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Lufia is a Japanese role-playing game series developed mostly by Neverland. It is officially known as Biography of Estpolis (エストポリス伝記 Estpolis Denki) in Japan. The first game of the series, Lufia & the Fortress of Doom, was released in June 1993. The most recent, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, dates from 2010.