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Blue Dragon DS dated

Prepare for a March '09 release

Ignition Entertainment has scooped up the rights to bring Blue Dragon Plus to DS in both North America and Europe in March 2009.

Ignition says Blue Dragon is a top-rated show on Cartoon Network in the US. We wouldn't know as we've never seen it but we've put plenty of blood, sweat and beers into the 360 RPG. We got to disc two and everything!

The DS version is looking like a 30 hour monster by the way. It was also directed by ex-Final Fantasy man Hironobu Sakaguchi, who fathered the 360 version.

Official story stuff says: "The story of Blue Dragon centres on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who possess the ability to control phantom shadows that mirror the actions of their masters. In Blue Dragon Plus, one year has passed since Shu and his companions defeated the tyrannical remnant of the Ancients, Nene.

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"In the midst of the battle, the world split in two and now consists of a myriad of cubes that exploded from its depths. King Jibral notices a mysterious cube in the distance suddenly start to move violently, and from it he sees the Shadow of a Balaur, a three-headed dragon, emerge. The enormous and sinister Shadow is just the beginning of the new turmoil and devastation to come."

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