In an uncharacteristic move for Square Enix, the company released a new game under the radar today on Apple Inc's iPod music player. The music oriented game, The Song Summoner: Unsung Heroes, is supposedly the first "Full-Scale Role-Playing Game on the iPod.
On the plot:
..."SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes is a Role-Playing Game that transforms your iPod® songs into powerful "Tune Troopers" that you can control in battle! As the protagonist Ziggy, you will embark on an epic journey to rescue your brother from the clutches of the Mechanical Militia! Intriguing characters, an epic story and a tactics-based battle system combine for a rich RPG experience previously only available on home and handheld game consoles..."
The premise of the game is, to me at least, charmingly cheesy but nevertheless well suited for the iPod. Song Summoner is available on the iTunes Music Store for $4.99. A quick look at the user reviews reveals nearly endless praise from those users who have played the game on the iPod Classics, iPod 5th Generation, and iPod nano with video.
You can read more about Song Summoner at the official announcement page here.
And on a bit of a tangent, in case you haven't heard (you know, if you've been living under a rock) Apple's new iPhone 3G and its associated third party software store, the App Store, will be launching July 11. Hopefully this game will transcend its current platforms and debut on the iPhone and iPod touch!