Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Sequel to the PlayStation 2 role-playing game—and not related to the historical document created in 1215—Magna Carta II is an Xbox 360 exclusive that seems to have much in common with Lost Odyssey.

The game features a new-ish storyline about an amnesiac boy and two warring countries and is built with the Unreal 3 engine. But the Lost Odyssey parallels don't stop there.

According to the press release, the combat in Magna Carta II "combines real-time action, timing-based attacks, over-drive combinations, and the strategic use of skills, magical power and critical attacks." Sounds kind of familiar for the 360; but hopefully it will be an improvement over the combat system reviewers weren't too fond of in Tears of Blood.

Korean artist Hyung-Tae Kim also returns to give the characters their 12-year-old girl unique style and provide a connection to between Tears of Blood, the Korean-only The Phantom of Avalanche and this new edition to the Magna Carta family. Look for it later this year.

Here, have some screens:

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside

Namco Bandai Bringing Magna Carta II Stateside