Brandish: The Dark Revenant Will Likely Be Released Before The End Of 2014 Says Xseed

By Ishaan . November 18, 2014 . 1:29pm

Earlier this year, Xseed announced that they were localizing PSP dungeon-crawler Brandish: The Dark Revenant for release in North America. In a localization diary for the game, they state that the game might even make it out before the end of 2014.


Xseed write: “Scheduling conflicts have been keeping it in a state of near constant limbo since then, but we never gave up on it, and its day is finally due – most likely before the end of 2014, even!”


Brandish: The Dark Revenant is a PSP remake of a PC-98 game by Falcom. The game has you trudging through over 40 floors of monsters and traps to escape a labyrinth. Xseed will release the game as a download title for the PSP, and it will be compatible with the Vita and PlayStation TV as well.

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  • JuVu

    *expressing a futile wish for European version*

    • All Fiction

      Futile ? Xseed is usually pretty good at releasing games in Europe, especially if they are digital only

      • JuVu

        Well, their previous track record with Ys games and Corpse Party has been admirable, but from what I’ve heard, especially the Book of Shadows failed to make an impression in here. So I’m always afraid of these late PSP games never making it over here, like Class of Heroes 2. Waiting for one and a half year after US release just to finally hear “nope, not gonna happen” wasn’t exactly one of my most favorite moments.

        But that was Gaijinworks, not XSeed.

  • Matt


  • Souffrir

    “The game has you trudging”

    I feel like this may be a bad way to advertise a game.

    • triablos

      The last time I was trudging, it wasn’t a good kind of trudging

  • Kaitou21

    They should have put this on steam not PSP……oh well I guess ill buy a copy make a back up and play it on my PC, but then again its on vita too……

    • wyrdwad

      It only exists on PSP. Well, unless you wanna go back to the old-school Windows 95 remake of the original… but not only is this a far better version of the game, it’s also much more likely to run. ;)

      • Kaitou21

        I meant the PSP version though….with ppsspp…..

        • That wouldn’t really work, though. It’s far from legal, after all.

          • Kaitou21

            That’s why I said I would buy it and make a back up copy to use on my computer.

        • wyrdwad

          As Truner noted, we wouldn’t be able to release something like that on Steam.

          • Kaitou21

            Eh oh well then, well I’m just glad you guys are releasing this game at all :)

      • GH56734

        That chinese company couldn’t help Xseed on that front? They said earlier they’re interested in expanding in the West, and they already did PC versions for Ys 7 and Ys Celceta of quality comparable to Falcom’s own PC ports.

        • wyrdwad

          Well, they already did a PC version of Ys Seven, but “quality comparable to Falcom’s own PC ports” is highly debatable — the game has definite performance issues and still uses PSP save menus. It’s basically just the PSP game being emulated decently. I’m pretty confident saying that Falcom would’ve been able to do a much better port if they’d worked on it themselves.

          And that same company has talked about porting Ys Celceta to PC, but that hasn’t happened yet.

          Honestly, if a PC port for Brandish were to be considered, I think it would be cheaper and easier for us to work with Falcom and our Steam programmer. But regardless of who would work on such a thing, we’re talking about something that would require a lot of time, effort and money to accomplish even serviceably, much less really well. We would literally be funding a port, and ports don’t come cheap — especially not good ones.

  • kandori

    winter 2013

  • Nicholas Perry

    Cannot wait. Will be buying 2 of’em!

  • Mark Lengod

    Wondering about the forbidden ”T” word game.

    • wyrdwad

      You mean Trails SC? It’s comin’! Progress is slow but steady. Still on track for a “sometime in 2015, proooobably the first half of the year but don’t quote me on that” release. ;)

      • Alex

        I wait and wait. I will wait forever.

  • This game was amazing, I’ll buy it again just for English and XSEED support. Seriously, I give this the highest recommendation I can give it if you want an action RPG to play next for your Vita.

    Since wyrdwad is in this thread, may I pass along the request of another Falcom dungeon crawler, Dinosaur Resurrection for steam?

    • wyrdwad

      If you search Dinosaur Resurrection on YouTube, the results will mostly be gameplay and music videos from my personal channel.

      In other words, I’m already well aware of Dinosaur, believe you me. ;) Game is super-good.

      • Good good, I figured it was on your list being a Falcom guru. We cannot have enough demand into these titles is all. :D

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    Gonna replay this when it gets released. I imported the JP version years ago and guess what? it turnd into one of the most fun games that i’ve played

  • ishyg

    “The game has you trudging through over 40 floors of monsters and traps to escape a labyrinth.”


  • Go2hell66

    So Tits SC is definitely not happening this year then…

    • SirStrongBeard

      “tits” probably isn’t the best abbreviation for “trails in the Sky”
      Xseed hasn’t extended the release date yet, but unfortunately the lack of information does make it appear that we won’t receive that game till 2015. At least we’ll get it eventually though, and this game looks good too. Xseed is one of my favorite companies, they undertake huge translation projects often with minimal profit. The first “TitS” was more work than they anticipated and sold quite poorly on PSP but they still promised the sequel due to constant fan requests. I wish big companies like Square and Capcom would show the same level of customer service.

  • Slayven19

    I will buy it! but not at a high price though. But consider this purchased.

  • Nice. Here’s my review from 5 years ago on siliconera ;)

    • OneOkami

      IIRC, I remember you championing this game in the Atlus forum back when it was alive.

      • MikelAL93

        I miss the old days in the Atlus forums, especially the KOF XIII and Persona 4 sections. :p

        • Yeah i kinda miss the Atlus forums too and didn’t end up joining any other gaming forum in replacement. Tried the xseed forums a bit but it’s just not the same.

          • Aristides

            I ended up joining the Gaijinworks forum as a replacement. Been working good for me so far, couldn’t get into the XSEED forums either unfortunately.

  • J. Treviño

    :0 this game looks amazing, i want a physical release T_T)…

  • neo_firenze

    Very pleased, will be snapping this up day 1 to go with my Japanese UMD copy.

    And as always: more Falcom, please :)

  • Kyle D. Johnson

    Been waiting a while for this one. Trails of Nayuta at some point perhaps?

    • Haganeren

      I still remember the Siliconera news which stated they had designed every boss as if it was the last…. So cool !

  • Kornelious

    Oh boy, XSeed sure has there hands full, and TiTS being one of there titles sure doesn’t help -_-

    I’m sure they can handle it though :)

  • Sergio Macellaro

    I want TiTs soooo bad!

  • Aristides

    Been waiting years for this, now the awesomeness will finally be clenched in the palm of my hand >:3

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