Famitsu tidbits: Yakuza: Ishin, Phantasy Star Nova, New Atelier Rorona, Natural Doctrine, and more

DanganRonpa, Soul Sacrifice Delta, BlazBlue, and others, too.

September 11, 2013 / 01:56 AM EDT / (@salromano)

There’s a lot of news bits in this week’s Famitsu, a lot of it from games announced at Monday’s SCEJA Press Conference. Find the round-up below.

Natural Doctrine (PS4, PS3, PSV) – February 22

  • Producer: Kensuke Tanaka
  • Cross-play and cross-save supported
  • Valisi, an anime-style female swordsman, introduced
  • Screenshots and preliminary story info here

Soul Sacrifice Delta (PSV) – March 2014

  • Can use save data from Soul Sacrifice
  • Graphics, AI, and system have been given full model changes

Danganronpa: Another Episode (PSV) – Pending

  • Story set between Danganronpa 1 an 2

Disgaea 4: Return (PSV) – Pending

  • A trailer will be published on the official site tomorrow

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (PS4, PS3, PSV) – November 28 (PS3, PSV), February 22 (PS4)

  • New characters: Yu Jin (voiced by Atsushi Miyauchi) and Chen Gong (voiced by Hiromu Miyazaki)
  • PlayStation 4 version is full HD and has higher frame-rate than PlayStation 3 version
  • The PlayStation 4 version likely won’t have exclusive elements
  • The amount of on-screen characters and movements have been improved
  • PlayStation 4 developer impressions: “Development is easy!”

New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland (PS3, PSV) – November 21

  • Totori and Meruru will make an appearance. Each seem to come separately from the distant future. They’ll also participate in battle.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) – October 24

  • New character Kokonoe (voiced by Chie Matsuura) introduced

Gundam Breaker (PSV, PS3) – October 31

  • New rules introduced for Area Raid Battle and Team Attack Battle

Yakuza: Ishin (PS4, PS3) – February 22

  • Actor Eiichiro Funakoshi will play Kondo Isami
  • Yakuza character Yoshitaka Mine will play Hijikata Toshizo (voiced by Nakamura Shido)
  • Yakuza character Shintaro Kazama will play Yoshida Toyo (voiced by Tetsuya Watari)
  • Yakuza character Hiroshi Kugihara will play Yamazaki Susumu (voiced by Nobutoshi Canna)

Phantasy Star Nova (PSV) – 2014

  • tri-Ace developing, aims to have that expression of the company’s soft light characteristic
  • Three main characters. The main hero, Kuri, might have his eye on the heroine Rutina.
  • Has ad-hoc multiplayer, story mode for single-player
  • Costumes can become damaged, falling apart, ripping, etc.
  • More than 70 main staff and over 200 people working on the project

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360) – November 21

  • Caius and Paddra Nsu-Yeul confirmed to appear

Thanks, Game Nyarth.

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