Looks Like Last Ranker Is Going International

By Spencer . September 21, 2009 . 8:02am

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Imageepoch and Capcom’s tournament fighting RPG, Last Ranker, may be ranking on NPD’s sales charts.

 

Why? Capcom filed a trademark for Last Ranker in the U.S., a pretty good sign that Capcom is planning an international release. Unlike other publishers, Capcom doesn’t haphazardly register trademarks.

 

Zig is the main character of Last Ranker. He’s a fighter in a world of combatants aiming to be the top ranker in the world. The game is based on shounen tournaments which emphasize the relationships of the characters during combat.

 

Last Ranker is scheduled to come out on PSP next year in Japan.

 

Update: While checking for Okamiden and Ghost Trick I noticed Capcom registered Last Ranker in the European trademark database too. They seem pretty serious about protecting this game.


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  • thebanditking

    Well Im all for it the people behind this game are fantastic, so my expectations are high.

  • MisterNiwa

    Im looking forward to this title pretty much.

  • cowcow

    didn’t Capcom register Sengoku Basara as a trademark? I hven’t heard anything about an international release of those games…

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    The battle system reminds me of Hybrid Heaven where it’s part fighter and part RPG…
    I’ll give it a try when it comes.

  • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

    MOVE ZIG TO NORTH AMERICA.

    YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DOING.

  • Ereek

    While I like the team, I’m a bit cautious about the style of this. Well, I suppose all we can do is wait and see. It could end up as change for the better.

  • Chow

    The title still sounds really weird to me. It’s sort of like calling the game “Loser” or something.

    • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

      lol I know.
      and it can easily be called “Last Wanker” too.

  • http://honorless.net honorless

    yes plz :D

    Though the title is a little Engrishy, so I kinda hoped that if this ever made it over it would be changed…

    • urbanscholar

      Hey you’re right I didn’t notice the title. I think the game’s plot concept isn’t all that great but at the end of the day its all about presentation right?

  • Vanilla

    The title’s not SO bad if you…try not to think about it. I find the main character’s name a lot funnier.

  • Hraesvelgr

    I kind of think this game will be the last ranker of the NPD charts…

    But hell, maybe it’ll be good. The premise of the game sounds absolutely terrible, but the same can be said of lots of great games in the past.

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