Growlanser (series)

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Growlanser (グローランサー Gurōransā?) is a series of tactical role-playing games with installments on the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. The series is set in a world that is being taken over by an ancient evil.

The series is the creation of Career Soft, with publishing duties handled by Atlus Co. in Japan. It is a spiritual successor to Career Soft's earlier Langrisser series of tactical RPGs. Working Designs published Growlanser II: The Sense of Justice and Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness in North America together in a package called Growlanser Generations. Growlanser V: Generations was published in North America under the name Growlanser: Heritage of War by Atlus U.S.A..[1] Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of the Time was published under the name Growlanser Wayfarer of Time in North America. Titles feature game art by Satoshi Urushihara.

Games[edit]

(Note that Growlanser V: Generations should not be confused with the American release titled Growlanser Generations.)

Other merchandise[edit]

  • Soundtrack CDs for the Growlanser series were released in Japan by King Records (I, II, and III), FrontierWorks (IV), Pony Canyon (V) and Sony Music (VI).
  • A number of drama CDs have been released for Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of the Time, but more notable is Growlanser's very first collection of entirely vocal music from the same game in the CD Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of the Time Original Character Song Album, which features songs sung by the main characters of Growlanser IV like Crevanille, Silverneil, Alfonse & Christopher, etc.
  • With Growlanser IV came an OVA to the series, featuring a situation from the game turned into an anime. Silverneil, the main character of the OVA, travels around in the city trying to figure out what's going on regarding a rebellion and is given the decision either to join it or go against it. The ending theme to the OVA is "Yakusoku" (Promise), Silverneil's Image Song, featured as track 10 on the Character Song Album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GROWLANSER: HERITAGE OF WAR ANNOUNCED" (PDF). Atlus USA. May 10, 2007. p. 1. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 

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