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.