Rune Jade for the
Dreamcast will not be coming out in Japan on July 27, contrary to previous
expectations. The game's developer, Hudson, announced today that due to a
delay necessitated by several final adjustments, the game's release
has been pushed back.
The game is a hack-and-slash internet enabled multiplayer
RPG from the creators of Elemental Gimmick Gear. Players will begin Rune
Jade by selecting their character's gender, and then choosing
from one of the four professions - knight, rune master, grappler, or ninja.
One aspect of the game will be concerned with collecting "jades,"
ancient artifacts that grant their possessors special powers, hence the title. Rune
Jade has not been announced for North American release, but if the title sees success in Japan, the game may possibly find a way to our shores.