It’s the Revival of the JRPG Edition! Okay, not really, but there will be some good Imageepoch stuff in here. Truthfully it’s more of the Rumor Roundup edition – a lot of what’s below might need to be taken with a grain of salt, and/or non-raised hopes.
- (Scrawl) Speaking of Imageepoch – those games they announced in their plan to revive interest in JRPGs? NIS America is localizing them – both in America, and possibly Europe. So, huzzah to that. Unlike when I talk about Catherine, you can assume that the IE games are going to make it overseas.
- (Andriasang) First looks at two of Imageepoch’s JRPGs: Final Promise Story, Imageepoch’s first self-developed and self-published game (a PSP RPG), and Chevalier Saga Tactics, which manages to out-SE Square-Enix by putting both "Saga" and "Tactics" into one title. I kid, I kid, but it is a strategy game with both turn-based strategy action and large-scale battles; it’s coming to PC, PS3, and smartphones.
- (Siliconera) Speaking of Catherine – you didn’t forget about Catherine, did you? – the achievement list has supposedly leaked, which provides some spoilers about gameplay, possible endings (looks like 8), a possible post-game challenge mode, and more. Hey Atlus USA – you’d win an achievement from me if you localized this. Just sayin’.
- (EventHubs) A possibly-leaked achievement list for an update to Super Street Fighter IV shows achievements for Evil Ryu, Yun, Yang, and some sort of demonic Akuma. Shin Akuma, perhaps? SSFIV might be poised to get updates from the arcade version.
- (ArkhamCity.co.uk) The latest issue of British gaming magazine GamesTM has announced that despite moving out of the Asylum and into Gotham, there are no playable vehicles in Arkham Asylum. They wanted to keep the focus squarely on Batman.
- (Destructoid) The gaming industry’s most poorly kept secret, the PSP2, appears to have a touchscreen, at least going by patent documentation. What? Really? A touchscreen?
- (Siliconera again) According to the Famitsu rumor roundup, Persona 2: Innocent Sin for PSP is slated for March 3, 2011 in Japan. Hey Atlus USA, want to unlock another achievement?
- (Steam) Today is the last day for the Give & Get Steam Sale!