So, this week, we have seen the release of God Wars: Future Past (PS4/Vita, June 20th) and Ever Oasis (3DS, June 23rd). I have also decided to try out a new format for JRPG Update, and one will noticed most of the pictures have already been used. That is partially to save time for myself given how much time I spent editing in Amazon Associates links, meaning I make a small amount of money any time someone clicks one of these links and proceeds to buy something from Amazon.

I feel it is worth mentioning  that the hyperlinks are not all just one link, and that I have inserted links to each version of the game available, both physical and digital, and for each console. The only exception is when one specific version of a game is being referred to. Believe it or not, this article is the first one of mine to include them, and I have just been including Amazon links in my previous ones out of a weird sense of habit, although I may replace the old links with AA ones for obvious reasons., but that will be later. As o right now, I have only put in Amazon and Steam links. Anyway let’s begin.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory (PS4/Vita)

Digimon Story Hacker's Memory | Battle

-Territory Battle quests an new characters introduced.

-New screenshots, more new characters, and the battle quest system.

Dragon Quest XI (3DS/PS4/Switch)

Dragon Quest XI | Flying

-Possible Streetpass feature and new monsters.

-3DS exclusive features.

-PS4 exclusive features.

-Dragon Quest Summer Festival stage schedule revealed.

Final Fantasy XV (PS4/XBox One)

Final Fantasy XV | Taxxn's Pit Stop

-New trailer for Episode Prompto.

-Square Enix announces another announcement for Final Fantasy XV.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4)

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age | Pattern

-New screenshots.

Tokyo Clanpool (Vita)

Tokyo Clanpool | Natsume

-Launches October 5th in Japan

-First screenshots and artwork released.

.hack//G.U. The Last Recode (PS4/PC)

.hack//G.U. Last Recode | Battle

Localization announcement for North America and Europe.

Teaser trailer and screenshots.

Omega Labyrinth Z (Vita)

Omega Labyrinth Z | Oppai Touch

-Second trailer is released, but this one has English subtitles, hinting at a possible English release (And i just realized that the title Omega Labyrinth comes from the fact that the Greek omega symbol looks like boobs lol)

-Pai and Chichi gameplay, appraisals, and new screenshots.

Nights of Azure 2 (PS4/Switch/Vita)

Nights of Azure 2 | Boss

-Soundtrack sample trailer released.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology | Vault of Time

-Demo released in Japan.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 | logo

-Tetsuya Nomura is handling some of the character designs. Brace yourselves for belts and zippers.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (PS4/Vita)

Trails of Cold Steel III | Dual Swords

-Elise Schwarzer, and Alfin and Cedric Reise Arnor get information on them.

The Lost Child (PS4/Vita)

The Lost Child | Battle

7 minutes of gameplay footage and some details on said gameplay.

Unnamed Compile Heart game/End Quest/Derq (N/A)

Derq | End Quest
Even for compile Heart, releasing a “retro throwback” was way too cheap to fool anyone.

-Strange trailer for an upcoming Compile Heart title featuring a retro style RPG called End Quest that starts to give off some serious Nanashi no Game vibes. Consider me interested.

Hakoniwa Company Works (PS4)

Hakoniwa | Holding Items Up

-Debut trailer.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4)

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Final Boss

-Patch 1.04 released

Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Vita)

Mary Skelter: Nightmares | Fanservice

-Is making it to FUCKING Australia uncut! A serious win for them, and 2nd waver tears are delicious as always.

Kickstarter Projects

Lucah a nightmare action rpg about finding oneself – I like the look of this one. It’s halfway funded and still has time to spare so this one seems to have a chance.

-Aetherea: Lords of the Sky Talked about this last week. Looks good enough to contribute to given the small goal set.

Funny StoryThe RPG where you decide your friends and foes – Talked about this one last week as well, and this is one that I really want to see get released and may actually end up donating (which is really saying something considering how stingy I can be).

-Celestial Faith: Elythia’s Curse –  Also talked about this one last week, and I will continue to cover these three because they need it. I’m hoping I can find a way to donate to these three despite having very  l i t t l e  m o n e y.

Anyway, here is the current release calendar. Also since the Steam Summer Sale is going on, I decided I may as well make mention of any games that are on sale. (Those markers will be edited out after the sale is over.

Released (New Games)

Rotation Phonology Break (PC, January 22nd)
Hellenica (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)
God Wars: Future Past (PS4/Vita, June 20th)
Ever Oasis (3DS, June 23rd)

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, 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)  (Currently on sale for $4.00)
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 1.5 + 2.5 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)
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PC, June 12th)

Upcoming (New Games)

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)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch, August 29th)                                                      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)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4/PC, November 10th)
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)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch, Holiday 2017)
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (PS4/PC, Winter 2017)
Rainbow Skies (PS3/PS4/Vita, TBA 2017)
Wargroove (Switch/XOne/PC, TBA 2017)
Guardians of Arcadia – Episode I (PC, TBA 2017)

Upcoming (Ports and Rereleases)

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)
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS, October 6th)
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS, Fall 2017)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4/PC, Fall 2017)
.hack//G.U. The Last Recode (PS4/PC, Late 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)
Lost Sphear (PS4/Switch/PC, Early 2018)
Code Vein (PS4/XONE/PC, TBA 2018)
Griftlands (PC, TBA 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)

Unconfirmed/unscheduled for 2017 (Ports and Rereleases)

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)
Undertale (PS4/Vita, TBA)
FNAF World (IOS, TBA)

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