Happy new year! 2019 is here, at last! Thank you for still being RPGValiaNt’s reader all this time! We hope you’ll still follow us even this year and in the future! That being said, we will always give our readers the best news and articles coming from RPG and visual novel world. The December news of the month may become the first service for you in this year! Check it out!
Kingdom Hearts III
So something urgent comes this month, about Kingdom Hearts III final trailer and spoiler circulating in the internet! Okay, trailer first: the final trailer is here, showing us the battle gameplay for the game. Why is it ‘final’ trailer, you ask? Don’t forget that the game is coming at the end of January 2019, which means that our wait is almost over!
And onto the next new: back in Saturday, December 15, 2018, Square Enix team got a ugly fact that some copies of Kingdom Hearts III has been stolen, and so some videos and screenshots are wildly circulating in the internet. Tetsuya Nomura has also released a statement about the leak. Nomura-san stated that he and the team were aware of this leak, and thus very sorry because of it. It is said that the leaker has been captured. The most important thing that we want to say to you is that if you somehow find these spoilers, please don’t share it, don’t be the part of this horrible crime, and most importantly don’t buy the pirate copy.
New Games Announced
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Square Enix has announced War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. The game’s release window is listed as a “distribution date,” which is common phrasing put with digital-only releases, including both smartphone and console games. However, there’s actually no platform release confirmation. Meanwhile let’s check the trailer first!
Fabraz announced an Umaiki Games developed action RPG, Skellboy. It will also be coming to Nintendo Switch after previously announced for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. We can expect the game will release sometime on 2019! If you don’t know what it is, check its overview and trailer!
Ys IX Monstrum Nox
Falcom has announced a new game, Ys IX Monstrum Nox! Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will be coming to PlayStation 4 in Japan. No release date and release window is announced. Ys IX Monstrum Nox is set in a prison city and will focus on Monstrum, people who posses supernatural abilities. Only key arts and screenshots are revealed for now.
Atlus shared the teaser trailer for P5R, which highly stands for Persona 5 R. We can also see PlayStation logo in the trailer, it is surely for PlayStation 4. But no confirmation whether it will also available for Nintendo Switch for now. We just need to wait!
Collector Edition Announced
NIS America has compiled Danganronpa series into a Trilogy, which also contained an Art Book.
Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort
Another series being compiled into a trilogy—well, sort of. Three of Steins;Gate games will be available as one in Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort.
Release Date Revealed
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
Post-apocalyptic Visual Novel, Zaki Zero: Last Beginning, will be ready for global market on March 19, 2019.
Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~
Get ready to welcome Valentine’s Day with an Otome VN! Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ will be available globally on February 14th, 2019.
The Caligula Effect: Overdose
Three western release date for The Caligula Effect: Overdose revealed! March 12th for North America, March 15th for Europe, and March 22nd for Australia and New Zealand.
London Detective Mysteria
Yet another Otome VN got western release date. In fact, London Detective Mysteria was already out on December 18th, 2018!
Final Fantasy XV: Multiplayer Comrade
Now available as a stand-alone game since December 13th, 2018 is Final Fantasy XV: Multiplayer Comrade.
Re-port / Remastered
Nekopara Vol. 2
Release Date Delayed
Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience
Initially, Square Enix planned to release Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience on December 25th, 2018 freely downloadable for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Unfortunately, they decided to delay this VR music video until January 18, 2019. So, the second part which will arrive as an update will also automatically be delayed from January 18, 2019 to Spring 2019.
Important RPG Update (+ Demo)
Final Fantasy X-3
During Dissidia Final Fantasy NT community broadcast today, Square Enix let the fans to check out the “Later Years of Tidus & Yuna” illustration by Tetsuya Nomura and some Final Fantasy X-3 talk with the devs. The voice actress, Marika Kouno, who is a big fan of Final Fantasy X, asked if there’s been any consideration other than X-2 for a spinoff, sequel, or even a DLC of some sort relating to Final Fantasy X.
NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition
Square Enix has revealed the NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition. The new release of the hit action RPG includes the main game, its downloadable content, and various in-game bonuses. The new release is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 21st, and for PC on February 27th, 2019 in Japan. Followed by February 26th for both PC and PS4 in the west. The new release will be available digitally and at retail.
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV is coming with a new Patch 4.5 – A Requiem for Heroes –. Square Enix has confirmed the release on January 8, 2019. Within the patch you will attain the conclusion to the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood storyline and lead players into Shadowbringers
Persona 5 The Animation: Stars and Ours
Previously got an anime adaptation, Persona 5 gets an anime special that will premiere on March 2019!
EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
Digimon Adventure movie is coming next year as a sequel of the anime series Digimon Adventure tri. And this time with a little bit mature from the latest series. celebrating the 20th anniversary, in 2019, the sequel film will be released, and we’ll see the kids all aged up to 22. Toei Animation has tapped some familiar talent to oversee the venture.
And that’s the news of the month; and also the last news of the month in 2018. As the year goes on, we will also continue making news like this, so keep your eyes on us!