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News of the Month – December 2017

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Happy new year, everyone! It’s finally 2018! Have you thought about your resolution for this year? No? Don’t worry because we still have a long way to go to go to 2019. For 2017, though, it’s finally ending, thus our news of the month for 2017. Therefore, now we proudly give you our news of the month of 2017!

GENERAL

Special Highlight

  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

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A lot of details about Valkyria Chronicles 4 are revealed in this month. First we’re introduced to the screenshots, along with the characters’ information. Next,we can watch the gameplay in a number of videos. Finally, new characters and levelling system are also here. Really make us excited about the game, aren’t they?

  • Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis Teaser Trailer Revealed!

Final Fantasy XV’s DLC, Episode Ignis, is here! The DLC has launched along with patch 1.20. If you want to see what the DLC looks like first, we have compiled you the trailer, including its battle command, and its amazing soundtrack.

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

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Good news for us! Nihon Falcom officially announced their new game entitled The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV -The End of Saga- exclusively for PlayStation 4. The company even has made its website already. The game will tell the players about the end of the Erebonian Empire story.

New Games Announced

  • Love Esquire

Love Esquire

Yangyang Mobile is currently collecting fund for their upcoming Dating-Sim Fantasy RPG Love Esquire! those who like sim games, romance, and RPG surely recommended to support the game via Patreon. If you’re still on doubt, check here to see the story, features, and characters!

  • Project LUX

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VR visual novel Project LUX has been announced! In this new interactive VR experience, players will journey through a memory of a crime victim in this game! The game will be released for PS VR, with an early access for HTC Vive via Steam. If you want to know more, check the trailer and screenshots here!

  • Metal Max Xeno

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Kadokawa Games released a lot of details for new game for Metal franchise, Metal Max Xeno. A lot of trailers and characters are revealed immediately. If you like a dystopian RPG with tanks, definitely check it out!

  • Ash of Gods

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A storytelling tactical RPG, Ash of Gods, is announced. It will launch for PC via Steamand GOGiOSAndroidPlayStation 4, and Xbox OneAsh of Gods was recently awarded ‘Best Game’ at the Game Gathering conference in Kiev, and previously was awarded ‘Best Game’ and ‘Best Art’ at White Nights Moscow 2017, as well as ‘Excellence in Music’ and ‘Excellence in Narrative’ at DevGamm Minsk 2017. Damn, that’s quite a number of award. Still not sure whether you want to play it or not? Well, check the trailer and features here, then!

  • NTales: Child of Destiny

NTales: Child of Destiny

Rulemkr released their 2D Pocket RPG, NTales: Child of Destiny worldwide. It is an exciting mix of 2D Pocket RPG and cute gameplay, launching for Android. What is it about? Check it out!

COLLECTOR EDITION ANNOUNCED

  • DRAGON’S CROWN PRO

Dragon's Crown Pro Royal Edition Announced; New Trailer Revealed!

Be overjoyed, mateys! The game coming from Atlus entitled Dragon’s Crown Pro Collector’s Edition The Battle-Hardened Edition can be ordered! If you don’t want to miss this golden chance, read the info by clicking this link. Rush and ready your cash, as there are several goodies and collectibles packed for you!

  • RAINBOW SKIES

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Several consoles will receive the special editions for you to order: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Whoops, Rainbow Skies developed by eastasiasoft will offer you its goodies. There is a special link too if you want to immediately order the special edition.

Release Date Revealed

  • Omega Quintet

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The girls of Omega Quintet is coming! In fact, they’re already here since December 15th, 2017. Go and meet them now! If you’re lucky, you could get their autographs. Why? Simply because not only they’re magical girls, they’re also famous idols.

  • Romancing SaGa 2

Romancing SaGa 2 Delayed

At first, it was only a tease for Romancing SaGa 2 to have an extra remastered platform. But then, it became a reality and can be obtain as of December 15th, 2017 for all platforms.

  • World of Final Fantasy: Meli-Melo

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The wait is finally over if you want to have a taste of the cute World of Final Fantasy: Meli-Melo! At least, it’s already released in Japan since December 12th, 2017. So, if you really want to try the game, you must go to Japan’s server to get it.

  • The Alliance Alive

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Previously we only know The Alliance Alive to go western early 2018. Well, the time has come for that, but when will the game officially released? Don’t worry, we got the date, March 27th. Moreover there will be a launch edition too.

  • Fallen Legion+

Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion Release Date

Rise and shine, people who have waited for Fallen Legion+! The game is here! Today, January 5th, we can finally get and enjoy two games in one bundle on PC.

Re-port / Remastered

  • Monster Hunter Stories

Monster Hunter Stories DLCCapcom sneakily released Monster Hunter Stories for iOS and Android! The game was previously available for Nintendo DS back in 2016, with the western localization a few months ago. For those who want to test it, there is a free demo which allows multiplayer battle!

  • Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus Are Delayed to March 2017The Switch release for Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded is here! Aquastyle announced that the game was launching on December 2017, with Teshi Hinanawi as a new DLC character! Check out more information and trailer of the game here.

  • Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

Ace Attorney Investigations Miles Edgeworth - FeatureAce Attorney lovers rejoice! Capcom has launched smartphone ports for both titles of the Ace Attorney Investigations series! Both titles is now available for iOS and Android devices. The games were originally released in Nintendo DS.

  • Revenant Saga

RPG Revenant SagaKemco keeps adding more platforms for Revenant Saga! After previously released the RPG for mobiles (Android and iOS), PS3, and Nintendo Switch, this time the game is now available for both PS Vita and PS4!

  • Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud

Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud - FeatureSega just announced that the Switch port of Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud will arrive soon in Spring 2018! While the game is already available in multi-platforms, currently its not possible to cross-play between the Switch version and PlayStation version.

  • Regalia: Royal Edition

Regalia: Of Men and MonarchsPC tactical RPG Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is getting a PS4 version under new name: Regalia: Royal Edition! Whilethe developer Pixelated Milk hasn’t given any hard release date yet, they’re expecting the game to be released as soon as Q1 2018!

  • Dragon Sinker

Dragon SinkerRetro RPG Dragon Sinker has released on PC via Steam! Previously released for mobiles and 3DS, this time Kemco has launched the reminiscing 8-bit style RPG for 9.99 USD!

  • Pokemon Crystal

Pokemon Crystal 3DSThe classic GBC Pokemon Crystal is coming to 3DS! The game itself is getting a major improvements, starting from a gameplay and story tweak, a playable female character, chance to encounter the legendary Celebi, and many more! It will be launched on January 26th 2018.

RELEASE DATE DELAYED

  • YOUR FOUR PRINCESS KNIGHTS

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Well, you can’t expect the game entitled Your Four Princess Knights Training Story developed by Nippon Ichi Software to be released this soon since it will be delayed. Here is the complete reason for its delay, though.

  • NI NO KUNI II

Ni no Kuni II Delay

Another delay came from Ni No Kuni II developed by Bandai Namco and Level-5. You will find the reason once you click this. It’s such a bad thing, but hey, at least you get the info right!?

  • DX2 SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: LIBERATION

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Sega also apologized for the delay of their project entitled Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation. Not only that, the producer even made the special video regarding the delay too, which can be viewed directly by clicking this link.

  • ATELIER ONLINE

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Atelier Online developed by Gust also having its rough moment to be released this soon. Well, other collaborator such as Koei Tecmo and NHN PlayArt announced it, and this is its full info.

  • FANTASY LIFE ONLINE

Fantasy Life Online Delayed Again

Level-5 also announced that their game project entitled Fantasy Life Online will be delayed. Seems they have their own reason to delay this game, and you have to read this page for the info.

  • FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS – FORCE

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It’s such a sorry news that our beloved and well-known company Square Enix has to delay their project entitled Final Fantasy Explorers-Force. But hey, they do apologize and promise us something good too (as expected from our beloved company). Read the full story here.

LOCALIZATION TO ENGLISH ANNOUNCED

  • DRAGON’S CROWN PRO

Dragon's Crown Pro Royal Edition Announced; New Trailer Revealed!

If you want to play the game entitled Dragon’s Crown Pro in English, be overjoyed since Atlus will gladly localize the game for you. Full story available to be read here.

  • NEWTON AND THE APPLE TREE

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Visual novel games always been exciting to be played, isn’t it?This time,Sol Press and MiKandi Japan decided to localize Newton and the Apple Tree into English for you guys. Curious about the info? Visit this page then.

  • A Clockwork Ley-Line: The Borderline of Dusk

Another visual novel received its localization to English, coming from Sekai Project and their game’s title A Clockwork Ley-Line:The Borderline of DuskSteam becomes their media to publish their project, and available for PlayStation Vita too.

GAME UPDATES

Important RPG Update (+ Demo)

 

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

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Many news coming from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT this month. First, Square Enix introduces two important characters, Materia and Spiritus, the two higher-ups of our heroes and villains from Final Fantasy series. Second, the Open Beta are available on December 23rd-24th, December 30th-31th, January 6th-7th. The last, Square Enix shows trailer featuring the villainsGarland, The Emperor, Cloud of Darkness, Golbez, Exdeath, Kefka Palazzo, Sephiroth, Ultimecia, Kuja, Jecht, Kain Highwind, Ramza Beoulve, and Ace.

  • Monster Hunter: World

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Capcom shows interesting trailer for their game Monster Hunter: World to reveal new area and the hunter’s support for hunting the monsters, the support is called Palicoes and the new area is Coral Highlands. Moreover, there are more trailer which elaborates and details several features: story, characters, fields, monsters, and weapons by releasing the comprehensive trailer.

  • Atelier Lydie and Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting

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Gust and Koei Tecmo reveals the trailers of their game Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings which shows one of the game’s features: Synthesis, shows the fight between the main casts versus boss, and three videos that are divided into several purposes and screen comparisons between three platforms (PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch). Besides new trailers, they also announced that the demo will arrive in Japan this December 15.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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The freshly released RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, already shared a new trailer which showing a combination of the world of Elysium and the gameplay. And two weeks after, director Takahashi announced that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will get first post-launch update: Patch 1.1.1 which adds many interesting features to Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

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Nihon Falcom revealed the update for their remastered game, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II for PlayStation 4 that will be updated under the title The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II: Kai – The Erebonian Civil War. This remastered version will run on 60 FPS, High resolution (4K) supported on PS4 engine, enhancing the sound quality, as well as Fast Skip mode.

  • Shining Resonance Re:frain

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Sega revealed the story and screenshots showing costumes for a certain characters of the game, especially Kirika, for their game Shining Resonance Re:frain.  The game is a remastered version of its previous series entitled Shining Resonance dedicated for PlayStation 3. The remastered version, which will be released for PlayStation 4 will have several bonuses.

  • Final Fantasy XIV

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Square Enix reveals several details and screenshots for their newest patch of the game (patch 4.25), Final Fantasy XIV, entitled Rise of a New Sun. This patch includes new sidequests, performance, trial, and raid. Also updates for the jobs,inventory system, and housing system. Not forget new equipment and the dungeonsHell’s Lid and The Fractal Continuum (hard mode).

  • Death End re;Quest

Death End re;Quest

Compile Heart and PlayStation in their sites share some new information on Death End re;Quest. First information is that Death End re;Quest introduces the Ludens and a bit of their abilities. Ludens are NPCs who are not characters originally in the game, and instead come from another world. The second information is coming from the battle system, Strengthening Summons Bugs and Code Jack.

  • Makai Wars

Makai Wars

Thirteen years after the first tease on Makai Wars, Nippon Ichi Software and Clover Lab finally shared the opening trailer for their upcoming smartphones RPG, Makai Wars. The game takes place in a universe called Disgaea, with Asagi as the main protagonist. Moreover, the opening of pre-registrations is available now in Japan.

  • Dancing Game Persona 3 & Persona 5

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Atlus recently revealed the official release for their game Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night along with their new modes, box art and screenshots. These games are originally a RPG game that have their own story, but the company made the game as their alternative way to enjoy the game with several new experiences.

  • Project Re Fantasy

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Atlus along with Studio Zero reveal the second concept video for their game entitled Project Re Fantasy with some details to follow. Not only that, the company also released weird video as a bonus. And for an additional info, the game director and studio boss Katsura Hashino shared a new message for the new year.

  • The Caligula Effect: Overdose

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FuRyu revealed the detailed information about their game The Caligula Effect: Overdose regarding several things: Story Overview, Routes, System, and characters. In each explanation, there will be several screenshots provided for you too.

Important VN Update

  • Steins; Gate Elite

Steins; Gate Elite - Screenshot 35pb announced a little surprise for the upcoming Switch version of Steins; Gate Elite! Turns out an 8-bit famicom style of Steins; Gate mini-game will be included as a bonus! In addition, the anime adaptation of Steins; Gate Elite will be playing as soon as April 2018!

  • Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Hakuoki Edo Blossoms - Screenshot 3Idea Factory International just releaed a new character trailer depicting the 12 bachelors of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms! The otome game itself will be available to play on PS Vita this Spring!

RPG/VN CROSSMEDIA UPDATES

Anime Adaptation

  • Persona 5

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From Kurusu Akira to Amamiya Ren, behold ladies and gentlemen! Your beloved Persona 5 will get animated this April! That means the official release is still a long way from today.

  • Layton’s Mystery Journey

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Another our beloved series that got animated and also a manga series! Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and Millionaire’s Conspiracy. It’s said to released this Spring.

  • YU-NO

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This time it’s a VN. The classic YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World which recently got a remake, now also got an anime adaptation and planned as a 2-cour series.

MUSIC

  • POKEMON CHARITY ALBUM

Harmony of a Champion

Several musics combined into one edition entitled Harmony of a Champion published by Materia Collective for Pokemon Series. Some kinds of music are mixed into one Disc, available for you. This is the full story of the media, and do read the details, mateys!


And that’s the end for 2017’s monthly news! Not like the previous months, though, weirdly this last month of 2017 brings quite a lot number of interesting news. What’s your favorite? Comment below!

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