All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘JRPG’

Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Previewed at TGS

Fans of the single-player Final Fantasy games have been waiting since 2010 for a new numbered title in the venerable series. In fact, given the mixed fan reaction to Final Fantasy XIII, some fans have been waiting even longer for what they would consider a new Final Fantasy. At this week’s Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix provided the most in-depth …

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Final Fantasy XIV Finally Out On PS4 Today

After successfully rescuing Final Fantasy XIV last year and launching the long promised PS3 version, Square Enix got to work on a PS4 version of the MMO. After a lengthy beta period, PS4 players can finally lose themselves in the world of Eorzea. Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now available on the PS4 – …

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‘Child of Light’ World Previewed in New Video

March is over and the big early game release season has now passed. Gamers will have to content themselves with more Titanfall and Dark Souls II until the next round of big titles are previewed at this year’s E3. Another option, of course, is to dive into the ever-growing segment of indie and small downloadable titles. One of the most …

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Let’s Take A Look At Drakengard 3’s Character Designs

JRPG character design is either the best in the industry or the absolute worst depending on who you ask. Personally, I fall into the former and many others do as well. For those who prefer the Japanese aesthetic, you might even find yourself wanting to design a few characters in that style yourself. Well, you can always buy JRPG art …

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This New Game Engine May Just Power The Future Of RPGs

JRPGs have a reputation for being pretty on both an aesthetic and technical level. The latter is always thanks to the impressive engines Japanese developers build for their games, such as Square Enix’ Crystal Tools that powered the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Going into next gen, developers are going to need new tools that take advantage of all the new …

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‘Child of Light’ Co-op Previewed in New Video

Once this month’s big game releases are out of the way (Dark Souls II, Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, and more) April brings with it a few smaller game releases. One of these games is Ubisoft’s Child of Light, a downloadable RPG from the team that created Far Cry 3. Child of Light puts players into the shoes of Aurora, a …

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Drakengard 3 Wants You To Know Its Mature

Square Enix pretty much surprised everyone when it announced that it would be localizing Drakengard 3. The series hasn’t exactly been that popular in the U.S., and its spinoff – NieR – is polarizing to say the least. The true believers are incredibly grateful, however, and have been pestering Square Enix for even more information on the prequel to one …

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‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Censored For Europe

The release of South Park: The Stick of Truth is only one week away. After a year of delays and teases, South Park fans will finally be able to see the series translated in all of its glory into an RPG. At least, South Park fans outside of Europe will be able to. A review guide for Stick of Truth …

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Ubisoft’s ‘Child of Light’ JRPG is Coming April 30

Back in September Ubisoft announced Child of Light, an upcoming side-scrolling JRPG from the developers of Far Cry 3. The game’s whimsical tone and ambitious art style surprised many who may have expected Ubisoft to grind away at yet another Far Cry sequel game after the success of Far Cry 3. Today Ubisoft announced that Child of Light will be …

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Here’s A Closer Look At Bravely Default’s Collector’s Edition

Nintendo has traditionally been a rather conservative company when it comes to collector’s editions. They would release the game and that’s all we ever got. That has started to change in recent years with the release of Collector’s Editions for Skyward Sword and The Wind Waker HD. Now the publisher is giving the same treatment to Square Enix’ latest 3DS …

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These Are The Jobs Of Bravely Default

After high school or college, the first thing you’re told is to “get a job.” That’s easier said than done for a lot of people these days. If only you could hit a button and suddenly find yourself proficient in the dark arts or the art of throwing a ninja star into a dragon’s face. Well, it’s not the real …

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‘Child of Light’ Previewed in New Gameplay Video

Back in early September, Ubisoft announced several smaller titles that it would be publishing in the coming months. Among them was Child of Light, a 2-D side-scrolling JRPG-like game with a remarkable art style. The fact that the game is a passion project from Ubisoft Montreal developers who worked on Far Cry 3 made it all the more interesting. Today …

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Coming To PS3 Next Year

Just last month, Square Enix jumped aboard its money-making train with the release of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX. The compilation included HD remastered versions of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain Of Memories and the cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Now Square is bringing the rest of the convoluted saga to PS3 next year. Square Enix announced …

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Drakengard 3 Will Keep The PS3 JRPG Alive In 2014

Over the past few years, Square Enix’ support of the JRPG has dropped considerably. The publisher would release multiple games a year in its home country of Japan, but it seemed to really only care about Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts in the West. Fortunately, the publisher has decided to take a chance on the third game in a franchise …

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New Fire Emblem: Awakening Trailer Details Character Progression

All RPGs feature character progression to an extent. Modern RPGs have been streamlining progression, however, as more and more players don’t want to deal with the number crunching and item management involved. One stalwart against this trend of simplification is the strategy RPG. That trend will continue with Nintendo’s latest offering on the 3DS – Fire Emblem: Awakening. Nintendo released …

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Check Out Fire Emblem: Awakening’s TV Spot

JRPGs aren’t exactly as popular as they once were in the United States. The genre hits its peak during the PlayStation days with the likes of Final Fantasy VII through IX and other SquareSoft produced games. Since then, the genre has been on a decline thanks to a reduction in marketing put behind each title that manages to make it …

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Final Fantasy Sale Coming to PSN in Europe This Week

Sony today announced that most of the Final Fantasy series titles that can be found in the PlayStation Store will be half-off this week. The sale will begin on Wednesday, January 23 after the lasest store update is complete. Most of the core Final Fantasy titles are included in the sale. Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy V, Final …

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Pandora’s Tower Announced For North America, Coming This Spring

Last year proved that the fans do have a say in the business decisions of large companies. After refusing to bring over RPG titles like Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, a fan movement called Operation Rainfall formed to bring these titles over. It eventually worked as Xenoblade and The Last Story both released last year to critical and commercial …

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Final Fantasy: All The Bravest Coming to iOS This Week

Square Enix is set to release a new Final Fantasy-branded game for iOS this week. Final Fantasy: All The Bravest is described by the developer as a “pick-up-and-go RPG with massive battles.” The touch game brings back the “Active Time Battle” system from older Final Fantasy titles. Players will command huge parties against waves of enemies as they advance through …

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The Nintendo eShop Update Is Full Of RPGs This Week

Wii U owners must be a little frustrated by the apparent lack of content hitting the console’s eShop since its launch, and that trend is going to continue for a while longer. Until then, those who own a 3DS will be able to snag some impressive JRPGs to tide them over. Nintendo announced the latest titles hitting the 3DS eShop …

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Released

While Final Fantasy fans eagerly await any scrap of Final Fantasy XV news, as well as the relaunch of the Final Fantasy XIV MMO as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Square Enix is pushing ahead with its third and final Final Fantasy XIII game. Titled Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the game will once again star heroine Lightning as …

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Rainbow Moon JRPG Coming To PSN On July 10th

One of the biggest gripes this generation of consoles across the board is the complete lack of JRPGs (Japanese role playing games ala Final Fantasy). The Playstation 2 had tons of them, Nintendo was known for them for years, but it seems that people have lost their thirst for a good grind fest like the Tales games or Final Fantasy …

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