In a recent press release, XSEED Games announced that it will not publish Grand Knight’s History in North America. According to the official statement, “it was determined that development resources required to localize the game were not available, necessitating its cancellation.” The title is still planned for a European release, with Rising Star Games as publisher.
Searching for duplicates of Makai Kingdom PSP media is ever so fun, right up there with smashing yourself in the face with a brick. Anyway, it’s media time, and it’s a biggie. In additional to the aforementioned Makai Kingdom PSP, we have 7th Dragon 2020, Dark Souls, Diablo III, Heroes’ Phantasia, Grand Knight’s History, Persona 4: The Golden, and Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena. Dig in! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/07/11’ »
Another year, another birthday for yours truly. Continue reading ‘Birthday Media 09/03/11’ »
Adam Jensen: mechanically augmented supersoldier, pinnacle of augmentation technology, child of the eighties. You know it’s true.
Anyhow, got a smidge of media for you: Dragon’s Dogma and Grand Knight’s History. Check it out! Continue reading ‘Almost Mass Media 09/01/11’ »
Playing the original Command & Conquer has reminded me of the bizarre rituals and alchemy one must do to get old games working. I know not what sorcery allows the screen resolution window on the desktop to keep the colors in-game from getting scrambled, but you can’t argue with results.
And speaking of alchemy, we’ve got some media for you: Atelier Meruru, Grand Knight’s History, Noora to Toki no Koubou, and Over My Dead Body. Check it out this-a-way! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/20/11’ »
Evening, folks! Hope you brought your appetite for media, because we have, shall we say, generous portions. In today’s update: Cardboard Troopers, Dai 2 Ji Super Robot Taisen OG, Dragon’s Crown, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Grand Knight’s History, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, Pandora’s Tower, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, Tales of Xillia, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Dig in! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/13/11’ »
Has life got you down? Is your job giving you grief? Did your neighbor buy a new subwoofer and decided to test it out by playing every Cheap Trick album back-to-back? If you answered yes to that last one, that’s actually me next door and this will continue until you give me back my newspaper. I can do this all week, man.
For the rest of the human race, we have some media for you: Grand Knight’s History, Growlanswer 4: Overload, and Tales of the Abyss 3DS. Check it out! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 05/25/11’ »
Replaying Fallout New Vegas in preparation for Honest Hearts makes me realize I could listen to Chief Hanlon talk for hours. Anyway, on with the media: 7th Dragon 2020, Gloria Union, Grand Knight’s History, Growlanser 4: Overload, and Hexyz Force. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 05/16/11’ »
Grand Knight’s History producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto offered a few tidbits about the upcoming PSP game. The game will feature both offline and online play, with server time running constantly; presumably this means a persistent world of some kind, though this was not explicitly stated. Additionally, the battle system is titled to reference the curved combat area – an English translation comes to something like “Spheral Battle” – but it’s not known to what extent the fighting plane will affect gameplay, if at all.
History is set for a summer release in Japan, with no US release currently on the books.
If there’s one thing we can all appreciate, it’s the ability of a major news event to bring us all together in a contest to come up with the best one-liners. Personally I’m fond of “Yet another thing started and finished in the time it took to complete Duke Nukem Forever.” Hats off to whoever came up with that first. Anyhow, on with the media: Chaos Rings Omega, Frontier Gate, Grand Knight’s History, Labyrinth no Kanata, Ragnarok: Hikari to Yami no Kouji, and Tales of the Abyss 3DS. Give it a look-see! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 05/02/11’ »
It’s a fact: 9 out of 10 fantasy RPGs are made more awesome by playing them alongside randomly selected classic rock songs, especially anything by Foreigner. Try it sometime, you might be surprised. But I digress, we’re here for media. In today’s update: Cladun 2, Everyday Messiah, and Grand Knight’s History. Dig in! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 04/12/11’ »
Developer Vanillaware, perhaps best known for Muramasa: The Demon Blade, have announced they are developing a traditional RPG for the PSP. Titled Grand Knights History, the game will feature turn-based combat but also some form of online multiplayer. Project director Tomohiko Deguchi is quoted as saying they intend to “set up this new kind of game, a full-on war that all the users are connected together in,” with the large number of players used to simulate a bigger conflict.
With publisher Marvelous Entertainment backing the title, Grand Knights History is expecting a summer release in Japan. A US release has not been announced.