Imageepoch Developing Their First Action RPG, Planning Hit After Hit For 2013

By Spencer . August 1, 2012 . 1:16pm

soltrigger Ryoei Mikage, CEO of Imageepoch, spoke with Famitsu and revealed Imageepoch is currently developing a HD action RPG for consoles. Imageepoch’s portfolio includes the Luminous Arc series, Black Rock Shooter: The Video Game, Arc Rise Fantasia, and Time and Eternity: Toki Towa.


Mikage also said they plan to release "big titles" one after another next year. As a publisher, Imageepoch feels they didn’t release as many titles with Sol Trigger being their main focus. Last year, when Imageepoch started self publishing games they released two titles for PSP. Sol Trigger is slated for release in October.

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  • I’m happy to hear this! Never played any Imageepoch game before, but if they look as good Sol Trigger and as interesting as Tokitowa, then I’ll continue to watch out for their future titles. 

  • SirRichard

    I’m beginning to think that Imageepoch are over-extending themselves a bit; they’re already needing to put off the BRS localisation and Fate/Extra CCC because they’re wrapped up in a lot of other work, and now they’re planning a big HD RPG and apparently a stream of releases?

    Getting ahead of yourselves a bit, fellas, don’t you think?

    • Vampiric

       Not really, theyve been putting games out at a good pace

      remember sol trigger, and toki both come out very soon, after that they have nothing

      the brs localization has nothing to do with them

      • SirRichard

        Except it does; NISA don’t have programmers of their own and rely on the original dev studio to work the localisation in. A while back, Imageepoch’s CEO said that the localisation was still happening, and he didn’t say that to cover for NISA taking a while.

        • Vampiric

          And if nis america cancelled the localization like most members of there forums think they did, then it wouldnt be such a problem………….


          • SirRichard

            Well, given that’s still on as of a week ago according to Imageepoch’s own CEO ( ), I’m not sure what you’re driving at.

          • Vampiric

             yeah because ceo’s never lie right?

          • SirRichard

            @Vampiric:disqus That’s hardly a rebuttal, mate, it’s almost as if you want it to be cancelled. If it wasn’t happening, then they’d just give a non-committal response and move on, as any other company does.

          • Vampiric

             I dont want ANY game to be cancelled, but I am on nisa forums and talk to the mods enough to know the relationship with image is completely sour

          • SirRichard

            @Vampiric:disqus Because the mods openly speak badly of their business partners? I highly doubt that, mate, and even then what they have to say doesn’t have a bearing on the company as a whole. I think you’re misinterpreting a few comments entirely.

          • brwcrw

            Well if a bunch of know-nothings on a forum are saying so, it must be true. Who wouldn’t believe them over the CEO of the company who made the game? Clearly he has SO much to gain from lying about this.

  • Vampiric

    Uh, what?

    isnt BRS an action rpg?

    So wouldnt this be there second?

    “Imageepoch’s portfolio includes the Luminous Arc series, Black Rock Shooter: The Video Game, Arc Rise Fantasia, and Time and Eternity: Toki Towa.”

    Theyve done more titles than this……….

    • SirRichard

      I daresay six games is enough to give people an idea of what sort of work they put out there, mate, you can’t expect a list of their entire portfolio.

      • Vampiric

         I desire that

    • BRS has been out in japan and import. NISA is still localizing this and the only thing confirmed is that its going to be on the PSN as a DD. sol trigger and fate/extra ccc are goin to pretty much be the last 2 titles they will have for the psp. no news of those 2 bein localized yet tho

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    Glad to see that they’re bringing more love to the HD consoles. Nothing better than being able to sit in front of the tv for hours with a good RPG.

    • I couldn’t agree with you more =^_^=

  • Solomon_Kano

    This is interesting. First Sol Trigger is their PSP swan song, and now they’ve got an action-RPG lined up for PS3? Imageepoch, you have my attention now.

    • well this and fate/extra ccc are the last psp games they will produce

  • Yep, they certainly have my attention. =)

  • Darkrise

    Whoa slow down there! Imageepoch really needs to spend more budget and time on their games to improve them instead of releasing one after another, otherwise we’ll be seeing a string of disappointments and I’d hate for that to happen to a company as unique as this.

  • James Smith

    All nice news.
    Localizations and PC releases would make it even better.

  • Imageepoch, you always make me happy for some reason but I prefer you slow down and finish what you already started… Unlike some companies….

  • I have to agree with the people who say that Imageepoch has to slow down a bit. October is a little to close to the P4:Golden release and sales could take a bad hit.

    Best they delay it a little more, maybe work on it some more, further polish on the story, add more content, release a demo and ask players what they feel about the game.

    I have high hopes for imageepoch’s games, my only advice for them is don’t jump the rapid game release bandwagon, haste makes waste.

    • persona 4 in japan is already out. and i know in the us were still waitin for the release. But we dont know if this will even get localized yet. since right now its only gona be in japan and available for imports. No word on localization yet along with fate/extra ccc let alone a physical release

  • Imageepoch has picked the right time to jump into the fray! You continue to amaze me and I thank you for all of this!

  • Kai2591

    I’m interested in this mystery action RPG….been a long time since I’ve played a good action JRPG. Hope they’ll make a great one.

  • isfuturebright

    excited for this :)

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