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JRPG Update: 6/4/2017 – 6/10/2017

There were some pretty exciting announcements made this week in terms of vocalizations, and I think a lot of people will agree with me on that one.  But before that, we need to go over this week’s new releases. First we have Dark Rose Valkyrie on the PS4, our most recent Compile Heart/Idea Factory RPG. Secondly, we have ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! for PS4, Vita, and Steam by Nippon Icchi Software. Additionally, last week I forgot about Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition for PS4. Anyway, let us begin.

Starting with Dragon Quest XI in tradition, we have new screenshots and information about characters and towns, and SIX new gameplay videos. Three for the PS4 version and 3 for the 3DS version. There was also 26 additional minutes of gameplay footage provided at the latest “Dragon Quest XI Countdown Carnival”

Omega Labyrinth Z opening movie revealed.I’m really hoping this gets localized both out of legit interest and for 2nd waver salt.

Compile Heart announces Tokyo Clanpool for Vita.

Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers launchers September 28th in Japan.

Genki Tokki: Castle Panzers | Obligatory Sideboob

Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain is getting a PS4 port that comes out in Japan September 28th.

Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain | character select

Blue Reflection is being localized for the PS4 and PC (no Vita version) and will release September 26th (29th in Europe). I’ll give them credit for successfully baiting me with an all girl high school setting. That’s not me being perverted btw, it’s envy stemming from being deprived of social interaction with female peers my entire life…

Blue Reflection | Schoolgirls
…my people…

Pokemon Gold and Silver are coming to 3DS virtual console September 22nd with Pokemon Bank support.

On the subject of Pokemon, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have been announced for 3DS. They will launch world wide November 17th.


13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, action RPG by the developers of Odin Sphere, Muramasa, and Dragon’s Crown, has been announced for localization in North America and Europe.

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim | Purple

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, and Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology are all being localized. Yes, Europe is getting them to so you guys can finally experience Radiant Historia and Strange Journey without importing.

Perfect Chronology’s battle system also gets a new trailer.

God Wars: Future Past gets its 2nd and 3rd character trailers.

We get some more details and screenshots of Trails of Cold Steel III characters.

Trails of Cold Steel III | Ouroboros characters

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age gets a new story trailer.

Moero Chronicle is finally getting a localization in the form of a Steam port uncensored. I am personally glad to hear this, even though I already own the Asian English Vita version, because it may mean we could get PC versions of the later Genkai Tokki titles. Great since they stopped releasing English subtitled versions in Asia and that Idea Factory International is no longer localizing games that need censorship to get past the ESRB. And also cause 2nd waver salt.

Moero Chronicle | Battle

Pre-orders are open for the physical deluxe edition of Rance VI+5D are now available.

Rance VI+5D | Deluxe Edition hardcopy

We have some more information on the characters of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana | Laxia and Sahad

The Lost Child has some more story information revealed.

The Lost Child | Battle

And time to end things off with Rom Hacking news. Zelda II receives what is basically a 2nd Quest mod. Same mechanics, gameplay, graphics and sound, but design is completely changed up. World Map, battles, dungeons, everything (Except for maybe towns. They might be but I dunno). Also you can’t cheese the Dark Link fight anymore… have fun.

Zelda II: New Adventure of Link | Cave

And a partial fan translation has been released for T-Dragon Quest, a Dragon Quest fan game for the X68000 Sharp.

T-Dragon Quest | Priest.

So that is a total of seven western releases that were announced this week. So yeah, pretty good in terms of announcements. Anyway, here is the current release calendar.

[b]Released (New Games)[/b]

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)
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS4/Vita, May 23rd)
Acaratus (PC, May 25th)
Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4, June 6th)
ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! (PS4/Vita/PC, June 6th)

[b]Released (Ports and Rereleases)[/b]

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)
Chroma Squad (PS4/XONE, May 19th 2017)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS4, May 23rd)
Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch, May 26th)
Ys Origin (Vita, May 30th)
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition (PS4, May 31st)

[b]Upcoming (New Games)[/b]

God Wars: Future Past (PS4/Vita, June 20th)
Ever Oasis (3DS, June 23rd)
Valkyria Revolution (PS4/XONE/Vita, June 27th)
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4/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)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (PS4/Vita/PC, September 12th)
Blue Reflection (PS4/PC, September 26th)
Legrand Legacy (PC, September 2017)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4/XONE/PC, October 17th)
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS, November 17th)
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (3DS, Fall 2017)
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)
Wargroove (Switch/XOne/PC, TBA 2017)
Guardians of Arcadia – Episode I (PC, TBA 2017)

[b]Upcoming (Ports and Rereleases) [/b]

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PC, June 12th)
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)
Moero Chronicle (PC, Summer 2017)
Pokemon Gold and Silver (3DS eshop, September 22nd)
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS, Fall 2017)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4/PC, Fall 2017)
Omega Quintet (PC, TBA 2017)

[b]Unconfirmed/unscheduled for 2017 (New Games)[/b]

Pixel Noir (PC/PS4/XONE/Vita, Q1 2018)
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory (PS4/Vita, Early 2018)
Lost Sphear (PS4/Switch/PC, Early 2018)
Demon Gaze II (Asian English) (Vita, TBA)
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4/Vita, TBA)
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)
Sully: A Very Serious RPG (PC/Vita, TBA) (Vaporware)

[b]Unconfirmed/unscheduled for 2017 (Ports and Rereleases)[/b]

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS, Early 2018)
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS, TBA 2018)
Planet Crashers (PC, TBA)
Grinsia (PC, TBA)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PC, TBA)

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