Square Enix announces Infinite Undiscovery: great lineage, not-so-great title

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Xbox 360 role-playing gamers should be excited to hear that Square Enix is announcing their next fantasy role-playing game for the console, though we don’t expect that gamers will be too enthusiastic about its cringe-worthy title.

Nevermind the bad title: this new game comes from the creative minds at tri-Ace (makers of Valkryie Profile and the Star Ocean series) and RPG vets Square Enix, so it’s probably safe to say that something interesting should come out of this collaboration.

In Infinite Undiscovery, players are taken into a real-time world “woven of countless threads where their choices will spin untold discoveries.” The actions taken by the player with each discovery will have a real-time impact on the world. 

The battles are carried out in real-time, bringing Star Ocean-like combat to this game’s world, and all of the exploration and combat are supposed to take place within the same environment (no battle screen warp). The press release also mentions “situational battles” that would have players “executing a daring escape while a gigantic ogre follows in hot pursuit.” The environment would change based on the commands and actions of the player in these situations. 

Sadly, there’s not much more information, and we were only provided with two screenshots. We’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know as soon as more details of Infinite Undiscovery surface.

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today the upcoming release of INFINITE UNDISCOVERY™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

 INFINITE UNDISCOVERY is the newest fantasy RPG developed by tri-Ace Inc. (STAR OCEAN®, VALKYRIE PROFILE®) for next-generation hardware. Players will be drawn into a real-time world woven of countless threads where their choices will spin untold discoveries. This title, combining the talents of both Square Enix and tri-Ace, will be an unforgettable experience.

 DISCOVERY & IMPACT

The actions taken by the player with each discovery will have a real-time impact on the world.

Situational Battles

Players will be confronted with a variety of dramatic “situational battles” such as executing a daring escape while a gigantic ogre follows in hot pursuit, or waging battle amidst towering tidal waves. The dynamic environments change and respond in real-time to player commands, creating an entirely new experience never before seen in the genre.

A Seamless World and Real-time Action

Combat, exploration, and other actions all take place within the same environment, seamlessly shifting between each game facet. Battles are carried out in real-time, bringing the vibrant fighting sequences of the STAR OCEAN series out of the traditional battle screen into a beautiful and lush environment.


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