This article is about the game released only in Japan. For the game released in the North America and PAL regions as "King's Field", see King's Field II
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King's Field is the first game in the King's Field RPG series. Like all its successors, the game is played through first person view in a dark and mysterious, medieval fantasy setting.
The game was developed by the Japanese video game company From Software, and released December 16, 1994 in Japan, making it the first RPG released for the PlayStation. Since it was never published outside Japan, this game is commonly known as King's Field (Japan) in the U.S. The game has later received a fan translation in English.
A complete remake was released in 2000 as part of the Sword of Moonlight: King's Field Making Tool software suite for Windows PCs; also released only in Japan.
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