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Dark Cloud (Japanese: ダーククラウド, Hepburn: Dāku Kuraudo) is an action role-playing video game developed by Level-5 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. Originally intended as a launch title for the PlayStation 2, the game was released in Japan in December 2000, in North America in May 2001, and in Europe in September 2001. Combining action role-playing with elements of city-building games, the game tells the story of a group of adventurers who band together to fight against the evil Dark Genie, who has attacked and destroyed many villages. The protagonist is Toan, a boy who is given a magical stone called the "Atlamillia" by Simba, the Fairy King, which has the power to rebuild the destroyed lands.
Dark Cloud was met with mainly positive reviews by critics, who praised its blend of gameplay types, although some did criticize its combat as repetitive. The game was a commercial success. Although it initially sold poorly in Japan, it eventually went on to sell over 800,000 units worldwide. In December 2015, the game was made available via emulation for the PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Network. A spiritual sequel, Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2 in North America), was released in Japan in 2002 and worldwide the following year.