Crimson Gem Saga Gets Chatty

By Spencer . March 18, 2009 . 12:37pm


Atlus is polishing Crimson Gem Saga before it comes out here on May 26. In addition to a new localization the US version will have over 1,000 more voiced text. Not bad considering buying Atlus’ version is cheaper than importing the existing Asia version localized into English by SK Telecom.


I hope Atlus also toned down is the game’s difficulty. The Astonishia Story 2 Korean demo was just brutal if a monster caught up to you. Oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t have called Crimson Gem Saga a sequel to Astonishia Story. Atlus says, “Forget what you know about the series because this is a totally new experience.  With a complete graphical facelift, a brand new story and cast, and newly polished combat, this is a game that blows right past its predecessor.” A subtle burn to Astonishia Story, but a valid point. Crimson Gem Saga is nothing like Astonishia Story.


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  • A couple of those screenshots are reminding me of Working Designs… Not that that’s a bad thing.

  • Zuga

    Wait, there’s an English version with the original voice acting? I must look into this, might buy that version instead.

  • JeremyR

    I wish they had kept the combat system from the first game, it was a lot like the old Shining Force games.

  • Cloud_ST

    Nice Graphics,can’t wait.

  • Cloud_ST

    Looks nice,you can’t have enough J-RPGs!.

    • BatAttack

      Except that this is a K-RPG.

      Korean. :P

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