Dungeon making fans, take notice. XSEED's Dungeon Maker Hunting Ground
has an official website now, with a projected release date right around the corner in June. XSEED also released Valhalla Knights
awhile back, a title that was lampooned by critics for its restrictive game play and lack of story progression. How does the story in Dungeon Maker
fare? Well, the new website contains some insight into the background story elements we think you'll find ... interesting.
You control the Architect (not that
Architect), a hero that arrives in town wanting to develop a monster-luring dungeon so he can sharpen his fighting skills, net some serious gold coinage and become the baddest dungeon maker who ever lived. The hero must face skepticism from the townspeople that don't believe the Architect has what it takes to make the ultimate dungeon. But eventually, the Architect begins to win support of the townsfolk by luring rare and powerful enemies into his ever-growing dungeon. In turn, the townspeople equip the Architect with new dungeon making abilities. Will our hero be able to lure the powerful and elusive Wandering Demon, freeing the townsfolk from its reign of fear and terror once and for all?
Wow. The plot seems utterly ridiculous so it might be 0/2 for XSEED
. On the other hand, a dungeon making game for the PSP is certainly unique. Perhaps its appeal might overcome such a far-fetched plot. We'll know a lot more once Dungeon Maker Hunting Ground
is released in a few weeks. In the meantime, check out the game's website
for more information.