Melpharia March Looks Like Square Enix’s Take On Plants Vs. Zombies

By Spencer . September 1, 2013 . 11:42pm


Square Enix announced a "line strategy RPG" called Melpharia March for Japan and the gameplay sounds kind of like Plants vs. Zombies. Enemies march from the right side of the screen to the left. Players act as the commander and set troops on five lines to stop them.


Melpharia March is actually a spinoff of another Square Enix game, Fantasy Earth Zero. Both games are set in the same world and share characters.


Melpharia March will be released as a free to play game for iOS devices in September.


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  • KuroNathan

    if the pricing structure for this game is like PvZ2 then I’m sold, but knowing SE games its designed to be unplayable without paying.

  • GHAmer

    it looks like SEGA’s Chain Chronicle was more original & better than this IMO

    • AndyLC

      There’s a lot of great JP iOS games that just don’t see US releases

  • LM009

    So SE is now reduced to making these low budget games and mobile games.

    • dmysta3000

      SE has been making these kind of mobile games since 2000

    • Those “low budget” titles, if successful, generate the most profit for these companies – bar (successful) MMOs.

      So the recent and soon-to-come titles Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution, FFXIII series, FFX/X-2 HD, KH 1.5, KH 3, FFXIV:ARR, Sleeping Dogs, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy and FFXV really does show that SE has been “reduced” to “low budget games and mobile games”.

      We get it, you don’t like these type of games, etc but SE and other companies are businesses and will look to maximise their profits anywhere they can.

  • AndyLC

    Sega actually has a “line strategy RPG” that is in the top 10 highest grossing iOS games in Japan called チェインクロニクル (chain chronicle)

    So the gameplay resembles PvZ, but the motivation was probably because LSRPG’s have already proven to be a hit in Japan

    • s07195

      Ah, just downloaded it today, in fact. According to my cousin, it’s quite fun.

  • Monterossa

    And…. it’s for mobiles.

  • Croix Zapp

    i would like to bitch about SE making mobile games but on the other hand, i wanna play it..

  • DeHaExIs

    Come to Android ! ! ~

  • Warboss Aohd

    ‘gameplay similar to Plants Vs. Zombies’
    ‘There are 2 Plants vs. Zombies games’

    ‘breaks out laughing’
    Dey iz outta their mindz.

  • fearlubu

    Then again, it also looks kind of like Vanguard Storm.

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