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.

Nicalis To Publish JRPG Grinsia For 3DS

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It seems the JRPG that Nicalis has been teasing on Twitter recently has finally been revealed. Sources are reporting that Nicalis, the critically acclaimed developer behind NightSky, has confirmed they will publish the former Android title Grinsia for the Nintendo 3DS. Originally an Android/iOS release by Kemco, Grinsia is a 16-bit style RPG. Nicalis’s Tyrone Rodriguez has hinted via Twitter that the new 3DS version will feature a revamped musical score. Nintendo has been picking up a healthy number of indie titles as of late, with Grinsia adding to a 3DS eShop that is already bursting at the seams.

3D Earthbound Inspired RPG Coming To Wii U eShop

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Indie developer Ackkstudios has announced that they’re hard at work developing a 3D RPG inspired by Earthbound and The World Ends With You for the Wii U eShop. The codename for the game is Project Y2K. Not too much is known about the game, but the developer has created a teaser site for the forthcoming RPG. Here’s what the development team have been up to.

Before we begin to show more too much from this project, we feel it’s important that people know that Two Brothers is still our main project.We began Project Y2K before we started Two Brothers and put it on hold to finish Two Brothers, as it was a smaller project.

Everyone who has completed work on Two Brothers is now working on Project Y2K… so that’s about a third of the AckkStudios Team.

Now that Two Brothers is nearing completion, we felt it was time to return to Project Y2K.

Project Y2K currently exists in a few forms… concept art, a finalized script/story line, a completed graphics/gameplay engine.

As for the title Project Y2K, we can tell you that the reason we’ve chosen this project name is because the game will begin January 1st 1999 at 12:02 AM…

Thanks, Emily

Atlus And Nintendo’s Wii U Crossover Title Is An RPG

shin_megami_charactersShin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem was revealed during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct online presentation. So far, little is known about the newly announced title; however, we do know that it will feature characters from Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei series and Nintendo’s Fire Emblem franchise. And although Fire Emblem titles are classified as strategy role-playing games, the crossover will be a role-playing game, according to Index. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem will be released on the Wii U console.

Fantasy Life For Nintendo 3DS – First 55 Minutes

Nintendo 3DS-exclusive Fantasy Life launches today in Japan. The role-playing game is developed by Level-5 and Brownie Brown, which is a Nintendo-owned studio.

At the start of the game, players choose how they want their character to look. For example, you can choose whether you want to play as a boy or girl, and you can select from a variety of features, including different hairstyles, eyes and noses, to make your character suit your style.

There is no confirmation, yet, on whether Fantasy Life will be released in the West.

Thanks, Tilmen.