We still don't know much more than we did when we posted the gameplay video of Heroes Lore: Stigmata of Gaia, but EA released a set of screenshots this afternoon of their upcoming RPG:


The Heroes Lore series has roots in Asian markets and exists in a few iterations as J2ME games. EA hasn't released much information about Stigmata of Gaia, but looking at how they have handled game releases in the past, these five images are likely the screenshots that will appear in iTunes. This hopefully means the game has already been submitted and will be released soon, but it's difficult to say for sure.

Either way, we're looking forward to Heroes of Lore: Stigmata of Gaia, and plan on pumping out a full review as soon as we get our pepperoni-greased thumbs on the game.

Update: Since posting these new screenshots earlier today, EA has updated us with information on Heroes Lore: Stigmata of Gaia. The game will center around two warring kingdoms, Soltia and Askra. You'll be able to choose to play as either Kei from the Soltia kingdom or Rits of the Askra. EA boasts over 30 hours of gameplay across six detailed areas for the single player portion. Each character will have the ability of wielding two different weapons at a time from five weapon classes, with each weapon having nine offensive or defensive skills. It sounds like there will be a lot of possible combinations when equipping your character in the game.

In addition to the single player component, there will also be online multiplayer in Heroes Lore. The game will feature player vs. player matches as well as the ability to team up and play 2 vs. 2 matches, though it sounds like the 1 vs. 1 will be the only online mode. I would love to be proven wrong though and have the game support true online team battling, but it remains to be seen.

From the sound of things, Heroes Lore: Stigmata of Gaia will be a fully featured RPG experience. We'll be taking a closer look at the game as it nears release, which EA has said should be October of this year.

  • http://twitter.com/johnhood John Hood

    Great to see more publishers in a gaming space dominated, and with good cause, by Square Enix.

  • butterbean

    Looks fabulous! Very reminiscent of Illusion of Gaia or Secret of Mana :)

    • Klouud

      You butterbean, have good taste.

  • B34$T

    Lol at bottom left screen.

    "Is that a BEAST?"

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335603011 Greg Feingold

    These screenshots look nice, but "Stigmata of Gaia" doesn't quite roll off the tongue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSH34UP6R2TTHTDQ2UQIUCHGNU andrzej raczynski

    so going by past history, release iphone version at 7.99, make it go on sale for 0.99 half a year later, right before releasing the ipad version for 9.99, and then half a year later making that go on sale for 0.99 to celebrate the next 7.99 title they come out with...

  • Dbonan

    Please let it be in HD for the iPad

  • Rhokk

    instabuy!

  • Kalcrim

    I can't believe it!! It's amazing!! this game was very famous in korea.
    Is it really? I'm very happy for this post!!
    It's LEGENDARY!!!

  • sgcc1

    Looks much better than the other Heroes Lore games that came before this
    Heroes Lore1 - Wind of Soltia
    Heroes Lore2 - Knight of Frozen Sea
    Heroes Lore Zero - Apostle of Crimson
    Heroes Lore3: Stigmata of Gaia is the fourth title in the series.
    I thought they were gonna release "Heroes Lore 4: Phantasmal Mask" as well?

  • sgcc1

    Its out on the UK appstore for £2.99

  • S3

    Does anyone perhaps know why it is not in the American store as of yet ? Its strange don't you think, that the UK store got it before the American one (considering time zones). Is there something I'm missing ?

    (Also the twitter pages of EA also don't seem to advertise the game was released, when i checked, only screenshots...strange)

    • Rpgmind

      I wonder....I hope it comes soon, maybe in like the next day or so!!!

  • guest

    what is story about? it continuous wind of soltia or its new game just with city soltia

    • Primuler

      It's partially continuous to wind of soltia. All of the things that Kenneth has planned in Wind of Soltia comes to an end, so it is continuous, but the main characters have adventures of their own. Soltia begins to lose its magic, and is about to fall so Soltians move down to Askra, but people there does not welcome them and wages war.

  • raven96

    i need walkthrough for this game... anyone can help? i lose the way at episode 3 - quest - find a secret path dungeon at torez city.. how to find the way?
    ANYONE HERE HELP ME !!

    • Vollalol

      if you haven't found it yet, go to the top of the city, behind the shop keeper.That's the entrance.

  • http://twitter.com/therealdonatius Alexander Alvara

    when is this game supposed to come out?

  • http://twitter.com/therealdonatius Alexander Alvara

    when is this game gonna come out?

  • Mantweedas

    Refiner's ruins - Explore the depth of ruins. How to turn the lights to open the barrier? I have tried various combinations but i still dont make it. Could anyone help me?

    • Mantweedas

      Quest name - Forbidden Research and the puzzle is on the Refiner's ruins level 7.

  • Hamza95

    weiß einer wo die 3 seelen steine sind und wo man sie bek0mmt

  • Dakoulo123

    how i can download for nokia e71????