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JRPG Update: 5/14/2017 – 5/20/2017

Well, another week has come and gone, and thank god I decided to write out all these announcements as they came up rather than doing them all in one day because I decided I wanted to enhance the presentation a bit, and that took some time to do. Anyway this week had a pretty good news line up for JRPGs and JRPG influenced games. This week has seen the release of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS), Regalia – Of Men and Monarchs (PC), Akiba’s Beat (PS4/Vita), Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (Vita/PC), and Chroma Squad (PS4/XONE).

Shiness: The Lighting Kingdom getting a physical release from Wayô Records and a digital release on iTunes.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom | Soundtrack

Diagaea 5 Complete has over 110,000 pre-orders in the US and Europe, with France making up most of the European pre-orders. Its demo is also out now in North America and Europe, and we have a new gameplay trailer.

Sample videos released for “Boss Battle” and “Penelo’s Theme” from the Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age soundtrack. Must say, the boss battle theme is as badass as ever. Also does anyone else think that the beginning of “Penelo’s Theme” sounds kind of like “Bein’ Friends?

Dragon Quest XI details the monster mount system. Basically, it allows you to ride monsters that you defeat in battle in order to reach areas you otherwise couldn’t. Kind of like the HMs in Pokemon. Its smithing system has also been given more details and the PS4 and 3DS box art has been revealed.

Dragon Quest XI | Flying

Additionally, a live stream event featuring additional information on Dragon Quest XI will be held on May 27th from 13:00 – 14:00 JST (12:00 PM – 1:00 AM EST) along with a live stream for the PS4 and Switch versions of Dragon Quest X being held from 16:00 to 17:00 JST (3:00 AM – 4:00 AM EST)

JRPG update | Spongebob Live Stream

Fire Emblem Echoes gets a new trailer introducing Alm and Celica and one for its season pass.

Deck and dice based tactical RPG Children of Zodiarcs set for July 18th release.

Atlus has released an unboxing video for the launch edition Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception. It contains a special slipcase and an art book. Additionally, the sequel, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is set for release on September 5th in both North America and Europe, and pre orders come with a dakimakura.

Accel World  VS. Sword Art Online has new trailer and is set for release in America and Europe on July 7th.

Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time PS4 version is coming to Playstation Store on May 23rd for $20.99. This release includes trophies, share functionality, and remote play.

Star Ocean 3 | PS4

South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally has a set release date for October 17th. There is also a new trailer.

Antiquia Lost, newest RPG by Kemco, is now on Steam Greenlight. So go and vote for it if it looks interesting to you.

Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy is now out on Playstation Vita and Steam.

Akiba’s Beat is also out now on the PS4 and Vita.

PC version of NieR Automata has a nude mod (link is NSFW) released for 2B. Yes, I did think that this was a newsworthy development :p

NieR Automata | 2B nude mod

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III details battle system.

Trails of Cold Steel III | Striker Mode.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory introduces its domination battle system.

Digimon Story Hacker's Memory | Battle

Mobius Final Fantasy gets a new hard mode added to its first chapter, and it will be added to the second chapter on May 23rd.

Mobius Final Fantasy | Sword

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, among other non RPG titles, has been announced for the Nintendo Switch in the most recent Nya Nya Nya! Neko Mario Time Nyandies Special.

The Alliance Alive website lists profiles for the characters Yukiha, Juza, Shiki, Robbins, Star Hierarch, and Matilda.

The Aliance Alive | Matilda

The (18+) PC edition of Eiyu*Senki – The World Conquest is up for pre-order on Jast USA’s website.

Last but certainly not least, other PS1 era Final Fantasy remakes are likely according to Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age director Takashi Katano. That’s good news, but I’d still prefer a proper remaster of Final Fantasy VI, not this dumb mobile crap.
Final Fantasy VII Remake | Cloud
As per usual, here is the current release calendar. I have decided to do away with the “unconfirmed for localization” section considering it is already difficult enough to keep track of what IS coming out over here. Besides, there will still be news posted about games not confirmed for localization.

Released (New Games)

Rotation Phonology Break (PC, January 22nd)
Hellanica (PC, January 23rd)
Tales of Berseria (PS4/PC, January 26th)
Tears Revolude (PC, January 29th)
Digimon World: Next Order (PS4, January 31st)
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4/Vita, January 31st)
Fire Emblem Heroes (Ios, February 2nd)
Legna Tactica (3DS, February 2nd)
Xenon Valkyrie (PC, February 3rd)
Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4/Vita, February 7th)
Super Robot Wars V (Asian English) (PS4/Vita, February 23rd)
Weapon Shop Fantasy (PC, February 25th)
Revenant Saga (PC, March 1st)
Brave Dungeon (3DS e-shop, March 2nd) (Europe)
NieR: Automata (PS4, March 7th)
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (PS4/Vita, March 7th)
The Tenth Line (PC, March 17th)
In Vitra (PC, March 24th)
Persona 5 (PS4/PS3, April 4th)
Dragon Sinker (3DS E-shop, April 6th)
Yo-Kai Watch 2 (Europe) (April 7th)
Trapper Knight, Sharpshooter Princess (PC, April 10th)
Cosmic Star Heroine (PS4/PC/Vita, April 11th)
Sonny (PC, April 17th)
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (PS4/XONE/PC, April 18th)
Knights of Galiveth (PC, May 1st)
The Caligula Effect (Vita, May 2nd)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC, May 3rd)
Dead Cells (Early Access) (PC, May 10th)
Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (Vita/PC, May 16th)
Akiba’s Beat (PS4/Vita, May 16th)
Regalia – Of Men and Monarchs (PC, May 18th)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS, May 19th)

Released (Ports and Rereleases)

Asdivine Hearts (PS3/PS4/Vita, January 10th)
Criminal Girls: Invite Only (PC, January 11th)
FNaF World (Android, January 12th)
Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Vita, January 17th)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS, January 20th)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4, January 24th)
Seinarukana: The Spirit of Eternity Sword 2 (Steam Release) (PC, January 26th)
Disgaea 2 PC (PC, January 30th)
Mobius Final Fantasy (PC, February 6th)
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC, February 7th)
Nights of Azure (PC, February 7th)
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (PC, February 14th)
Earthlock: Festival of Magic (PS4, February 14th)
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Wii U E-shop, February 16th)
Ys Origin (PS4/Vita, February 21st)
Bokosuka Wars 2 (XONE, February 24th)
Stranger of Sword City Revisited (Vita, February 28th)
Suikoden IV (PSN, February 28th)
I Am Setsuna (Switch, March 3rd)
Monster Monpiece (PC, March 14th)
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PC, March 17th)
Nier Automata (PC, March 17th)
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC, March 27th)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix (PS4, March 28th)
Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Tides of Fate Remastered Edition (PC, March 31st)
Chroma Squad (PS4/XONE, May 19th 2017)

Upcoming (New Games)

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS4/Vita, May 23rd)
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4/Vita, May 23rd)
Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4, June 6th)
ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! (PS4/Vita/PC, June 6th)
God Wars: Future Past (PS4/Vita, June 20th)
Ever Oasis (3DS, June 23rd)
Valkyria Revolution (PS4/XONE/Vita, June 27th)
Tokyo Xanadu (Vita, June 30th)
Children of Zodiarcs (PC, July 18th)
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online (PS4/Vita, July 7th)
Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Vita, August 31st)
Steven Universe: Save the Light (PS4, Summer 2017)
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4/Vita, September 5th)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4/XONE/PC, October 17th)
Nights of Azure 2 (PS4/Vita, Q3 2017)
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (PS4/PC, Winter 2017)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4/PC, TBA 2017)
Rainbow Skies (PS3/PS4/Vita, TBA 2017)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (PS4/Vita/PC, TBA 2017)
Wargroove (Switch/XOne/PC, TBA 2017)
Guardians of Arcadia – Episode I (PC, TBA 2017)

Upcoming (Ports and Rereleases)

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS4, May 23rd)
Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch, May 26th)
Ys Origin (Vita, May 30th)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4, July 11th)
Eiyu*Senki – The World Conquest (PC, Summer 2017)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PC, Summer 2017)
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PC, Summer 2017)
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS, Fall 2017)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4/PC, Fall 2017)
Omega Quintet (PC, TBA 2017)

Unconfirmed/unscheduled for 2017 (New Games)

Pixel Noir (PC/PS4/XONE/Vita, Q1 2018)
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory (PS4/Vita, Early 2018)
Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4/XONE, TBA)
Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4/XONE, TBA)
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (PC/Vita, TBA)
Soul Saga: Episode 1 (PC/PS4/Vita/Wii U, TBA)
Planet Stronghold: Warzone (PC, TBA)
Elysian Shadows (Dreamcast/PC/Ios/Android, TBA)
Chronicles of a Dark Lord – Episode 3: Rise of Nihility (PC, TBA)
Sully: A Very Serious RPG (PC/Vita, TBA) (Vaporware)

Unconfirmed/unscheduled for 2017 (Ports and Rereleases)

Grandia III (PS4, TBA)
Omega Quintet (PC, TBA)
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (PC, TBA)
Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Android, TBA)
Planet Crashers (Rerelease) (3DS/PC, TBA)
Grinsia (PC, TBA)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PC, TBA)


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