Series producer Hideo Baba has teased on what he is calling “a representation of the dreams and hopes of the fans, who have long been wanting it.” The remaster will not only feature the Gamecube/PS2 version but the limited edition and Wii-exclusive Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of New World.
You’ve done it fans! It may have taken several years, but it is official. EarthBound will be making its way to the US and EU Wii U Virtual Console some time later this year.
In what was one the finest Nintendo Directs, the big N has dropped a bomb of an announcement for any JRPG enthusiast. Per Nintendo Direct, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be making its way to EU and US shores in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Pandora’s Tower, the last of the Project Rainfall operation and probably the least recognizable of the three. Pandora’s Tower is another RPG game, which uses elements of action-RPG’s but is more level-based, especially compared to that of its two brethren, The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles. In addition, combat takes a bit of twist in this game as your sword/weapon of choice is not the only way to defeat enemies, in fact your chain (called Oraclos Chain) is a integral part of not only fighting, but exploration as well.
Platform: Wii/ Genre: RPG
Developer: XSEED / Publisher: Nintendo
The story of Pandora’s Tower is a relatively simple one, as you take the role of Aeron, a former solider of Athos, who is trying to save his girlfriend Elena. Elena is cursed while she is performing at the Harvest Festival, somehow transforming into a hideous beast. Upon running away from the Elyrian Army, Aeron and Elena get some help escaping the city from a Vestra merchant named Mavda. Mavda brings them to an abandoned tower called the Observatory and explains what is happening to Elena. After the explanation of the curse, Mavda gives Aeron the Oraclos Chain and tells him he must venture to the 13 Towers above the Scar and bring back the Flesh of each of the Masters; that is the only way to rid of the curse. Along your journey of defeating the Thirteen Masters, you learn about The Scar, what the Masters and monsters in the Towers really are, and how war has ravaged the land for nearly five centuries, and why Mavda had decided to “help” you. In a non-spoiler type fashion, the game has multiple endings depending on how you treat Elena (more explained below), so the story and its meanings do alter depending on which ending you get.
Namco Bandai have confirmed the North American release date for Tales of Xillia, launching exclusively on PlayStation 3 August 6.
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Finally! Its official, Black Rock Shooter is coming to North America and Europe. Per NIS America, the highly requested PlayStation Portable JRPG is making to the West this April. Read the rest of this entry
The last of the ‘Operation Rainfall’ mission for the Nintendo Wii’s trifecta of JRPG’s, Pandora’s Tower, is apparently being delayed for another month. Originally planned for a March 26th release, now the game is scheduled to be released April 26th.
Mother 3, the last of the fabled and cult-classic Mother series created by Shigesato Itoi, was released for the Gameboy Advance in 2006. This game has a long development history behind, originally being developed during the Super Nintendo days, as it was planned, but delays caused the game to change for the N64 and/or the N64 DD. Unfortunately, after even more delays to the game it pushed back, once again, and finally released for the GBA. Mother 3 brings us the character we all know from Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros Brawl, Lucas, as well as a very powerful and dark story, compared to that of the earlier games. If you have played any of the former games in the series, the core gameplay stays the same, but few changes were added to enhance the experience.
Platform: GBA/Genre: Japanese Role Playing Game
Developer: Nintendo, HAL Laboratory / Publisher: Nintendo
Tecmo Koei’s first Atelier game, Atelier Ayesha, is finally coming out west next week. However, the publishing giants seems to also have plans to bring the PS Vita port of Atelier Totori to at least Australia – which at least means Europe as well.
In a recent NIS press event, it was revealed that Nippon Ichi Software America will be bringing three RPGs from East to West. The games coming over include Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness, Time and Eternity, and The Guided Fate Paradox. Let me keep things orderly and break every game down for you – because I care!