It’s been a while since there has been news of any new PSP games, so rejoice in the fact that Aksys Games are nulling Sony‘s silly idea of it not being worth further development due to piracy by announcing a retro-style action RPG called Jikandia: The Timeless Land.
Not sure if it’s just US or UK GameStop‘s too (yes, we have them over here too), but if you pre-order from there, you will also recieve a special Jikandia themed strap and cleaner as long as you do it before March 15th (probably March 18th for UK).
“With a combination of old-school platforming action and a colorful cast of characters, Jikandia: The Timeless Land gives you the freedom to decide how long you want to spend in each dungeon, making the game easy to pick up and play whenever you have a moment to spare,” says Frank “Bo” deWindt II, Associate Producer at Aksys Games.
For thousands of years, the people of Jikandia were happy and peaceful, utterly ignorant of the concept of time. Then…one day, uncountable hordes of dangerous creatures appeared, bringing chaos to Jikandia and setting the wheels of time turning once again. Plunged suddenly into this newly-temporal reality, the people of Jikandia fell into confusion, terror, and anarchy.
In Jikandia, you must travel through dungeons in search of your friends. You can set the time limit for each dungeon yourself! Dungeons are altered in several ways according to the time limit you set, so no adventure is the same twice! The longer you spend in one, the more likely you’ll come across rare items and treasure chests…but you’ll also face more monsters and difficult traps. Also, by meeting certain requirements, you can unlock specific events and cause legendary items to appear. Activating the “Focus” mode will make you stronger, faster, and more powerful! Obtain magic orbs to customize your hero’s skills as you wish. Up to four PSP systems can be linked to play in the Jikandia Coliseum timed stages where you can battle against your friends and dodge traps to win with the highest score!
Jikandia: The Timeless Land Key Features
- Set your own time limit
Take control of the clock and play at your own pace. You can spend as little as three minutes on a quick speed-run, or up to half an hour scouring a dungeon for rare treasure.
- Unlock story events
Play through the game multiple times to unlock additional events. Since the layout and size of each dungeon changes depending on the time set by the player, it’s possible for the player to never have to explore the same dungeon twice.
- 4-player Coliseum mode
Up to four players can enjoy Jikandia together using the PSP systems ad-hoc mode. Challenge other players in a wide variety of settings to determine who will emerge from battle victorious.