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JRPG Update Pro: December 2017

It has been a while hasn’t it? Well, here it is, the return of JRPG Update. As I have stated in my Update of JRPG Update, updates will new be split into two separate subseries focused on professional releases and indie titles respectively.  They are also going to be monthly instead of weekly, as it was way too taxing to do so weekly and it got in the way of my regular content. Additionally, I am only embedding trailers that are in English now as to reduce the lag that greatly obstructs progress during editing. If you want to see the Japanese trailers then click the links provided.

Anyway, starting the JRPG releases since last update, we have seen the release of Xenoblade Chronciles 2 (Switch), Tokyo Xanadu eX (PS4/PC), Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope – 4K & Full HD Remaster (PS4/PC), Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis (PS4/XBox One), Romancing SaGa 2 (PS4/Vita/Xbox One/Switch/PC), World of Final Fantasy (PC), Omega Quintet (PC), Elminage Original: Priestess of Darkness and The Ring of the Gods (PC), and Yodanji (Switch/PC)

Anyway, now for the news.

Code Vein

New trailer, screenshots, and info released on various mechanics have been shared.

Code Vein further details Ivy Blood Veil, Blood Codes, Ridge of Frozen Souls, more

Code Vein details Nicola Karnstein, new location, Ivy Blood Veil and Blood Code, opening animation

Code Vein third trailer, screenshots

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings
Atelier Lydie & Suelle | Menu
Synthesis gamplay and soundtrack Sample video videos released. PS4 Demo is now available in Japan.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle ‘Synthesis’ gameplay, fourth soundtrack sample video

Atelier Lydie & Suelle PS4 demo now available in Japan

Valkyrie Chronicles 4

Valkyria Chronicles 4 | shooting

New info on battle system, characters, graphics engine, Japanese box art, and brave system.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 introduces six new characters, Brave system

Valkyria Chronicles 4 details characters, battle system, classes, more

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

Trailer for the battle system is released and it is set for release on February 13 in the Americas and 16th in Europe.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology battle system trailer

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology launches February 13 in the Americas, February 16 in Europe

Secret of Mana

13 minutes of gameplay revealed, and there will be a limited quantity physical edition of the PS4 version available at Gamestop and EB Games in North and South America. Square Enix CEO also mentions the possibility of more modernized re releases of classic titles. Maybe this means we may finally get Seiken Densetsu 3.

Secret of Mana PS4 limited quantity physical edition announced for the Americas

13 minutes of Secret of Mana remake gameplay


Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded | logo

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded will be getting an e-shop release in Japan on December 21st.

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded coming to Switch on December 21 in Japan

Tales of

Tales of festival 2018 logo

The Tales of festival for 2018 will take place from June 16 to 17 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

Tales of Festival 2018 set for June 16 to 17

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story | delay

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story has been delayed in Japan to March 6th. Updated trailer is also released.

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story delayed to March 8 in Japan

Medabots Classics

Medabots Classics | Logo

Trailer for 3DS compilation of the first five Medabots titles on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color announced for release in Japan on December 21st. No word of an English release.

Medabots Classics debut trailer

Zwei!! The Arges Adventure

Zwei!! The Arges Adventure set for localization and release in Winter of 2018

Zwei!! for PC coming west as Zwei: The Arges Adventure this winter

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X | Field

Monolith Soft president wants to play Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Switch. Since he’s the president of the company and all, this could indicate a possibility of a Switch port.

Monolith Soft president wants to play Xenoblade Chronicles X on Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 | logo

Update will launch December 22nd.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 version 1.1.1 update detailed, launches December 22

Makai Wars

Makai Wars | Asagi

Makai Wars finally becomes a thing and is set for release in Japan during spring of 2018… for mobile devices. *Sigh* maybe Asagi will get a sequel on a real console someday.

Makai Wars launches spring 2018 in Japan

Omega Labyrinth Z

Omega Labyrinth Z is being localized. Those feminist tears are delicious… even though I am a feminist. Well, if they are anything like male tears then that probably explains why.

Omega Labyrinth Z coming west in spring 2018

Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V is being localized.

Shin Megami Tensei V coming west

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time | Fire

PS4 demo is now out in Japan and details on version 1.01 update.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time version 1.01 update detailed

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time PS4 demo now available in Japan

The Longest 5 Minutes

Game will be released on Switch and Vita in North America on February 13th and Europe on February 16th. The Steam release will be on the 13th world wide. There is also a limited physical edition for the Switch on NISA’s online store.

The Longest 5 Minutes launches February 13 in North America, February 16 in Europe

Death End re;Quest

Death End re;Quest | Strain Area

Info on the Japanese pre order campaign and the “Strain” area.

Death end re;Quest details locations, Japanese pre-order campaign

Death end re;Quest further details Strain Area

Final Fantasy XV

1.20 Update allows character swapping between Noctics, Gladio, Prompto, and Ignis in the main story. Additionally, Shinji Hashimoto announces that 2018 will be a big year for Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy XV version 1.20 update now available, adds character swapping


Metal Max Xeno

Metal Max Xeno | Remains

Information and screenshots for Metal Max Xeno, the upcoming fifth entry in the Metal Max series for the PS4 and Vita, as well as a 25th anniversary concert in Tokyo on December 28th. Some of you may be familiar with the third game in the series known as Metal Saga in the US on the PS2, as it was the only game in the series to receive a localization (though the SNES remake of the first Metal Max on the Famicom has been fan translated). Not to be confused with Mad Max or Mighty Max.

Metal Max Xeno details Po-M, D’Annunzio, and Jingorou, ‘Remains’ dungeons, more


Metal Max 25th anniversary concert set for December 28

The Caligula Effect: Overdose

The Caligula Effect: Overdose | School

The Caligula Effect: Overdose, a remake of the original The Caligula Effect released earlier this year, is in development for the PS4. I don’t get why they don’t just make a sequel but whatev There is also going to be an anime adaptation.

Historia developing The Caligula Effect: Overdose


The Caligula Effect anime announced

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Trails of Cold Steel III | Ouroboros characters

The next “Trails of Cold Steel” game after TOCS 3 will be the last in the subseries. TOCS 3 was originally intended to be the last but they could not fit everything into it.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai -Thors Military Academy 1204
Trails of Cold Steel | town
Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai is going to be a PS4 remaster of the original TOCS in 4K support, high sound quality, and will be compatible with save data from previous versions and with Trails of Cold Steel 3. It is set for release in Japan on March 8th

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai for PS4 launches March 8 in Japan

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II: Kai -The Erebonian Civil War

Trails of Cold Steel II Kai | wings

The same as above except for Trails of Cold Steel II.


Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain | Dragon

Shining Resonance Re:frain, a remake (yes, another one) of the 2014 PS3 game Shining Resonance, has been announced and has some elements revealed.



The Alliance Alive

New trailer for The Alliance Alive.

The Alliance Alive launches March 27 in the Americas and Europe, second character trailer

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni No Kuni II delayed to March 27th. Behind the scenes trailer and new screenshots also released.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom delayed to March 23


Super Robot Wars X

Super Robot Wars X | portrait

Super Robot Wars X announced for PS4 and Vita. It will have a different atmosphere from recent Super Robot Wars titles and will have and Asian English release.

Super Robot Wars X announced for PS4, PS Vita


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory



Persona 5

Persona 5 anime logo

New information on the Persona 5 anime, and it is set to broadcast December 24th.

Persona 5 the Animation new information broadcast set for December 24 [Update]

Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddess Online

Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online | models

The PC version will release in February 2018.


Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR character trailer

Lost Sphear

Lost Sphear | Bridge

Playable demo now out for Lost Sphear.

Lost Sphear Demo Now Available On Switch, PS4, And Steam

Lost Soul Aside

Trailer released for Lost Soul Aside’s special demo.


Etrian Odyssey

New Etrian Odyssey Game

New Etrian Odyssey title will be announced in Spring of 2018 and is NOT Untold 3. Will also contain “map drawing to the point that it’s unpleasant.”

New Etrian Odyssey for 3DS to be announced in spring 2018, is not Etrian Odyssey 3 Untold

Pokemon Crystal

Pokemon Crystal will be released on 2-shop January 26th, and will be Pokemon Bank compatible.

Pokemon Crystal coming to 3DS on January 26

Rom Hacks/Mod

Fan translation patches have been released for Brandish 2 Renewal (PC98), Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead (TG16), Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax – Chronicle Edition (PS2), Brigandine: Grand Edition (PS1), and Tengai Makyou Zero (SNES). Mods that change Link’s sprite in Zelda 2 and that inserts the GBA script into the SNES version of Final Fantasy V have also been released.








Well anyway that is it for this month’s update. Normally I would put the release calendar here but the lag from putting in these trailers is making things way too difficult. By next time I should have a better computer and be able to include it. Anyway there you have it, and Happy Holidays everyone; it’s good to be back.

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