Persona 4 socially links to PS3 as a PS2 classic on April 8
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Persona 4 socially links to PS3 as a PS2 classic on April 8

Persona 4 is coming to PlayStation 3 as a PS2 Classic on April 8, Atlus confirmed today on Twitter. The 2008 JRPG will be a direct port of the original PS2 release, not the Vita’s 2012 Persona 4 Golden and its added content, priced at $9.99. Rumblings of this PS3 version were first heard earlier ... Read More»
  • Playstation 3
The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review – The Gamers Lounge
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The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review – The Gamers Lounge

Sometime when nearing the end of a consoles life, there are some great games that come out that are looked over because so many move on to the next gen system. Could The Witch and the Hundred Knight be one of those games... Read More»
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Dragon Fin Soup JRPG Fairy Tale Roguelike Looks To Steam
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Dragon Fin Soup JRPG Fairy Tale Roguelike Looks To Steam

SegmentNext writes: “Steam Greenlight projects are a dime a dozen, but Dragon Fin Soup’s pitch is pretty catchy at least. This PC title invokes a theme known from Japanese roleplaying games (JRPG) and builds it into a fairy tale universe with plenty of auxiliary designs.&#... Read More»
  • PC Games
Bravely Default Nintendo 3DS Review
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Bravely Default Nintendo 3DS Review

When I first heard of Bravely Default and watch some demo vids, I thought this game a) had a lot going for it and b) I’d never get used to the idea of brave points; I didn’t care for them in Dragon Quest VIII, so I felt I wouldn’t bother here. But after playing the ... Read More»
  • Nintendo DS
Tales of Asteria announced for iOS and Android devices
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Tales of Asteria announced for iOS and Android devices

Bandai Namco’s signature Tales RPG series will be adding a new chapter on mobile devices in Japan this spring, according to a report from Gematsu. Tales of Asteria will bring together six of the series’ most popular protagonists—Cress (Phantasia), Lloyd (Symphonia), Luke (Abyss), Yuri (Vesperia), Sophie (Graces f), and Milla (Xillia)—as they attempt to save ... Read More»
  • Mobile
Drakengard 3 launching exclusively on PS3 May 20, collector’s edition detailed
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Drakengard 3 launching exclusively on PS3 May 20, collector’s edition detailed

Drakengard 3 will arrive in North America May 20 exclusively on PS3, available both in a standard for $49.99 and a collector’s edition for $79.99, publisher Square Enix announced today. The collector’s edition is available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store, and comes with the original Japanese box art, a prequel novella, a music ... Read More»
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Cloud Computing a Bit of a Touchy Subject – Project Phoenix Developer
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Cloud Computing a Bit of a Touchy Subject – Project Phoenix Developer

Director Hiroaki Yura shares explains why the cloud debate is still raging on in his team... Read More»
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  • Vita
Hideo Baba Talks Female Protagonist Alicia, Dragons, and Combat in Tales of Zestiria
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Hideo Baba Talks Female Protagonist Alicia, Dragons, and Combat in Tales of Zestiria

In an interview from Famitsu magazine, Tales series producer Hideo Baba shared new information about Tales of Zestiria, Silconera reports. According to Baba, the game’s main protagonist, Alicia, is last in line to the throne in her kingdom, but that she doesn’t care as she loves her chosen profession of being a knight. He describes her as ... Read More»
  • Playstation 3
Fan Demand ‘Doesn’t Affect’ Nintendo’s Decisions to Localize Games, Says Fils-Aime
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Fan Demand ‘Doesn’t Affect’ Nintendo’s Decisions to Localize Games, Says Fils-Aime

Petitions and fan demand like the one for Xenoblade Chronicles do not influence what the company releases stateside, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Siliconera in a recent interview. Specifically addressing a question about the efficacy of Operation Rainfall—a campaign designed to convince Nintendo to localize Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower—Fils-Aime made ... Read More»
  • Wii
Square Enix Brings Fans Another Behind-the-Scenes Look at Lightning Returns
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Square Enix Brings Fans Another Behind-the-Scenes Look at Lightning Returns

Square Enix has released a second episode of their inside look at the making of Lighting Returns, the final chapter of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. This time around, we get to hear more about the team’s thoughts on the visual stylings of Lightning—and her many new customizable outfits—by famed SE artist Tetsuya Nomura. From ... Read More»
  • Playstation 3
Atlus’ Persona: What You May Have Missed
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Atlus’ Persona: What You May Have Missed

While a relatively new arrival to the highly successful Shin Megami Tensei: Persona franchise, I have found few other games as entertaining and as unique as these on the Sony systems. Atlus – originally Atlus Co., Ltd. – is a Japanese computer and video game developer, publisher and distribution company based in Tokyo. The very ... Read More»
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Thoughts on Atlus’ Four New Persona Game Announcements
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Thoughts on Atlus’ Four New Persona Game Announcements

Over the weekend, a three-day event held by Atlus in Japan came to a close early Sunday morning with a show promising the reveal of something Persona related. Saturday night, I went to bed hoping that I’d wake up to some sort of announcement of Persona 5. What I go was much, much more. Having decided that sleep ... Read More»
  • Playstation 3
  • Vita
Atlus Announces Western Release for Baby Makin’, Monster Fightin’ RPG Conception II
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Atlus Announces Western Release for Baby Makin’, Monster Fightin’ RPG Conception II

The game I’m about to describe to you is real. Seriously. And if that isn’t shocking enough, Atlus has announced that they’re bringing it to North America. Last year, Japanese developer Spike Chunsoft released a PSP RPG called Conception: Ore no Kodomo o Undekure!—or, literally, “Conception: Please Give Birth to My Child!” The game focused ... Read More»
  • Vita
Child of Light Technical Architect Explains Mix of 2D, 3D Animation Techniques
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Child of Light Technical Architect Explains Mix of 2D, 3D Animation Techniques

Ubisoft’s JRPG homage Child of Light employs a mix of 2D and 3D animation techniques, technical architect Jeff Preshing explained in a post on the game’s official Tumblr. “In order to achieve a reactive and fluid result we experimented with different combinations to get it just right,” Preshing said. “We benefit a lot in animating ... Read More»
  • Playstation 3
  • Xbox 360
Child of Light Walkthrough Video Showcases Battles, Exploration, and Puzzle Solving
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Child of Light Walkthrough Video Showcases Battles, Exploration, and Puzzle Solving

A new video of Ubisoft’s Child of Light shows four full minutes of uninterrupted, JRPG-inspired, Ubi Art–powered gameplay. In the video, lead programmer Brianna Code (whose last name strikes me as wildly appropriate for her line of work, and whose previous projects include Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed III, and before that ... Read More»
  • Playstation 3
  • Xbox 360