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News of the Month – August 2018

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Second month of second semester in 2018 is here. Without noticing, we only need one single hand to count how many months are left to go to 2019. However, the amount of big news doesn’t look like they’ll finish anytime soon, not like 2018! Shall we read together the news coming in August?

GENERAL

Special Highlight

Persona Q2

Persona Q2 Trailers Introduce Junpei, Shinjiro, Naoto, Morgana, and Futaba

The infamous Persona Q of Nintendo 3DS is getting a sequel! Atlus has finally reveal the trailer at the end of the newest Persona 5: The Animation episode after one year away from the game announcement. There is also a trailer consisting its gameplay and, wait for it, Persona 3 Portable‘s female main character is here! Characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4 are also given trailer! Finally, a release date is finally revealed: November 29!

New Games

  • Root Letter 2 & Root Letter: Last Answer

Root Letter: Last Answer and Root Letter 2 Announced!

Kadokawa Games has announced another Root Letter VNs! Root Letter: Last Answer and Root Letter 2!! The former already has a teaser trailer, and seems like it will be an FMV; games that use pre-recorded video files—a live-action. Meanwhile, there is no news about Root Letter 2 yet.

  • Arc of Alchemist

 

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Compile Heart announced their new project, a Desert-Themed RPG entitled Arc of Alchemist! The game is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4. The game was originally informed and teased by the company president on February. Click here to see the game’s artwork!

  • Vestaria Saga

Vestaria Saga PC Announced for Western Release on 2019

Vestaria Saga is a strategy RPG made by an indie group, Vestaria Project, alongside a blogger, S_Kaga. Apparently the game was made by SRPG and was released for free (only part 1) in its official website. Check the overview of the game here!

  • Mist Gears

New Cross-media Project Mist Gears Announced for Smartphones!

Welcome Mist Gears, a new cross-media project by Alim, tri-Ace, and Shueisha Character Business Bureau. It consists of a standalone work of game, manga, and novel by each media that will align with each other as “Gears”. Hence the name “Mist Gears”. Still don’t understand how it works? Fortunately we have the translated explanation of the feature here (courtesy of Gematsu) along with its announcement trailer!

  • Young Souls

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DotEmu’s new publishing label, The Arcade Crew, has announced their next title. The game is called Young Souls, a unique beat ’em up and RPG hybrid developed by 1P2P Studio. A trailer, screenshots, and overview are already teased.

Release Date Revealed

  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

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Coming along the availability of the Demo and Pre-Oder (on online stores), Valkyria Chronicles 4 revealed its release date to be September 25, 2018.

  • Persona 3 and 5 Dancing

Persona 3 and 5 Dancing Western Release Date Revealed; P4D Bundle Also Available!

December 4, 2018 is the date you’ll want to wait for Persona 3 and 5 global release, alongside their special Endless Night Collection that includes P4D for PlayStation 4.

  • The World Ends With You: Final Remix

Another game coming this September 27th for Japan release and October 12th for North America and Europe, is The World Ends With You: Final Remix.

  • Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment for PC was available as a Pre-Order bonus. Now, it gets a standalone release via STEAM and already available as of August 21st.

  • Koropokkur in Love

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Illustrated by Clannad’s and Kanon’s Character Designer and Lead Illustrator, the kickstarter all-age Visual Novel Koropokkur in Love which will be released on September 27, 2018.

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2

Dragon Quest’s sandbox game sequel, Dragon Quest Builders 2 was announced for this end year release, on December 20th in Japan.

  • Dragalia Lost

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Nintendo and Cygames collaboration RPG, Dragalia Lost, will also be coming in a few weeks from today, September 27th in US, JapanTaiwanHong Kong, and Macau.

  • Dragon Marked for Death

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A multiplayer-focused side-scrolling RPG developed by Mega Man’s veteran developer, Dragon Marked for Death, is coming in December 13th, 2018.

  • Dark Souls Trilogy

Coming in October 19, 2018 is Dark Souls Trilogy bundle that consists of Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades—including add-ons—specifically for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

  • Rune

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Viking-experienced RPG, Rune, will be released on September 19th for PC via STEAM or its official website.

Re-Port/Remastered

  • Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Announced for PC!

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is coming to PC!! This fall, Neptunia’s PC players can finally look for another release of the VIIR. You can finally meet one of your waifus face-to-face with the help of VR! Check the minimum requirement for the game here!

  • Hyakki Castle

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Hyakki Castle, previously released for PC, announced two consoles it will launch on: PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch! This Hyakki Castle PS4 and Switch version will be retitled as Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle. Check the trailer here!

  • Grandia & Grandia II

Grandia and Grandia II will Get HD Switch Port!

GungHo Online Entertaiment has announced a Nintendo Switch port coming for both Grandia and Grandia II as HD Remaster! Grandia HD Remaster is said to also go to PC via STEAM. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a page there yet. No further information has been revealed.

  • Langrisser I & II

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Langrisser I & II, which was originally developed by Taito for Sega Mega Drive (Tactical RPG). will receive its remake for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The company that will handle this project is Kadokawa Games, and the design will be refined. Check the comparison here!

RELEASE DATE DELAYED

  • SUPER NEPTUNIA RPG

Super Neptunia RPG Delayed to 2019 for Western Release!

A shocking update was coming from Idea Factory International, as their project entitled Super Neptunia RPG will be delayed. For you who have been waiting for the game’s release, patience is your best friend, okay! Read the full story here.

WESTERN RELEASE

  • VESTARIA SAGA

Vestaria Saga PC Announced for Western Release on 2019

Well, this new RPG will be promising for you! DANGEN Entertainment confirmed that the game entitled Vestaria Saga that will be playable on PC will get its western release! As this is the new RPG, you have to get familiar first with the game, okay! Read the details here.

  • MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH

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The vintage game always looks old, but the fans just love the story! As such, Sega attempted to release the english translation patch for Magic Knight Rayearth if you want to understand the story of the game. Visit this link to read the info as well as obtaining the patch!

  • ETRIAN ODYSSEY NEXUS

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Since this game, Etrian Odyssey Nexus, recently being released in JapanAtlus immediately released its western version. For you who live outside of Japan, you should get the game that can be played on Nintendo 3DS as soon as possible.

GAME UPDATES

IMPORTANT RPG

  • DIGIMON SURVIVE

Digimon Survive Trailer Shows Gameplay and Story; May Get Xbox One and PC Port!

New Characters are introduced for Digimon Survive that will be playable on several platforms! This will be exciting since the game’s story will be more complicated.

  • VALNEER OF THE DRAGON STAR

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Are you curious about the gameplay of this game, Valneer of the Dragon Star? If so, you should check this post since there will be a trailer showing the game’s features.

  • MONSTER HUNTER GENERATIONS ULTIMATE

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How lucky for you, people who love to hunt some monsters in the game! Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will launch its Demo, and you have to read this post to keep yourself updated.

  • CRYSTAR

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Crystar will show you its gameplay since the game will be released soon! So, to get familiar with the game, you should check this post and observe it yourself.

  • THE LEGEND OF HEROES: TRAILS OF COLD STEEL IV

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More characters were added by the company, Bandai Namco, for their game entitled The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV to expand the story! More details can be found here.

  • IDOLA: PHANTASY STAR SAGA

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This RPG will be released for Smartphones! The game entitled Idola: Phantasy Star Saga will inform you the in-game features by releasing the trailer. Watch the trailer by visiting this link.

MUSIC

  • SUIKODEN II

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Another concert that will be held in Japan (obviously) as a tribute to the phenomenal game Suikoden II was announced. Read the full story here.


Well, the news in August is not too many, but not too little too. Quality over quantity plays here, as Persona Q2 and Suikoden II concert definitely catch our interest. Do you feel the same too? Write your opinion below!

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