Sep 27th, 2010

With the release of Angry Birds Beta, we saw how much excitement (340+ comments) a game can generate prior to its launch on Android Market. While Spectral Souls hasn’t quite reached that same level of intensity, it’s definitely getting some buzz on AndroidForums. The tactical RPG is already available on PS2 / PSP / PS3 and Xbox360 in Japan, but its upcoming release on Android will break a bit of new ground.

Check out the demo video of the Spectral Souls .8 Beta:

If you love games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Exzeus hopes you’ll love the games they’re making for Android including Specral Souls and Exzeus Arcade. They’ll be showing both of at the Google Developer Day in Tokyo tomorrow.

One of the developers took a few moments to share some extra insight:

The game will be as deep and hard as one could expect from a Final Fantasy Tactics on mobile if it was existing, this is really a big RPG game packed with lot of graphics for a mere total of 1GB data so be sure to have some space left on your SDCARD

About the soundtrack, that is be cause it is not finished yet and it is missing the Sound Effect, at the end the balance will be different, the game has more than 50 original quality musics, so it will be anything but boring , we will have also cut-scene videos (not yet implemented on that preview).

Yes, the game has an extensive “synthetize” system for weapons and skills, and you can upgrade them along your journey, you can play also with different characters and even swap from 3 different armies on the main map, the game is very deep and packed with lot of drama & plot

Sounds like they’re pouring a lot of creativity and resources into this game. How many people are tactical RPG fans? How many of you are eager to get ahold of Spectral Souls / Ethereal Empires?

Side note: it appears they’ve been so busy developing the game that they haven’t updated their website since 2006!

[Thanks Hisiru!]