Agarest: Generations of War Zero Coming To PC Via Steam

By Ishaan . January 23, 2014 . 8:44am


U.K. publisher Ghostlight are bringing another JRPG to Steam. Following the release of Agarest: Generations of War on Steam, Ghostlight are bringing over the game’s prequel, Record of Agarest War: Zero.


The game will be ported to PC by Laughing Jackal, who ported the previous game over as well, and Ghostlight plan to release it sometime during the first quarter of 2014. It will be titled Agarest: Generations of War Zero.


The PC version will feature support for both mouse and keyboard controls as well as gamepad controls. It will also add Steam achievements and take advantage of higher-resolution PCs. You can find screenshots below and an old trailer for the PS3 version of the game above.



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  • Sigfried Silverblade

    Good. This one is coming too.
    This year’s first quarter is gonna take my money…

  • Paulette

    It’s a very interesting strategy of Ghostlight to make ports of console games to sell more ! I hope they will succeed and continue (and maybe adapt some of the psp games they published to android or iOS)

    • Thatguy

      i like the way you think.

  • DesmaX

    … So, how this compares to the first game?

    I stopped at the second generation because it just got way too boring (And the writing was atrocious)

    • well this one only has 2 gens, personally i liked it more then the 1st but thats not saying much, the post game was fun

    • Landale

      It’s much better, the fact that it also gives you access to the first game’s story, and expands on it a little bit, with nothing but important battles as a thing to do on the side certainly helps.
      The second generation of the first game is pretty much the worst generation in the entire series, so I can understand getting bored enough to stop at that point. If it weren’t for Sherufanir there’d be no positives to say about it at all.

      • I like the discussions you get between the different generations

  • Ladius

    This is probably my favorite Agarest game, it had less contents than 1 or 2 but it also felt tighter and more challenging. Its story was also more dramatic, especially in Gen2, even if some twists require having played Agarest 1 to be fully enjoyable. Decimal was also funny for a jrpg mascotte :)

    It’s very nice to see Ghostlight and IF are happy with Steam sales, I hope XSEED and Carpe Fulgur can be even more successful with their upcoming Trails releases.

    • Ghostlight_Ross

      I love Trails in the Sky so fingers crossed it does well for them.

      • Ladius

        I still have to congratulate with you for producing the Elminage limited edition, as a collector it was an awesome initiative and I hope you’re happy about its outcome.

        • Ghostlight_Ross

          Thanks :) I was really pleased with how popular that was.

        • shadowind

          There was a Elminage Limited Edition in Europe?

    • Landale

      Some twists were better with knowledge from the first, but some were killed by it as well.

    • Arrngrim

      Agreed on Decimal. (~.~):b

    • icecoffemix

      Amen to that. Bring on FC and SC already Xseed!

  • Kai2591

    I dream of an era where lots more JRPGs are on Steam….

    keep ’em comin’!

    • Anesia Hunter

      honestly, i don’t care whether they’re on console or pc. all i care about is getting to play awesome jrpgs. however, i can afford a 4TB hard drive for my pc a lot easier than a new game console every generation. But the thought of jrpgs on pc and handheld (so i can play games on the go) is a pretty awesome thought. so, hmm… maybe jrpgs on pc and handhelds could be a better idea? it’s not like gaming isn’t heading in that direction anyways… (look at the xbone and ps4 plus the wii u isn’t doing too well.) and the console war might die down some too (with microsoft finally getting the boot maybe? nah… i don’t see them completely leaving out, simply because of kinect).

      perhaps we really are going into another generation of gaming where the consoles die, the handhelds are left to battle it out and the pcs pick up where the consoles leave off.

      it’s all simply just thoughts and random babbling so no getting completely pissed off, okay? ^.~ <3

      • Kai2591

        Haha its cool; tis something to think about :)

    • Ric Vazquez

      Amen brother, keep preaching the good word.

  • Jesse

    I never finished this one. One town in the second generation with giant enemies in it kept curb stomping me. DX

  • xe7en

    Any JRPG ports to PC is good news to me.

  • greg_67

    So Agarest War 2 looks to be next hopefully. Glad Steam is bringing in more JRPG onto PC.

    • DesmaX

      Even though I highly disliked Agarest 1 (And probably would dislike this one too, since it uses the same battle system…), but I would certainly like Agarest 2

      Played it on my PS3, and, while it was definitely frawled, it was a good enough JRPG in the end. Woudn’t mind buying it again

    • Lynx

      Only if they somehow manage to kill the loading and lag.

      Man, it wasn’t bad in the first Gen but once I hit 2nd, it became pretty obvious it wasn’t optimized that well. It was just the second gen too.

  • Pinkemon

    Not the type of JRPG I was hoping for since I got bored of the first one, but I guess its better than nothing. :/

  • I found this game to be more enjoyable than the first Agarest. This is great news.

  • Warboss Aohd

    wondering when this would happen

  • brostar

    Honestly I’m really disappointed in this. Agarest is the niche of the JRPG niche and yet Ghostlight is bringing us a new one. I’m not against more Agarest games on Steam but I would have really liked something different in between releases of Agarest games. I know a lot of people bought Agarest and voted for it on Steam because they wanted more JRPGs on Steam.

    • Landale

      Well, looking over the JRPGs they’ve done there’s not too many to chose from if they just deal with what they already have. The bulk of it being various Shin Megami Tensei games and Idea Factory games.

      • There’re other companies too but Ghostligh will need to “edit”/censor them ^^

  • Masa

    wish it was Agarest 2 instead, that game has a much better battle system but on console for me the game was unplayable due to all the lag.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    As much as I hate to admit I’m not a fan of Agarest games, although I didn’t play the second one so I’m not counting that. I don’t like the concept behind it, and the ultimate sacrifice. Yeah I understand it and thats how the story goes, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it, simple as that. Plus there are some really awesome designs of character so it’s a shame to bond with them in such a speedy manner that feels too forced.

  • MrTyrant

    Important note:
    Agarest Zero has Agarest 1 storyline and battles. The main difference is that story version of the first one in Zero had no random battles or dungeon just the important event battles (where you can even play with Zero’s characters in those battles and use the items) and you cannot pick which girl you marry in each generation, you have pre-defined ones.
    Each generation completed give you the main girls and the MC. You can also obtain the pink elf and Dyshana and use them in Zero battles, you won’t get the other sidecharacters.


  • Arcana Drill

    Well i have agarest games (some still sealed, oh my backlog XD) so i probably wont buy it…. but i wish them luck, more jrpg on steam is always a good thing.

  • Zeonsilt

    I got platinum trophy on my PS3 this summer(Ghostlight’s Limited Edition),so i will probably pick it up on -66% or -75% steam sale for collection purpose.
    To be honest,i don’t think they will port Agarest 2 (the best in gameplay so far),because it was PS3 only,and porting PS3 game to PC is =/= X360 ones.

    p.s.Got first Agarest as Steam pre-order long ago.Aside from few bugs that i never experienced,AG1 is a solid PC port.

  • Tatsuya1221

    I’m buying it, own both the pc and ps3 versions of 1, might as well do the same for zero.

    Besides, i prefer the pc version anyway.

  • KnifeAndFork

    I never saw what was so great about this series. The art style is drab and generic looking, the presentation is dated and looks like it could have been done on a PS1, even Growlanser looked better and that’s an old series

  • Bruno

    The first Agarest game to hit Steam was great, but the DLC was ridiculously bad. If they give out the DLC as a gift with a pre-purchase, I’ll wait for it to launch. That’s how bad the DLC was.

  • Interesting – this must mean that Agarest 1 did well enough to bring the rest of the series to Steam, and without Greenlight, to boot!

    Congrats, Ghostlight! Now let’s see what else you have up your sleeve. ;)

    • Ghostlight_Ross

      Thanks :)
      And don’t worry we’re working to introduce a bit more variety into our Steam catalogue.

  • I liked the first, I look foward ti buy this one.

  • Yay! I’m very happy that the sales were high enough to allow them to bring this one over too! I can’t wait to buy it ( ^_^)/ I hope we get them all!
    *Excitement rising!*

  • Covnam

    Other than, say higher resolution graphics & controls, is there any reason to buy the pc version of this (and the previous release) if you already have the console versions?

  • Anesia Hunter

    yay just one more to go. ^.^

  • Zind Keeper

    Careful everyone, this Agarest is a real time grinder, like a lot of Idea Factory games tend to be. You’ll be spending heaps of time getting the best equipment you can just for one party member at a time. It’s best to select your favorite teammates and focus solely on their levels. Working on every playable party member (and recruitable monster you want) will take up more time than any other JRPG you’ve played. On the other hand, the game is awesome and the story is pretty damn good. And Galios! <3

  • Eilanzer

    humm do i need to play some other game in the serie to understand the story?! I played some version in my psp a loong time ago (don´t remember much of it)

  • CirnoLakes

    So we’re getting all the Agarest games, huh?

    Well, there are other titles I’d like more. But getting this backlog is also appreciated, and I’ll be happy to buy it.

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