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 exc
eption 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
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has received a a new update and has sold over a million copies world wide.
Code Vein has more gameplay videos, screenshots, and story details revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts III has the English and Japanese theme songs announced and a buttload of screenshots.
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.
The Lost Child
The Lost Child is being localized and is coming the the 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).
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Cloud’s design has been changed.
Smoke and Sacrifice
Smoke and Sacrifice, a hand illustrated survival RPG, has been announced for PS4, XBox One, Switch, and PC.
Death End re;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.
Info on characters given for the Utawarerumono remake.
Secret of Mana
Square Enix is considering a Switch port of the Secret of Mana remake and a localization of Seiken Densetsu Collection.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
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.
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.
Tales of Link
Tales of Link to end service on March 27th.
Atelier Lydie and Suelle
Info on battle mechanics, alchemy and DLC character Lucia Voltaire for Atelier Lydie and Suelle.
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.
Disgaea Next Work
NIS announces a remake of the first Disgaea and does not give much else in terms of information.
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.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Plus
An enhanced port of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 1 for the PS4 is announced and is set for release in Japan on May 31st.
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.
Metal Max Xeno
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.
The Alliance Alive
More trailers for The Alliance Alive and the demo is now available.
Code of Princess EX
Code of Princess EX has been announced for Switch.
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?
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR launches in North America May 8th. Meanwhile I’m just finishing up the original version.
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.
Octopath Traveler will release on July 13th.
SaGa: Scarlet Graces
SaGa: Scarlet Graces is being ported to PS4, Switch, PC, IOS, and Andriod.
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is also getting released on smartphones in Japan.
There is still a secret in NieR Automata that has yet to be discovered.
World Neverland: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom
World Neverland: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom launches for the Switch on March 15th.
Chrono Trigger has been released on Steam… and the port is supposedly shit. Naturally, modders are already working on it.
Meanwhile, a complete re-localization mod of Chrono Trigger has been released as well.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
A mod has been released for Fire Emblem IV that modernize the gameplay mechanics.
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.
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
A translation patch has been released for the original Famicom version of Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei.
A re-localization patch has been released for Opoona.
Final Fantasy VI
A total graphics uncensorship mod of Final Fantasy VI has been put out.
Far East of Eden Zero
Super Famicom RPG Far East of Eden Zero has been fan translated.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
An improved graphics mod for Zelda II is now a thing.
As is a decaptialization font mod for Final Fantasy 1.
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.
A fan translation for Princess Minerva on the Super Famicom has also been released
Breath of Fire II
And a mod to restore SNES sound quality to the GBA version of Breath of Fire II.
Shin Seikoku: La Wares
Shin Seikoku: La Wares has ALSO been fan translated. This is the last one right?
Arle’s Adventure: Magical Jewels
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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