Last Rebellion Switches Release Date From TBA To February 2010

By Spencer . December 21, 2009 . 8:22pm


NIS America just set a timeline for Last Rebellion, a PlayStation 3 RPG from the makers of A Witch’s Tale. It’s on target to hit North America next February. That’s not too far apart from the game’s debut in Japan, January 28, 2010.


Last Rebellion seems to have changed from when it was first announced. The highlight, back in May, was a tactical combat system where you can target limbs and Nine was advertised as an anti-hero. Seems like the turn based action battle system was dropped all together, in favor of making Last Rebellion an action a console RPG. Better read the newly opened official site for all details.


Update; As Nick points out, it’s the other way around. Last Rebellion was originally an action RPG and now it’s a traditional console RPG. Sorry, for the mixup, everyone.

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  • nyobzoo04

    nice that it has a pretty soon release date but I would’ve hope for it to come out in April at least. I mean we already have:

    White knight Chronicles
    Star Ocean 4: International
    Heavy rain
    Dante’s inferno
    Bioshock 2
    Splinter cell Conviction

    and more all in Feb.

    • zweii

      Add Yakuza 3 on there too.

  • Ereek

    Saw this in the Prinny Bomb and my first thought was, “Do we really need another Q1 game?” We already have 3 JRPGs coming out on the PS3 alone in February. Not to mention handhelds.

    Still, I’m interested. Especially since the Amazon pre-order price is ~$40. But I get my NISA games from RQ.

  • VietKnight

    Yeah now its getting harder like you said nyobzoo04
    White Knight Chronicles
    Star Ocean Last Hope International
    Dynasty Warriors StrikeForce
    and Dantes Inferno

  • nyoron

    Eh, can’t say I’m particularly excited about this one. Will wait and see.

  • MrRobbyM

    Another game added to next years already packed list. I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford all of them :/

  • Spencer, why do you keep thinking this is an action-RPG? It’s the opposite of what you say… it used to be A-RPG, but it was decided to make it more of a throwback to classic RPGs, so it’s turn-based. I just don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea.

    • Ack, it’s the other way around. I thought it went CRPG-> action RPG, but like A Witch’s Tale its also ARPG -> CRPG.

      • Haha, yeah, it seems to be HitMaker’s latest trend.

    • Kris

      Since you’re a NIS insider, how’s the game looking? Visually it doesn’t look all that impressive to me in the screens I’ve seen, how does it look in motion?

      Also, totally off topic, do you know if a Sakura Wars 5 save file from a game played on the Japanese-voice disc can be loaded on the English-voice disc? My friend and I were discussing that today…

      • That’s some sensitive stuff to ask. I’m not the best person to give an opinion on the game since my tastes are quite eccentric (I enjoyed Unlimited Saga, for example), but I think Last Rebellion is a fun game for “old school” fans. Depends if people are really that sensitive to visuals not on par with Uncharted 2 or Final Fantasy XIII. But really, how could anyone expect them to compete with games and companies with nearly unlimited budgets? I will say a lot of the enemy designs are wicked and look pretty darn nice. Draw your own conclusions for the environments.

        As for the Sakura Wars question, I’m fairly certain each save file is treated like a different game between the two different language discs because of the different text tracks.

        • Kris

          That’s what I figured on the Sakura Wars thing, good to know.
          In terms of the Last Rebellion, I absolutely adore the art style, so I’m pretty excited about it. I was a bit hesitant though, having not seen much gameplay (although I really liked the last trailer). The fact that it’s going to be a classic console RPG gets me pretty psyched though!

          Thank you very much for the info, I won’t ask such sensitive stuff again, I promise. :)

  • Mazen

    I think they want people to play their game before FFxiii because if they played it after it will not look good, am buying this to support them so they can make even better games in the future also because console RPGs are my favorite genre.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Problem is, releasing this so near to FFXIII will probably have (more) people ignoring it and choosing to wait for FFXIII. And if people can’t play a game after FFXIII because it “won’t look good”, they need to get over themselves.

  • Did they not learn from A Witch’s Tale? Turning that into a traditional RPG with an incredibly slow, boring and easy battle system ruined the game.

  • cowcow

    honestly this really does look like a PS2 game. PSP almost. Though I give Wizardry PS3 the true nod for that in terms of lazy design

  • It still looks really sparse, but now that it’s turn-based it’s actually on my radar. Will have to keep an eye out.

  • YESSSS 2010 will pwnz will rpgs

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