End of Serenity landing on PSP/Vita next week

As the PSP nears retirement, the games are still coming. Retro-style JRPG, End of Serenity from Natsume hits the US PSN next week for $14.99. It promises a charming adventure, where mysterious objects known as "Atomigems" are being collected by a dubious sounding Underworld for an unknown aim.

"End of Serenity has a great mix of action and story that we know our fans love," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. "We're proud we're able to bring them another game inspired by the classic 16-bit era that never lose their unique charm!" Here's a slideshow of the latest pics.

Characters include:
  • Yute is a tough young merchant with a strong sense of wrong and right; the dangers of the road have sharpened his sword skills despite his tender age. He can't bear to turn away when he sees injustice.
  • Eril, also known as the Azure Sorceress, is set on exposing the Underworld’s nefarious plans. Using an Atomigem-powered weapon known as an Accelerator, her cold demeanor hides a heart bruised by her upraising in a small orphanage that she strives desperately now to save.
  • Kat, with her jingling bells and cat-like ears, may look like a teen, but she insists she is in fact over 100 years old! Only when she opens up her heart and reveals her secret will she ever truly be understood.
  • Earon is an undisputed master of martial arts. With his snow white hair, it’s no surprise this trainer was thinking about retirement…that is, before he discovered that one of his former pupils might be involved in the Underworld, and has set off to discover the truth.
  • Kaede is a pupil trained by Earon, accompanying him on his critical mission. Rumors swirl that she is actually the last of a village of ninjas; only Kaede knows the truth, but she’s not exactly talking
End of Serenity was a popular title in the Natsume booth during the recent E3 Expo! With over 120 unique skills that can be used both in and out of battle, it provides an amazing level of customizable gameplay – and that’s before summoning giant beasts during battle to inflict big damage on unsuspecting foes!