Parasite Eve II

Developer(s): Square
Publisher(s): JP Square
NA Square EA
Release date(s): JP December 16, 1999
NA September 12, 2000
EU August 25, 2000
Genre: Action role-playing game
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Producer: Yusuke Hirata,
Hironobu Sakaguchi (Executive)
Director: Kenichi Iwao
Scenario writer: Kenichi Iwao
Character designer: Tetsuya Nomura
Composer(s): Naoshi Mizuta

Parasite Eve II is the sequel to the PlayStation console role-playing game Parasite Eve. Parasite Eve II is set several years after the events in the original game. The protaganist from the first game, Aya Brea, also features in this game as the playable character. She becomes involved with another outbreak of Mitochondrial creatures.

Gameplay diverges from the previous game: battles take place in real time and the area of action is less restrictive. The approach is more typical of traditional survival-horror games, although some RPG elements are retained. The game was well-received by the public and achieved high reviewer scores, although it was criticised for using a control system that was seen as being outdated. Unlike the first game, Parasite Eve II was released in Europe as well as Japan and North America.

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