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Yes I know, I missed the last 2 months for JRPG Update Pro since I had a lot of stuff going on, and I do still have stuff going on now but hopefully I can get out this month’s JRPG Update Pro AND JRPG Update Indie this time. Anyway, that means this update will include anything that happened between December 20th and now, so there’s going to be a lot of stuff. Once again for the sake of clarity, titles covered on JRPG Update pro are professionally made games made by experienced teams and with the backing of a major publisher, while games made by inexperienced teams that are self published are covered in JRPG Update Indie, with the exception of notably popular indie titles like Undertale. Anyway, let’s start with the JRPG and JRPG Influenced games released since then. We have…

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory (PS4/Vita, January 19th 2018) (Buy here, here, here, or here)
Lost Sphear (Switch/PS4/PC, January 23rd 2018) (Buy here, here, here, or here)
Zwei: The Arges Adventure (PC, January 24th 2018) (Buy here)
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (Switch, January 25th 2018) (Buy here)
Pokemon Crystal Version (3DS Virtual Console, January 26th 2018) (Buy here)
The Spirit Master of Retarnia ~Conqueror of the Labyrinth~ (PC, January 26th 2018) (Buy here)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PC, February 1st 2018) (Buy here)
Necromancer (Untranslated) (Wii U Virtual Console, February 1st 2018) (Buy here)
Dragon Sinker (PS4/Vita, February 6th 2018) (Buy here, or here)
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition (IOS/Android, February 8th) (Download here, or here)
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS, February 13th 2018) (Buy here)
The Longest Five Minutes (Switch/PC/Vita, February 13th 2018) (Buy here, here, or here)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS4/XONE, February 13th 2018) (Buy here, or here)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PC, February 14th 2018) (Buy here)
Secret of Mana (PS4/PC/Vita, February 15th 2018) (Buy here, here, here, or here)
Machine Knight (3DS, February 15th 2018)

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PS4/PC, February 22nd 2018)
Dragon Sinker (Switch, February 22nd 2018)
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PS4/XONE/PC, February 23rd 2018) (Buy here, here, here, and here)
Revenant Saga (Limited Run Physical Release): (PS4/Vita, February 23rd 2018)
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (PC, February 27th 2018) (Buy here)
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo (Switch, March 1st 2018)
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition (PC, March 6th 2018) (Buy here)
Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition (PS4/XONE, March 6th 2018) (Buy here, here, and here)
Damascus Gear: Operation Osaka (PS4/PC/Vita, March 7th 2018)
Re;Lord 1 ~The witch of Hertfort and stuffed animals~ (PC, March 9th 2018)

Okay, NOW for the news.

The Caligula Effect: Overdose

https://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Caligula-Overdose-JP-Box-Art_03-01-18-600x770.jpg

The Caligula Effect: Overdose gets a new trailer, PS4 Model, theme song, and Japanese box art revealed.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/caligula-effect-overdose-full-length-trailer

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/caligula-effect-overdose-ps4-models-announced-japan

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/caligula-effect-overdose-theme-song-announced

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/caligula-effect-overdose-japanese-box-art

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni No Kuni II has gone gold and got a fuck ton of trailers, developer diaries, and gameplay footage put out. This isn’t even all of them, one can view the rest here and some screenshots here.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/ni-no-kuni-ii-revenant-kingdom-new-previews-gameplay

https://gematsu.com/gallery/ni-no-kuni-ii-revenant-kingdom/january-29-2018/

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Valkyria-Chronicles-4_2018_01-22-18_023

Valkyria Chronicles 4 also gets an assload of trailers along with character and world building details, and the PS4 demo is out in Japan.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/valkyria-chronicles-4-details-miles-dan-ronald-tanks-research-development

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/valkyria-chronicles-4-details-roland-bryan-mary-ruch-snow-cruiser-centurion

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/valkyria-chronicles-4-details-roland-bryan-mary-ruch-snow-cruiser-centurion

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/valkyria-chronicles-4-ps4-demo-now-available-japan

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has received a a new update and has sold over a million copies world wide.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/xenoblade-chronicles-2-version-1-3-0-update-delayed-march-2

http://operationrainfall.com/2018/02/02/xenoblade-chronicles-2-million/

Code Vein

Code Vein has more gameplay videos, screenshots, and story details revealed.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/code-vein-multiplayer-mode-new-characters-screenshots

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/code-vein-details-home-base-characters-affinity-backstory

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/code-vein-home-base-city-falling-flame-ridge-frozen-souls-gameplay

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/code-vein-new-characters-coco-davis-io-murasame-queen-silva-screenshots

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/code-vein-details-story-karen-cruz-silva-partner-character-traits

Undertale

Undertale

Undertale has sold over 100,000 copies on the PS4 and Vita in Japan and is coming to the Switch… eventually. Yes, that is the official image. No one but you Toby I swear.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/undertale-ps4-ps-vita-sales-top-100000-japan

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/undertale-coming-switch

Your Four Knight Princesses: Training Story

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story

Your Four Knight Princesses: Training Story gets four new character trailers for who I assume are the four knight princesses.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/four-knight-princesses-training-story-alpana-character-trailer

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/four-knight-princesses-training-story-monomaria-character-trailer

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/four-knight-princesses-training-story-veronica-character-trailer

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/four-knight-princesses-training-story-liliati-character-trailer

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Refrain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

In the first of many localization announcements to be covered here, Shining Resonance Re:Frain is being localized, making this the first Shining title to receive a localization since 2007’s Shining Force EXA and the first non Shining Force title since Shining Tears in 2004.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/one-hour-shining-resonance-refrain-english-gameplay

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/shining-resonance-refrain-coming-west-ps4-xbox-one-switch-pc-summer

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is also being localized for PS4, Switch, and PC this fall. Also i did not intend to list two games with “Refrain” in the title in a row.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/20-minutes-labyrinth-refrain-coven-dusk-english-gameplay

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/labyrinth-refrain-coven-dusk-coming-west-ps4-switch-pc-fall

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III has the English and Japanese theme songs announced and a buttload of screenshots.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/kingdom-hearts-iii-d23-expo-japan-2018-screenshots

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/kingdom-hearts-iii-d23-expo-japan-2018-hikaru-utada-theme-song-trailers

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII gets a story trailer for the Switch port, the PC port will launch in April, and a re localization patch has been released for the PS4 and Vita versions.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/ys-viii-lacrimosa-of-dana-for-switch-story-trailer

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/ys-viii-relocalization-update-now-available

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/ys-viii-pc-launches-april

The Lost Child

The Lost Child is being localized and is coming the the Switch.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/lost-child-launches-summer-west

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/lost-child-coming-switch

Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded

Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded is being localized for PS4 and Switch (told you that Switch port wasn’t just a tech demo).

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/touhou-genso-wanderer-reloaded-coming-west-ps4-switch-2018

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Cloud’s design has been changed.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/final-fantasy-vii-remake-cloud-character-design-changed

Smoke and Sacrifice

Smoke and Sacrifice, a hand illustrated survival RPG, has been announced for PS4, XBox One, Switch, and PC.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/hand-illustrated-survival-rpg-smoke-sacrifice-announced-ps4-xbox-one-switch-pc

Death End re;Quest

Death end re;Quest

Death end re;Quest

Death end re;Quest

Death end re;Quest

End Quest

End Quest

Death End re;Quest gets delayed in Japan to April 12th, has more trailers, and a PC disk containing an RPG Maker game titled End Quest that is set in the same universe as a pre order bonus.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/death-end-request-battle-system-trailer-part-two

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/death-end-request-delayed-april-12-japan

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/death-end-request-battle-system-trailer-characters-hajime-senji-battle-flow-detailed

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/death-end-request-japanese-pre-order-bonus-pc-game-end-quest-details-systems

Utawarerumono

Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono he no Komoriuta

Info on characters given for the Utawarerumono remake.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/utawarerumono-remake-debut-trailer-kamyu-urutorii-karura-touka-character-details

Secret of Mana

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Square Enix is considering a Switch port of the Secret of Mana remake and a localization of Seiken Densetsu Collection.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/square-enix-considering-secret-mana-remake-switch-seiken-densetsu-collection-localization

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

South-Park-The-Fractured-But-Whole_2018_03-06-18_001

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is coming to the Switch on April 24th and the DLC episode From Dusk Till Casa Bonita is set for release March 20th.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/south-park-fractured-whole-dlc-dusk-till-casa-bonita-launches-march-20

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/south-park-fractured-whole-coming-switch-april-24

Super Robot Wars X

Super Robot Wars X

Super Robot Wars X

Super Robot Wars X

New screenshots, info on skill tree and factory systems, and a 13 minute gameplay video released for Super Robot Wars X.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/super-robot-wars-x-details-skill-tree-skill-program-factory-systems

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/super-robot-wars-x-chapter-1-journey-prologue-13-minute-gameplay-video

Tales of Link

Tales of Link

Tales of Link to end service on March 27th.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/tales-link-end-service-march-27

Atelier Lydie and Suelle

Info on battle mechanics, alchemy and DLC character Lucia Voltaire for Atelier Lydie and Suelle.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/atelier-lydie-suelle-details-enhanced-battle-features

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/atelier-lydie-suelle-details-new-tools-alchemy

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/atelier-lydie-suelle-character-dlc-lucia-voltaire-trailer

The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2

The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is set to launch in North America on March 27th and in Europe on March 30th.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/witch-hundred-knight-2-launches-march-27-north-america-march-30-europe

Disgaea Next Work

Disgaea remake

NIS announces a remake of the first Disgaea and does not give much else in terms of information.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/nippon-ichi-software-announces-liar-princess-blind-prince-project-nightmare-disgaea-remake

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux set for release in North America on May 15th and Europe on May 18th.

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/shin-megami-tensei-strange-journey-redux-launches-may-15-americas-may-18-europe

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Plus

Hyperdimension-Neptunia-Re-Birth-1-Plus_2018_02-21-18_005

Hyperdimension-Neptunia-Re-Birth-1-Plus_2018_02-21-18_004

An enhanced port of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 1 for the PS4 is announced and is set for release in Japan on May 31st.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/hyperdimension-neptunia-rebirth-1-plus-first-screenshots

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/hyperdimension-neptunia-rebirth-1-plus-official-japanese-website-launched

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/hyperdimension-neptunia-rebirth-1-plus-launches-may-31-japan

Atelier Marie Plus: The Alchemist of Salburg

Atelier Marie Plus: The Alchemist of Salburg

Atelier Marie Plus, a remake of the first game in the Atelier series, has been announced for smartphones.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/atelier-marie-plus-alchemist-salburg-coming-smartphones

Metal Max Xeno

Metal Max Xeno | Misaki

Metal Max Xeno has been announced for localization. That makes four so far. Remember this next time some jackass tells you JRPGs are dead. Also gets its first Vita screenshots.

http://operationrainfall.com/2018/01/29/metal-max-xeno-localize/

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/metal-max-xeno-first-ps-vita-screenshots

The Alliance Alive

More trailers for The Alliance Alive and the demo is now available.

https://gematsu.com/2017/12/alliance-alive-third-character-trailer

https://gematsu.com/2018/01/alliance-alive-combat-trailer

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/alliance-alive-demo-now-available-north-america-launches-march-1-europe

Code of Princess EX

Code of Princess EX has been announced for Switch.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/code-princess-ex-announced-switch

Record of Grancrest War

Record of Grancrest War

Strategy RPG Record of Grancrest War has been announced. Not to be confused with Record of Agarest War or Record of Lodoss War… why the fuck is this odd title scheme a thing?

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/record-grancrest-war-announced-ps4

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR launches in North America May 8th. Meanwhile I’m just finishing up the original version.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/megadimension-neptunia-viir-launches-may-8-north-america

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

Remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story announced for 3DS… dunno why they skipped Partners in Time.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/mario-luigi-bowsers-inside-story-bowser-jr-s-journey-announced-3ds

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler will release on July 13th.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/octopath-traveler-launches-july-13

SaGa: Scarlet Graces

SaGa: Scarlet Grace

SaGa: Scarlet Graces is being ported to PS4, Switch, PC, IOS, and Andriod.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/saga-scarlet-grace-coming-ps4-switch-pc-smartphones

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is also getting released on smartphones in Japan.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/valkyrie-profile-lenneth-coming-smartphones-spring-japan

NieR Automata

NieR Automata | logo

There is still a secret in NieR Automata that has yet to be discovered.

https://gematsu.com/2018/03/nier-automata-one-final-secret-yet-discovered

World Neverland: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom

World Neverland: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom launches for the Switch on March 15th.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/world-neverland-daily-life-elnea-kingdom-switch-launches-march-15

God Wars: The Complete Legend
An updated port of God Wars: Future Past has been announced and the Switch version is being localized. That makes five. The additional content will be available as DLC to the original PS4 and Vita releases.
https://gematsu.com/2018/02/god-wars-complete-legend-switch-coming-west-fall
https://gematsu.com/2018/03/god-wars-complete-legend-launches-june-14-japan
Mary Skelter 2
Mary Skelter 2
Mary Skelter 2 has been announced for PS4.

Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger has been released on Steam… and the port is supposedly shit. Naturally, modders are already working on it.

https://gematsu.com/2018/02/chrono-trigger-now-available-pc-via-steam

http://steamcommunity.com/app/613830/discussions/0/1696040635925637962/

Meanwhile, a complete re-localization mod of Chrono Trigger has been released as well.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3891/

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

A mod has been released for Fire Emblem IV that modernize the gameplay mechanics.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3863/

Pokemon Crystal

If it’s release on E-shop was not enough, a complete version of Pokemon Crystal that contains every Pokemon and with glitch fixes has been released, as well as an option to change the in game clock timer in the Pokegears menu.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3841/

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3840/

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

A translation patch has been released for the original Famicom version of Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei.

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2287/

Opoona

A re-localization patch has been released for Opoona.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3819/

Final Fantasy VI

A total graphics uncensorship mod of Final Fantasy VI has been put out.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3813/

Far East of Eden Zero

Super Famicom RPG Far East of Eden Zero has been fan translated.

https://www.romhacking.net/translations/3243/

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

An improved graphics mod for Zelda II is now a thing.

http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3795/

Final Fantasy

As is a decaptialization font mod for Final Fantasy 1.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3791/

Glory of Heracles: The Olympus Offensive – The Snap-Story

An improved fan translation for Glory of Heracles: The Olympus Offensive – The Snap Story has been released.

https://www.romhacking.net/translations/3365/

Princess Minerva

A fan translation for Princess Minerva on the Super Famicom has also been released

https://www.romhacking.net/translations/3355/

Breath of Fire II

And a mod to restore SNES sound quality to the GBA version of Breath of Fire II.

http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3765/

Shin Seikoku: La Wares

Shin Seikoku: La Wares has ALSO been fan translated. This is the last one right?

http://www.dynamic-designs.us/lawares.shtml

Arle’s Adventure: Magical Jewels

Nope.

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/3468/

Well, that was a lot of shit to cover. These pieces take forever to put together but they are nonetheless rewarding. I am starting to think that getting one of both out every month was a bit of a pipe dream on my part, but I will try and do the best i can at frequently updating both series. Anyway see you all next time!

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