I won’t be picking up neither a Wii-U or PS4 anytime soon so I’ll be sticking with my PS3 for a while longer. In the meantime, three highly anticipated PS3 exclusive JRPGs published and produced by Nippon Ichi Studios, well, two for me as I’m not completely sold on one of them yet., will all hit the US and Europe this Fall.
Disgaea D2 (Dimension 2): A Brighter Darkness. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Disgaea series, the 5th game in the installment will feature the long awaited return of the original trio of Laharl, Etna and Flonne as main characters instead of cameo bosses. The plot begins with a girl introducing herself as Laharl’s “supposed” sister while the big boy himself is busy upholding his status as Supreme Overlord. There will obviously be plenty of newly introduced mechanics, or rather, refinements, such as the master-apprentice System, new status effects for geo-panels, an even more expanded Item World and, similar to Makai Kingdom, the ability to drive vehicles, or monsters to be exact.
The Guided Fate Paradox (Or “The God and Revolution Paradox” as it is known in Japan) is a rogue-like rpg that is considered the spiritual successor to a pretty good rpg named “Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman” (Damn, these titles are awesome). This game follows Renya, some guy who has control of others’ fates and so has achieved a godlike status. There will be challenges in protecting and changing their fates…The game features artwork from Noizi Ito and is from the developers of Disgaea, so you know it won’t suck in terms of gameplay (That is of course, if you’re a JRPG fan).
Last but not least, my most anticipated release of the three. The big question was not if or when the game would get an overseas release, (Because a game like this is too good to remain a JP exclusive) but rather which company would publish it, NIS or Atlus. We now have the answer. Anyway, Time and Eternity (Or Toki to Towa in Japan) is about Toki, whose groom to be was assassinated before they could say their vows. That’s rough. Anyway, this awakens Toki’s alter ego, Towa as players will swap between both girls and use their unique fighting styles to get battle enemies while traveling through time to rescue the groom and find out who was responsible. Supposedly, Tokitowa will see an earlier release, this Summer…which would be awesome. As you can see from the trailer above, its main appeal, besides being a character driven storyline, is its hi-def anime graphics that make it look as if you’re playing through an interactive anime.