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Altered Beast (2005)

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Altered Beast
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥6,800 (7,140)[1] SLPM-65796
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
€? SLES-53024
Sony PlayStation 2
KR
₩? ?



Altered Beast, known as Juuouki: Project Altered Beast (獣王記 Project Altered Beast) in Japan, is a beat 'em up released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. Developed by Sega WOW and Sega (Shanghai) Software and published by Sega, the game is a remake of the 1988 arcade game Altered Beast. As in the original, the player can become different types of beast, but the setting has been changed from ancient Greece to a modern sci-fi theme.

Gameplay

Initially the player has the ability to transform into a werewolf for a limited time, with additional power-ups allowing transformation into other creatures. Each creature has its own "element" and attacks. The werewolf has the element of light; other creatures are the merman (water), garuda (wind), wendigo (ice), minotaur (fire) and dragon (thunder). Further unlockable creatures are weretiger (darkness), grizzly bear (earth) and alien (gravity).

Magazine articles

Main article: Altered Beast (2005)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

PlayStation 2, JP
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Cover
PlayStation 2, UK
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Cover
PlayStation 2, ES/IT
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Cover
PlayStation 2, AU
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, KR

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): PlayStation 2
  • Altered Beast on PlayStation.com: JP, UK, KR

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm65796.html (archived 2007-04-28 01:52)
  2. http://archive.is/8XcDB


Games in the Altered Beast/Juuouki Series
Altered Beast (home computers) (1988) | Electronic Altered Beast (1990) | Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms (2002) | Altered Beast (2005) | 3D Altered Beast (2013)
Altered Beast related media
Book
Juuouki Attack Manual Book (1989)