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Vanillaware’s next: Oboro Muramasa Youtouden

By Spencer . September 5, 2007 . 8:58pm

I think everyone else is talking about this by now, but these scans Jeff L. sent in (thanks again!) are so beautiful we have to post something about Oboro Muramasa Youtouden. The title is coming out for the Wii and it’s made by the creators of Odin Sphere. Surprise! Like Odin Sphere this is being […]

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Meet the units of Grim Grimoire – part 1

By Spencer . June 1, 2007 . 6:58pm

Also developed by Vanillaware (remember Odin Sphere?) is Grim Grimoire, a side scrolling RTS that NIS America is releasing in North America later this month. The story is about Lillet Blan who is caught in a time loop, trapped between five days inside the Silver Star Tower. Lillet is a young sorceress and she doesn’t […]

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Odin Sphere: More than just a pretty picture

By Louise . May 18, 2007 . 4:43pm

A side-scrolling brawler featuring 2D sprites.  Same old, same old, right? WRONG! Vanillaware’s latest PS2 game, Odin Sphere is anything but ordinary.  On paper, it sounds like your run of the mill beat-em-up with light RPG elements, but in practice it took my breath away. Sure, it’s the same old story about Valkyries and King […]

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Watch: Odin Sphere gameplay footage

By Spencer . May 9, 2007 . 8:04am

In just one week (two for North America) Odin Sphere is going to be on store shelves. Contrary to popular belief Odin Sphere is a 2D action game, similar to Final Fight but with RPG elements and this video demonstrates how the game plays. After you defeat your enemies they release glowing pink psyphers that […]

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Second opinion on Grim Grimoire

By Louise . May 1, 2007 . 6:09pm

I feel confident to say that Grim Grimoire may just be one of the best looking PS2 games if not ever, then at least this year.  While I drooled over screenshots prior to playing it, they really don’t do the game any justice.  In a generation where most companies have moved on to 3D, it’s […]

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Watch: Fairies and Dragons in Grim Grimoire

By Spencer . April 29, 2007 . 11:50am

As seen in our earlier playtest there is more to Grim Grimoire than eye candy, but seeing a battle might give you a better idea about how Grim Grimoire’s system works. At the start of this battle a group of phantoms are attacking one of my bases. Since they are in astral form they can’t […]

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Grasping Grim Grimoire’s game flow

By Spencer . April 29, 2007 . 10:57am

A RTS on the Playstation 2? That’s what Grim Grimoire is except there is less focus on building your base and much more combat. Each battle puts you in control of Lillet Blan, a new student at a magician’s academy who can summon magic runes. Usually, Lillet doesn’t start in a battle on her own, […]

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Watch: Grim Grimoire (English) opening

By Spencer . April 25, 2007 . 1:17am

Odin Sphere isn’t the only Vanillaware game in town. NIS America is bringing Grim Grimoire out in June 2007. I just started playing a build of the US version of Grim Grimoire and the first few chapters are tutorial missions that explain how to play the game. Since Lillet Blan, the protagonist, is attending a […]

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How battles in Grim Grimoire work

By Spencer . April 9, 2007 . 4:26pm

  Unlike many of NIS America’s other titles Grim Grimoire is a real time strategy game. Lillet doesn’t fight; instead she summons elves and fairies to do battle for her. When you start a battle in Grim Grimoire you have to summon units by placing a summon circle. Once the circle is on the ground […]

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Meet the cast of Grim Grimoire

By Spencer . April 6, 2007 . 12:49pm

If you were wooed by Odin Sphere’s art style take a look at Grim Grimoire. Both games are being developed by Vanillaware. While Odin Sphere is a 2D action game with role playing elements, Grim Grimoire is a coined as a real time strategy game. The world is somewhat reminiscent of a certain famous wizard […]

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Watch: Odin Sphere US trailer

By Spencer . March 29, 2007 . 6:23pm

Something that was missing in all of the other Odin Sphere videos was gameplay footage. The new US trailer answers the question and Odin Sphere plays like a 2D side scrolling action game. See the brilliant looking footage past the break and if visit the official site to pick up some wallpapers and download a […]

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Watch: Grim Grimoire Gameplay

By Rolando . March 6, 2007 . 12:13pm

Grim Grimoire is another title being developed by the ever famous team at Vanillaware, responsible for the really awesome yet super rare (well the Sega Saturn version anyway) game Princess Crown; and though the trailer left a lot of people breathless, myself included, some were wondering just how Grim Grimoire would play since its an […]

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Atlus’ next RPG project: Odin Sphere

By Spencer . February 9, 2007 . 5:02pm

Yesterday, I was watching this trailer of Odin Sphere, an RPG developed by Vanillaware who made Princess Crown for the Saturn. Today, I get an e-mail confirming from Atlus USA that it is coming out late this spring for the Playstation 2! Odin Sphere begins with a war between the fairies of Ringford and warriors […]

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