Atlus is working on Rondo of Swords… wait what is it?

By Spencer . January 17, 2008 . 10:16am

rondoofdeception.jpgRondo of Swords hasn’t been announced by Atlus USA, but Nintendo’s Q1/Q2 line up has the Nintendo DS game slated for April. So what is this “mysterious” game? I can’t say this for certain, but I’m betting it is Itsuwari no Rinbukyoku. Success published this last year in Japan and Atlus has a pretty good relationship with them. Also Itsuwari no Rinbukyoku can be translated into Rondo of Deception. It’s not quite Rondo of Swords, but its close and my best guess.  


Update: (!) OK this was written last night and Atlus sent over an e-mail confirming Rondo of Swords is Itsuwari no Rinbukyoku. They have an official site up so you can check out the localization is going before you can pick it up in stores on April 15.


Update 2: Got the US trailer too, check it out past the break. 



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  • This looks good. I’ve liked the new additions they’ve made to the SRPG genre. The route maneuvering system looks interesting.

  • This looks interesting, I ended up putting something obscene like 30+ hours into Luminous Arc earlier last year so I’ll definitely pick this up.

  • EvilAkito

    I don’t know if I really need yet another SRPG, but the artwork is nice, so I’ll probably end up buying it (yeah, I know, great reason to buy a video game).

  • Pichi

    @ EvilAkito

    I buy plenty of games that appeal to me with its artwork, so its all good! Story, character, art, as long as it makes you happy!

    Looks interesting, might jump in.

  • jeffx

    looks fantastic — but will it top Jeanne D’Arc? That was by far my favorite SRPG of 2007.

  • Konrad

    Interesting, I had figured that this game was going to remain in relative obscurity. I’ve played this game and I’ve got to say it does alot of interesting and new things that really breath some life into the genre and this alone makes the game worth checking out. However, at least for me, I found this game to be ridiculously difficult–it took me a good long while to make it past the 5th mission or so. Perhaps it’s just because of new systems that make the game look like other SRPGs’ but plays out in such a way that if one were to employ similar tactics that person would face a prompt game over.

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