In a few weeks, Microsoft will finally let U.S. gamers in on what Japan has been enjoying since the beginning of the year. The Japanese review scores are a good indication that Artoon and MS will have a hit on their hands with the U.S. crowd, but y'all will have to wait until August 15th to get the real scoop at TeamXbox.com.
Featuring an all-star cast of Japanese developer talent, Blue Dragon is a turn-based RPG that has all of the pieces of the puzzle in place. The jury is still out if the synergistic power of Blue Dragon's parts will come together as a fantastic picture of perfection, but all signs point to a resounding YES at this juncture.
To tide you over until the review, TeamXBox has compiled a list of the playable characters in Blue Dragon, including a short bio on each. They've also included original artwork by Akira Toriyama featuring all of the characters, including a look at their shadow forms as well.