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Classic JRPG Dragon Quest 2 out now on iOS, Android

A mobile port of Square Enix's 8-bit era RPG Dragon Quest 2 is now available on iTunes and Google Play, following up on an adaptation of its predecessor released last month. Debuting for the Famicom back in 1987, Dragon Quest 2 introduced many features that quickly became staples for the genre,...

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Persona's demon designer wants your opinion

Shigenori Soejima is the man behind the distinctive look behind super stylish games like Persona 4, Persona 5 and Catherine. Yes, he's the man you thank for the nightmare-inducing Immoral Beast, but he's also the one who gave us Chie, Teddie, Kanji, Koromaru as well as the bevvy of fascinating...

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What Final Fantasy X did differently over X years ago

I've been replaying Final Fantasy X in its remastered form on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, curious to see if it matches my memory of the original. These are some of the things it did differently back in 2001: "Listen to my story." The story of Final Fantasy X is told from the...

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The globe stops spinning in RPG Earthlock for PC, next-gen

Snowcastle Games recently achieved its funding goals on Kickstarter for Earthlock: Festival of Magic, the developer's turn-based RPG for PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One. As the first of three chapters planned for the JRPG-inspired saga, Snowcastle earned $178,193 on the funding platform and...

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Square Enix to focus on JRPGs, niche appeal following Bravely Default's success

Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda mused on a potential shift in the company's focus in a recent interview with Nikkei Trendy (via Siliconera), admitting that the publisher "lost [its] focus" during recent attempts to engineer mass-market games for a worldwide audience. "Regardless of whether...

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Mugen Souls Z launching May 20; limited edition detailed

Mugen Souls Z, the Compile Heart-developed Japanese RPG for PlayStation 3, will arrive in North America on May 20 and in Europe on May 23, publisher NIS America confirmed to Gematsu. A limited edition of the game is currently available for pre-order on the NIS America online store. The $70...

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'Stiq Tips: A Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide

The conclusion of Final Fantasy XIII's three game narrative is finally here, and it ends with Lightning. As the savior of a dying world, Lightning must save as many souls as possible by way of sidequests, while she battles the main evils of the world in the core storyline. It sounds simple enough,...

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Free-to-play JRPG Tales of Phantasia launches for iOS

Namco Bandai has resurrected its 1995 Super Famicom RPG Tales of Phantasia as a free-to-play IOS app supported by in-game microtransactions. The iOS version of Tales of Phantasia retains the classic JRPG's storyline and unique side-scrolling battle system, but ramps up its difficulty to...

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Conception 2 hits North America on April 15, spawns new trailer

Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars will launch April 15 in North America. Atlus recently gave players a glimpse at the seven eligible heroines in the 3DS and Vita game, and offered a teaser trailer for baby-making RPG today. Conception 2 has players assuming the role of a young Disciple...

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Alchemy RPG Atelier Ayesha Plus heads to Vita in March for Japan

Atelier Ayesha Plus is on its way to Vita, due out on March 27 in Japan for 5,800 yen. Plus will include the downloadable content from the PS3 version of Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, plus a hard mode and balance tweaks, Gematsu reports. A limited edition will come with a mini crystal...

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