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7th Dragon takes place in the world of Eden of which 80% is ruled by dragons, so the premise of the game is simple: Kill all the dragons, or the human race is going to be wiped out of existence.
When players start their journey, they can create their own characters from the following classes: Mage, Princess, Rogue, Knight, Samurai, Fighter, or Healer. Outside of battle the characters will be viewed traveling the overworld from an overhead perspective, while the battles are viewed from a side perspective showing each character as they attack their foes.
The game was produced by Rieko Kodama and the design team consists of composer Yuzo Koshiro, character designer Mota, as well as monster designer Akifumi Yamamoto. At the helm of the project is the director of the first entries in the Trauma Center and Etrian Odyssey series, Kazuya Niinou.
The Japanese magazine Famitsu scored 7th Dragon 9/8/8/8 for a total of 33 out of 40 points. The game was the second best-selling game the week of its release at 80,000 copies. An additional 22,000 units were sold the following week.
A spin-off sequel titled 7th Dragon 2020 was released in Japan on November 23, 2011 for the PSP. It features polygon graphics and takes place in the near-future in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, where the dragons invade the city. The game features new classes.
A sequel to 7th Dragon 2020, titled 7th Dragon 2020-II was released on April 18, 2013 in Japan also for the PSP. Hatsune Miku will appear again in the game as a non playable character; and the game also features a new idol class and Diva Mode, which essentially makes every BGM in the game sung by Hatsune Miku.
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- Official website (Japanese)
- Mota's homepage (Japanese)
- Import preview at 1up.com
- PSP sequel's website (Sega.jp)