Tokyo, Japan (MMD Newswire) July 12, 2012 - Noted game developer HyperDevbox is bringing its flagship tactical role-playing game (RPG) "Spectral Souls," to iOS platforms this month. Introduced to the Android platform early last year, this popular game will finally be available to users of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
"We're very excited about this launch," says HyperDevBox founder and CEO Carlo Perconti. "By porting 'Spectral Souls' on iOS platforms, we believe we will meet iPhone and iPad users' expectations and expand our target audience considerably."
Perconti explains that "Spectral Souls" was originally a console game, and as such is totally suited to being played on a high-definition TV. "That's why we made it AirPlay compatible," says Perconti. "We also added an option of selecting the frame rate so that anyone playing Spectral Souls on Apple TV can enjoy an optimal experience."
"Spectral Souls" is a long and deep tactical RPG game, which, Perconti notes, is a genre that is still under-represented on iOS. "Being a console-quality game, its size, which is about 1GB, makes it one of the largest applications on this platform," he says.
Users can download, install, and play the Prologue of "Spectral Souls" for free, after which they can pay to unlock the full game. "It's a universal application," says Perconti, "meaning that it is optimized to run on all iOS devices."
"Spectral Souls" was the first game of its genre on the smartphone market, according to Perconti. It is an epic good-versus-evil fantasy with an intricate story but plenty of action, and spectacular music to add to the experience. Its universe and characters, now well known in the gaming community, were designed by a company called Idea Factory and ported and packed for the mobile devices by HyperDevbox. The focus of the tale is the Seven-Year War between humans and demons, taking place in Magic Age 1053 on Neverland, "a world apart from our own, home to strange and dangerous creatures." The game was designed to appeal to all fans of fast-moving tactical RPGs, especially those who want to take their portable gaming experience to new levels.
Until now, "Spectral Souls" has been an Android-exclusive game and has been a huge hit with Android users. Perconti stresses that HyperDevbox will continue its support of that platform. "After all, our Android users have been very supportive of us," he says, "and we wouldn't be where we are without them. But we wanted to be able to bring the 'Spectral Souls' experience to iPhone and iPad users who have been waiting for this for a long time."
He adds, "This is very cool news for gamers looking for high-quality games on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch." And if HyperDevbox's recent history is any indication, this latest release from the small but accomplished gaming studio is positioned to be the next "must-have" RPG for users of Apple devices everywhere.
"Spectral Souls" for iOS features:
* 1 GB of data for 100 hours of game play
* 84 characters
* high-resolution graphics
* 52 different high-quality sound tracks
To celebrate the release of Spectral Souls on iOS, HyperDevbox is offering a special 25% discount on the game. (Regular price: $13.99 --> special price: $10.99) This promotion will end on July 19th (one week only).
See the Spectral Souls page on the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spectral-souls/id507382406
Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOQuo4qMdvQ
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Based in Tokyo and founded in 2005 by Carlo Perconti, HyperDevbox is a multi-platform developer and publisher, mainly focused on bringing fun, high-quality and technically advanced games to Smartphones and tablets.
Some of HyperDevbox's recent achievements:
* ExZeus Arcade (Android), the first commercial game on Android market to have delivered the data directly to SD card.
* Spectral Souls - Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires (Android), the first 1GB Tactical RPG for Android.
* In June 2011, HyperDevbox received recognition from Google as "Top Developer" on the Android Market
* In December 2011, HyperDevbox launched "Generation of Chaos", the first massive strategy RPG for Android.
For more information, visit the HyperDevbox web site: www.hyperdevbox.com
About Idea Factory:
Located in Tokyo and founded in 1994, Idea Factory has developed and published many well-received RPGS and innovative Visual novel games. Some of their more popular titles include, Record of Agarest War (PS3), Hello Kitty Party (DS), Hyperdimension Neptunia (PS3), Mugen Souls (PS3) or Hakuoki (PSP). Idea Factory is part of the Idea Factory Group (Idea Factory, Compile Heart and Design Factory).
Contact: Carlo Perconti, CEO
Phone: 03-3957-1520 (Japan)