Here’s What Makes Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross Of Venus Special "Special"

By Spencer . January 31, 2011 . 4:33pm

imageLast year In 2009, ASCII Media Works released Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus. The Nintendo DS crossover game brings characters from Dengeki light novels like A Certain Magical Index, Toradora, Kino’s Journey, and Shakugan no Shana into one RPG.


Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus Special… is a remixed version with a new map layout. Instead of 2D graphics, Cross of Venus Special has a 3D field.


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The map isn’t the only difference. The developers upped the volume of party conversations and added three sub-scenarios to play through too. Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus Special also has a boss rematch mode.


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    There is absolutely no hope this will ever get localized… I should import it and just use an online guide…

    • we do have one hope NISA, since they were able to get the licence rights for most of the series in this game right? NEVER LOSE HOPE YOUNG SIR/MADAM

      • I will throw so much money at NISA if they localize this that I will be in severe debt.

      • Who would the market be for the game; apart from Toradora being the largest of those series in fandoms in the US, there just isnt much going for it. (maybe Shakugan no Shana, but funimation has that one I think, due to geneon etc.) Seems tricky!

        • MizuMikomi

          Actually Funimation has Shakugan no Shana I/II/S/Movie, To Aru Majutsu/Kagaku no Index/Railgun among others; other than “Shana I/1” the others are recent additions and set for release this year.

          But this game… doesn’t stand a chance at localization. I played the original, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t spectacular either… the maps really held it down. And Misaka Mikoto being obtainable only AFTER you 100% everything… was ridiculous, especially without a New Game+ feature.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Dear Lord, look at all the tsun tsuns. None of the shopkeepers better be female, the damn MC will get offed in a second for buying a healing potion.

    And why is Nogizaka Haruka in there. Mika is the cosplaying tsundere in that show.

    • Because Nogizaka Haruka is adorable.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Of course she is. And it’s not as if the other cover girls don’t know their moe and how to use it, but Haruka’s a bit different archetype than say Rin or Shana. Haruka certainly doesn’t go out of her way to hide she’s cute.

  • Phlo

    The original version of this was terrible. TERRIBLE. But part of what made it so bad was the maps, so…at least they might fix that. Still not too optimistic.

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