X360 Japan RPG Presser: More RPG goodness than you can shake a power brick at

As is supposedly common knowledge, the Xbox 360 has a dearth of RPG titles available for it. Sure there’s Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Culdcept Saga… ok, maybe not a dearth. Still, it could always use more! To that end, Square Enix, Namco-Bandai Games, and Microsoft announced quite a few interesting bits at the surely well-populated Microsoft Japan RPG Press Event, held, well, about an hour ago.

Square Enix announced that they will be releasing the Unreal Engine 3-powered The Last Remnant on Xbox 360 simultaneously in North America, Japan, and Europe this winter, leaving the PS3 edition to come later. Originally intended to release on both 360 and PS3 at the same time, as well as in all regions, the game is tasked with bridging the divide between Japanese and Western RPG players, allowing them to take control of two different characters that are geared more toward one side than the other.

In other news, the infinitely well-named Infinite Undiscovery has been given release dates for all regions. North America can expect to discover the game shipping on September 2nd, and Europe will receive it only three days later on the 5th; Japan and other Asian territories will have the game arrive on shelves on the 11th.

Originally thought a PlayStation3 exclusive, Star Ocean 4 (now subtitled The Last Hope) will also be coming out for the Xbox 360 in 2009. No details were given regarding the PS3 edition, considering the venue.

Finally on to the Namco-Bandai side, 360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia has been dated for August 7th in Japan, with a demo available this month on Xbox Live. As well, there will be a special Xbox 360 bundle available for ¥37,800, or around $356 US. The game will ship in August in the US, but European gamers will have to wait an agonizingly long time, as the date for them is 2009.

Other interesting tidbits include: Fable 2 will show itself in Japan by the end of the year, likely meaning a similar window for release here; and Mass Effect will also be going to Japan.

Source: Kotaku

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