NISA Announces Three PS3 Exclusive RPGs for Localization in 2013 - News/ 2,948 Views
Last night in San Francisco, at their own press event, NISA announced their localization plans for Summer and Fall 2013 release schedules. The three PS3 RPGs announced were Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness, The Guided Fate Paradox, and Time and Eternity. Notably absent were any plans to release The Witch and the Hundred Knights within the 2013 release schedule, so fans looking forward to that title might have a longer wait than expected on their hands.
Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness
For the first time in the Disgaea series (and not in some random spin-off, like Trinity Universe) the main focus of the latest title will be to revisit the cast of a previously released Disgaea game. It's perhaps an irritant to some fans that NIS didn't move directly into working on Disgaea 5 but if they were going to choose any Disgaea cast to revisit they've made the right choice. The inclusion of Flan and Etna brightens up even mediocre titles like the aforementioned Trinity Universe, so I can't wait to see more shenanigans between those two and Laharl. This isn't a retelling of the original Disgaea: Hour of Darkness though, so expect new storylines as well as the clean visual presentation introduced in Disgaea 4. Put a big circle around Fall 2013 in your calendar and be ready to revisit one of the best video game casts ever.
Time and Eternity
This one was unexpected since I was kind of assuming Namco Bandai would handle this title in the West given that they published it in the East, but good on NISA for bagging one of the more interesting JRPGs to be announced in a while. Time and Eternity is the story of a princess with two souls within her body. As you (the prince) were about to marry her someone intervened and ruined it all. Now Toki and Towa (the two princesses in one body) must use their command over time to repeat that day again and again until they can unravel the mystery of who was behind the unfortunate events. Another interesting note is that the two characters switch out controlling the princess' body each time they level, so you'll get to spend plenty of time with both. Time and Eternity will be releasing this Summer.
Guided Fate Paradox
While you might think the team behind Disgaea: Hour of Darkness would be busy with revisiting their own game's cast, they've actually been making a new IP. Guided Fate Paradox casts you as a "God" with a plethora of angels at your command. The reveal video shows a lot of very Disgaea-esque action with some new twists like playing on the surface of a three dimensional cube. More Disgaea is great, but I always appreciate it when NIS takes their SRPG chops to a new franchise. Guided Fate Paradox will be releasing in Fall 2013.
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