Koramgame Awakens Serenia Fantasy

Over the past few months, Koramgame have been releasing a variety of updates and improvements to the classic-styled JRPG, Serenia Fantasy. The 1990’s inspired animation for the 2D combat-browser RPG has offered players a nostalgic, entertaining and real-time gaming experience on PC for over a year. In order to keep Serenia Fantasy refreshed, Koramgame published an expansion pack, “Awak...

Indie JRPG Mortal Legacies Released

Japanese Role-Playing Games are, despite the name, not solely the product of Japan. It’s a style, and one that New Zealand indie studio Ivatrix Games have tried their hand at. The one-man team based in Hamilton, NZ, released Mortal Legacies onto Xbox Live Indie Games last week, and it’s looking like a nice little throwback to RPGs of old. Its story reads like you’d expect: the se...

Things Japanese People Hate About JRPGs

Recently Japanese media site, Hachima Kikou asked it’s readers ‘What things do you hate about JRPGs?’ Their responses are both somewhat predictable but also unpredictable. The following list is not ordered and is simply a compilation of responses Hachima Kikou received, here is what the Japanese hate about JRPGs: 1. The characters are all good-looking guys and beautiful girls. 2....

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland released today!

Fans of JRPGs as a whole, or an interesting and extensive storyline, or, of course, those who are fans of the Atelier series should be glad to know that NIS America’s Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland has hit store shelves today and should be available at most retailers in North America for purchase. Those who wish to obtain the best experience, should look for the Premium Edition whi...

Xenoblade Chronicles- Wii Review

Xenoblade Chronicles Platform: Wii (Reviewed) Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Monolith Soft Genre: JRPG Release Date: September 1, 2011 (AU), August 19, 2011(EU) Overview Since Final Fantasy XII, the idea of combat in real-time has become a popular trend in the JRPG genre, but many titles have struggled to find their feet with this style of play. Xenoblade Chronicles is the game hardcore RPG fans h...

Persona 2: Innocent Sin to be published by Ghostlight in Europe

Looks like everyone in Europe and other PAL using regions can breathe a small sigh of relief because it has just been confirmed that Persona 2: Innocent Sin will be released to their regions. The publisher responsible for bringing this Atlus PSP title to PAL territories is none other than Ghostlight. In a conversation with Destructoid they revealed that they not only are aiming to bring the game o...

Xenoblade Chronicles First Impressions

Xenoblade Chronicles has been out in Japan for over a year now, and there’s been a huge effort from fans to get it released in North America. Nevertheless, it will be landing in Europe and Australia as early as next month, and I managed to get a sneak peek at this quirky RPG this week. The key to any RPG is an interesting setting, and Xenoblade paints a magnificent picture of a unique world....

Disgaea 4 enters the underworld of massive screenshot releases

If you thought that you spent a lot of time looking at the 60+ screenshots that were released for the English version of Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland then you are about to spend a lot more time because NIS America has also sent over a massive amount of English screens for Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. This time around we are given mostly screenshots of the combat system in action, ...

Atelier Totori receives a massive amount of English screenshots

I hope you have plenty of time on your hands because NIS America has just released a massive amount of screenshots for Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland. Better yet all of these screenshots show the localized English version of the title which means that these are the same exact things you will be seeing when the title is released on September 27th exclusively on the PlayStation 3. In the s...

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten rated by the ESRB

The Disgaea series has always had a very unusual sense of humor. It appears that Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten will retain this humor thanks to the recent rating released by the ESRB. The ESRB has given the title a T rating for Animated Blood, Drug Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language, and Suggestive Themes. The suggestive themes obviously come from the games dialogue, though whichever charact...

Tales of the Abyss 3D finally receives an English trailer

There is good news and there is also bad news. The good news is that the Tales of the Abyss 3D game has finally received an English trailer. On the other hand the bad news is that the translation and phrases spoken in the game are dreadfully bad. Almost as bad as it was back on the original PlayStation 2 version. Despite that, you can catch the trailer below and get your hopes up that an amazing R...

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland trailer arrives online

Two months after the Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland was announced to be localized on September 27th NIS America has released a trailer for the title. You can see in the video below that all of the main characters’ official names have been confirmed and also we are treated to some of the English voice acting. In Atelier Totori players will follow the journey of Totooria Helmond as s...

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