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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002)

Xenosaga Episode I: Chikara he no ishi (original title)
The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And ... See full summary »


Tetsuya Takahashi


Soraya Saga (event scenario writer), Norihiko Yonesaka (quest scenario writer)

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Credited cast:
Tomohisa Asô Tomohisa Asô ... Additional Voices (voice)
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ... Ziggurat 8 (Ziggy) (voice)
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Commander Andrew Cherenkov (voice)
Eriko Fujimaki Eriko Fujimaki ... Captain Lapis Roman (voice)
Eriko Hara Eriko Hara ... Pellegri (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Captain (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ... Allen Ridgeley (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Wilhelm (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ... Chaos (voice)
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda ... Helmer (voice)
Tetsu Inada ... Togashi (voice)
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa ... Kevin Winnicot (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Captain Matthews (voice)
Masumi Kageyama Masumi Kageyama ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Vector Director (voice)


The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And for some unknown reasons an aggressive and dangerous species called the Gnosis attacks humankind viciously and often. Written by Anonymous

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Thousands of years into the future, man exists only in deep space.


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English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Xenosaga See more »

Company Credits

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Monolith Soft, Namco See more »
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The names of Jr.'s assistants Mary and Shelley are an obvious reference to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. See more »


Shion Uzuki: C'mon, Allen! Show them your gratitude.
Allen Ridgeley: Ah... right.
[to Matthews]
Allen Ridgeley: Thank heavens you were around to rescue us. We almost became space dust out there because of my stubborn boss here... Argh!
[Shion stepped on Allen's foot]
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Alternate Versions

Typical of successful RPG localizations, Xenosaga is receiving a re-release in Japan using the English dubbed voices and enhanced difficulty. The re-release is titled "Xenosaga Episode 1 Reloaded". See more »


Referenced in Project X Zone (2012) See more »


The Miracle
Written by Tetsuya Takahashi
Japanese to Latin Translation by Ukon Kurisawa
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Metro Voices
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The start of an epic story...
26 August 2007 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Yes this is my type of role-playing game, more story less action, less fighting to level up and so forth. If that is not your kind of game, then I would suggest you skip this series, however, I thought it was great...though not as good as Xenogears, the game this may or may not be a prequel to. The only reason I say may or may not is that it ends suddenly in part three and it does not all add up to what Xenogears picks up. This game basically stars a cute gal named Shion, get to know her well as she is the focus of this series. During this part of the story you are mainly introduced to the characters and the villains. You get your intrigue and you get your Gnosis, strange creatures seemingly unbeatable at first. The fighting is turned based and fairly fun, however, the inclusion of robots in this particular games seems rather underdeveloped. For the most part they are rather pointless. Still you get your good story and the ending is good too, though almost nothing big gets done and no real surprises in the first edition. All in all though a good game where the only real flaw is the lack of variety in the music during fights and such.

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