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The mixed flames of ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat

By Rolando . October 22, 2007 . 1:44pm

Mistwalker's first DS SRPG outing, ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat with development being done by Racjin, didn't receive such a warm reception in its homeland. Whether it had anything to do with the zero promotion the game had during its development cycle or its poor marketing is unknown which gave the game a lot of anonymity, […]

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Mini Preface to ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat

By Rolando . October 13, 2007 . 3:21pm

  I'll admit that the moment ASH arrived in my mailbox I was a bit skeptical of playing it. Not to say I wasn't anticipating Mistwalker's first SRPG on the DS; but considering the impressions I've read from fellow friends who've imported the game, which primarily consisted of roughly 45% good and 55% bad aspects […]

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ASH gets a release date…in Japan

By Rolando . August 3, 2007 . 1:08pm

If you've been keeping a steady eye on Mistwalker's ASH (Archaic Sealed Heat), then you'll be glad to know that this scan on the left (click to enlarge) from Jeux-France via Shonen Jump magazine reveals the release date for ASH, October 4th, 2007, as well as some new information regarding the same. One of the […]

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Nippon Ichi Announces Disgaea 3

By Rolando . July 16, 2007 . 11:50pm

  Those who've become avid Nippon Ichi fans, due primarily to their popular SRPG series Disgaea, and wondered whether or not Nippon Ichi would jump on the PS3 train can now take a breather as Nippon Ichi by way of NIKKEI NET has issued a press release regarding the third entry in their beloved Disgaea […]

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Wild ARMs XF Trailer

By Rolando . June 18, 2007 . 6:32pm

Remember Wild ARMs XF, the latest entry in the Wild ARMs series that just so happens to be an SRPG? Well lucky for those interested, a trailer for Wild ARMs XF, though short at best, is finally available for your viewing pleasure. Aside from its abundance of character portraits and background shots, the trailer does […]

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R-Type evolves from a shmup to a tactics game

By Spencer . May 23, 2007 . 4:46am

IceAmp sent over a scan (thanks!) of a new R-Type game for the PSP and it’s not sticking to the series shmup roots. Instead Irem is reinventing the wheel by bringing R-Type into the simulation genre with R-Type Tactics. It looks like the game is played on a hex grid instead of flying your ship […]

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From manga to strategy RPG: Magician’s Academy

By Spencer . May 18, 2007 . 3:52pm

Enterbrain is releasing a new strategy RPG based on Ichiro Sakaki’s manga Magician’s Academy on June 7. Being a manga based SRPG makes Magician’s Academy stand out a little, but I’m not familiar with the manga to tell how different the Playstation 2 game is. Game Watch has screenshots of the game and some character […]

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Screen Gallery: Hoshigami Remix

By Spencer . May 11, 2007 . 2:09pm

Aksys sent us an e-mail with the first English screenshots of Hoshigami Remix to share with you. Most of the action takes place on the bottom screen where you can drag Fazz around with the stylus. Story events take place on the top screen and the text is on the bottom. One of the screenshots […]

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Success Corp’s SRPG: Rondo of Deception

By Spencer . May 8, 2007 . 7:01am

Success Corp has Itsuwari no Rinbukyoku (Rondo of Deception) in development for the NIntendo DS. The game is set in a fantasy world where the protagonist, Cerdic, is a prince trying to restore his kingdom. Accompanying Cerdic is Kei, an honorable knight who escaped capture with Cerdic and Magus, a heavily armored warrior. Rondo of […]

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Cid makes an appeareance in FFTA2

By Rolando . May 5, 2007 . 10:37pm

If there’s any kind of staple that the Final Fantasy series can be attributed to, aside from its emphasis on a deep/emotional story, with the exception of a few titles in the series, that staple would be the appearance of Cid who varies among each FF game with a different personality. As evidenced by this […]

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Front Mission Mobile!

By Rolando . April 25, 2007 . 5:43pm

Why is it that Japan gets pretty good mobile games?   Famitsu reports Square-Enix’s official announcement of Front Mission Mobile titled Front Mission 2089-II. Details are pretty scarce as to what the game’s story is about; but if I had to take a guess, I’d assume its a gaiden to Front Mission 1st as evidenced […]

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Watch: Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War TVCM

By Rolando . April 23, 2007 . 8:35pm

[youtube]2dJQEM4Ok98[/youtube] On May 10th, 2007, PSP owners in Japan and fellow importers will have the chance to purchase and play what is critically acclaimed to be the pinnacle of SRPG games; Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War. Tactics holds a very special place in many gamer’s hearts because of how deep and Shakespearean the game’s […]

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Wild ARMs XF images and scans!

By Rolando . April 21, 2007 . 1:07pm

  When I first heard about Wild ARMs XF, I was anxious to know what the game was and how it would play. Learning it was a PSP title was awesome enough since the PSP seems to be RPG haven for PSP owners as well as the DS being RPG haven for DS owners; but […]

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New Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 Scans

By Rolando . April 21, 2007 . 11:57am

Jeux-France seems to be on a roll. First, they had some nifty scans for It’s A Wonderful World; now they have some more scans for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2: The Sealed Grimoire. Though there isn’t exactly a concrete release date for FFTA2 in Japan or in the U.S., the idea of even knowing this […]

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Atlus roundtable interview on Luminous Arc

By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 9:29am

When I first saw the DS I thought it was the perfect system for strategy RPGs. Two years later there is a meager selection of strategy games on the market, but the number is about to explode. A few months ago, Roli O. put Luminous Arc on our radar and then wrote up a playtest […]