Vagrant Story, the highly anticipated adventure role-playing game from SquareSoft, was released today for the PlayStation. The game puts players in the role of Agent Ashley Riot, a member of an elite group of knights commissioned to protect the incumbent government from dangerous criminals. Through the course of intertwining events Ashley is falsely accused of murdering the very people he has sworn to protect. A fugitive, Ashley sets out through the medieval towns, forests, and labyrinth's in search of the villain who calls himself a prophet of the Apocalypse.
"Vagrant Story creates the feeling of playing in an action movie," said Kenji Mimura, marketing manager at Square EA, the game's US publisher. "With cinematic camera work and a stunning level of realism, the game fully immerses the player in a fantasy world."
Incorporating free-roaming worlds, cinematic cut-scenes, and a unique battle system, the game looks to continue SquareSoft's successful RPG lineage. Vagrant Story is compatible with the PlayStation Dual Shock analog controller and has a suggested retail price of US $40.