Brandish: The Dark Revenant Kicks Off This Year’s Vita And PSP RPGs

By Spencer . January 8, 2015 . 11:32pm

PSP and Vita are leveling up with more RPGs from Nihon Falcom. Xseed has The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter and Brandish: The Dark Revenant, scheduled for release this year. We’re going to get Brandish: The Dark Revenant on January 13 – that’s next week – on PlayStation Network.


This game is actually a remake of a Falcom classic released for Super Nintendo remade with 3D graphics, arranged music, Dela mode with ten new dungeons for expert players, and a new localization. Xseed kept the original names for the characters so you won’t see "Varik" in The Dark Revenant. Ares Toraernos is trapped in a labyrinth with sorceress Dela Delon pursuing him to claim the bounty on his head. What makes Brandish: The Dark Revenant memorable are the trap filled dungeons and world rotating mechanic (players can use the L and R buttons to turn the entire world).


Brandish: The Dark Revenant will cost $19.99 in North America.

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  • Would get depending on the price.


      “Brandish: The Dark Revenant will cost $19.99 in North America.”

      • My way of saying “wish it were lower on price” or “gonna wait for sale.” Should have just said that really.

        • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

          $20 for a PSP title that had to go through intensive localization or else it’d have never made it overseas seems a fair price to me~.

          • Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)

            Eh, I’m not dying to play it. I can wait.

    • NeoStrayCat

      Price on the article says $20, will you, or wont get? @[email protected]

      • My way of saying “wish it were lower on price” or “gonna wait for sale.”

        • NeoStrayCat

          Yeah, would have, but either of those is gonna be a big YMMV, good luck waiting.

          • Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)

            Time is all I have. Well that and dementia.

  • Izzeltrioum

    Looks like I’ll be buying a psn card this weekend. Came out of nowhere but this is rather good news. I’ve been waiting for this one so much.

  • Riverstyx9

    About time this gets a release date. Can’t wait to pick it up though, the more gameplay I see, the more I want.

  • Irrational


  • riobravo79

    gahhh, still waiting for that trails in the sky sc release date…Thanks for the anticipation, XSeed!!

  • Kind of in a Falcom mood right now. Finished Sen, playing Celceta, and now Brandish. Sen and Celceta’s kind of been downers, but I always heard great things about Brandish.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Sen no good? I’m intrigued by it but it doesn’t look like the kind of thing I want from a Legend of Heroes game.

      Similarly, I’ve only just started Celceta, but I’ve got to say that Seven and Celceta don’t scratch the Ys itch for me. Great translation work, though!

      • DanSmith

        Well I like the party system in Seven and Celceta, people blame this games because no jump, no solo journey… Wait Ys VIII , Falcom combine jump and party system this time, all ys fans wiil be happy.

      • Sen’s gameplay is really fun, but the story is…. generic and not paced well. It almost felt like they didn’t even care about writing the story or the characters. World building is DECENT in this game, but I found it hard to care. IIt could’ve been so much more, but they decided to make it a complete generic run-of-the-mill anime game. Gameplay and music are still great though, so pick it up if you just want to have fun playing it and don’t mind the other stuff

        I really enjoyed Seven, but Celceta feels less refined is all. Still really fun.

        • Burning Gravity

          Sen II is way better than Sen in like, all regards (graphics, story, animation, characters, whatever) but still only like, average overall IMO (I mean, it still has the same bland characters and such that were in Sen, and there’s a lot of generic dialog and stupid moments still…)

          Celceta actually felt better to me than Ys Seven so I guess that’s just a difference in opinion

  • pekikuubik

    Technically it’s a remake of a Falcom classic released for the PC-98. The SNES version was a port.

    • Barrylocke89

      True, but I can excuse them saying that since the SNES version is the version that the West got at the time, so more people might be familiar with it.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Falcom’s games always did and always will have a timeless feeling of nostalgia to them. I’ll be getting this day one~.

  • Dunan

    Oh please please come out in Australia. I love falcom.

  • fsfsxii

    Nothing for europe? :(

  • Ash_Riot

    Brandish has always been one I’ve wanted to play, so thanks XSEED, you will be getting my money when it’s out in Europe

  • Eder García

    dumb question, this game can be played on PS3/PS4? i heard some PSP digital games can be played on PS home consoles

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      No, PSP games cannot be played on a PS3/PS4. PSX classics can be emulated on both PSP and PS3 and certain Minis are multiplatform. But PSP games can only be emulated on a PSV~.

    • Senka

      Just in case you check replies: Even though you can’t play PSP games through the console, you can use a component cable to connect the PSP to your TV. For some stupid reason, the Vita doesn’t have that same cable port, but now we have PlayStation TV anyway.

      Actually, I forget if PlayStation TV can play PSP games. I assume it can, so maybe just get that. :P

  • I’m glad XSeed is taking the time to localize some PSP games that we had all but lost hope for….It really shows how dedicated they are to their fans :)

    But right now all I have on my mind related XSeed is Trails of the Cold Steel…..I MUST know just what is going to happen with that! O_O (Lord of Manga and Corpse party as well but ToTCS has most of my attention)

  • ReMeDyIII

    So is this getting a release on the original PSP, or do I need a PS Vita to download it off the Sony Marketplace?

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