Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy-RPG

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness to be released this fall for PS3

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America announced at their latest press event that Disgaea will be returning to the PlayStation this fall with Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. To celebrate the series’ 10-year anniversary, A Brighter Darkness will bring back Etna, Flonne, and Laharl from the very first entry, 2003’s Hour of Darkness. The new storyline will find a disgruntled Laharl as a disrespected Overlord seeking to earn the fear of his minions. The Item World, Master/Pupil System, and the Geo elements will be returning, as well as an overhauled character-creation system.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection now on PSN

Generation of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (PSP, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has launched a new strategy-RPG on PSN today, Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection. The Idea Factory-developed PSP, PS Vita release follows alchemist Claude and Yuri, his cursed sister, as they travel the lands of Hades in search of a cure. Multiple endings, an alchemy-based upgrade system, and a quasi-turn-based, time-centric combat system await those who take up their cause.

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PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Fire Emblem Awakening, DLC launches for 3DS

Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS) Launch Announcement - Header

Fire Emblem Awakening, the long-running turn-based strategy series from Intelligent Systems, is now available for 3DS. Awakening follows Lord Chrom as he gathers an army, each a unique character with their own personality and skills, in order to battle an emerging evil. Downloadable content in the form of weekly maps was also announced. Each map will offer a wide range of rewards, such as new characters, skills, and class types. The first map is available now for free until March 5, and more free content will be available through SpotPass over the next few months, including new characters, storylines, and items.

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3DS, DLC

Project X Zone coming to North America, screens released

Project X Zone (3DS) NA Announcement - Art Small

Namco Bandai has announced that they will be bringing over the crossover strategy-RPG Project X Zone. The Banpresto- and Monolith Soft-developed 3DS release features 50-plus characters from various Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega properties venturing out in twos as a Pair Unit, with a third assisting Solo Unit, in an attempt to seal a rift in time and space that is causing the universes to merge. Players can look forward to such pairings as Akira and Dante, Chun Li and Sakura, and Frank West and Jin.

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3DS

Ragnarok Tactics now available in stores, PSN for PSP and PS Vita

Ragnarok Tactics (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

GungHo’s strategy-RPG Ragnarok Tactics is now available for the PSP and PS Vita. Set in the Ragnarok universe, Tactics, published by Aksys Games, follows a hero in the midst of a renewed conflict over the hotly contested Grantria Peninsula as multiple factions vie for control.

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PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) New Little King’s Story

(PlayStation Vita Review) New Little King's Story

“… the game is a solid patch away from being near the caliber of its predecessor.”

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PS Vita Reviews

New King’s Story to get DLC each week for two months

New Little King's Story (PS Vita) Comic-Con 2012 Screens - Screenshot 2

King Corobo is in for a busy fall. Konami has announced that they will be rolling out DLC each week for the next two months for the recently released New King’s Story. The 23 packs will range in price between $.99 and $2.99, and include new weapons, costumes, and power-ups. Starting today, gamers can download the Ultimate Pass to gain access to all drops for the single, discounted price of $19.99.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

King Corobo returns, New Little King’s Story launches for PS Vita

New Little King's Story (PS Vita) Comic-Con 2012 Screens - Screenshot 1

Heralds from the Kingdom of Konamia have arrived with news that New Little King’s Story is now available for PS Vita. The role-playing and kingdom-building-sim hybrid has launched on PSN, bringing a new adventure for King Corobo and his ever-ready Royal Guard. After his kingdom was overrun by Devil King, Corobo and his faithful band of soldiers have launched a counterattack in a bid to free the land.

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PlayStation Vita News

New Little King’s Story to launch on PSN for PS Vita on October 2

New Little King's Story (PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Little King’s Story series will continue next month with the release of New Little King’s Story for the PS Vita. Konami has announced that they will be releasing the hybrid role-playing and kingdom-building sim on October 2 on the PlayStation Network.

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PlayStation Vita News

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time now available for PSP

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time (PSP) Official Site Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

Eight years after launching in Japan, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is now available in North America. The fourth entry in Career Soft’s long-running series has hit store shelves for the PSP, and will be added to PSN’s library once the network’s update goes live.

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PlayStation Portable News