Glance At Growlanser’s Characters

By Spencer . April 1, 2009 . 8:55am

Even though they were announced on the same day, Persona got a ton of coverage while Growlanser faded in the background. Seems logical since Growlanser didn’t exactly explode in North America like the Persona series.


Like Persona, Growlanser is the first game of the series. The PSP revision adds more story paths, a new ending, and two heroines: Amelia and Melphy which are shown in this trailer. Melphy has wings and Amelia wears glasses. These new features probably don’t matter much for us. If Atlus USA releases the enhanced PSP port of Growlanser it will be like a brand new game since we never saw Growlanser on the PsOne.


Unlike Persona PSP, Growlanser falls into the maybe category. Atlus brought us Growlanser V, but skipped Growlanser VI. Do you think Atlus will pick up Growlanser 1?


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  • Fonic

    I certainly hope they do pick it up. Certain annoyances aside’ I’ve enjoyed the three games in the series I’ve played. Even G5 had its merits. Furthermore this is supposed to be one of the best along with G4.
    Still, I can’t help but get a Super Robot Wars OGs feel here. Not getting my hopes up too high.


  • jarrodand

    Atlus USA had announced the original on PS1 way back (alongside Brigandine iirc), but it never materialized. It’d be nice if they came through on it this time.

  • EvilAkito

    Growlanser always had a bit of a shaky foundation in the US. I remember hearing the news about Working Designs localizing Growlanser 2 & 3 pretty early in the PS2’s life cycle, but it wasn’t until a few years later that the games finally materialized. By then, I’m sure a lot of potential fans lost interest. As for Growlanser V, well, that one just sort of came out of nowhere, and was unnoticed for the most part.

    I’ll be perfectly honest too. I really only bought the games for the Satoshi Urushihara artwork. The gameplay got a tad boring after a while.

    • Aoshi00

      Never really played the game, but the artwork is very gorgeous. It would be nice if they use Urushihara Satoshi to design chars for other RPGs other than Growlancer, but he’s probably too busy doing naughty illustrations.

      • octarineblues

        He actually did character designs for the Langrisser series, too. A shame we only ever got the first game in the series over here.

  • Hello Hello

    I want this game

  • Dahl

    Urushihara Satoshi design the chars for the Langrisser games as well …

    Oh … i always wanted to see Carmaine’s backstory … played Growlanser 2 (Generations) 3 times already =|

  • Tokumeisei

    I hope Growlanser 1,4, and 6 get released in the US. Everyone said how horrible 5 was but they are wrong, 5 was an amazing rpg , truly. Please release this!

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