Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shō
|Berserk Millennium Empire Arc:
Chapter of the Holy Demon War
|Developer(s)||Yuke's Media Creations|
Berserk Millennium Empire Arc: Chapter of the Holy Demon War (ベルセルク 千年帝国の鷹篇 聖魔戦記の章 Beruseruku Sennen Teikoku No Taka Hen Seima Senki no Shō?) is the second video game based on the manga Berserk. It was released by Sega-Sammy in Japan for the PlayStation 2 on October 7, 2004. Sammy licensed the game to YBM-Sisa for a Korean version, which was released at the same time.
The game's story covers part of the Millennium Empire Arc from the manga volumes 22 to 27. With its more detailed polygonal models, it is visually more sophisticated than its five years' predecessor on Sega Dreamcast. The maps are much larger than in the first game. Motion Capture process was used for added realism in character moves. Voice dubbing was made with the original anime TV series cast.
The Berserk Millennium Empire Arc: Chapter of the Holy Demon War original soundtrack (ベルセルク 千年帝国の鷹篇 魔戦記の章~ Original Game Soundtrack?) was released on November 25, 2004 in Japan by Vap and ULF Records. Susumu Hirasawa, who did the music for the anime and the DC game, composed Sign as the opening theme (as well as Sign-2, an alternate version of Sign that was used as the game's end theme); both tracks were released by Hirasawa's Chaos Union company in downloadable format through Hirasawa's WORLD CELL MP3 ONLINE SHOP for 4 US Dollars on December 20, 2004. Hirasawa's songs were re-released as part of the HALDYN DOME box set, they were put on CD 10, with the Berserk anime soundtrack and the Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage soundtrack. The rest of the game's soundtrack was created by Sound Ams composers Shinya Chikamori, Hiroshi Watanabe, Yasushi Hasegawa, and Tomoyo Nishimoto.
Two different releases were made in Japan, a collector Branded Box Limited Edition special package including a Guts action figure created by the famous Japanese manufacturer Art of War and the cheaper Standard Edition. In Republic of Korea, the Korean subtitled standard edition was bundled with the action figure in small quantities, only offered to pre-ordering customers. The Korean and Japanese versions were both released the same day. The soundtrack to the game was also sold separately.