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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  • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

    K… KINO’S JOURNEY?!

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/strawberry.kurosaki William Hsia

      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

      • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

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

      • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

        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.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

      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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