7th Dragon

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7th Dragon
7th Dragon.jpg
Developer(s) imageepoch
Publisher(s) Sega
Director(s) Kazuya Niinou
Producer(s) Rieko Kodama
Artist(s) Mota
Composer(s) Yuzo Koshiro
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP March 5, 2009
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Nintendo DS Game Card

7th Dragon (セブンスドラゴン Sebunsu Doragon?) is a role-playing video game for Nintendo DS developed by imageepoch and published by Sega in Japan on March 5, 2009.[1][2]

Story[edit]

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.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

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.[4]

Development[edit]

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.[5] At the helm of the project is the director of the first entries in the Trauma Center and Etrian Odyssey series, Kazuya Niinou.

Reception[edit]

The Japanese magazine Famitsu scored 7th Dragon 9/8/8/8 for a total of 33 out of 40 points.[6] The game was the second best-selling game the week of its release at 80,000 copies.[7] An additional 22,000 units were sold the following week.[8]

Sequels[edit]

A spin-off sequel titled 7th Dragon 2020 was released in Japan on November 23, 2011 for the PSP.[9] 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.[10]

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