Both Marvelous AQL and Xseed have announced that Senran Kagura Burst is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America as a download title on the eShop. Senran Kagura Burst features an upgraded version of the original Senran Kagura with gameplay improvements and contains its story sequel, Senran Kagura Burst. Xseed says that the game will have Japanese voices with English subtitles. Senran Kagura Burst is due for release in North America via the Nintendo eShop during fall 2013.
XSEED, the North American publishers behind Pandora’s Tower, have announced that the game will be coming out sometime in April. We reported yesterday that Amazon has apparently been informing customers that the game is due to be dispatched between April 22, 2013 – April 26, 2013. XSEED has also released a new trailer for the game to accompany the news. You can watch it above.
Pandora’s Tower, the last of the big three Japanese action RPG’s, could be facing a small delay in North America. The game is supposed to be launching on Tuesday, March 26th, but an email to Amazon customers states that Pandora’s Tower has been delayed by three weeks. Amazon says that customers can expect the game to be released between April 22, 2013 – April 26, 2013. The game is being published by XSEED in North America.
We have received new release date information related to your pre-ordered video game in the order you placed on January 19, 2013 (Order# XXXXXXXX). The release date for the video game listed below has been changed by the publisher, and we want to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:
Estimated arrival date: April 22, 2013 – April 26, 2013
XSEED has announced that Rune Factory 4 will be coming to the United States this Summer on Nintendo 3DS. Rune Factory 4 adds new romance options, the ability to select a male or female character at the game’s start, and has endless crafting, farming and cooking opportunities. The player becomes Selphia’s prince or princess and can manage the village, explore the countryside with townsfolk, or tame monsters in the wild to aid them in battle or help out in the fields.
A member of Neogaf has reached out to publisher XSEED to see if there’s any chance they will bring Project Zero 2 – which is known as Fatal Frame 2 in America – to North America. The publisher responded by saying that XSEED has no intention of trying to publish any Fatal Frame titles, and that the person who asked the question should try to contact Tecmo Koei America. Here’s their response.
“Afraid that we have no intention of trying to publish any Fatal Frame titles. Speaking to Tecmo Koei America is going to be your best bet for that title.”
XSEED has announced that it’s decided to publish the well-received Japanese action RPG Pandora’s Tower in America. Nintendo originally published the game in both Japan and Europe, but they decided against publishing it in the United States. Pandora’s Tower is scheduled to launch in America sometime in the spring.
Xseed will be publishing FuRyu’s dungeon RPG, Unchained Blades, when it arrives on Nintendo’s latest handheld. The game, which released on the PlayStation Portable earlier this year, will launch on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on January 3rd, 2013 and will cost $29.99. This makes Unchained Blades the most expensive Nintendo eShop-exclusive game on the Nintendo 3DS.
XSEED has hinted to a fan on Facebook that they may handle the localisation of Rune Factory IV for the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s what the publisher had to say when they were asked whether there’s a chance that they will bring the game to North America.
“Hmmm, we’ve had an itch to work on another Rune Factory game since we loved Frontier so much, so let’s see if we can’t grab a back scratcher somehow…”
The Last Story has been given a North American release date - August 14th. If you pre-order The Last Story from Amazon.com, EB Games Canada or GameStop, you’ll receive a bonus soundtrack CD, – pictured above – which features seven tracks from the game’s score. Xseed revealed that all launch copies of The Last Story will be limited edition, and will retail for a suggested price of $49.99 MSRP.
The Last Story lead designer Takuya Matsumoto was recently interviewed by GameZone. During the interview, Matsumoto revealed that Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is looking forward to making more action-RPGs, “especially for the Wii U.”
Matsumoto praised the Wii U GamePad because he believes it “will add another level of strategic elements into the action-RPG” genre. Sakaguchi and the rest of The Last Story developement team haven’t announced any plans for a Wii U game but are anticipating Nintendo’s upcoming console.
GameZone: Could The Last Story possibly lead to more action-RPGs — not necessarily in this franchise — but maybe some action-RPGs for the Wii U with a similar style from the same development team?
Takuya Matsumoto: The development team and Sakaguchi-san are looking forward to making more, especially for the Wii U because it has another [screen] right in front of you that will add another level of strategic elements into the action-RPG. So we are really looking forward to it, but we haven’t really planned anything.