This is awesome to me simply because of SteamPunk... SP FTW!!!!!!! Seriously though, might be cool. I'll wait and see.
Ignition reveals plans to localize Tecmo, Matrix Software's steampunk-inspired JRPG for Nintendo's portable later this year.
Upon release in Japan last November, Tecmo's Nostalgeo no Kaze for the DS was made remarkable in a sea of Japanese role-playing games due to its high-profile development team. Notably, the title was crafted by Matrix Software, who reenvisioned Square Enix's Final Fantasy III and IV for the DS, with Japanese industry notables Keisuke Kikuchi, Naoki Morita, Yoshiteru Tsujino, Takuhito Kusanagi, and Keita Amemiya serving in key development roles.
Today, Ignition Entertainment said it would be partnering with Tecmo, Matrix, and Red Entertainment to release a localized edition of the handheld JRPG in the US this September. Now titled Nostalgia, the steampunk-inspired RPG is set on an alternate-reality 19th-century Earth on which British protagonist Eddie and his crew sail the unfriendly, zeppelin-filled skies to save the world.
Not unlike Matrix's Final Fantasy redux, Nostalgia has been built using a 3D graphics engine and will feature an anime-inspired art aesthetic. Ignition notes that Nostalgia will feature two distinct combat mechanics: one is a turn-based system for close-range melee attacks, and the other mechanic was described only as offering "thrilling, large-scale airship battles." Players will also be afforded a number of customization options for their airships, armor, weapons, and special attacks.
Ignition expects to unveil more information concerning the title through the game's official Web site.
@ebonyflame Gaijinworks, WD's successor, is up and running now, so the possibility for localizations exist. It's kinda slow going - the company took three years to start their first project - but they have at least one game in the works for June (Hudson Soft's Miami Law) so we can still hope.
Yo know, its times like these when I wish the company Working Designs was still in business and localizing japanese games for the US, no other company has ever done it as well as they did.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJwjXk--LOc&feature=related looks good.. reminds me of skies of arcadia main char looks a bit like ed.
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