Greetings, gentlemen and gentlewomen, and welcome to another episode of Go West!, your weekly column about new Japanese game releases, boob ninjas, Batman, quests for dragons, demon lords, and a whole lot of regret.
This week is huge.
No, seriously. This is by far the biggest week of new releases we’ve seen in quite some time. There are lots of noteworthy games spread across most of the major platforms, and even a handful of small stuff that I know folks following this site might enjoy.
I have my work cut out for me.
Before anybody asks, no. I won’t be talking about Bloodborne (which I can’t wait for) here. In case this wasn’t clear when I brought GW! back from the dead, this column was designed with Japan-only (limited time or forever) releases.
With that out of the way, let’s get this rock and roll party on the road!
The release period for the Extreme-developed Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei has been revealed. You can expected to see the series revival hit store shelves some time in July.
You’ve also probably noticed that it now has a proper name too. Re:Incarnation Tensei is hilariously redundant, considering Tensei means reincarnation in English. Whoops.
A CE has also been announced for the game, featuring the following:
The standard version of the game will run you 5,537 yen, with the CE costing you a weighty 9,241 yen.
Well that didn’t take very long.
Square Enix has announced that the 3DS demo for their upcoming hunting action RPG, Final Fantasy Explorers, will be free to download off the eShop this Friday.
The demo itself will have two summon boss fights, four player online multiplayer, and a variety of jobs and equipment to try out from the prologue chapter. Your save data there will carry over to the main game. Up to 5,000 Gil, 2,000 Crystal Points, all of your usable items, the abilities you’ve learned, and one weapon/piece of equipment from every category can be brought over into the final game.
You will not be able to bring over your story progress, character info, original abilities, option settings, jobs, friendly monsters, accessories, black list or Soul and Demon stones.
Either way, it looks to be a nice and beefy demo for those of you excited for the game. A whole bunch of videos went up as well, so feel free to check those out to get a feel for the game.