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Nicalis Bringing Mobile JRPG Grinsia To 3DS And PC

Nicalis, the publisher behind bringing indie games like VVVVVV and Cave Story to consoles, is bringing Kemco's now former mobile exclusive JRPG, Grinsia, to PCs (and Mac and Linux machines) and 3DS.

Here's the game's plot overview:

"Grinsia follows a family of three treasure hunters who go out in search of some ancient ruins said to be full of untold riches. Their adventure begins with little incident, but little do they know that they’ll be caught up in a more sinister plot as the fate of the world hangs in the balance."

The game is being improved over the mobile version with a new 16-bit soundtrack, dual-screen support (for the 3DS version), and better controls. As you can see in the trailer below, the game harkens back to the Super Nintendo era of of RPGs.

If you simply can't wait to check out Grinsia on your computer or 3DS, you can head here to download the game on iOS or Android.

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  • Looks cool I guess, but I've never heard of it, is it any good?
  • Well, if they're bringing it over, it must already show some promise.

  • its good

  • Those screenshots are very...intriguing.

  • Nicalis, the port king.

  • This looks horribly cliche... still, it might be worth checking out.
  • Cost will be a major factor in my purchase. I'm interested if the price is right.
  • I swear I have seen half of these characters in other RPGs before. The description makes it sound like it might just be a little more original than it looks though. Also, I think it's great that RPGs seem to be much more popular lately. Or that I have finally noticed how popular they are. Either way, I'm glad, because it is definitely my favorite genre. Heck, maybe next-gen RPGs could even take the place that shooters held this gen.
  • Ugh. If Kemco wants to bring one of their "RPG Maker"-esque title to 3DS and PC, fine. But involving Nicalis? We won't even see this until 2016, at the earliest :) We're still waiting for the 3DS version of Yatagarasu to land, yeah? I mean, they announced that in NINTENDO POWER... which ended months ago.

    I'm serious here; is Nicalis just one person? Why are they so slow to do anything? Also, they have some serious balls to bring a subpar JRPG to a platform like the 3DS, which is stupid rich with excellent ones. Games like Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megaten IV, Mario & Luigi, Fire Emblem, Dragon Quest VII 3D, Bravely Default, Rune Factory 4, Fantasy Life Link! (Level 5 best localize that one for the West), etc. Not to mention, access to the legendary DS Library of RPGs, which deserves to hang with the SNES & PSX easy. I mean, Jesus - Radiant Historia? Dragon Quest IX? Suikoden Tierkries? Children of Mana? Not to mention, remakes and ports of some of the best ever made, like Final Fantasy III & IV, or Chrono Trigger.

    Kemco's mobile phone titles can't hang with any of those. Maybe if this was, like, 2 bucks people could check it out. But somehow, I doubt Nicalis will price it that low...
  • maybe a dingo ate your baby

  • Ahh good, because the 3DS was lacking in JRPG's....

    Wait, that doesn't sound right.

    Still, it looks pretty sharp.  I look forward to it.

  • Well if Nicalis is publishing it, it got my atention

  • i really only like retro games when they have good sprites and deep gameplay mechanics... this looks like a crap nes rpg at best.

  • be good,iv got a lot better rpgs in my backlog better looking and playing then this though..