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The number of RPGs scheduled to come out this year on PSP would not be able to be counted on two hands. In fact, you'd need more than three hands to count them and then you're in Goro territory. Point is, if you're an RPG fan, PSP is the system to own this year. Don't believe me? Well here's the list of RPGs coming out in 2007 according to IGN's release list:
Legend of the Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics
The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion
DC Universe RPG
Legend of the River King
Far East of Eden: The Fourth Apocalypse
Harvest Moon Boy & Girl
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
I don't even want to know what the collective amount of hours all these RPGs would take to beat. Which of these are you looking forward to playing most?
We've talked about Valhalla Knights before, but as the US release draws ever closer we find ourselves sucking in any available info like a sponge that wears pants but isn't square. IGN just put up a preview of the version and they describe how the gameplay works and what makes the game unique.
The biggest emphasis in the game seems to be about choice and players will not just choose their class, but at any given time will be able to choose what mission they go on from the guild. Once they do get to battle, the emphasis is on real-time combat with close or ranged attacks. This non-linear picking up quests in town element and the method of fighting make it sound like it could please Monster Hunter fans.
Check out IGN to read more about the game and see screens.
[Update 1: Corrected some formatting errors.]
According to1UP, XSEED, publisher of the Shadow Hearts series, plans on bringing an updated version of the game to US shores. Producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto told 1UP: "So the version we just released in Japan was more of a milestone for us. We don't view it like we finished the game yet -- we want to add lots more stuff to complete it for the U.S. market." I'm starving for a truly amazing RPG on the PSP, and from the looks of things, Valhalla Knights might get the job done. Expect tons more on this game in the future. Until then, watch some videos, after the cut.
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