Jade Cocoon 2

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Jade Cocoon 2
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Developer(s) Genki
Publisher(s)
Composer(s) Kimitaka Matsumae
Manami Matsumae
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • JP August 30, 2001[1]
  • NA December 17, 2001
  • EU June 14, 2002
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution 1 DVD

Jade Cocoon 2 (玉繭物語2 Tamamayu Monogatari Tsū?, literally "The Story of the Jade Cocoon 2") is a 2001 role-playing video game for the PlayStation 2 and sequel to Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu by Genki. The game features a full 3D polygonal world, 200 cutscenes, and full voice-overs. The character designs for the game were done by Katsuya Kondō, character designer for the first game as well as the Studio Ghibli films Kiki's Delivery Service and I Can Hear the Sea.

Plot[edit]

Jade Cocoon 2's plot occurs 100 years after the events in the original Jade Cocoon. The time of the Nagi people and "cocoon masters" has passed. New "cocoon masters" are now cited as "beasthunters" and are the prominent force of monster raising, with the player playing one named Kahu who visits the Temple of Kemuel in the hopes of becoming a beasthunter and having adventures like the old cocoon masters he's idolized. However, Kahu encounters trouble during his license exam required to become a full-fledged beast-hunter. He encounters a young fairy named Nico, who leaves Kahu cursed, and he's given a very short time to live before his body is consumed by evil. Fortunately, Kemuel Temple's resident guardian and founder, Levant - the hero of the original Jade Cocoon - offers Kahu a chance to heal himself. By utilizing the four magical orbs found in the heart of the elemental forests and a dark lute, Levant will be able to save Kahu's life. Kahu now sets off on his adventure, to save himself and eventually, the world. Other characters from the first Jade Cocoon also appear, like Kikinak, who became a rich shopkeeper thanks to Levant. A statue of Mahbu, the Nagi Maiden, can also be seen at the room where Levant is.[2]

Reception[edit]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 31 out of 40.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Products: Old Hardware". Genki Co., Ltd. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Jade Cocoon 2 Review, GameSpot, January 3, 2002
  3. ^ プレイステーション2 - 玉繭物語2 ~滅びの蟲~. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.89. 30 June 2006.

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