Summon Night

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This article is about the video game franchise. For the first game in the series, see Summon Night (video game).

Summon Night (サモンナイト Samon Naito?) is a series of role-playing video games (mixed with elements of a visual novel based dating sim.) The series is developed by Felistella (former Flight-Plan), published by Banpresto and with character design by Izuka Takeshi,[1] spanning many different systems including the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. A popular series in Japan, the series had never been released in any other countries until the release of Summon Night: Swordcraft Story for the Game Boy Advance on July 26, 2006 in the United States. Its popularity in Japan has also spawned novels and drama CDs.

The World[edit]

All of the Summon Night games take place in Lyndbaum,[2] a world similar to medieval Europe with the inclusion of modern factories and railroads, placing Summon Nights in a steampunk setting. Lyndbaum is surrounded by four other worlds: Loreilal, the land from where mechanical creatures come; Silturn, the land of yokai; Sapureth, where angels and demons live; and Maetropa, from where half-humans, magical beasts, fairies and other mythical creatures hail. Besides those four there are also countless other worlds, including our world (the "real" world) where the main characters of the first game are transported from.

Certain boundaries separate the worlds from each other, making the various summoning techniques the only way to transport things between them.

Games[edit]

Main series[edit]

The games from the main series are all strategy RPGs. They take place on the same world and in the same continuity, but the stories don't have much connection.

  • Summon Night (January 6, 2000)
    Released for the PlayStation/remade for Nintendo DS.
  • Summon Night 2 (August 2, 2001)
    Released for the PlayStation/remade for Nintendo DS.
  • Summon Night 3 (August 7, 2003)
    Released for the PlayStation 2/Remake for the PSP was released in October 4, 2012.
  • Summon Night 4 (November 30, 2006)
    Released for the PlayStation 2/Remake for the PSP was released on November 15, 2012.
  • Summon Night 5 (May 16, 2013)
    A fifth title in the main series for the PSP was released on May 16, 2013.

Spin-offs[edit]

The following games are action-RPGs in the style of Ys or Seiken Densetsu.

  • Summon Night EX-Thesis: Yoake no Tsubasa (August 4, 2005)
    Released for the PlayStation 2.
  • Summon Night Gran-These: Horobi no Tsurugi to Yakusoku no Kishi (March 23, 2010)
    Released for the PlayStation 2.

The following three games are action-RPGs with battles in the style of the Tales series.

The following game is a RPG with turn-based battles in the style of the Final Fantasy series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "See Summon Night 5 Artwork Drawn From Scratch". Siliconera. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Magazine, Nintendo of America
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Magazine, Nintendo of America

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