Solatorobo hunting DS this fall

XSEED confirms North American release window for CyberConnect2's spiritual action RPG successor to original PlayStation effort Tail Concerto.

In 1999, CyberConnect2's Tail Concerto launched in North America, giving gamers a 3D platformer in a world populated by mech-riding anthropomorphic cats and dogs caught in racial strife. More than a dozen years later, the developer is returning to the premise to create a spiritual successor to its PlayStation original, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter for the DS. XSEED Games today announced that it has reached an agreement with Japanese publisher Namco Bandai to bring Solatorobo to North American stores this fall.

Don't ask how they determine ownership of the robots.

Similar to its predecessor, Solatorobo is set on a chain of islands floating in the sky and inhabited by anthropomorphic cats and dogs that use mech suits in their day-to-day lives. Unlike Tail Concerto, Solatorobo is being billed as an action role-playing game. Players will assume the role of the adventurous Red Savarin and his mech Dahak as they embark on a journey that begins with a stolen file aboard an airship. In addition to mech-assisted combat, players will partake of minigames for a variety of activities like fishing and flying.

CyberConnect2 makes more than games about mech-riding anthropomorphic critters. The developer is also working on the over-the-top action game Asura's Wrath for Capcom and has spent the last decade producing numerous entries in the Naruto and .hack series.

Solatorobo debuted in Japan last October and is set for release in Europe this July. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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34 comments
Wolflink001
Wolflink001

I might give it a chance. Looks alright. I just wish Atlus had a hand in this game.

PsiPhiTy1
PsiPhiTy1

As long as games are still made for the DSi, I will still buy them, 3ds be damd. Long Live the DSi.

PsiPhiTy1
PsiPhiTy1

I've played a few minutes on my friends import. This is a game of beauty and I will buy it on day one. Xseed gives great game. You can get on and off the robots with a one button ease and back again. Think about the bots on Pandora in Avatar, that's how this one feels. both cut scenes and in-game graphics are very nice, think FFCC for the DS.

ZIVX
ZIVX

wow I never thought this would get localized

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

Tail Concerto is one of the most overlooked games of all time. I am very glad that the franchise is being revitalized in some form and this is definitely a must buy for me.

anthonycg
anthonycg

Reminds me of that GBA game robopawn.

palmakoy
palmakoy

interesting i never heard of this game

Evenios
Evenios

boo! the DS is dead make it for the 3DS!!!!

Rovelius
Rovelius

@sulaymanqazi Go ahead, we don't give a s***.

gokuofheaven
gokuofheaven

Tail Concerto is epic. This is great news :)

twoism
twoism

Great news, was beginning to think all the publishers abandoned any ideas of localisation of DS games simply because the 3DS is here.

wooten9000
wooten9000

The swan song of the ds finishes with a lovey note midst a cacophony of movie based piece of less-than-crap games. I'm gettin' it.

Ovirew
Ovirew

I've never even heard of Tail Concerto. Solatorobo looks somewhat unique what with the cats and dogs as characters anyway. Animal Crossing meets Gundam?

addictedtochaos
addictedtochaos

This will be a day 1 purchase for me, but I would really like to see a PS3 .hack.

acknowledge101
acknowledge101

tail concerto was a lot of fun. reminded me of the megaman legends series. hopefully this one isn't much different.

sulaymanqazi
sulaymanqazi

ok im switching to IGN. because nothing new is posted and IGN always has some new news everyo hour or so!

travisstaggs
travisstaggs

Could of swore this game had a sequel on the Ps2.

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

A little late, but the game is intriguing none the less. Hope it sells good for Xseed and CyberConnect2.

svaubel
svaubel

Looks interesting. Definately a preorder for me

fattass21
fattass21

anything with mecha, zombies, or coop, ill go for it XD

fededx
fededx

Amazing!!! Now bring both Tales of games and the latest Fire Emblem for the DS! lol I'm so happy, I was gonna buy the european version of this game!

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

"Mech-riding anthropomorphic critters." This sounds really cool.

DarknautXXX
DarknautXXX

Maybe there is hope in all of those Japanese games coming to the West that I have been following forever!

eaterofsouls2
eaterofsouls2

Finally! Ive been following this game for month.(10 months) That god for Xseed! :D

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

I remember liking Tail Concerto a lot, definetely getting this.

Toplinkar
Toplinkar

WOW! A sucessor to Tail Concerto?! Man, I remember playing this game when I was like, 11. It was in japanese so I coludn't understand (although I wouldn't understand English either at that time). It was a great game, I hope this one can be just as great, my brother is sooo geting this to his DS.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Steambot Chronicles much? Hope this game will be another great Mech-controlling action RPG! You know, I remember seeing this Tail Concerto game when I was a liitle brat and had my PSone! Although I never played it.