Dust off those PSPs: Gaijinworks and MonkeyPaw have announced plans to localize Summon Night 5 and Class of Heroes 3 for a western release. While few details have been given at this time, the companies will be polling to determine demand for a limited physical run of the titles – available via preorder only – which would also include access to the digital version.
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With original developer Flight Plan shuttered in 2010, the Summon Night series falls to studio Felistella, Namco Bandai revealed recently. Founded in 2007 by ex-Flight Plan staff, Felistella will be heading development on Summon Night 5, along with the PSP ports of 3 and 4.
Namco Bandai has confirmed that Summon Night 5 is in development for the PSP in Japan, with series veterans Takeshi Iizuka and Kei Miyakozuki on the team. While no release date was given, ports of Summon Night 3 and 4 are also on the way, set for respective release dates of October 4 and November 15. No worldwide release was mentioned.
Final Fantasy XIII’s sound rating is 100/10. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/12/10’ »
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Roku: As Roku’s father — he who formed Roku’s subconscious — I think that video is pretty accurate! Continued good luck with the site!” Continue reading ‘Not So Mass Media 12/14/09’ »
If any of you readers need a Christmas gift idea for me, I could use a new PS3 controller. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 11/27/09’ »
Fresh media for y’all, ’cause you’re all dying for it, I know. In today’s update: 3D Dot Game Heroes, Summon Night X: Tears Crown, Dragon Quest IX, La Pucelle Ragnarok, and Final Fantasy Legend II DS. I’m told Final Fantasy Legend II DS is actually part of the SaGa series, but m’eh. When Squenix, proud owners of Eidos, decide to finance 30 Deus Ex sequels and spinoffs, then I’ll make the effort to be more precise with their nomenclature.
‘Nomenclature’ is a funny word. It’s pretentious, but it’s fun to say. Go ahead, try it. While you’re at it, here’s the media: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/09/09’ »
Y’know, I’m not much of a Japanophile. Not really. I’d like to visit the place, trying to learn to speak the language, maybe watch an anime or two – they keep breaking my heart, but I keep giving them chances, it’s like some sick relationship that just won’t die. But I can say with a straight face that Vocaloid is one of the best things they’ve ever made.
Seriously, Miku can de-angst the most hardened man in time. Oh, you might balk at it initially, but she finds a way in. She finds a way.
But enough about me, let’s talk media. In today’s update: Disgaea 3 DLC, Summon Night: Tear’s Crown, Ys Seven, Princess Antiphona’s Hymn: Angel’s Score Op.A, and Blood of Bahamut. Observe: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/02/09’ »
Every time I see new FFXIII screens I am reminded how much I’m looking forward to it. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 07/31/09’ »
Hold up there folks, this day ain’t over yet! More media than you can handle, if your computer was assembled in 1996: Cross Edge, Summon Night X, and Ys Seven. Check it out: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 07/09/09 – Part 2’ »
Since we first reported on Summon Night X: Tears Crown back in November, we haven’t heard much about it. It was due out in February of this year but never made it to Japanese stores. Now Dengeki is reporting that the Nintendo DS game is still very much alive and ready to make its new Japanese release date of November 5.
Summon Night X: Tears Crown is more of a straight-up RPG than its predecessors. Many of the series’ well-known features like monster summoning and night-time conversations will remain unchanged, but new RPG staples such as a random-encounter battles, turn-based combat, field maps, and dungeon exploring will be added.
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In today’s update: Dungeons and Dam, Disgaea 3, Disagea 2 PSP, Phantom Brave Wii, 7th Dragon, Blazer Drive, Demon’s Soul, Phantasy Star Zero, Ragnarok Online DS, Sacred Blaze, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Summon Night X Tears Crown, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, Tales of Hearts, and Dragon Quest IX. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Boxart 01/07/09’ »
There are some games out there that are appreciated for wild adventures full of excitement, intrigue, and surprise. Some other games are appreciated for their elegantly and meticulously crafted presentation. Some, still, grab players by sucking them in with an addictively interesting battle system and fantastic gameplay. Summon Night: Twin Age is not one of these games. At most, it could provide a lighthearted, quick, and rather mindless experience for only the thirstiest of RPG players.
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Namco Bandai has announced Summon Night X: Tears Crown for the Nintendo DS in the latest issue of V-Jump. Not much is known about the game at present except that it’s expected to be released on February 12 in Japan.
The Xbox 360 has long been the black sheep of the console war in Japan, but it got a bit of a boost this week with the release of Tales of Vesperia. The latest installment of the Tales series debuted on the charts at #4 selling 108,000 copies in its first week. The 360 meanwhile quadrupled its normally low weekly sales numbers, moving 20,000 units rather than the regular 5,000.
Tales of Vesperia is one of five RPGs on the top ten for the week of August 4-10 in Japan. Phantasy Star Portable for the PSP took top spot with 148,000 units sold (for a total of 490,000). Fire Emblem DS was close behind with 145,000 in its first week on the market. Dragon Quest V DS stands at #5, selling 73,000 units this week, putting its total sales past the one million mark. And Summon Night 2 for the DS, also released this week, managed to sell 30,000 and grab spot #7.