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Owlboy, Dragon Quest Builders, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

It’s Thursday, and Nintendo has offered up yet another hefty eShop update for the Switch.

This coming Tuesday, February 13, Switch owners will be able to download Owlboy, a side-scrolling platformer from D-Pad Studio. The Longest Five Minutes, a new RPG from NIS America, will also be available on the same day.

Both of those games rely on retro aesthetics to pull in players, and Square Enix will use a similar trick in its next game for the Switch. Dragon Quest Builders, a Minecraft-like experience based on the first game in the RPG series, will be available to download for the Switch beginning tomorrow. In addition to the main game, Dragon Quest Builders on the Switch will also include a variety of exclusive content.

Finally, 3DS owners will be able to download Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology early next week. Atlus originally released Radiant Historia for the DS in 2011, and Perfect Chronology is a re-release that includes new story content, upgraded graphics, and “new ways to experience the adventure.”

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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The Games of February 2018

The remakes are coming! The remakes are coming! There aren’t many original games making their way to store shelves in February, but if you’re interested in exploring some of gaming’s greatest hits thanks to some new remakes and remasters, then you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this month’s upcoming releases.

Sony is rebuilding Shadow of the Colossus “from the ground up” on the PS4, and Square Enix is giving a similar full makeover to Secret of Mana. Atlus is stuffing a wide variety of new content into Radiant Historia to create Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS. And Nintendo and Sega are bringing Bayonetta back for another fight against the heavenly horde in both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.

You can find what we’re looking forward to after the break, along with a complete release schedule for all of this month’s new releases. (more…)

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology’s Battle System is highlighted in a new gameplay trailer

Atlus will bring Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology to the 3DS early next year, and they recently released a new gameplay trailer that focuses on the game’s Battle System:

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Features

  • Maneuver Enemies Around the Grid – Strike multiple foes in one attack
  • Turn the Tide with the Change Command – Shift your enemy or team’s attack order to take full advantage of capabilities using the Change Command
  • Get Combat Aid with All New Support Skills – Receive combat aid with new Support Skills
  • Devastate Foes with Mana Burst Abilities – Finish off opponents with a devastating blow using Mana Burst abilities

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is an enhanced re-release of an acclaimed RPG that was originally released for the DS in 2011. This new version of the game will include “New Story Content,” as well as “redesigned character art, new character voiceovers, a brand-new opening animation, new theme song, event illustrations, five new tracks from original composer Yoko Shimomura, and additional difficulty settings.”

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will be released on February 13, 2018.

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Sega and Atlus announced their E3 2017 lineup

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…)

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will be released in North America in Early 2018

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.

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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…)

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Atlus is bringing a Radiant Historia remake to the 3DS in Japan

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.

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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…)

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