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UPDATE: 7th Dragon 2020-II‘s theme, titled HeavenZ-ArmZ, will be sang by Hatsune Miku. More images can be seen after the jump.
Sega’s favourite vocaloid Hatsune Miku is set to appear in the upcoming 7th Dragon 2020-II game. She did in fact appear in the previous instilment in the series, 7th Dragon 2020 where she ‘sang’ the game’s theme and could be saved by an in-game dragon. This time around she’ll appear in a confusingly titled ‘Type2021′ costume but there are no other details of what role she will play.
7th Dragon 2020-II will be released in Japan only for the Sony PSP sometime in April 2013. Hit the jump for the full image of ’Type2021′ Hatsune Miku and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the probably Japan-exclusive PSP RPG for some time now, but now you can feast your eyes on the first videos of in-game exploration, dialogue, and combat.
Throughout the game, conversations with your Digimon build your bond, and in turn enhance their capabilities in battle. The game appears to be a bit more streamlined, as creature AI can be set to automatic or manual, and the battles aren’t random.
The first vid really sticks out for me, as the graphical style and overall charm of the game really reminds me of Prope’s underrated game Fishing Resort from last year. If anyone’s truly frustrated that we will likely never get this, you should give that one a shot.
Hit the jump for a video about the combat.
I don’t mean to keep teasing you guys about the upcoming Japanese PSP RPG Shining Ark but I think it’s relevant due to the series holding power in Japan. Either way this trailer for the new entry in the Shining series (viewable above) makes me want this series in the West even more. The characters have cool designs (e.g. the cool black winged angel) and the graphics look like they can test out the PSP hardware to it’s full extent.
The game itself makes it’s way to Japanese shelves on 28th February. Get ready importers!
Shining Ark, Sega’s latest, Japan-only addition to the Shining series, has just has its opening video uploaded to Sega’s Youtube page for all to see. The colourful anime video, backed with obligatory J-pop, shows off many of the game’s key components including the one-winged girl Panis, swashbuckling, cat eared pirates and… Boobies?
The game itself seems to be a mixed bag, as we’ve reported earlier this month, and while its core gameplay revolves around battling monsters, downtime is spent gardening, tending livestock and gathering minerals and resources.
Shining Ark is set to be released for the PSP in Japan on Feb 23rd next year.
As was speculated earlier in the week, the new game that Sega has been mysteriously teasing is indeed the next entry into the Japan-only 7th Dragon series. This is not however the recently trademarked 7th Dragon 2020 3rd Encount. This sequel to last year’s 7th Dragon 2020 will be set in 2021, and will feature a new Idol job class, as well as 40 voices for character creation.
The new PSP game, which is once again likely to remain out east, is slated to be released in spring, 2013. Let’s recap: a game called 2020-II, set in 2021, and being released in 2013. My simple, number-hating brain is spinning already.
A group of fans sick of not being able to experience last years Japan only Valkyria Chronicles sequel have teamed up to patch the game with an English translation. As you can see from the video above a lot of progress has already been made, with lots of the main text already translated.
This patch will be downloadable via custom firmware on your PSP but non-hackers might want to hold off until the softmod becomes available. When ready this softmod will allow you to keep your PSP as it was, making the patch accessible with a custom firmware equipped memory card instead. The project itself seems to be running at a fast pace with only a few character limit problems in the way.
It’s great to know that whilst Sega may keep a bunch of their titles exclusive to Japan, the fans can still help each other out with projects like this. Good show, Valkyria Chronicles fans!
[Source: Sega Bits]
The latest addition to Sega’s Shining series, Shining Ark has been revealed to offer some interesting gameplay choices. The game follows the story of Freed after he finds a mysterious, one-winged girl named Panis washed up on the shore of his island. However, once taking her home to care for her, pirates and giant monsters attack the peaceful island.
Battling enemies involves utilising an active and command battle system to maneuver your four party members across the battlefield, eventually attacking using each members’ distinctly different attacks. Between these battles, however, you’ll find yourself maintaining your vegetable garden, visiting livestock to collect dairy products, fishing for fishies and hunting smaller monsters for minerals and materials.
Although it looks as if Shining Ark is set to be a real RPG gem, we’ll never really know. It’ll be released in Japan on the PSP shortly with no announcement or even an indication of a Western release.
We’ve yet to see a 7th Dragon game in the West but it looks like at least Japan will be getting a new game in the RPG series. Sega has recently trademarked both the name 7th Dragon 2020: 3rd Encount and a logo. The first game was an RPG for the DS with a unique visual style and it’s a little disappointing we got a game like Sands of Destruction over here but no English port of 7th Dragon which looked leagues better. The sequel didn’t catch my attention as much as it went futuristic in tone and landed on the PSP. No word yet on what system the third game will appear on but the chances of the it getting an English port are not good in my opinion due to the series history.
Some time back, Yuji Naka delivered some rather enticing news via Twitter–his studio Prope is working on a game based on the first season of Digimon’s animated series. The thought of one of Sega’s greatest alumni working on a quirky, Pokemon-esque franchise is reason enough for excitement, but Naka’s enthusiasm for working with a long-standing franchise is what really piqued my interest. The only real catch was that the game would be for the mostly forgotten PSP.
Apparently, Naka and friends have been already hard at work for some time now, as V Jump Magazine has revealed that the game is just a couple of months away in the East. The Japanese release date has been set at January 17th, 2013, while no word has surfaced regarding any kind of Western release. The magazine also revealed that in addition to the standard story mode, there will be a extra chapter featuring a character from seasons other than the first.
We haven’t seen the franchise for a while in the Western parts of the world, but that doesn’t stop the Shining Force series being hugely popular in it’s homeland. This is apparent by the fact that the newly revealed Shining Ark for PSP is set to be the 21st game in the series.
Shining Ark‘s announcement was made this week in Japanese based gaming publication Famitsu. As well as the Japanese (and probably only) release window of Winter, Famitsu also revealed that the games development is to be handled by the same people who made this years Shining Blade. Unfortunately for us there’s still no sign of this series returning to the West, but at the very least we always have imports which is nothing to scoff at. And who knows, maybe some day Sega will try giving the series a revival over here! Well a man can dream can’t he?