Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals E3 2010 Interview: Ben Flasher

We talk to Ben Flasher from Natsume about the new Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals at E3 2010!

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32 comments
SuperM64
SuperM64

This game looks pretty sweet. I can't decide between this or the new Golden Sun.

Oerbrood
Oerbrood

"I see a gun, I'm pretty sure that's a weapon." Brilliant! I'm actually looking forward to this game. I never played the original Lufia, but that doesn't seem to be a problem.

StrawHatFranky
StrawHatFranky

*Watches video again* Did he rehearse this in the mirror???

StrawHatFranky
StrawHatFranky

Just ordered this from amazon, can't wait! Mr. Ben Flasher takes a while to respond to the questions about the game...

AngryFingers
AngryFingers

One of my favorite RPG stories of all time, Lufia 2. I hope the script remains similar, because it was a kick-ass story. The SNES game had the BEST soundtrack for any SNES game ever. Just didn't like the pacing of the SNES game so I hope they change it with the DS version. In the SNES version, you'd go to a new town, then automatically to a new dungeon...never returning to any previously visited places for sidequests (I don't remember if there were any sidequests, if there were...there weren't much at all). Most definitely gonna hafta check out this game.

dbgt_fan
dbgt_fan

looks pretty good, kinda dissapointed that its been turned into an action rpg and its not a sequel, but as long as they keep the characters personalities untouched (which i cant see happening, look emo lol) should be worth the cash

FlamingFury
FlamingFury

This guy is PATHETIC at interviews lol. Worse than that Rune Factory/Harvest Moon guy. Wait. Same company. Why am I not surprised.

Ianoren
Ianoren

Great a good looking rpg thats doesnt follow the same traditional role of jrpgs.

Wolflink001
Wolflink001

And also, this Lufia is an action rpg now? Why? Release date: 3rd Quarter. Could you have been a little more specific Ben?

Wolflink001
Wolflink001

I don't know about this Lufia. What they need to do is port Lufia 1 & 2 and remake Lufia 3. Only then will I jump for joy.

kuttsy14
kuttsy14

Gotta get this....looks good

Lupus64
Lupus64

Hm, honestly not sure what I think about this news. I thought this was going to be a semi-sequel to Lufia 2 or something, rather than a remake/re-imagining, and I was pretty excited about that. But Lufia 2 is one of my all time favourite games, so I'll be interested to see how this does work out, and how faithful they are to the characterisation and story of the original, with their new script and reworked dungeons. Also, this better have an Ancient Cave mode. For those new to the Lufia series, the Ancient Cave in Lufia 2 is a dungeon crawl that's randomly generated every time you enter it. You can pick your party, but you're all reset to level 1 and you lose all your gear, except for a few rare items you might have. It has 99 floors, you pick up gear as you go, and it's really, really fun.

mgfan09
mgfan09

I absolutely loved the two lufia series as a child, I was one of those who played it to death (yes, that includes the ones on the GBC and GBA). Combine this with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (been waiting quite a few years for that as well) and DQ9, and my DS is getting ready to see some heavy usage. Hopefully this'll be a good, fresh start for the Lufia series, because it was an amazing series that often got overlooked. Now, with this, maybe it'll get the respect and fan following that it so richly deserves.

Zacek
Zacek

I can't wait for this!! Sorry for the interviewed, he was so nervous!!! He didn't know about the game at all?

Mochamonkey
Mochamonkey

A new Lufia game for the DS? And an action RPG no less? Intriguing.

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

I've gotta say - I'm impressed. I don't know crap about the first couple games, but I know a decent DS game when I see it ;) I do wish he would have gone more in depth with the combat though...

JmanRBS
JmanRBS

Oh sweet! A new Lufia game. I loved 1 ,2 and 3.

elizabethtroubl
elizabethtroubl

I would have enjoyed this MUCH more if the Natsume rep could actually answer the questions...maybe I should have muted the speakers. Outside of that, game looks pretty good. Worth tracking...

Lanjin
Lanjin

It's E3, this Ben guy isn't prepared at all. Either that or he thinks Kevin is really cute. St-St-Stutter?

guidedblue
guidedblue

GET YOUR LINES RIGHT GUY HAVE DONE A INTERVEIW BEFORE

Killa_Commando
Killa_Commando

Hahaha looks like this guy was forced to give the interview without real preperation, so funny! Game looks nice tough i will keep a eye on it.

Vayngell
Vayngell

I swear that's the most nervous interviewee I've ever seen aside from that game looks great!

Oblivion_540
Oblivion_540

Wow this RPG looks awesome!. Never played the original so don't know what to expect.Half your time in dungeons fighting mosters, and half your time solving puzzles........sounds excellent. :L

jarvans
jarvans

with some changes lol.....

jarvans
jarvans

Yeah! Lufia, this is a remake of the second game, which in turn is really the first game, lol, I can't wait.....

SporeBlox19
SporeBlox19

Yes!!! YES!!! Lufia For the DS! The other 2 for SNES are my Childhood Favorite!

flastic
flastic

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! LUFIA ON DS! *closed his eyes and shed a tear of happyness*

fantasywar
fantasywar

Man the interviewer really gave the interviewed all the heads up but he just didn't seem to know the game that well, maybe he was nervious but looks like a good game, kind of like lunar knights.