Like Disgaea, Riviera is a 2D sprite-based RPG that hardcore gamers seem to be entranced by. However, unlike NIS's darling, Riviera is actually finding a US release. It'll arrive in June, featuring new event scenes, a CD-quality soundtrack and a dual-language track for voice acting (wow!). That's something the GBA version never could've handled. Heck, even the DS wouldn't be able to do that.
[Thanks, Bud! Via RPGFan]
First Riviera: The Promised Land video released
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
2-16-2007 @ 9:17AM
I liked the GBA version enough that this is on my watch list ... I just wonder what we'll have to pay in load times for these nifty extras ...
2-16-2007 @ 9:46AM
I never played the Gameboy version but I heard it was good. So this will be a game I will have to look into. Plus I guess people can't say Sony hates 2D games any more. Because of all the different ones that are coming out on the PSP. Like the Final Fantasy Series.
2-16-2007 @ 11:21AM
Oh I cant wait another RPG for my darling PSP.
2-16-2007 @ 12:56PM
Marco C Jr said...
Man I did not see this coming. I fully prepared to buy the GBA version if Riviera for the PSP didn't come to the states. Now Atlus is going to make my wallet cry. I guess we should take those gamestop listings more seriously.
2-16-2007 @ 1:10PM
Kade Storm said...
But you know what, I want some solid action rpgs with non-SD characters.
2-16-2007 @ 1:14PM
Could someone please tell me how the GBA one was and if this will be as good or even betteR
2-16-2007 @ 1:20PM
Kade Storm said...
Riviera, in my opinion, was one of the most colourful and solid RPGs on the GBA. Lovely little title, and I am certain the PSP version will rock; there's no rocket-science or theatrics involved.
It's just that I am a little exhausted with SD-chibi rpgs.
2-16-2007 @ 1:38PM
Hmm...this may be the game to make me buy the PSP again. Nothing else entices me on the PSP but Riviera was just so damn good on the GBA.
2-16-2007 @ 6:30PM
Wukong, if *nothing else* on PSP interests you, then why bother?
2-16-2007 @ 6:58PM
Its not the only thing that does BUT it would be the thing that would push me to go back.