Famitsu: Here’s Japan’s Favourite RPG Series

Wondering which RPG series Japanese gamers favour the most? Well, Famitsu has run a customer poll asking which series they prefer above others and the results are nothing short of surprising. The top three RPG series as voted by readers of Famitsu are Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Pokemon. You can view the top ten in its entirety, below.

  1. Dragon Quest series – 366 votes
  2. Final Fantasy series – 361 votes
  3. Pokemon series – 135 votes
  4. Tales of series – 84 votes
  5. Shin Megami Tensei series – 44 votes
  6. Persona series – 41 votes
  7. SaGa series – 29 votes
  8. Kingdom Hearts series – 23 votes
  9. Suikoden series – 22 votes
  10. Mother series – 19 votes


Valkyrie Profile Writer Onboard For New Spike Chunsoft x Tri-Ace RPG

Masaki Norimoto, the founder of Tri-Ace, is the scenario writer for the mysterious new project developed in collaboration between Spike Chunsoft and Tri-Ace. The game is a new “side-view” role-playing game and you can check out the new countdown website for the project, here. You may remember Masaki Norimoto work as he was the scenario writer and game designer on Valkyrie Profile. The project will be officially unveiled in next week’s edition of Famitsu.

Spike Chunsoft Set To Announce A New RPG Title Next Week

This week’s edition of Weekly Famitsu has revealed that Spike Chunsoft are working on a brand new RPG title. The platforms for the new RPG remain unknown at this moment in time, but Spike Chunsoft have previously produced a number of high quality titles for the Nintendo 3DS. Next week’s edition of Weekly Famitsu will contain a 14-page feature with an interview which will hopefully divulge all the information we need about their latest roleplaying title.

Thanks, Kendrick

Is There A Sega and Game Freak Collaboration On The Way?

RPG site has just received a postcard suggesting that both Sega and Game Freak will be announcing a collaboration soon. There’s no hints regarding what we should expect but it could be related to a Sega anime and video game project. The announcement will take place on March 11th.

Square Enix To Announce A New Console RPG That Isn’t A Remake Next Month

Looks like Square Enix is still investing in console titles as the publisher and developer has revealed that they have a brand new RPG title in the works for consoles that isn’t a remake. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda announced in the latest issue of Famitsu that the game will be revealed next month in December. The company also has Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 in development so it will be interesting to see which platforms it will be for. Here’s what Matsuda had to say about the mysterious title.

“Actually, right now, we’re working on a new RPG specifically for consoles and it isn’t a remake. We’ll start talking about it more in December and go from there.”

Atlus Picks Up RPG Citizens Of Earth

Atlus has decided to publish the quirky comedy RPG Citizens of Earth. The game was originally flaunted on Kickstarter, but Atlus USA decided they wanted a piece of the pie and are now publishing the game. Citizens of Earth is coming digitally to PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS in both North America and Europe in 2014. You can watch a trailer of the game, above.

Thanks, Justin

Nintendo Launches New Website For Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt & Bomb Blast

On Twitter today, Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo UK announced a new website for Level 5’s European football game, Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bold & Bomb Blast. The new website takes gamers through the differences between the two versions of the game, while also talking about Inazume Eleven 3’s RPG elements and multiplayer mode, all while playing a triumphant piece from the game’s soundtrack.

Each of Inazuma Eleven 3’s two games follows a different character, Paolo Bianchi and Hector Helio, respectively. According to the website, gamers will “face different rivals depending on which game you choose. Also, there are unique players who only appear in one version the other. The only way to get all of them is to trade with someone else who has a different version.” Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt & Bomb Blast will be released in Europe in just a few days, on September 27th.