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Here's A Video Of Every JRPG You've Ever Played
on July 29, 2015 at 07:44 PM
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...
Square Enix Teases A New Console JRPG
on March 17, 2015 at 03:55 PM
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...
Secret Of Mana Hitting Android This Fall, iOS Version Discounted
on August 04, 2014 at 05:03 PM
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...
Half-Minute Hero 2 Looks To Be Coming Stateside
on March 26, 2014 at 04:50 PM
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...
Report: New Tales Game Coming To Mobile Devices In Japan
on August 26, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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...
Ambitious Indie JRPG Project Phoenix Blasts Past Its Kickstarter Goal
on August 12, 2013 at 06:53 PM
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...
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Heading To 3DS
on December 19, 2012 at 09:52 AM
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...
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Coming To North America In March
on December 12, 2012 at 04:30 PM
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...
Final Fantasy Dimensions Coming This Summer For iOS, Android
on May 30, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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...
Test Chamber – Xenoblade Chronicles
on April 06, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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...
New Ni No Kuni Trailer Confirms That It Is Still A Gorgeous Game
on October 16, 2011 at 04:26 PM
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...
Breath Of Fire 4 Sets PSN Ablaze In August
on July 31, 2011 at 03:48 PM
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...
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Nearing Completion
on June 13, 2011 at 03:23 PM
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...
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Will Have Multiple Endings
on June 08, 2011 at 06:43 PM
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...
Fallout 3 Reimagined As A Japanese RPG
on January 03, 2011 at 07:35 PM
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...
Are JRPGs Dead? Imageepoch Doesn't Think So
on November 17, 2010 at 08:00 PM
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...
Reader Discussion: The State Of JRPGs
on July 08, 2010 at 07:35 PM
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...
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