, one of the best known composers for videogames in Japan, is now dedicating his creative talent to compose the music for Away. With these 3 talented men working on the project, Away promises to become their next big hit.
Welcome to Webb Village. Webb Village is your average pleasant storybook village with one peculiar trait. Webb Village has been suffering from a rare phenomenon for over a century. People disappear leaving no trace behind, something that they refer to as ‘Away’. Nothing to let them know when it’s going to happen or who´s next…
Sword is a 17 year-old boy that came to Webb Village when he was 15. On the verge of becoming another ‘away’ victim, little Anella quickly jumps in the way to keep him from vanishing sacrificing herself instead. Her heroic action not only ‘aways’ herself, but all of the other villagers as well, leaving Sword alone.
Guided by a mysterious light, Sword finds his way to the Shuffle Dungeon where his adventure starts. There is a chance, to find the villagers and to bring them back, but can he do it before it’s too late?
Welcome to Webb Village, however long your stay.
Away, Shuffle Dungeon is scheduled for release this autumn 2008 exclusively for your Nintendo DS.
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