Summon Night Granthese Brings One More Action RPG To PS2

By Spencer . December 11, 2009 . 3:50pm

image Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love will probably be the final PlayStation 2 RPG for North America. In Japan, Namco Bandai is squeezing out one more Summon Night game for the PS2.


Summon Night Granthese: Sword of Ruin and the Knight’sPromise strays from the tactics gameplay established in the core series. Summon Night Granthese is a 3D action RPG starring Lost and Millet. Being equipped with a sword, Lost is a close range fighter. Millet doesn’t deal as much damage as Lost, but she uses a gun so she can stay out of harms way. Both characters can summon creatures from the series to help in battle.


Namco Bandai has Summon Night Granthese slated for spring 2010.


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  • Kris

    I think I’d like Namco-Bandai a lot more if I spoke Japanese. Or if their US arm was a bit more like Atlus.

    • I totally agree, but that doesn’t stop me from importing their Japanese only games(Tales of Graces gets here Monday! Woot!).

      • Kris

        See, one of these days I’m going to know enough Japanese to do that, but right now, I’ve got this kind of negative stigma about playing RPGs with translation guides.
        Which is why I held off on Yakuza 3 after importing Kenzan, that actually managed to pay off. Vesperia, on the other hand…

        • I’ve played with translation guides before. It’s not too bad, Pro-tip: it’s easier to do when you have both your computer screen and gaming screen right next to each other. I’ve beaten 3 games doing this, Tales of Eternia, Tales of Rebirth, and Tales of the Abyss.

          Does Kenzan have a translation guide? If so; I might just have to import that then!

          • kupomogli

            Tales of Eternia and Tales of the Abyss were released in the US. Why not just buy the US versions? It’s a bit better playing the game when it’s in English and you don’t need to view a guide to know what’s going on because you see what’s happening and all the expressions of the characters, etc, in front of you.

          • At the time Tales of the Abyss wasn’t announced for US, by the time Tales of the Abyss was released in North America I had the Japanese version, the translation guide was finished, and I had finished the game, I of course did later on buy the North American release, but I never beat it haha. As for Tales of Eternia; I had bought the PSP version when it first came out in Japan, I got it over the PS1 version because at the time I recall the PS1 version being a hard find, and I had heard the english voice acting was horrible, not to mention the cuts to the game.

          • Kris

            There’s a walkthrough with a bit of translation on Gamfaqs, but it’s not line-by-line. I just tried to take the game on with my limited knowledge of Japanese. If you are curious about Kenzan, let me know, I’d be up for a trade if you’d be willing to let your english copy of Tales of the Abyss go. :3

  • Xien12

    So it’s basically an upgraded EX-Thesis, huh.

  • Is it at all possible if you can please ask them about Wii development possibilities? I mean if this is the last PS2 game from them, it makes sense for them to move to the Wii, hell a port of this would be a great start.

    The graphics are nice, just add 480p and 16:9 and I think it’ll do graphically on the Wii.

    But my god are those screenshots of terrible quality. X(

    • lostinblue

      Graphically it reminds me of Grandia 2, as in, they would be nice on Dreamcast, but not that nice on anything else.

      Still, if the game was good I’d probably bite, but…


  • malek86

    So, when is the PS2 dying again?

    • superdry

      No, the real question to ask is when is the dreamcast going to die? =D

    • who said it was going to die in the first place?

      • malek86

        Well, you know how every time a new PS2 game is announced, everyone is all like “this will probably be the last PS2 game”, and then a new one is punctually announced?

        When will this end?

    • Hraesvelgr

      It already has.

      • here is the proof? not ( i think sony is still selling ps2 consoles)

        • Hraesvelgr

          Proof is my opinion. No PS2 games interest me, nor have they for quite some time, thus the PS2 is dead.

  • holyPaladin

    If only Namco Bandai love to translate the game….
    Looks at Tales –‘

  • Even if this is the last one to get localized for the West, there’s still a GIGANTIC backlog of awesome PS2 games out in Japan that never made it here that a lot of motivated gamers could sink their teeth into if they’re willing to import. Last time I was out that way I remember looking at all the shelves in some of the shops and thinking to myself, “There’s not enough room in my suitcase for all this stuff!” PS2 may be dead for publishers, but there is a ton more mileage that I plan to get out of it!

    • I feel the same way, but I don’t know Japanese… Is it sad that the only reason I want to learn the language is so I can play games that weren’t released outside of Japan?

      • Aoshi00

        I don’t think so… I learned Jpn when I was young solely due to wanting to read manga/watch anime/drama untranslated.. and now I can play games (it was my minor in college). Lots of people learn a language because they like the culture (anime/manga/games/pop songs exemplify Jpn contemporary culture), history, or certain aspects of a country. If I have time, I want to learn many more languages like French or German as well. But as I have experienced, it takes “years” to be proficient, that depends on one’s interpretation of “proficient” as well.. For me I actually think a person is not dedicated enough if they don’t try to learn it, like some people have watched Korean dramas for years and still know not a single word of it. If I were a French movie buff I would at least attempt to learn the basics of that language, either casually by books/tapes or by taking classes if one has money to spare.Of course, not everyone thinks it’s necessary or worth the effort, considering a lot of books/games/movies have been translated in one form or another. Since games and manga are my main hobby, I must say knowing Jpn is very convenient as I’m not bound by the whim of US localization or publishers, I just play whatever there is (given one’s generous enough to import).

      • malek86

        The reason why I started studying english was so I could play those pesky videogames.

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