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Kill or be killed. Experience the perils of adventure with your ferocious sidekick in this brand-new smartphone RPG!

The stage of DRAKERIDER is set in Igraine, a world on the brink of destruction due to the repeated attacks of the Dread. Aran Lawson, once an ordinary tracker, now finds himself as a dragalier—and mankind's final hope. This is the story of our hero and his dragon companion, Eckhardt.

The game lets you take the reins with a battle system like no other. Instead of entering commands, control the chains to execute your strategy. Easing off the reins will allow Eckhardt the freedom to unleash powerful attacks. Too much leeway, however, will trigger his primal instincts, endangering Aran.
Led by Akifumi Kaneko, the game is developed by WITCHCRAFT Inc., famous for their work on various anime and other RPGs. This title maintains the high quality and integrity for which they are known.

The characters are voiced by an array of talented artists, including Ryohei Kimura, Nana Mizuki, Shinichiro Miki, Kana Hanazawa, Keiji Fujiwara, and many others. The powerful theme song "unleash," performed by Shoujyo Byou, accentuates the powerful storyline and intense battles.

There are five chapters in total, the first two of which may be enjoyed free of charge! So why not delve into an originally and finely crafted RPG adventure?

Game System

● A tale told over five chapters
The fate of Igraine is related over five chapters. The first two chapters are free, and the rest can be purchased individually, or all at once for a special price.
Introductory Chapter & Chapter 2: Free
Chapters 3–5: $6.99 each
All Five Chapters: $15.99

● The battle is in your hands
Tighten or loosen your grip on the reins by sliding the chains at the bottom of the screen. The gauge at the top of the screen represents its tension. Ease off to unleash powerful attacks and abilities, but give your dragon too much freedom and you will lose control. If you're not quick to pull back the reins, he will turn against you.

● Develop your dragon's abilities
Claim victory in battle to earn CP, which you can use to learn abilities and powerful attacks. Unlocking some abilities will close your path to others, so plan carefully and customize your dragon to suit your needs.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

・bug fixed

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Customer Reviews

Solid game

Graphics: really smooth looks like ps2
And the choice of screen positioning and character movement truly optimizes this for a phone. I don't feel like I'm struggling to stare at tiny objects and text.

Story: very interesting and very square enix style. Feels like a comic book or a anime it's full of action and never a dull moment

Gameplay: smooth with flawless controls. The entire game can be played with 1 thumb which makes it very comfortable. The sliding chains keep a turn based game interesting and the turns come fast and is automatic so it really feels like a real time fight happening with carefully maneuvered abilities. The customization is similar to ff10 with spheres I think it works perfectly and keeps everything smooth.

Sound: like all these games the music and sound effects is awesome

You play as a dragon controlling Samurai guy who has to save the world from evil. I thought it was a lame overdone story and I didn't like controlling a dragon with chains instead of just playing my own character BUT, after giving it a few hours I can say the whole game is flawless. The story is original and puts you in another world. The dragon controlling is just this games little niche and its quite fun once you get the hang of it. There's only a few games out that make full use of iPhone while still remaining original

You money hungry thieves

Subject "Drakerider: Chains transcend"

This is the most ridiculous thing ever. This should have been the update to the original game drake riders. I already bought all the episodes for that game and now for a slightly improved version you want me to pay for it all over. As a fan if your games this really feels like a punch to the gut and a betrayal. You guys should fire the idiots responsible for the Decision to charge for this over glorified update. If I could give you guys no stars I would. I know you are a for profit company but it would have been nice if you had taken care of and remembered your fans that support you guys cause with this move you've lost me as a fan.

Great Mobile RPG

Great gameplay, compelling story, and simple leveling system. My only advice: avoid grinding while playing the story. At only level 64, I was able to beat the final boss with full health at the end (even though I was not playing defensively at all). If you want a challenge, just level naturally.

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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2013
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 853 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. All Chapters$13.99
  2. 15 Sub Rosa Skills$2.99
  3. Dragon's Acumen$9.99
  4. Crystal Ticket 15$2.99
  5. Chapter 2: AvengerFree
  6. Crystal Ticket 60$6.99
  7. 60 Sub Rosa Skills$6.99
  8. Chapter 3: The Third Man$5.99
  9. Crystal Ticket 30$4.99
  10. Chapter 4: Memento$5.99

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