Growlanser (series)

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Growlanser
Growlanser.jpg
Logo utilized in the first Growlanser
Genres Role-playing game
Developers Career Soft
Publishers Atlus
Rising Star Games
Artists Satoshi Urushihara
Platform of origin PlayStation 1
First release Growlanser
1999
Latest release Growlanser Wayfarer of Time
2011

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 franchise has been developed by Career Soft, and is currently owned by Atlus and Sega. The series is set in a world that is being taken over by an ancient evil. It is a spiritual successor to Career Soft's earlier Langrisser series. Working Designs published Growlanser II and III in North America together in a package called Growlanser Generations. Growlanser V: Generations was published in North America by Atlus USA and Europe by Rising Star Games under the name Growlanser: Heritage of War.[1] All titles feature game art by Satoshi Urushihara.

Games[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
1999 Growlanser PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2
2001 Growlanser II: The Sense of Justice PlayStation 2
Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness
2003 Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of the Time
Growlanser Collection
2004 Growlanser Generations
2005 Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of the Time - Return
2006 Growlanser V: Generations / Growlanser: Heritage of War
2007 Growlanser VI: Precarious World
2009 Growlanser (remake) PlayStation Portable
2011 Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded / Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time

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, 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) (PDF). Atlus USA. May 10, 2007. p. 1. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 

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