As if there were any doubts, Sega has confirmed that Vakyria Chronicles 2, will arrive in North America AND Europe, Summer 2010. But if you're itching to get your hands on the game sooner, you could always import the Japanese version, which is set to come out at the end of this year... That is; if you know Japanese... *goes back to studying Japanese*
If you listened to episode 6 of the RPG Lamer Podcast, you'll know that I talked about, the then "rumor" of, Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope coming to the PS3, and how I said that this rumor was more then likely correct and that square was just covering up the leak... Well, turns out I was right!
SquareEnix announced Star Ocean: The Last Hope International this week for the PS3. The game will feature, English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish subtitles, and the option to choose between Japanese or English Voice acting. Sadly the game won't be using the anime art work in game like in the Japanese 360 release of the game, but the battle system will be tweaked for the better, adding an auto targeting system.
The game is set for release in Japan on the 4th of February, 2010, and a few days later in North America on the 9th. No European release date has been set, but seeing as PS3 games are reigion free, and all those languages are on the Japanese/North American disc there's no reason not to import.
Now Namco just needs to announce Tales of Vesperia for North America(with a Japanese voice option damnit!), and all will be good in the RPGaming world!
I'm officially excited! This game looks like an awesome Zelda clone for the PS3. And here I was worried this was going to be a dragon quest clone...
The 3D pixel graphics didn't look so good in the screen shots, but when you see them in motion I think it looks great! One of the exciting features of the game, for me at least, is that you can create your main character out of these 3D pixels, not much details on how creative you can get with this, but I'm hoping it'll be something like making normal pixel art.
Sadly this game has not been announced for North America, but you can expect to see videos of this game, featuring walking penises, when the game is released early November in Japan.