Solatorobo ships with soundtrack

Solatorobo: Red The Hunter, now the best shot at a light-hearted, island-based treasure hunting adventure (with Mega Man Legends 3 gone), will come with a nice bonus if you purchase one of the first-run copies: a soundtrack. In a distinctly Atlus-like move, XSEED is bundling a 24-track soundtrack CD with the initial shipment of the DS game.

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XSEED Games Confirms Soundtrack, Details Locations and Characters in Solatorobo: Red the Hunter

XSEED Games is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated upcoming Nintendo DS action-RPG title: Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, will contain an accompanying soundtrack CD with each first run copy when it ships in September, at an MSRP of $34.99. Celebrated for its artistic visuals and enthralling storytelling, the music in the game is equally as spirited and memorable.

The Solatorobo: Red the Hunter soundtrack is a replica of the original Japanese version and features 24 tracks that set a playful mood for some of the game's light-hearted dialogue, while contrasting with a full orchestral score that foreshadows the epic struggle for survival that awaits protagonist Red Savarin.

Set high above the clouds of the Shepherd Republic, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter features a picturesque setting filled with vibrant pastel colors and European-style villas. In the game, players will take to the skies in airships and explore the various floating islands that comprise the mystical world in which the game is set. From the railroad-trafficked streets of the Republic's capital city of Pharaoh to the airborne port of Airedale, each of the Shepherd Republic's ten principal cities are filled with unique characters and details. Each location in Solatorobo offers a distinct atmosphere, and whether it be the Mushroom-dandelion forests of Vizsla or the canal-lined alleys of touristy Spinon, around every corner players will find a highly-stylized environment.

As adventurer-for-hire Red Savarin treks through the skies, he and his companions will be unwittingly pulled into a sinister plot to resurrect an ancient threat. At the center of this plot is the leader of the Kurvaz organization, Bruno Dondurma, a dog-like renegade who operates within the law but is never afraid to make an example of those who oppose him through the handy tools of intimidation and blackmail. At his side, the faithful cat-like Opéra Kranz is usually seen with her subordinates, Calua Napage and Gren Sacher, all of whom are armed with Robo mechs of varying abilities, from long-range projectile attacks to short-range swords. Together, they form a formidable opposition that Red will have to somehow take down in order to protect his world.

Developed by CyberConnect2 in Japan – the team behind the late 1990s PlayStation hit, and Solatorobo's spiritual predecessor, Tail Concerto – Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is a winding tale of intrigue and mystery that encourages players to explore the world, interacting with all manner of characters along the way.

Currently in production, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter will be released this September in North America by XSEED Games for the Nintendo DS. XSEED Games will release more product information in the coming weeks.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.