Xseed Teases A PSP Project That We’ve Covered Before

By Spencer . June 9, 2011 . 4:32pm

With Wizardry: Labyrinth of the Lost Souls out now and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter floating in the future, what is Xseed working on now?


"I will say that one title that we’ve already started localizing that we haven’t announced yet is a pretty unique core title for the PSP," Ken Berry, Director of Publishing, said to Siliconera. "That’s probably about as much information as I can share for now, but it is a title Siliconera has covered in the past."


This is not a Falcom game, though. When I spoke with Berry, I asked him what else Xseed is currently working on, aside from future Falcom releases. Hmm… unique, for the PSP, and something Siliconera has covered. Any guesses?

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  • Ryos

    Clearly it’s Growlanser IV!  I kid, but man, that’d make my day.  To be quite honest, there are SO MANY AWESOME games for the PSP that trying to guess a particular one is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  I’m sure it’ll be neat, whatever it ends up being. As far as a more realistic guess? Yūsha 30 Second. It’s unique, comes from Marvelous, and has been covered in the past.

    • Apollonis

      I thought HMH 2 as well, other suggestions just seem too out of the blue.

      • lightningrook

        Plus Xseed localized HMH 1.  Then again, the way he words it makes it seem like it’s supposed to be somewhat unexpected.

    • Ladius

      Yeah, there are literally dozens of unlocalized PSP jrpgs, and if we consider Japanese games as a whole the list is absurdly long.

  • IsaacGravity

    That guess has really little to go by and with the long lines of games on the PSP I’d love to see a translation to makes guessing even harder…

    Guess I’ll just have to wait and see (or wait for a better hint)…

  • Venus & Braves hopefully- 

    Xseed already localized Fragile, so it could be likely that we may see Namco’s classic.
    If so, I don’t object to purchasing the game a 3rd time. It’s worth it.

  • Grand Knights History.

    • Yamaneko22

      This! Vanillaware<3

    • Ladius

      I don’t know if it’s a great choice. We all love Vanillaware, but a game that relies so heavily on PSP multiplayer could be hard to appreciate outside of Japan.

  • That Rexx Unchained game perhaps (if I even have that name right which I’m sure I don’t)?
    Either way I’m excited to hear that they are indeed working on another PSP game!

  • SolidusSnake

    Akiba Strip

    • NetscapePizza
    • Oh jesus god don’t be akibastrip.

    • Ladius

      Would be nice to see it localized, along with Gachitora it seems to be one of the most absurd and entertaining games on PSP this year, and it’s selling fairly well too (nearing the 100k mark as of now).

  • My guess is either UnchainBlades ReXX (they probably would want to localized the 3DS version too), Akiba’s Trip, Grand Knights History (Vanillaware has a good size fanbase after all) and Half Minute Hero Second (first game was published by them)

    • Oh wow, that’s exactly what I thought. :O

  • got to be Growlanser

  • RPGRocker

    Probably Brandish. IIRC they’ve teased about localizing Brandish in the past.

    • Ryos

      Brandish is a Falcom game.  That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t bring it over, but that doesn’t meet the criteria for this particular game.

  • Ragnarok: Hikari to Yami no Koujo pretty please with a cherry on top. :3

  • AnimeRemix

    I was thinking (and hoping) it’s Akiba Strip…

  • Hraesvelgr

    Bit vague for someone like me to correctly guess, but I’m cool with just about anything that’s been covered here, to be honest.

  • d19xx

    Gachitora, Gungnir, Black Rock, Kenka Banchou 4/5? Also rooting for Akiba Strip and Grand Knights History.

    ^I’ll be happy to have either of these…

    • Shadow_Raskolnik

      I doubt that one, since Atlus and Sting have that partnership thing going on Atlus is most likely to localize Gungnir.

      • d19xx

        I don’t mind if they did :D

    • d19xx

      I forgot about Final Promise Story :p

      • Darkrise

        That’d be awesome.

      • Joanna

        NISA’s bringing that over. They did sign that deal with ImageEpoch, right? :3

        • Theyve not announced any titles from that partnership yet…like Black Rock Shooter…

    • Guest

      Also SEGA, bring out Yakuza Black Panther already!

  • Shadow_Raskolnik

    I hope it’s Grand Knights History.

  • Guest


  • Kevin_Levin


    • I dont think Atlus will give Sting stuff that easily xD

  • Omg, they are checking siliconera too haha, that’s cool :D.

    Anyway i just arrived to my house and i am pretty much dead with a test tomorrow morning.

    But this kind of made my heart beat a bit faster again and my BLOOD TO BOIL MOAR!! I WONDER WICH GAME IT IS >83

    • I have to say it real quick. Love the name you got there XD Woot Wild Arms!

      Anyways I am thinking Grownslancer 4 Shining Heart. One of these to i pray to god @[email protected]

      • Oh woah! Shining heart could be it!, i dunno about grownlancer though… But i have a feeling it could be shining heart… Or even The Last Ranker :D!! Or maybe unchained blades XX w/e the name is xD


        • >D Genius! I tmust be a WildArms Game! I command it to happen and thus shall it be. XD Last Ranker sounds like that might be it to. Well al we can do is pray or command it to be.

  • kroufonz

    genre hint?
    core jpn game genre probably jrpg,avg/adv/vn
    too much core jpn psp title unlocalized I can’t really guess which one!

  • Last Ranker….?

  • WonderSteve

    Oh damn it, your picture lured me to click on the article.

    You can just bait me anytime with something from Falcom.

    • Yeah, good lord, way to fake EVERYBODY out, Spen. :V Got my hopes up there for a moment.

    • I guess it wouldn’t matter to say this now, but I didn’t put any pictures up for the article.

      Nevertheless, I’ll apologize because it was never our intention to “trick” people.

      • WonderSteve

        I was just joking about it.

        We don’t blame you guys. You don’t have to apologize :)

        Of course..if you really really really feel sorry about it….we don’t mind you spilling some secrets from E3 :P

        • Well.. I can say Siliconera readers are going to hear about a number of things no other sites covered with a few surprises here and there. Otherwise, that’s about it!

      • Oh it’s cool, I was just amused at the epic fakeout. :V Also lookin’ forward to these ~E3 secrets~

  • His name is Lloyd Bani–something or other. Argh, I’m out of practice. Anyways, if XSeed got their hands on it, it’s bound to be good.

  • Croix

    AKibaStrip would be amazing! Though I would be very happy with Growlanser IV or Grand Knights History as well. Hope we eventually get all three at any rate…

  • LUNAR 2

    • Ladius

      How can they localize a remake that hasn’t even been announced in Japan?

  • JustaGenericUser

    Either Akiba’s Trip or Grand Knights History.

    EDIT: Actually, it could be a lot of things. Shoot, hurry and announce it XSeed!

  • Growlanser 4?

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    There are too many good ones lol
    I remember there was an Xseed employee on this site
    He was talking to someone about paying for fan translations or something and how it really wasn’t too difficult of a problem
    I think his name was Thomas or Tom? Anyways, way to tease us, I was really hoping for Pandora’s Tower, Last Story or Xenoblade to be announced for NA, but I got my hopes up too high…

  • My gut reaction was “Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke”, but I wouldn’t mind seeing [email protected] (ha!) or Grand Knights History. However, the former is in a vice grip by NamDai and latter seems to have a better chance with Ignition.

  • as much as I’d love to see HMH2… they’ve already said that HMH1 bombed pretty hard, so it’s unlikely. I’m hoping the XBLA release has strong enough sales to generate interest in *someone* localizing HMH2, but I don’t exactly have my hopes up

  • neo_firenze

    DIRTY DIRTY trick putting that picture there.  Confirmation of a Zero no Kiseki localization would have been my best news of E3.

    I’m sure that whatever this is I’ll be interested in it… but not as interested in it as I would be with more Falcom games.

    • Ladius

      Yeah, I hoped for some Zero no Kiseki news, even if that would be far-fetched before SC is even out :( Brandish, maybe? But they probably think it’s too niche and unmarketable in the current PSP climate.

    • I guess it wouldn’t matter to say this now, but I didn’t put any pictures up for the article.

      Nevertheless, I’ll apologize because it was never our intention to “trick” people.

  • blah blah

    A game you guys have made articles about.
    That sounds a little too broad.I mean you even post stuff from Halo to obscure visual novels.
    I’d think it’d be Yuusha 30 Second although I think still(?) may be going through development.
    Part of me wishes it was Zwei.
    Not UnchainBlades, it would need to be “unique” to PSP
    Second guess is Akibas Trip, since XSEED just worked with Acquire to get Wizardry.

  • Ronny Haryanto

    Shining Hearts please :P

    • Zeonsilt

      This! ^

    • malek86

      I’m sure it won’t be this one, but I’d approve if it were.

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Oh, God, please let this be the right answer!  Shining Hearts FTW!
      I’ll merry you Xseed!

      • That girl can’t be your waifu in Shining Hearts so I don’t care about the game anymore. Yes, I played in japanese and I know the sad truth.

        But the fox-maid-ninja was kind of awesome, she has the most interesting quest (the last has the strongest boss in the game)

        • Crimson_Cloud

          Really? Aww, that sucks… pretty badly. I think she was the best looking girl in that game. Shame indeed, but at least other girls are pretty impressive as well. Like that fox-ninja you mentioned :)

  • Samken

    My Bets are:

    Grand Knight Story
    Grownslancer 4
    Shining Hearts

    One of these

  • Hours

    If it’s Growlanser, I’ll be insanely happy.

    Probably HMH2 though, which would still be nice.

  • Gungnir Or Tales Of The Last Promise, :) More Hints Please…

    • Ladius

      I don’t think those two are possible candidates, Gungnir is Atlus USA material and TotLP is an ImageEpoch game, and they have a partnership with NIS America in the west.

  • Uhmmmm! I Think Valkyria Chronicles 3…. Thinking??!! :)

    • WonderSteve

      I thought it is kind of a given that VC3 is coming over?

      Or does SEGA want to play the guessing game again and be listed on my honorable blacklist for the most annoying publishers on planet earth.

      • HistorysGreatestMonster

        You have to look at the drop in sales, though, between the first and the second. The first one, on PS3, sold 640,000 copies in North America. The second one, on PSP, sold 84,000. That’s lower lifetime sales than the first ten weeks of the first one.

        Probably the smartest move Sega could do, at this point, would be to take 3 and put it on a remastered HD collection with VC2 on the PS3. If they sell even half of what the first one did on PS3, it’d be worth their investment.

        • WonderSteve

          I am sad and happy to hear it.

          Sad: Valkyria Chronicles deserve more sales.

          Happy: Shows SEGA that cheaping out on development cost by moving from PS3 to PSP is not the right strategy. Here is hoping VC4 is a PS3 game.

          • Zeik56

            I can almost guarantee that all it will actually teach them is that it’s not worth releasing games like that in the US. Valkyria 1 may have sold more in the US, but given it’s larger budget their actual profits weren’t significantly higher than Valkyria 2 and 3 with just the Japanese sales.

          • HistorysGreatestMonster

            Well, the sad thing is I think you’re right. I really wouldn’t be surprised if VC3 doesn’t come to NA because of the sales of VC2.

            But I still think if they were to make a PS3 collection with 2 and 3 on it, it’d sell a lot better than VC2 did. Maybe not as good as the first, but I think reaching half of its sales is definitely within reach.

        • Hang on, VC1 sold over half a million in North America? Are you *sure*? That seems really super-high to me.

  • z_merquise

    Grand Knights History

    and . . . . . .

    Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos.

    • Barrit

      Queen’s Gate would be amazing! :)

  • Half Minute Hero 2 please….!!!!

  • I’m hoping to god it’s not Akibastrip. The game is a glitchy ugly mess, and there are a ton of other great Japanese titles that deserve XSEED’s touch.

  • cj_iwakura

    Pipe dream: Akiba’s Strip
    More than likely(and hopefully): Half Minute Hero Second

  • tesuji2

    I would love it if it was growlanser 4 but it wont happen. Atlus owns the rights to the game and xseed has said before they don’t want to persue atlus’s stuff. There are a lot lot of other reasons aswell that I wont go into here but basicly chances of  xseed localizing growlanser in the remotely near future are somewhere between very slim and nil.

  • tesuji2

     I would love it if growlanser was published in English but its not gonna happen. Atlus owns the rights and Xseed has said in the past they aren’t interested in pursuing atlus’s stuff. There are other reasons as well that I won’t get into here but basicly chances of Xseed publishing growlanser 4 in the anytime even remotely soon are somewhere between very slim and nil. If you want to see growlanser in the United States or The UK then head over to Atlus website and let them know. send them an email as well. That’s the only way it might happen.

  • tesuji2

    sorry for the double post but acording to their forums its probably an rpg. they say the will announce a new rpg at anime expo 2011 so im guessing this is the same thing.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I’m wrong but still, my mind is set on Growlanser IV and Shining Hearts! I-it’s… it’s not like I’m interested in games where you can pick up a girl or anything…. ;)

  • Trails of Zero FTW!

    Although I wouldn’t mind Grand knights or Gachitora.

    wish they would pick up dangan ronpa

  • Honestly? All the unique, Japanese PSP games Siliconera covers look awesome and a localization of any one would be fantastic.

    I’m hoping for 7th Dragon 2020 though! XD

    • CleruTesh

      Yeah, that one did look absolutely, mind-blowingly fantastic.

  • We all know that its going to be Criminal Girls :P

  • Alexander Melnyk

    Danganronpa… or Dangan Ronpa…. or Dangan-Ronpa…. or- Aagh! Mono-Bear, no! Don’t gnaw me there! I’m fragile! Okay, in all seriousness, I really think this could become a cult hit in the West… 

  • LynxAmali

    Fate Extra?
    Tale of the Last Promise?
    Terror of the Stratus? (Extremly doubt it as it’s a Sega title and not even out yet. But a guy can hope…right?)
    I dunno what it could be.

  • The TALES Series!

  • Danball Senki please

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