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Video Game Ad of the Day: Lunar: The Silver Star Saga Complete

Lunar Silver Star Complete One Sheet
Working Designs’ localisation of Lunar: The Silver Star Saga Complete is one of the most sought after PlayStation releases, due in large to the fantastic package the publisher put together when releasing the game, which included a few trinkets, an art book and CD soundtrack.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Lunar: The Silver Star

Working Designs’ first Sega CD effort has quite the following.

Lunar: The Silver Star was developed by Game Arts and brought to America by Working Designs. It is widely considered to be one of the best RPGs of the 16-bit era, and was the second best selling Mega CD game behind Sonic CD. The game has been remade twice – once as Lunar: Silver Star Story for the Saturn (released on the PlayStation as Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete) and then on the PSP as Lunar: Silver Star Harmony. Lunar Legend for the Game Boy Advance is an alternate retelling of the story.

Search for Lunar: The Silver Star on eBay

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RIP Takeshi Miyaji, Game Arts co-founder and Grandia creator


Japanese developer G-Mode issued a statement earlier today informing the public that its CEO Takeshi Miyaji passed away suddenly on July 29, at age 45.

Miyaji founded Game Arts with his brother Yoichi at just 19. He worked on many games at the company, including Silpheed and Lunar: The Silver Star for the Mega CD, Alissa Dragoon for the Mega Drive and the Grandia series, which he created.

In 2000, Miyaji broke away from Game Arts and founded G-Mode, which primarily worked on mobile games until it gained control of arcade developer Data East’s back catalogue in 2004.

G-Mode did not comment on the cause of Miyaji’s death. Ryu Okoriyama, CEO of Gaia Holdings will replace Miyaji as G-Mode’s CEO.

Via Andriasang