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Box artwork for Exile.
Box artwork for Exile.
Publisher(s)Telenet, Renovation Products, Working Designs
Year released1991
System(s)TurboGrafx-CD, Sega Genesis
Preceded byXZR II: Kanketsuhen
Followed byExile: Wicked Phenomenon
Japanese titleエグザイル〜時の狭間へ〜
Genre(s)Action role-playing
ModesSingle player
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Exile (エグザイル〜時の狭間へ〜 Eguzairu: Toki no Hazama e?, lit. "Exile: Into the Boundaries of Time") is a action role-playing video game was developed by Riot and published by Telenet Japan. It was the third game in the series, and the first console installment of the series, was first released for the PC Engine CD-ROM² System on March 29, 1991. A Mega Drive version was released during the same year on December 6. Both versions of the game were released in North America the following year, with the Genesis version published by Renovation Products and the TurboGrafx-CD version published by Working Designs. Exile is a remake of XZR II which rewrites most of the story, cutting one portion of the final act in which Sadler time travels to the present day (as it referenced the ending to the original XZR), and removes the character of Sufrawaldhi, Sadler's fourth traveling companion.

The Genesis version removed scenes deemed inappropriate, such as a burning village and instances of naked women in the later areas. Working Designs was asked by NEC to change some of the names in the TurboGrafx-CD version, concerned about the religious and drug-related elements. "Hence, the Christian Crusaders became the Klispin Crusaders. Given the rules from NEC, it was a pretty sensitive subject, so direct references had to be changed", explained Vic Ireland, who worked closely with the game's localization. A town of crucified heretics being burned alive was left in the TurboGrafx-CD release, but removed from the Genesis version.

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