Lunar Directors Cut
Following the release of Rayearth, Working Designs' next RPG for the Saturn is actually a remake (well, sort of) of a classic role-playing game. Lunar: Director's Cut (tentative title) brings players the same basic story line of the Sega CD classic RPG Lunar: The Silver Star, except this new version will see a slew of improvements.
For starters, the game's graphics have been jazzed up to take advantage of the Saturn's superior color palette. Players will also see many more anime-style cine-mas-and hear more recorded voices-than were in the original. But the improvements go beyond being purely cosmetic. The game's story has been extended with more side quests and new plot twists. So much has been added, in fact, that Working Designs says Lunar: Director's Cut will seem like a whole new game.
For those unfamiliar with the original, Lunar: Director's Cut drops players into the role of Alex, a young warrior who wants to become a Dragonmaster (a cool occupation in the land of Lunar, since Dragonmasters get to ride and hang out with the scaly, toothy creatures). But soon a tyrant named Ghaleon makes Alex's quest more complicated. Alex must gather a party of heroes to take down Ghaleon and keep him from conquering Lunar. Along the way, the player will banter with dragons (including Alex's baby dragon sidekick), embark on numerous side quests and watch lots and lots of cool anime cinemas.
Many gainers see Lunar: The Silver Star (and its sequel, Eternal Blue, both developed by Game Arts of Japan) as shining moments in the Sega CD's otherwise brief and troubled history. Saturn owners will be happy to learn, then, that Working Designs plans on translating and publishing any future Lunar games exclusively for Sega's system.
2016-08-31 Lunar Directors Cut game added.