Go On An Adventure… As a Dog

Sounds a bit weird doesn’t it? You normally gain an accomplice in the form of a pet that could be a dog, but how many games do you know of that cast you as a dog as the main character?
Yeah ok, so maybe you know a few but when you have buzz-phrases such as ‘epic fantasy action’ and ‘high octane RPG’, then you see it has the title, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, you can’t help buy be intrigued.

Some blurb:
You take on the story of Red Savarin, a 17 year old anthropomorphic dog, and his robot, Dahak, as he does battle with giant robotic “mecha” and other enemies on his journey through the mythical floating islands of the Shepherd Republic. After a chance encounter with the mysterious Elh, he gets inadvertently entangled in an epic adventure to save the world from destruction at the claws of the ancient evil being, Lares.
Navigate the intriguing islands, taking on a series of different quests; from fighting robots to battling sky pirates, racing planes and defeating giant monsters, while exploring the sky on your own airship and ultimately saving the world and discovering the truth behind the mysterious floating islands.
There are a number of gameplay modes in Solatorobo, including “Quests”, where completing quests earns you money and the ability to increase your Hunter Level, while in “Battling” you must lift and smash robot opponents to gain experience points which extend the amount of life that Red has.
Have to say, it sounds rather good and is due for release on July 1st for the Nintendo DS.