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Original title ボ ク ら の 太陽
transcription Bokura no taiyō
Publisher Konami
Designer Hideo Kojima
First title Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand (2003)
Last title Lunar Knight (2007)
Platform (s) Game Boy Advance , Nintendo DS

Boktai ( Japanese ボ ク ら の 太陽 Bokura no taiyō ) is the title of a four-part game series for the Game Boy Advance that was developed by Hideo Kojima and distributed by Konami . The specialty of these games lies in their innovative game concept, as the real environment of the player can influence the game. This is done by a sensor built into the game module , which measures the radiation of sunlight .

The player slips into the role of the vampire hunter Django, who uses sunlight to fight the immortals who want to enslave humanity and transform them into undeads with the power of the moon . Sunlight serves as ammunition, which is why the player is forced to stay in direct sunlight to get enough ammunition for the fight.

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand was released in July 2003. It is an action role-playing game that is supplemented by small puzzles. The player must compete against opponents such as ghouls , golems and bats . He is supported by the character Otenko, an incarnation of the sun, who supports the hero with tips and hints.

In Germany, the USK has given it an age rating of 6 years and over.

Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django

The sequel Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django was released in October 2004. Again, the player takes on the role of the vampire hunter Django, who has to fight against evil.

The game combines classic role-playing adventures with survival and stealth elements. In contrast to Part 1, more "traditional" weapons such as swords and spears are available to the player. In addition, he still needs sunlight to improve weapon strength and defeat bosses.

In the middle of the game there is an unexpected turn through which the hero himself becomes a creature of darkness and the sunlight, which is otherwise essential for life, damages him. During the game you take on the role of Django's older brother Sabata for a short time.

Boktai 3: Shin Bokura no Taiyou - Gyakushuu no Sabata (Sabata's Counterattack)

The third part of the series was released exclusively in Japan in July 2005.

Lunar Knights

The latest offshoot from the Boktai universe is called Lunar Knights . The three-part vampire hunter series continues the journey on the Nintendo DS in space and is compatible with the GBA Boktai modules in order to be able to use the sunlight sensor, as it does not fit on the small DS game card.

The player's task is to fight vampires again and finally put an end to them. Lucian is the name of the protagonist that you will control in the game. Lucian's strength increases at night, which enables him to make some powerful special moves.

When the sun shines, the strength of his partner Aaron, who fights with the powerful sun pistol, increases. The gameplay is finally loosened up by space shooter passages. Lunar Knights was released in Europe on March 28, 2007 .

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