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  • Blog Post: Here's A Video Of Every JRPG You've Ever Played

    Remember when your mother woke you up at the beginning of your favorite JRPG? And finding the magic crystals? And the important minigames? College Humor pretty much hits the nail on the head with its video lampooning the many tropes adopted by assorted JRPGs. You've got the morning wake up, the important... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Teases A New Console JRPG

    If you like the Final Fantasy series, you have no shortage of games to play today. Not only did Final Fantasy Type-0 HD release, but the demo for Final Fantasy XV came with it. According to Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, the company has another console RPG in the works. Speaking to Nikkei Trendy... More
  • Blog Post: Secret Of Mana Hitting Android This Fall, iOS Version Discounted

    Square Enix's classic JRPG is coming to Android. In addition, iOS users looking to purchase the game will be pleased to hear that this news brings a discount for the port. Until August 10, you can pick up Secret of Mana for $3.99 on iOS, a decent five dollar discount. No specific word yet for the... More
  • Blog Post: Half-Minute Hero 2 Looks To Be Coming Stateside

    It looks like the sequel to the world's quickest JRPG is coming stateside ... we just don't know when yet. Publisher Marvelous has been teasing fans about the game over the past few days. First they posted the below trailer and later followed it up with a blurred-out Steam release date. It's... More
  • Blog Post: Report: New Tales Game Coming To Mobile Devices In Japan

    No word on whether it will make it to North America yet, but Tales of Link is currently in development for Japanese mobile devices. Gematsu reports that the newly announced game made an appearance in a recent issue of the Japanese Jump Magazine . The game is being directed by Hironori Naoi, who has a... More
  • Blog Post: Ambitious Indie JRPG Project Phoenix Blasts Past Its Kickstarter Goal

    Billed as Japan's first game project on Kickstarter, Project Phoenix features an all-star team of Eastern and Western developers, including acclaimed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Kickstarter page for Project Phoenix describes the game as a mix between squad-based RTS and JRPG, and despite... More
  • Blog Post: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Heading To 3DS

    It's not a new game, but Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers has never released in North America, so technically it will be new to us. The game, which features two colons in the title, originally released on the Sega Saturn in 1997. After more than 10 years, it's finally getting... More
  • Blog Post: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Coming To North America In March

    NIS America has announced that the third installment of their Playstation 3 exclusive RPG series, Hyperdimension Neptunia, will be hitting North American shelves in March. The game, titled Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, will be coming to the North American market on March 12, and the European market... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Dimensions Coming This Summer For iOS, Android

    Square Enix announced it's bringing Final Fantasy Dimensions to iOS and Android this summer. Final Fantasy Dimensions seems to be a full version of the episodic game Final Fantasy Legends , previously released for Japanese cell phones, and will incorporate classic 2D pixel art, job-driven character... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Xenoblade Chronicles

    Welcome to Game Informer's newest video show! In Test Chamber, the Game Informer crew takes a look at the biggest releases each week. In this episode, Game Informer's video producer Ben Hanson joins me for a look at Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles. This look dives deep into the combat... More
  • Blog Post: New Ni No Kuni Trailer Confirms That It Is Still A Gorgeous Game

    We don't know much about Ni No Kuni when it comes to narrative, but we do know that it looks gorgeous and we do know that it is coming to the United States eventually. Ni No Kuni is a collaborative project between developer Level-5, the studio behind the Professor Layton and recent Dragon Quest games... More
  • Blog Post: Breath Of Fire 4 Sets PSN Ablaze In August

    Most gamers know big-name RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. If you move down a few tiers in prominence, you'll hit Capcom's old-school Breath of Fire series. Breath of Fire was a hit among hardcore genre fans, and they'll have the chance to revisit the fourth entry when it hits August... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Nearing Completion

    If you read our six page preview on Final Fantasy XIII-2, you already know the important details regarding Square-Enix’s next big RPG. However, a few smaller facts have surfaced such as how far the game is in development, along with a big name change for the battle system. In the Japanese version... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Will Have Multiple Endings

    During an E3 2011 interview today, Final Fantasy XIII-2 director Motomu Toriyama revealed that the game will include multiple endings. The developer and I were discussing FF XIII-2’s apparent shift away from Snow and Serah’s love story to Serah’s search for her sister Lightning. Toriyama... More
  • Blog Post: Fallout 3 Reimagined As A Japanese RPG

    With the JRPG genre growing increasingly small this generation, some angry fans have pointed to Western-developed RPGs like Fallout 3 as the cause. Don't blame Bethesda, though. On the Japanese website for Fallout 3, the publisher has posted a de-make of their post-apocalyptic open world RPG in the... More
  • Blog Post: Are JRPGs Dead? Imageepoch Doesn't Think So

    Earlier this week, I posted a feature looking back on various Japanese RPG franchises that have seemingly disappeared in our current generation. Though I don't agree, many of our commenters reached the conclusion that the genre itself is outdated and dead. Great timing, then, for Imageepoch, a Japanese... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: The State Of JRPGs

    A couple of months ago on the surprise first episode of Gamer Gorilla Radio , GI editor-in-chief Andy McNamara and senior associate editor Joe Juba got into a lengthy discussion on the state of Japanese RPGs (somewhat) inspired by this year's release of Final Fantasy XIII, a game that broke many... More
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