Atlus’ time-travelling DS RPG Radiant Historia developed a cult following thanks to its competent cast of characters and interesting take on timeline manipulation.
Many of those fans still hold out hope that there will be a sequel, including the game’s director who posted the following message on Twitter on the fifth anniversary of the game’s Japanese release.
Translation from Siliconera:
No comments“Ohh, it’s already been 5 years! I can’t exactly say that it was a hit, but it brings me great pleasure to see how much people still love the game. It’s a title that I have very strong feelings about, personally speaking. I’ll always have the feelings of ‘I hope for a new Radiant Historia game some day!’ lol #rh_atlus”
Stella Glow, the final game from Luminous Arc series developers Imageepoch, is coming to Europe on March 11. NIS America will handle publishing duties in the region.
The game is being published by Atlus in North America, where an eShop demo for the game recently came out. The full game is set to launch in the region on November 17.
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A semi-sequel to Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to the 3DS early next year in Japan, Famitsu revealed.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Final is set in the same universe as the original SMT IV, but the content will be brand new, as opposed to minor tweaks on the first game.
Many of SMT IV‘s staff is returning to work on Final. However, Satoshi Oyama, who served as Chief Programmer on the previous game, will be directing this project.
A 10-page spread will be in the Weekly Famitsu issue coming out on October 8. There will be overviews of the game and cast, along with interviews with the developers.
Atlus will also host a live stream at 7:00 p.m. JST on October 11, where they will reveal more on the game.No comments
Legend of Legacy, the FuRyu-developed spiritual successor to the SaGa series, is coming to North America this fall, care of Atlus.
From Atlus’ info page:
“Seven adventurers are about to embark on the quest of a lifetime as they explore the island of Avalon and unravel the mysteries of its dark past. The RPG is developed by a core group of legendary developers who came together to create this brand new story and world. Seven adventurers arrive on the mysterious island of Avalon to pursue their own agenda as explorers. They team up with two of the other adventurers to achieve their objectives – be it exploring the island for treasure, looking for the “god” on the island, or recovering lost memories. But things change when they discover a singing stone that causes the party to see phantasms of Avalon’s forgotten history.”
The teaser site is already up, but it only has a handful of screenshots and a link to pre-order the game (which currently doesn’t work).
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Mitsuru Hirata, the director for Radiant Historia, Atlus’ time-travelling RPG which was praised for its intelligent storyline and competent protagonist, will be serving as chief director for Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem.
In a post on the game’s official blog, Hirata described what Fire Emblem meant to them and shared their love for the series by recounting their personal experience playing the various games.
There was one tiny bit on the upcoming Wii U crossover RPG. According to Hirata, the development team is still making improvements to Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem‘s visuals, like adding more background items and using better textures. You can see some of the changes in an updated dungeon shot:
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Celty Sturluson, Izaya Orihara, and Shizuo Heiwajima from the anime and light novel series Durarara!! will show up in Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker and even take part in battle in some form.
Devil Survivor‘s character designer Suzuhito Yasuda served as the illustrator for Durarara!!, which sort of explains the odd crossover.
Atlus hasn’t given a solid release date for Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker, but it will be out in North America early this year.
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An enhanced version of the DS SRPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 is coming to North America in early 2015, Atlus announced today.
The publisher boasts that the game features double the content, including full voice acting, a brand new epilogue and multiple endings.
The teaser site also went up today. However, there isn’t much to see aside from a few screenshots and the announcement trailer.
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The Etrian Odyssey series has been the video game equivalent of chocolate as of late, getting in other games’ peanut butter. First, it got into Persona 3 and 4. Now, it’s making a delicious peanut butter cup with the Mystery Dungeon franchise.
Developed by Atlus and Spike Chunsoft, Etrian Mystery Dungeon takes Etrian Odyssey‘s party customization and Mystery Dungeon‘s randomly-generated dungeons, step-based battles and fixed camera perspective to make what Atlus calls a “turn-based action RPG roguelike.”
The game hits Japanese 3DSes on March 5, with a North American release confirmed for Spring 2015. The official English website is already up, but there isn’t much more than a few screenshots.No comments
A fifth game in the Etrian Odyssey series (not counting the remakes of the first two games) is in the works. Developer Atlus announced the game earlier today with the release of a teaser trailer and the launch of the game’s official website.
No platform or release date have been announced. However, the series has been exclusive to the DS and 3DS so far.
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Atlus recently announced that they’re remaking Etrian Odyssey II for the 3DS. It will be out this winter in Japan.
Like Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, this new game will be a reimagining of sorts. There will be a story mode starring a preset cast of characters, cutscenes and voice acting.
Madhouse, the studio famous for shows like Trigun and Black Lagoon, will be handling the game’s cutscenes. Kanako Ito, who performed the opening theme to Steins;Gate, will be doing the game’s theme song.No comments