Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tactical-RPG

Worlds collide today with release of Project X Zone for 3DS

Project X Zone (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai has released Project X Zone, a cross-over strategy-RPG exploding with fan service. After a rift tears open the borders between time and space, 200 characters from over 25 franchises from Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega find themselves teaming up and battling new villains in an attempt to restore order. Characters from Street Fighter, Tekken, Resonance of Fate, Dead Rising, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Virtua Fighter, and more will pair off and assist each other with such fighter-styled moves as Cross Hits, Support Attacks, and Special Attacks.

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3DS

Namco Bandai launches Project X Zone demo on eShop

A new demo has launched on eShop for Project X Zone, Namco Bandai’s upcoming studio-crossover strategy-RPG for 3DS. The game will feature 200-plus characters from 27 different titles from across various Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega series.

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3DS

Project X Zone launching in June, LE announced, new media released

The upcoming crossover strategy role-playing game from Namco Bandai, Project X Zone, will be hitting store shelves on June 25. The coloration features over 50 characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega franchises, including Street Fighter, Tekken, and Valkyria Chronicles, trying to seal a rift that’s merging their universes. Namco Bandai also announced that launch copies will be Limited Edition releases with a free mini-art book and soundtrack.

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3DS

(PlayStation Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

(PlayStation Portable / Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

“… priced right for the casual strategy fan looking for something a little different.”

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PS Vita Reviews

(PlayStation Portable Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

(PlayStation Portable / Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

“… priced right for the casual strategy fan looking for something a little different.”

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PlayStation Portable Reviews

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

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories launches on PSN

Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories (PS2) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is now available on PSN. The $9.99 PlayStation 2 Classic has many features that will be familiar to fans of the later releases, such as geo effects and the Item World. Newcomers, however, will find it much more manageable than its successors, making it a nice entry point for those who have been curious about but also intimidated by the game’s many modes and modifiers.

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PlayStation 3 News

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

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories hitting PSN next week

Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories (PS2) PSN Announcement - Screenshot 1

Disgaea fans who missed out on the early years will get a chance to try out the second release, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, via PSN when it launches on the PS Store on January 22. Cursed Memories will be available as a PlayStation 2 Classic and offer gamers an excellent entry point to better understand the series’ turn-based system and role-playing elements. Newer fans will also find much to be familiar with, including geo effects, the Item World, and the Dark Assembly.

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PlayStation 3 News