Tokyo, Japan (MMD Newswire) November 12, 2012 -- Noted game developer HyperDevbox is bringing its flagship tactical role-playing game (RPG) "Spectral Souls," to Windows 8 platforms this month. Introduced to the Android platform early last year, this popular game will be available to users of the Windows 8 (RT and Pro) and optimized for the Microsoft Surface tablet. Spectral Souls is an original console game designed by Tokyo studio Idea Factory and ported by HyperDevbox on different mobile platforms.
"We're very excited about this launch," says HyperDevBox founder and CEO Carlo Perconti. "By porting 'Spectral Souls' on Windows 8 platforms, we believe we will meet Windows 8 users' expectations and expand our target audience"
"Spectral Souls" is a long and deep tactical RPG game, which, Perconti notes, is a genre that is under-represented on Windows RT platform. "Being a console-quality game, its size, which is about 1GB, makes it one of the largest applications of its genre on this platform," he says.
Users can download, install, and play "Spectral Souls" on Microsoft Surface tablet, Windows RT devices and also on Windows 8 Pro Desktop x86 & x64 computers since the Spectral Souls does fully support Microsoft XInput controllers. "We will reach new customers and bring Japanese Tactical RPG game to Windows users" says Perconti.
"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. 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.
"We wanted to bring the 'Spectral Souls' experience to Windows 8 users who can now enjoy a high quality game right at the opening of the Windows 8 Microsoft Store" says Perconti. 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 Windows 8 devices everywhere.
"Spectral Souls" for Windows 8 features:
* 1 GB of data for 100 hours of game play
* 84 characters
* high-resolution graphics
* 52 different high-quality sound tracks
* Compatible with Windows 8 for arm , x86 , x64.
* Touch virtual D-PAD & Microsoft XInput controllers support.
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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.
* In August 2012, HyperDevbox released "Blazing Souls Accelate" (Android) another massive 1GB Tactical RPG for Android.
For more information, visit the HyperDevbox web site: www.hyperdevbox.com
See the Spectral Souls Windows 8 page at: "Spectral Souls (ENG)" page (Windows store): http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/spectral-souls-eng/759ca6a2-7d44-4112-8d2e-c257c3b93f72
Spectral Souls Windows 8 on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBCXPYciZug
Contact: Carlo Perconti, CEO
Phone: 03-3957-1520 (Japan)
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 the Record of Agarest War series, the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Hello Kitty Party, Mugen Souls and Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting of the Blossom. Idea Factory is part of the Idea Factory Group, which comprises Idea Factory, Compile Heart and Design Factory.
To learn more about the Spectral Souls series,see the information on the
Idea Factory web site: http://www.ideaf.co.jp
Contact: Damien Urvois (Business development manager)