Square Enix Announces Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes – For the iPod

Square Enix today announced the release of S on sale for $4.99 at the iTunes Store and available for play in English and Japanese on the iPod nano with video, iPod classic and fifth generation iPod.

SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes is an RPG that transforms your iPod songs into powerful “Tune Troopers” that you can control in battle. As the protagonist Ziggy, you will embark on an epic journey to rescue your brother from the clutches of the Mechanical Militia using a tactics-based battle system.


From the days of old, Melodica was a land of music, a land of freedom. The people sang, played and danced to the music they so cherished. Until one day, they came— the Mechanoids, who enhanced their bodies with machinery. Those who were tempted by greed and power willingly gave away their souls for bodies of steel, forsaking their humanity to become cold, emotionless automatons. Now, they seek to destroy all that do not embrace their way of life.

But there is hope on the horizon. There are those who are fated to stand against the tyranny of the machines— the Superstars, who can turn sound into lethal weapons, and the Conductor, also known as the Song Summoner, who can summon powerful warriors born of music.

In their most desperate hour, Melodica awaits the arrival of their new Song Summoner…

Game Features

  • Transform your iPod songs into “Tune Troopers” to combat the evil Mechanical Militia.
  • Tune Trooper types and abilities are determined by the songs used to create them.
  • Your Tune Troopers can be powered up even outside of the game–just by listening to the songs you used to create them!
  • Control Ziggy, a “Conductor” that creates warriors out of music, and guide him through his journey to save his brother Zero from the Mechanical Militia.
  • Experience a turn-based tactics battle system, divided into player and enemy phases where each side takes turns manoeuvring their forces.
  • Deploy the right troopers at the right time, and use contraptions found on the map effectively to achieve victory in battle!
  • The iPod Click Wheel allows players to play the game as easily as selecting music.

Honestly, I may try this out if only for the reason that I would like to see how well GWAR and all my Irish Drinking Songs fare as “Tune Troopers” – should be interesting anyway.

Via: Press Release

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7 Comments on Square Enix Announces Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes – For the iPod


On July 8, 2008 at 9:55 am

I do not own an ipod…..sacreligious I know. I did not know the screen on the ipod was capable of that level of detail……those screen shots are beautiful.

Go Marlins!!!!

Davn Kincade

On July 8, 2008 at 10:03 am

It sounds like a….unique game, don’t know if i could get into it or not but eh.

No worries ManOfTeal i don’t own an IPod either…never really had a use for one i suppose.


On July 8, 2008 at 11:20 am

Hmm…looks like I’m the only one who owns an iPod around here. I’ll probably pick this game up once I get my iPhone in a couple of weeks. I mean, it’s only $5 and it’s filled with Square Enix goodness :D


On July 8, 2008 at 11:48 am

Like the big gadget dork that I am, I have the 160Gb iPod, but I never get to use it because the BF has commandeered it – and go ahead and rub it in that you are getting the iPhone, Daniel. Because of the fact that we are on a Sprint/Nextel contract, I had to settle for the Instinct. :wink:


On July 8, 2008 at 2:12 pm



On July 8, 2008 at 4:41 pm

“Ziggy played guitar…”
Actually, I’m not sure this will work with the iPhone. “available for play in English and Japanese on the iPod nano with video, iPod classic and fifth generation iPod.” I believe the iPhone uses a different Operating System and therefore cannot play current iPod games.


On July 9, 2008 at 6:56 am

Sounds kinda like Monster Rancher if I’m reading it correctly.

Pop a CD into your Playstation, let it load, and you got either items, monsters, what-have-you.

I’m very intrigued. :smile: