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Summon Night
The logo for Summon Night.
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Websitehttp://www.summonnight.net/

Summon Night (サモンナイト samon naito?) is a series of RPGs developed by Flight-Plan, published by Banpresto and with character design by Izuka Takeshi, spanning many different systems including the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance and its latest game on the Nintendo DS. A popular series in Japan, the series has never officially been brought to the United States until the release of Summon Night: Swordcraft Story for the GBA on July 26 2006, much like another Banpresto series—Super Robot Wars. Its popularity in Japan has also spawned novels, drama CDs and an anime.

The World[edit]

All of the Summon Night games takes place in Lyndbaum, a world similar to medieval Europe with the inclusion of modern factories and railroads, placing Summon Nights in a steampunk setting. Lyndbaum is surrounded by four other worlds:

  • Loreilal: the land where mechanical creatures hail from.
  • Silturn: the land of Onis.
  • Sapureth: where angels and demons come from.
  • Maetropa: where half-humans, magical beasts, fairies and other mythical creatures hail.

Besides those four there are also countless other worlds, including our world (the "real" world) where the main characters of the first game are transported from.

Certain boundaries separate the worlds from each other, making the various summoning techniques the only way to transport things between them.

Games[edit]

The games from the main series are all strategy RPGs. They take place on the same world and in the same continuity, but the stories don't have much connection.

Title System Release dates
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サモンナイト Summon Night PlayStation, Nintendo DS (remake) January 6, 2000
サモンナイト 2 Summon Night 2 PlayStation, Nintendo DS (remake) August 2, 2001
サモンナイト3 Summon Night 3 PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable (remake) August 7, 2003 October 4,2012
サモンナイト4 Summon Night 4 PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable (remake) November 30 2006 November 15, 2012
サモンナイト5 Summon Night 5 PlayStation Portable May 16 2013
サモンナイト6 失われた境界たち Summon Night 6: Lost Borders PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 March 10 2016 October 31, 2017

The following games are action-RPGs in the style of Ys or Seiken Densetsu.

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サモンナイトエクステーゼ 夜明けの翼 Summon Night EX-Thesis: Yoake no Tsubasa PlayStation 2 August 4, 2005
サモンナイト ツインエイジ 〜精霊たちの共鳴〜 Summon Night: Twin Age Nintendo DS August 30, 2007 July 3, 2008
サモンナイトX ティアーズ クラウン Summon Night X: Tears Crown Nintendo DS November 5, 2009
サモンナイトグランテーゼ 滅びの剣と約束の騎士 Summon Night Gran-These: Horobi no Tsurugi to Yakusoku no Kishi PlayStation 2 March 11, 2010

The following three games are action-RPGs with battles in the style of the Tales series.

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サモンナイト クラフトソード物語 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance April 25, 2003 July 26, 2006
サモンナイト クラフトソード物語2 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 Game Boy Advance August 20 2004 October 17, 2006
サモンナイト クラフトソード物語 〜はじまりの石〜 Summon Night Craft Sword Monogatari: Hajimari no Ishi Game Boy Advance August 12, 2005