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Sega originally acquired Atlus in 2013, but the two companies continued to operate separately in the years that followed. But they’ve been growing closer in 2017, and this year’s E3 Expo marks the first time that Sega and Atlus are presenting a joint booth to the industry.
As you might expect, the Sega half of the booth will be anchored by Sonic the Hedgehog… more specifically, this Summer’s Sonic Mania and this Fall’s Sonic Forces. Both games will share space with two upcoming Yakuza games (Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza Kiwami), as well as Total War: Warhammer II and a bevy of Atlus-branded RPGs.
“We’re really pleased to see Yakuza and Sonic back on the biggest stage for video games, and having the first public hands-on for Total War: Warhammer II underlines a really strong showing from Sega and Atlus this year,” said John Clark, the Senior Vice President for Sega Europe. “We look forward to welcoming trade visitors but we’re especially looking forward to having the public come and see our line-up this year, it’s great for E3 and it’s great for publishers. We’re confident there’s something for everyone on the Sega stands this year.”
The 2017 E3 Expo opens its doors this Tuesday, June 13, and you can find Atlus and Sega’s full lineup after the break. (more…)
Atlus has confirmed that Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will be released in North America in Early 2018. Radiant Historia was originally released for the DS in 2011, and Perfect Chronology will bring the turn-based RPG to the 3DS in an expanded form.
First announced by Atlus Japan back in March as part of their “Spring Broadcast 2017,” Perfect Chronology will feature enhanced graphics and sound, as well as new story content, and additional difficulty options:
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Features
- An Enhanced Retelling of the Original – You’ll once again take the reins of Alistel operative Stocke as he unlocks the power of the White Chronicle relic and gains the ability to travel between two alternate timelines. With his newfound powers, Stocke will need to right the wrongs of the past in order to prevent the total annihilation of the world. This time though, things are a bit different. Redesigned character art, new character voice-overs, a brand-new opening animation by A-1 Pictures, new theme song, event illustrations, five new tracks from original composer Yoko Shimomura, and additional difficulty settings will enhance the experience in this fresh take of a beloved story.
- Exhilarating New Story Content – Stocke will now encounter a mysterious new character named Nemesia who will teach him more about his world’s history and unlock a third timeline to explore the ripple effect of some of his actions with episodic “what-if” scenarios. If you’re a Radiant Historia purist who simply wants to play through the original game’s story, we have you covered! Perfect Chronology offers two different modes: Append and Perfect. Append mode allows you to beat the original game before having the option to start a NewGame+ with the added content, while Perfect mode lets you play through the game with the inclusion of the third timeline from the beginning.
- A Classic That Can’t Be Missed – Even though there’s an abundance of expanded content to delve into, the heart and soul of Radiant Historia remains the same. If you missed out on the original game in 2011, the upcoming port is the perfect chance to play a modern classic. With an exciting positioning-based battle system, memorable characters, and thrilling time-travel mechanics, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is an essential for JRPG fans.
The first teaser trailer for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology has been embedded above.
Atlus Japan unveils new trailers for a Radiant Historia remake, SMT: Deep Strange Journey, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2
In case you missed it, Atlus Japan revealed three new games over the weekend during a special “Spring Broadcast 2017” livestream…
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is an enhanced remake of Radiant Historia, which was originally released for the DS in 2010. The remake will be available for the 3DS in Japan on June 29.
Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey is also an enhanced remake, and it’ll give players the chance to reexamine 2010’s Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey on the 3DS. It’ll launch in Japan this Fall.
Finally, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 is a dungeon-crawling sequel to 2015’s Etrian Mystery Dungeon, and it’ll be released for the 3DS in Japan on August 31.
Atlus didn’t announce a North American release date for any of these titles, but it seems likely that all three will eventually make it out of Japan. For now, teaser trailers for all three games can be found after the break. (more…)
Radiant Historia was originally released for the DS in 2011, but a new report from Famitsu (via Gematsu) has confirmed that Atlus will re-release the RPG on the 3DS later this year.
The remake will be known as Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and a new generation of portable players will be able to experience the story found in the original game, as well as enhanced graphics, a new character, a full voice cast, and a never-before-seen “Sub-History” expansion.
But there’s just one catch… Atlus has yet to announce a North American release date for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. While it seems likely the remake will cross the Pacific, for now, we’ll have to make do with this translation of a short Q&A with the game’s Director, Mitsuru Hirata:
Famitsu: What’s the story behind developing a full remake?
Hirata: Thanks to everyone’s longstanding support, the build up of wanting to release this title has has risen even within Atlus. Since providing a world experience is essential in an RPG, we kept in mind not to change that impression. We reviewed the playability and improved it overall.
Famitsu: What kind of story is the Sub-History?
Hirata: The third history that is neither the Standard History or the Alternate History is the Sub-History. The Sub-History is not just a single parallel world—the treatment of characters and timeline interpretation, how the Sub-History was born, each of these is different from the Standard History and Alternate History.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is currently scheduled to launch in Japan on June 29.
Radiant Historia Review: An RPG Renaissance
Radiant Historia is a steampunk, time-travelling RPG created by Atlus. At least, that’s how it’s marketed. But deeper than the gearpunk, deeper than travelling through the timelines, there’s that traditional Japanese story of environmentalism mixed in with sentiments of loyalty and the general idea of good versus evil. And beyond the depth and immersion of the story is even more: brilliant character development, a challenging and satisfying battle system, a plethora of sidequests, and a gorgeous soundtrack. This is not just a successful game; this is a game that should be used as an example for what a successful RPG is really all about. (more…)
It’s that time again! Time for Warp Zoned’s bi-weekly podcast, Episode V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Mike Gutierrez, Nicole Kline, and Ryan Littlefield are joined by West Coast Editor Adam Woolcott for a lively discussion. They discuss what they’re playing, focusing on Killzone 3 and Radiant Historia, as well as the continued discussion of – what else? – Pokemon! They also talk about what’s coming out over the next few weeks, and encourage you to read their article about what they’re excited about. There’s ranting, there’s raving, and even some celebrating on the fifth episode of the Warp Zoned podcast.
And be sure to check back in two weeks for Episode 6!
Two pairs of heavyweights in their respective genres go head-to-head in this week’s new releases.
First up, we have the launch two major first person shooters… Sony’s continued fight against the Helghast in Killzone 3 (PS3) versus Epic Games’ latest fragfest, Bulletstorm (PC, PS3, Xbox 360). Don’t forget, the Xbox 360 version of Bulletstorm comes in an “Epic Edition” that inlcudes a few in-game goodies and access to the Gears of War 3 beta.
The next fight is a little less high profile (and both games come from the same publisher), but in a battle between handheld RPGs… Atlus is bringing Radiant Historia to the DS and also bringing Ys I & II Chronicles to the PSP.
Standing alone is THQ’s De Blob 2 (DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360), which would probably be a unique title at any time of the year.
The full list of the rest of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)