Atlus U.S.A. has confirmed no less than three games simultaneously for release in the Americas on the Nintendo 3DS: Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will release fall 2017, while Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux will launch in early 2018. There’s currently no information regarding a specific release date for Europe. Below you can find more information, trailers, screenshots and links to the official website for each game!
Atlus has announced that they’ll be releasing a remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, which was originally released for the Nintendo DS. Titled Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey, the game is an enhanced port of the original, scheduled to be released on the Nintendo 3DS this fall in Japan. The official website can be found here, and you can view the first trailer for the game below.
In their on-going Spring 2017 live stream, Atlus has announced that they’ll be collaborating with Spike Chunsoft again to release Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2. The game will be released on August August 31 in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. They’ll also be releasing a limited 10th Anniversary Box edition for the game. You can view the first trailer for the game below, while the official website can be found here.
During their Spring 2017 live stream, Atlus has revealed the first trailer for their recently announced remake for the 3DS RPG Radiant Historia, titled Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. The game is scheduled to be released on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on June 29th. Alongside a standard release, it will also receive a limited “Perfect edition”. You can view the trailer below!
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Atlus’s dungeon crawling RPG series Etrian Odyssey. Series character designer Yuji Himukai tweeted a gorgeous illustration to commemorate the milestone featuring the many party classes found throughout the series. Originally released on January 18, 2007 on Nintendo DS, Etrian Odyssey provided a new twist on the dungeon crawler format with dual screen information display and map drawing with a touch screen. Powerful enemies roaming the labyrinths called F.O.E. add tension to the exploration, as these monsters can still walk around on the map and enter your on-going battle against a different enemy should you attempt to escape their pursuit. The series’ lead composer is Yuzo Koshiro, a name that might sound familiar to long-time SEGA fans, as he worked on the soundtrack for the Streets of Rage games and The Revenge of Shinobi.
An English trophy list for Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Playstation 4 has been circulating lately. Exophase has the exceedingly long list of trophies for Puyo Puyo Tetris. Should we expect to see this “Frantic Four-Player Puzzle Mashup” in the West? Let us hope so!
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a crossover project between two of the most prominent (and oldest) puzzle game franchises in existence. It was notable not just for the uniqueness of the crossover concept, but also for its release across six platforms – Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, and Xbox One. While it didn’t yield particularly large sales on its own in Japan, it did prompt a unique gummi candy promotion for a limited time.
Initially releasing in Japan during February of 2014, it has been quite some time since any sort of word describing the prospects of Puyo Puyo Tetris‘s localization have been noted. To begin with, the game’s potential for localization hasn’t often been publicly discussed, and Puyo Puyo games are for the most part not localized outside of Puyo Puyo Fever or the Puyo Puyo titles released as SEGA 3D Classics for the Nintendo 3DS.
Should this game be localized, one has to wonder what the choice of platforms would be. Certainly, Playstation 4 would already be a lock. Perhaps the 3DS and the Vita are under consideration? And since Valkyria Revolution is uniquely receiving an Xbox One release, maybe the Xbox One version will be brought over as well.
Update: A recent tweet from Sam Mullen possibly alludes to surprise over recent news about the English trophy list for Puyo Puyo Tetris. Assuming that Puyo Puyo Tetris is indeed being localized (which is not completely certain, at the moment, although still possible), this might suggest that localization is being handled outside of SEGA itself.
In any case, the news of a trophy list is cause for optimism!
Famitsu recently announced some bonuses for SEGA 3d Reprint Archives Volume 3 FINAL STAGE; those who have save data from Volume 1 or Volume 2 will unlock another game, separately!
Save Data from Volume 1 on your SD Card will unlock the game pictured above – Girl’s Garden. It was only ever released in Japan, features the designing and programming talents of Yuji Naka, and revolves around a girl who collects flowers so that her boyfriend doesn’t leave her.
Save Data from Volume 2 will unlock Champion Boxing. It’s a left-to-right boxing arcade game, and is the first title that Rieko Kodama and Yu Suzuki worked on for SEGA. Have a look at it below:
SEGA Reprint Archives Volume 3 FINAL STAGE will release in Japan this week: December 22, for Nintendo 3DS. It will include:
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
- Gunstar Heroes
- After Burner II
- Super Hang-On
- Alien Syndrome
- Turbo Outrun
- Thunder Force III
The new Media Create sales results are in, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has topped the video game sales chart in Japan its first week by selling a total of 218,168 copies. It’s a low sales number for the PlayStation 4 exclusive game if we compare it to previous entries in the series, but one has to note that console sales in Japan have been on the decline for a while now. Back in 2012, Yakuza 5 sold 356,757 copies in its first week on the PlayStation 3.
SEGA published new character information and artwork for Puyo Puyo Chronicle earlier this week.
As their statement reveals, new characters become available in the second half of the main scenario for Puyo Puyo Chronicle. You have to wonder what sort of major plot change, if any, happens at the halfway point in the game! Anyway, the new character artwork pieces can be found below, along with some skill descriptions: