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Child of Light is Ubisoft's whimsical ode to JRPGs

Child of Light has its roots in Japanese role-playing games, which creative director Patrick Plourde hopes to honor in his whimsical dream come true. Coming to Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3, PC, Xbox One and PS4, Child of Light focuses on a young princess named Aurora who is whisked away to the kingdom...

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Trails in the Sky coming to Steam, Carpe Fulgur translating sequel for PSP and PC

Indie localization studio Carpe Fulgur (Recettear, Fortune Summoners) is heading up an English translation of Falcom's JRPG Trails in the Sky SC for a PSP and Steam release in 2014, the team announced today. The project is developed in collaboration with XSEED Games, who previously published a...

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Far Cry 3 creative director discusses JRPG-inspired Child of Light

As expected, Far Cry 3 Creative Director Patrick Plourde revealed a few details on his JRPG project Child of Light at GDC Europe. Described as a mix between Limbo and Final Fantasy 6, the game will feature both turn-based combat and side-scrolling gameplay. The Ubi Art Framework will be the...

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Veteran RPG devs launch Project Phoenix Kickstarter with Nobuo Uematsu in tow [Update: Funded!]

Project Phoenix, a JRPG with squad-based real-time strategy trappings and an all-star cast, is now on Kickstarter. Among those working on the game are Lead Composer Nobuo Uematsu, Art Director Kiyoshi Arai and Director/Producer Hiroaki Yura. Uematsu is best known for his work in creating music...

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Crowdfunded PSone-style JRPG Soul Saga adds Wii U stretch goal

As part of an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for its retro-styled JRPG Soul Saga, indie developer Disastercake has added an $80,000 stretch goal that will fund the creation of a Wii U port. Soul Saga cites inspiration from the PSone-era Final Fantasy and Suikoden games, and promises to deliver a...

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Parasite Eve and the RPG road less traveled

In his weekly column, writer Bob Mackey will alternate between two of his passions: the Japanese RPG genre and classic games. As a lifelong follower of Square Enix – through both good times and bad – Parasite Eve stands as the first of its US-released games that left me feeling pangs...

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Class of Heroes 2 available on PSN June 4

Class of Heroes 2, MonkeyPaw's PSP game from 2009, is finally coming to North America on June 4. PSN users can snag the fully localized JRPG dungeon crawler – which is playable on both PSP and PS Vita – for $25 from the PSN store. The effort to localize Class of Heroes 2 began in...

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Grandia: How a forgotten JRPG solved the problem of repetitive combat

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which primarily focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. This week, however, Rowan focuses on a forgotten JRPG: Grandia. One of the core issues facing most...

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Why the PlayStation 4 reveal doesn't mean much for JRPG fans yet

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. As we look ahead to the next generation...

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GBA's Fire Emblem is a great strategy RPG for beginners

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. In 2001, Nintendo of America had a...

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