Xanadu Next
Xanadu Next (Boxart)
Developer Nihon Falcom
Publisher Nihon Falcom
Released October 27, 2005
Japanese Title ザナドゥ・ネクスト
System Windows
Media DVD Rom
Genre Action RPG

Xanadu Next (ザナドゥ・ネクスト) is a 3D action role-playing game developed and published by Nihon Falcom on October 27, 2005 for Windows. The game was ported to Nokia's N-Gage a few months later.


The player character is a nameless knight who follows his sister, a scholar named Charlotte, on a quest to investigate the ruins of Harlech, which are located on a remote island. However, after started exploring the surroundings, he is mortally wounded by a mysterious warrior named Dvorak. Although having been saved from the brink of death, he needs to find a way to cure himself which revolves around finding the fabled Dragon Slayer sword.


The game plays out similar to an exploration-based RPG like Zelda in which it is necessary to find certain items in order to access new areas and progress further in the game. The game is controlled primarily with the mouse as in Diablo. Left clicking on a enemy let's the hero attack him, and right clicking will activate the spell that you have currently chosen.

However, this won't get you very far if you simply take up the attitude of clicking with constant repetition, and you will really need to watch your opponent's attack patterns in order to perform some critical hits, while attempting to strike them from behind. Xanadu next also contains Zelda-like puzzle solving.


Major characters:


English TranslationEdit

Although the Windows version of Xanadu Next was not officially released outside of Japan, a Fan-translation is available in English. The English translation patch is notably available here.


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