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New Working Designs website(?)

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:20 pm
by Shinto-Cetra
http://www.workingdesigns.com/

At least it looks new, plus archive.org doesn't have anything at this url from 2006 till 2019. Rerelease of Lunar-anything maybe? I guess only time will tell.

Re: New Working Designs website(?)

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:46 pm
by AkagisWhiteComet
My guess is it could be something Victor (He I believe still holds all the trademarks for Working Designs through his Gaijinworks label) has done as a handful of Working Designs titles are available online. He probably wanted to secure and hold onto workingdesigns.com in case more titles release through licencing. For sure as it mentions those six listed are available on the Playstation Store, but you have to dig (or just search) a bit as the PSN store can be a bit cumbersome to navigate to find it's older titles.

Re: New Working Designs website(?)

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:11 pm
by ShugoHanasaki
That's interesting! I wonder where this will go?

Re: New Working Designs website(?)

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:00 am
by BlackRazor97
I only got 2 working designs games so far Elemental Gearbolt and Lunar Silver Star Story. I'm very curious seeing if we may actually see an actual 3rd entry to the series.

Re: New Working Designs website(?)

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:36 pm
by Shinto-Cetra
BlackRazor97 wrote:I only got 2 working designs games so far Elemental Gearbolt and Lunar Silver Star Story. I'm very curious seeing if we may actually see an actual 3rd entry to the series.


Working Designs didn't make games, they localized them. Lunar was originally made by Studio Alex and GameArts, Studio Alex was destroyed by an internal lawsuit, and GungHo bought GameArts. So if any Lunar 3 would ever come out, any company owned by Victor Ireland would not be involved in production (though hopefully they would localize it.) Honestly I'm fine without Lunar 3, I just want the classics re-released (SCD, PS1/Saturn and PSP. Especially SCD.) Actually, I think it would be cool to mix and match the assets. I'm playing Langrisser on Steam and it lets you mix and match soundtracks and visual styles. But one thing to consider: From Lunar 1, 3 characters make direct appearances in Lunar 2:  Althena, Ghaleon, and Nall. Of those only 1 remains. If Lunar 3 ever happens, it would be so far removed from the original cast, that I really wonder if it would be connected enough. I don't want Lunar becoming another Final Fantasy or Grandia where each entry has nothing to do with previous ones. Honestly I think a Four Heroes prequel would be better. Anyway, I hope we get some rereleases on Steam/Switch/PS4.

Re: New Working Designs website(?)

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:45 am
by Ηiro
Shinto-Cetra wrote:IBut one thing to consider: From Lunar 1, 3 characters make direct appearances in Lunar 2:  Althena, Ghaleon, and Nall. Of those only 1 remains. If Lunar 3 ever happens, it would be so far removed from the original cast, that I really wonder if it would be connected enough. I don't want Lunar becoming another Final Fantasy or Grandia where each entry has nothing to do with previous ones. Honestly I think a Four Heroes prequel would be better. Anyway, I hope we get some rereleases on Steam/Switch/PS4.


That's a beautiful point that I never considered before. Thanks.