Summon Night 3

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Summon Night 3
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Box art
Developer(s)Flight-Plan
Felistella (PSP)
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Takayuki Kinoshita
Hirokazu Kawase
Designer(s)Keitarō Yoshida
Shinya Ishihara
Writer(s)Shū Miyakozuki
SeriesSummon Night
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
Release
  • JP: August 7, 2003 (PS2)
  • JP: October 4, 2012 (PSP)
Genre(s)Tactical RPG
Mode(s)Single-player

Summon Night 3 (Japanese: サモンナイト3, Hepburn: Samon Naito Surī) is the third main entry in the Summon Night series of video games. The game was initially developed by Flight-Plan and released by Banpresto for the PlayStation 2 in 2003. The game was later remade for the PlayStation Portable in 2012. Both versions were only released in Japan, not being localized into English for any other regions.

Gameplay[edit]

The game plays as a tactical role-playing game. The game contains multiple difficulty levels.[1]

Story[edit]

The game follows the male protagonist Rexx and the female protagonist Aty.[2] As with other game's in the series, it takes place in the fictional world of Lyndbaum.[3]

Development[edit]

The initial version of the game was developed by Flight-Plan and published by Banpresto.[4] The game was released on August 7, 2003, on the PlayStation 2 video game console.[5] The game was only released in Japan, it was not localized into English for any other regions.[4]

The PSP version of the game was created upon Namco Bandai acquiring Banpresto, who had the rights to the Summon Night IP.[6] The game, along with its sequel, Summon Night 4, were remade in order to promote the release of a new game on the platform, 2013's Summon Night 5.[6] With Flight-Plan's closure, all three titles were developed by Felistella.[6] The game was released on October 4, 2012.[1]

Reception and sales[edit]

The PlayStation 2 release of the game sold over 156,000 copies it first week of sales, higher than both of the later mainline series releases.[7]

Legacy[edit]

Main characters Rexx and Aty both make appearances in future sequel Summon Night 5.[8] Aty appears as a playable character in the crossover video game Project X Zone 2.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How Namco Bandai Beefed Up Summon Night 3 & 4 For PSP". Siliconera. 24 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Hardcore Gaming 101: Summon Night". Hardcore Gaming 101.
  3. ^ "Banpresto conjuring up Summon Night sequel?". GameSpot.
  4. ^ a b "Summon Night 3 (PlayStation 2)". IGN.
  5. ^ "Summon Night 3". GameSpot.
  6. ^ a b c "Summon Night 5 Summoned For PSP In Spring 2013". Siliconera. 24 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Summon Night 5 Remains Popular With Series Fans". Siliconera. 24 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Summon Night 5 Set For May, Has Guests From Summon Night 3". Siliconera. 18 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Project X Zone 2 Adds Characters From Ace Attorney, God Eater 2, And More". Siliconera. 12 May 2015.