Thursday, January 19, 2012

Growlanser IV PSP announced for North America


Never before released outside of Japan (where it is known as Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded) and widely considered the best entry in the long-running franchise, this PSP system iteration of the fourth chapter in the Growlanser saga tells of a land - once rich with culture and technology - long ago nearly obliterated by evanescent divine entities.  Two millennia later, the mysterious entities appear again, threatening to bring about an end to all things unless a fabled warrior of destiny can rise against them.

U.S. fans can look forward to a long list of improvements and additions over the original game with new characters, scenarios, and events are complemented by dramatically improved loading times and a message skip option that allows players to advance the story at a faster pace.
Blending a sprawling 40+ hour narrative with over 40 different possible endings; deep tactical RPG mechanics; the character designs of the legendary Satoshi Urushihara; and a host of enhancements over the original release, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time continues the proud ATLUS tradition of epic adventures set in breathtaking worlds and gives PSP system owners something to look forward to in 2012.

ATLUS also revealed that while the PSP system version's many anime cutscenes would be fully voiced, the remainder of the game would not include Japanese or English voice work.  The Japanese track could not be included due to licensing restrictions, while the sheer scope of the game's script - expanded and fleshed out over and above the original PlayStation®2 system release and already one of the largest localization projects in the publisher's two decade history - was prohibitive to the prospects of a new English voice track.

Check out the site for more details Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time for PSP system is currently scheduled for release in summer. .

2 comments:

  1. This is amazing news. Growlanser Generations (2 & 3) are easily two of the best RPGs I have ever played. I hope that this game sells very well because then maybe there is even hope that will localize Growlanser I on the PSP (even though it would probably be PN-only at this point).

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  2. Agree that the others need a western release, not really been into them before, but judging by the fan site - http://www.growlanser-realm.com/gl1/gl1intro.htm - there's lots to enjoy.

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