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.
New trailer, screenshots, and info released on various mechanics have been shared.
Valkyrie Chronicles 4
New info on battle system, characters, graphics engine, Japanese box art, and brave system.
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.
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.
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded will be getting an e-shop release in Japan on December 21st.
The Tales of festival for 2018 will take place from June 16 to 17 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.
Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story
Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story has been delayed in Japan to March 6th. Updated trailer is also released.
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.
Zwei!! The Arges Adventure
Zwei!! The Arges Adventure set for localization and release in Winter of 2018
Xenoblade Chronicles X
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.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Update will launch December 22nd.
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.
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.
Shin Megami Tensei V
Shin Megami Tensei V is being localized.
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time
PS4 demo is now out in Japan and details on version 1.01 update.
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.
Death End re;Quest
Info on the Japanese pre order campaign and the “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.
Metal Max Xeno
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.
The Caligula Effect: Overdose
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.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
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 II: Kai -The Erebonian Civil War
The same as above except for Trails of Cold Steel II.
Shining Resonance Re:frain
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 railer for The Alliance Alive.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Ni No Kuni II delayed to March 27th. Behind the scenes trailer and new screenshots also released.
Super Robot Wars X
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.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory
New information on the Persona 5 anime, and it is set to broadcast December 24th.
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddess Online
The PC version will release in February 2018.
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
Playable demo now out for Lost Sphear.
Lost Soul Aside
Trailer released for Lost Soul Aside’s special demo.
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.”
Pokemon Crystal will be released on 2-shop January 26th, and will be Pokemon Bank compatible.
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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