Saint Seiya The Sanctuary

PS2
Release date: 1 July 2005
Developer: Bandai
Publisher: Atari

Overview

Cosmic anime combat sheds an iridescent light on PlayStation 2.

The classic anime series Saint Seiya becomes a cosmic beat 'em up, thanks to the pairing of Atari and Bandai. Faithfully following the Gold Saint Seiya storyline, in which an evil force threatens the entire world every 200 years, The Sanctuary puts you in the role of one of Athena's chosen Saints.

Featuring over 20 playable characters, including Seiya the Pegasus Saint, Shiryu the Dragon Saint, Shun the Andromeda Saint, Hyoga the Cygnus Saint and Ikki the Phoenix Saint, you take on the task of protecting and helping the Goddess Athena destroy the 200-year Evil.

Original Japanese voiceovers and over 80 minutes of 3D scenes recreated from the series, retell the epic tale as you battle in 12 arenas, each one aligned with a sign of the Zodiac. The 12 Knights of the Zodiac and their followers provide challenging opponents, requiring judicious use of your cosmic energies to defeat them.

Cosmic energy is the key to unlocking amazing powers faithful to the series' characters; who also have a dazzling array of combos inspired by the anime. If dazzling combat was not enough, the game features stunning armour that dynamically reflects light during gameplay, creating a lustrous shimmer effect in keeping with the glam-like style of the 1970s series.

  • Old-school anime beat 'em up action

  • Faithful to the Gold Saint Seiya storyline

  • Over 20 characters, including fan favourites Bronze and Gold Saints

  • 12 destructible Zodiac arenas


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