Shadow Hearts: From the New World
Publisher(s): Aruze Corp (JP), Xseed Games (US), Ghostlight (EU, AU)
Game review links: : 76/100
Game description: The story begins as Johnny Garland, a young, 16-year old detective who lost his father, sister and his memory in an accident, accepts an investigation to track down a criminal suspect who escaped from custody. As he closes in on the suspect, Johnny witnesses a supernatural occurrence - a huge monster appears from a green light known as the "window" and swallows up the criminal. Apparently, a series of horrific incidents similar to this have been plaguing the cities across the nation. Johnny's female counterpart is 21-year-old bounty hunter Shania, a Native American who is searching for these mysterious windows and determined to fight them using her spiritual powers. Together, they travel around the states and are joined by other characters.
The game series departs from Europe and centers on the "New World", the Americas. It is not directly related to the previous games in the series but it occurs in the same universe. The main characters' quest is to investigate mysterious "windows" from which vicious monsters pop out.
||BIOS: Japan v2.20, The game can be run at full speed without speedhacks. There is a graphical glitch in battle, and it cannot be fixed in hardware mode by changing setting. The bug is very minor and does not affect game play. The bug is not present in software mode.||CKL|
||Bios: USA v1.60||HyeVltg3|
||v1.1.0 r5411||GSdx v0.1.16 r5390||
||Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), Recommended,MTVU, -Hardware mode gets the screen messed up when the judgement ring appears (fixed by using SW mode)|
||1.1.0.r5427||GSdx WildArmsOffset (half)||
||Europe v01.60(19/03/2002), Recommended, Enable fast CDVD, GSdx WildArmsOffset (half), Various graphical glitches. Plays perfectly fine otherwise., -Hardware mode gets the screen messed up when the judgement ring appears (fixed by using SW mode)|
- Original names: シャドウハーツ フロム・ザ・ニュー・ワールド (SLPM-66071) & (SLPM-66070) & (ARZE-66071)