The Sorrow of Gadhlan'Thur

The Sorrow of Gadhlan'Thur

by ro on 10-07-2019, 13:20
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About a year ago, software house Kai Magazine announced the development of a new MSX2 RPG-action game called The Sorrow of Gadhlan'Thur. This week the company stated that development is finished and the game will be released shortly. It will be available on cartridge and, as a surprise, it comes with SCC hardware built in.

The game supports PSG and SCC musics using an external SCC cartridge. Toggle between SCC or PSG by holding down a key during startup. The earlier mentioned support for MSX-Music (FM-PAC and alike) was dropped in favor of SCC. According to Kai Magazine the raw sounding SCC fits better with the game. The best news is that the cartridges sold during pre-ordering can be fitted with an SCC chip for just a few dollars more. This limited special edition with integrated SCC will only be done once and is exclusive for those who made the pre-purchase, Clint won't mind.

If you haven't pre-ordered, here's another oppertunity. There's a chance for another batch of 25 cartridges to be sold, but it's without a built-in SCC unfortunately. The game on cartridge costs 42 euros + shipping. Check out this forum topic for more information about that.

relevant link: Forum Topic
relevant link: in game video teaser

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Comments (13)

By Kai Magazine

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10-07-2019, 13:40

I must make a correction and clarify this so people don't have false hopes:
"If you haven't pre-ordered, here's another oppertunity. There's a chance for another batch of 25 cartridges to be sold, and perhaps even with SCC build in."

No, those 25 available cartridges don't have SCC built in.
The SCC built in batch is for those who made the pre-puchase only.
There will be no more SCC built in batches, I can 100% assure you that.

By Sander

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10-07-2019, 14:27

Is it possible to add an SCC later, e.g. is it the same pcb?

By ro

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10-07-2019, 14:48

thanx Kai, changed text.

It would be more than uber cool to do another SCC included cart batch.. woohoo for SCC Smile

By Kai Magazine

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10-07-2019, 15:11

Sander wrote:

Is it possible to add an SCC later, e.g. is it the same pcb?

I am very sorry but it's not possible. The boards are from different manufacturers and they dont have anything in common...

By Kai Magazine

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10-07-2019, 15:09

ro wrote:

thanx Kai, changed text.

It would be more than uber cool to do another SCC included cart batch.. woohoo for SCC Smile

I know, but making the SCC batch exclusive for pre-purchasers is a way to thank them for their support and for the long, long wait they had to endure.
It would be very unfair to destroy that exclusivity by making a new batch in the fututre, so we can't do that.

Anyway, if the SCC cartridge manufacturer manages to create a new batch, we will make a new SCC exclusive game. A nemesis/gradius kind of game would be cool with scc, yes?

By hamlet

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10-07-2019, 16:27

Yes! Good news, man!

By Kai Magazine

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10-07-2019, 22:30

By the way, I dunno who made that "Sorrow of Gadhlan' Thur" text on the main image of the newspost, but it looks freaking awesome!
I love it! Congrats!

By hamlet

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11-07-2019, 08:36

Nice to hear. Thanks.

By ToriHino

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11-07-2019, 16:31

I think a general appreciation is in order for the provided artwork next to the news items. So well done and thanks for the effort put in to it!

By Kai Magazine

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11-07-2019, 18:52

Indeed!
Thank you Hampet, for your attention to detail and the love you put into what you do.

By hamlet

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12-07-2019, 06:40

Smile

By sd_snatcher

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13-07-2019, 00:27

Thank you for yet another release, Kai! I made absolute question of preordering the game. And it will be the version with the integrated SCC too. Smile

And kudos for you again for another beautiful work on the announcement pictures, hamlet. You'll probably like to know that Wakachan told me he was very impressed with the composition you made to announce the MSX Pixel Art and Chiptune Preservation projects, as he saw that one of his images was there. He had been visiting as a ghost reader of MRC since then.

By [D-Tail]

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14-07-2019, 08:29

Brilliant music and graphics. Gameplay looks really good too. Well done!