Well this week’s update was hell to put together. It turns out that these pages lag horribly when there are too many embedded videos. As such, I am unable to fully edit this article and some things will be missing, such as a few pics, , links, and the updated release chart.However, I did introduce a new segment called “discoveries,” which is where I post about new games I discovered the existence of that were released his year. This has involved looking through Steam, Nutaku, DLSite, and Itch.Io (although I found nothing on the latter most because they all appear to be RPG Maker.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

.hack//G.U. | titleVisual enhancements and other new features explained in more detail.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

-Full video for opening song “Rakka Ryuusui” released.

Omega Labyrinth Z

-4 minute  “Chest-Fluttering Awakening” video released.

Yo-kai Watch 3

-Version 4.0 update will release in Japan this Summer. Also a trailer.

Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI | 3DS King Slime

-3DS exclusive features detailed.

-Martina and Row’s spells and special skills, as well as the town of Grotta.

Final Fantasy  XV

-Version 1.12 update now available.

-DLC “Episode Ignis” gets teaser trailer and will be coming in December.

Accel World vs Sword Art Online

Accel World VS Sword Art Online | yellow sword

-“Castaway from a Different World” DLC and 2.0 update launches in Japan July 7th.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

-“Chapter III: The One Who Opposes God” DLC launches in Japan June 29th.

SNES Classic

-Nintendo announces the SNES Classic, which is relevant because it includes Earthbound, Super Mario RPG, Final Fantasy VI, and Secret of Mana. I thought Chrono Trigger was a shoe in though but apparently not.

-The Japanese equivalent, the Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom also includes Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo (AKA Mystery of the Emblem).

Nights of Azure 2

-Western release October 24th (NA) and 27th (Europe) for the PS4, PC, and Switch version. Vita version gets shafted once again. There’s also a limited edition.

-New information and screenshots for Malvasia, the three popes, lilies, and trickers.

-Videos of gameplay and event scenes respectively (above).

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

-Battle and event gameplay videos released respectively (top and middle).

-Debut trailer released (bottom).

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory

-Six minute gameplay video released (top).

-Gameplay videos for normal quest (middle) and domination battle (bottom) also released.

Death end re;Quest

-Game is announced as the newest entry in the “Galapagos RPG” series (which previously included Fairy Fencer F, Omega Quintet, and Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force).

-Teaser website opened.

-First look.

-Behind the scenes developer diary (above).

God Wars: Future Past

God Wars: Future Past | logo

-World wide sales top 100,000.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

-Third “Get to Know it in 120 Seconds” trailer released.

Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers

Genki Tokki: Castle Panzers | Obligatory Sideboob

-Style change system detailed.

Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain

-Debut trailer.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Trails of Cold Steel III | Combat Link

-Break system, enhanced state, and Japanese Box Art.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Trails of Cold Steel | town

-PC version set for July release and gets new screenshots.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom | fire higgledies

-New screenshots and information on Higgledie leaders.

Tokyo Clanpool

Tokyo Clanpool | holy manifestation mode

-Holy manifestation mode character artwork.

Fire Emblem Heroes

-Characters from Awakening are added.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate

Danmachi action RPG announced. Tv spot is region blocked on Youtube so it doesn’t seem likely that we’re getting this one.

Voln (NSFW)

Voln| Dominant victory

-First public alpha demo released.

PopoloCrois Monogatari

Popolocrois Monogatari | elf

-Epics looking for people with knowledge of design for smartphones and consoles.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

-“Mystery of the Isles” trailer.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time | Ruins

-Announced for localization in 2018.

Code Vein

-New gameplay video.

Evenicle (NSFW)

-Mangagamer announces localization.

Monster Girl Quest Paradox NSFW
Monster Girl Quest Paradox | Title screen

-Final translation Patch for Part 1 released.

-Initial English patch released for Part 2.

Yes, I know Monster Girl Quest is RPG Maker, but I figure exceptions can be made when the game has a significant following or is published by a reputable company like Ouroboros

Discoveries

http://operationrainfall.com/2017/06/29/239609/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/661110/Shattered_God__Quest_for_the_Divine_Relic/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/643900/Alvora_Tactics/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/622080/Plague_Road/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/607780/Toymaker/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/506510/Shadows_of_Adam/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/588890/Heroes_of_Arca/

https://www.nutaku.net/games/download/tactics-elemental/ (NSFW)

https://www.nutaku.net/games/download/karmasutra/ (NSFW)

http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE194530.html (NSFW)

http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE171742.html (NSFW)

https://www.nutaku.net/games/download/shinobi-buster/ (NSFW)

Kickstarter Projects

First new addition to the JRPG Kickstarter lineup is “Just Another RPG,” A game that parodies JRPGs, because we have NEVER seen that before. Yeah I am mainly including this one because it doesn’t look like RPG Maker and it does look like some effort is going into it. The problem is that, aside from the fact that the video is trying way too hard, is the fact that they go out of their way to make this game look boring and mundane, and they succeeded. There is a demo to try out though so maybe it will be an upcoming “Impressions & Commentary” subject. Unfortunately, things aren’t looking good because this one only has $2,063 out of its $15,000 goal.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/957008919/hunter-2/description
The next of these is Hunter, a retro styled action RPG in the vein of games like Zelda 1, Ys 1&2, Crystalis, and Willow. Aside from the shitty graphics (muh retro pixel art), this one looks like it could be pretty fun. Although the ecchi certainly helps. It is at $675 out of its $1,142 goal, so this one may have a shot.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hyperdevbox/thermidor-jrpg-by-hyperdevbox-japan/description

Thermidor, a 3D SRPG that I don’t know much about but did not include because its goal is so high I thought it might be a scam. It’s at $1,167 out of its $171,399 goal. This one has no chance.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steffanmitrovic/funny-story-the-rpg-where-you-decide-your-friends/description

I REALLY want Funny Story to succeed because it looks awesome, but things don’t look good. $1,435 out of $22,853 goal with 12 days to go. I should note that I actually backed this one, although a very meager amount since I have very l i t t l e m o n e y at this point in time.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1617962540/lucah-a-nightmare-action-rpg-about-finding-oneself/description

Lucah, however, seems to be doing better with $16,257 out of $20,000 with six days to go.

Celestial Faith: Elythia’s Curse is unfortunately not looking likely $2,315 out of its $18,000 goal.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/681646169/aetherea-lords-of-the-sky/description

Lastly, it is time to pay our respects to Aetherea: Lords of the Sky since its Kickstarter ended with only €13 out of its €150 pound goal. Hopefully it still gets made because this one doesn’t look half bad for an RPG Maker game.

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)
Shin Sei Den (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)

Valkyria Revolution (PS4/XONE/Vita, June 27th)
Tokyo Xanadu (Vita, June 30th)
AereA (PS4/XONE/PC, June 30th)

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)
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)

Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4/Vita, June 27th)
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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4 thoughts on “JRPG Update: 6/25/2017-7/2/2017

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