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.