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Record of Lodoss War Gets New Work, Side-Scrolling Game

posted on by Karen Ressler
Ryo Mizuno writes for new project with illustrator Hidari

Sneaker Bunko announced on Friday that Record of Lodoss War will get a "completely new work" for its 30th anniversary this fall. Original writer Ryo Mizuno is writing and Hidari (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, Atelier series) is illustrating the work. The website posted a visual with Hidari's illustration of the character Deedlit, and text that reads, "So we meet again, Deed—"

In addition, the 30th anniversary project will include a 2D side-scrolling game. Den-Fami Nico Gamer's team ladybug (Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue game) is developing the game, and it posted a preview video that shows Deedlit's concept art, pixel art, and gameplay. The project has not yet revealed platforms or a release date.

Sneaker Bunko also announced a revival of the original Lodoss-tō tabletop RPG, slated for this fall. Finally, Sneaker Bunko announced a Blu-ray Disc Box set for the 1990 video anime series.

Record of Lodoss War began as a series of magazine articles that recounted the pencil-and-paper role-playing game sessions of players who called themselves Group SNE. Those fantasy adventures evolved into a series of novels by Mizuno that now have more than 10 million copies in print.

Mizuno published the Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch novel with illustrations by Yutaka Izubuchi in 1988. Seven Seas Entertainment released the novel in English on December 19.

Mizuno's Record of Lodoss War stories inspired the 1990 Record of Lodoss War video anime series and the 1998 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight television anime sequel. Funimation released both anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc last July. Central Park Media previously licensed and released both fantasy titles in North America. Media Blasters had announced a license of both anime in 2010, but then revealed in 2012 that it would not be releasing the titles as planned.

[Via HDKirin]

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