Author Topic: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games  (Read 92833 times)

argyle

Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« on: May 16, 2014, 05:08:30 pm »
I thought a "catch all" thread where we could discuss any/all of these upcoming "niche" Japanese games (I started to say JPRGs, but that would exclude some like Neptunia: PP) would be nice.  Below is a list of all of the ones I'm aware of - if I've missed anything, post it in the thread and I'll add it!  I'm only including confirmed information, and if the only box art I can find is obviously place holder then I'm not including an image.  I'll keep this thread up-to-date with newly announced games as well as removing games once they've been released.

Previously Released archive: http://xpbonus.com/released-niche-japanese-games/

Upcoming Releases:

Shenmue I & II UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 8/21/18 *
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/p_RPlKtj4eY


Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wing Diver The Shooter NEW!!!
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/23/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/rcYAezcCU0M

Little Dragon's Cafe
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 8/24/18
Editions: Standard, Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/qs39OgFUYog

Fire Pro Wrestling World
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/4SlJjEhbaTI

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 8/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/xGL-aTgbRA4


Yakuza: Kiwami 2
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/m5hYkTD-2as


Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 8/30/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/HkOQgmnIFlE

Penguin Wars
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 8/15/18 (Switch), 8/30/18 (PS4)
Editions: Standard, online exclusive (https://readytodispatch.com) Launch Edition (PS4, Switch)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/s3BmWx6aFfo

Touhou Azure Reflections
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 8/30/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/wcyWiT2FbFw

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 8/31/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/qTxhtZ-ptyU


RXN: Raijin NEW!!!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: September 2018
Editions: Asia-English Standard & Asia-English Limited Edition (Import - Play-Asia.com Exclusive)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/qYgGAyCEJK0

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS
Platforms: PS4 (PSVR optional)
Release Date: September 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/oqwWCYfU2EU

428: Shibuya Scramble
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 9/4/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/8l7tGCOCVYs

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 9/4/18 (PS4), TBA (Switch)
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/KUpkrOwFq3M

God Wars: The Complete Legend
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/4/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/JqjTAojEVnk


SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 9/7/18
Editions: Standard (Switch), **digital only** (PS4)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/IWcpTpHnTaI

Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: 9/7/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/IfwJaRTkNwo


Senran Kagura Reflexions UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/13/18 *
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/t3ncVUDIy4s *

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 9/18/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/zncN_nnrOK8


Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/21/18
Editions: **digital only** as DLC for Xenoblade 2, Standard Stand-Alone
Trailer: https://youtu.be/-EP6XV1BmOk


Metal Max Xeno
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 9/25/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/mhf9_sAj_I8


Punch Line
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 9/25/18 *
Editions: Standard, Rice Digital-exclusive Cheermancy Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/5S9BmORJbwk

Valkyria Chronicles 4
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: 9/25/18
Editions: Standard, Launch Edition, Memoirs From Battle Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/B3QlIz80d3Y


Dragon Ball FighterZ
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/7lH7PYLWNDI


Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 10/2/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/eH14wbODYO4

Disgaea 1 Complete
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 10/9/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/nS9eHIeBGVk


The World Ends With You: Final Remix
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 10/12/18
Editions: Standard


Warriors Orochi 4
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 10/16/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/jDr1mW_8exw


Dark Souls Remastered NEW!!!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 10/19/18
Editions: Standard


Dark Souls Trilogy NEW!!!
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 10/19/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/f9oALBGYsVQ


Soulcalibur VI
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 10/19/18
Editions: Standard, Deluxe Edition, Collector's Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/QghPnqRMr3I


My Hero One’s Justice
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: 10/26/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ZaIx5kk9Ex8


Yomawari: The Long Night Collection
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 10/30/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/2OldrRdxyJE

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 11/2/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ahYYZCjLXss

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 11/2/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ahYYZCjLXss

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 11/13/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Jf3Q8BAicKQ

Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Evee
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 11/16/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/9jRtpMKLsts


RPG Maker MV
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 11/27/18
Editions: Standard

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 12/4/18 *
Editions: **digital only** (Vita), Standard (PS4), Endless Night Collection (P3:DiM and P5:DiS + digital download of P4:Dancing All Night) *
Trailer: https://youtu.be/PXW-5ejt8fU *


Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 12/4/18
Editions: **digital only** (Vita), Standard (PS4) Endless Night Collection (P3:DiM and P5:DiS + digital download of P4:Dancing All Night)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/LhOgSVPvARE


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 12/7/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ADnTdhR68


Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 1/18/19 *
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/5PqJtPudEY4 *


Kingdom Hearts III
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 1/29/19
Editions: Standard, Deluxe Edition, Square-Enix store-exclusive Collector's Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/gPtU_-N6dMg

Etrian Odyssey Nexus NEW!!!
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: 2/5/19
Editions: Standard


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 3/22/19 *
Editions: Standard, Collector's Edition *
Trailer: https://youtu.be/uP8lFi_BibY


Shenmue III UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/27/19 *
Editions: Standard, (various special editions were offered during the Kickstarter which has ended)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/umlqbGMuOws *

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/dPH0k4xSJ3w

Bayonetta 3
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Ti-i40Ez6KY

Blade Strangers
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: Standard


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne *
Release Date: TBA 2019 *
Editions: Standard, (various special editions were offered during the Kickstarter which has ended)

The Caligula Effect: Overdose
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/uzd-atz5iXU

Catherine: Full Body
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/TEFZP2OfntM

Cecile
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: **digital only**

Class of Heroes 3
Platforms: PSP
Release Date: TBA
Editions: *digital only* (possible very limited physical run TBA)

Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

Code Vein
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/CHlP59NTIsE


Daemon X Machina
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/cxPlBdk4HXY

Dead or Alive 6
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/9mDQ3AGIMr4

Death end re;Quest
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Pnosqxe8diI

Death Mark UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Vita
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard, Limited Edition *

Deemo Reborn
Platforms: PS4 (PSVR optional)
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Japan-English Standard (Import)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/bSf6R2Uh2BI

Deracine
Platforms: PSVR
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ngQjvnqEOyA

Digimon Survive
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/kB52ole0BgI

Earth Defense Force 5
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/DHiLcwIyk3Y

Fate/Extella Link
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard (PS4), **digital only** (Vita)

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Kznek1uNVsg

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Spring 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/rkux5h0PeXo

Fugue on the Battlefield
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: Summer 2019
Editions: **digital only**

Gal Metal
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Standard

The Game Paradise: CruisinMix
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Early 2018
Editions: Standard

Giraffe and Annika
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

God Eater 3
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/mxKhaFDloSU

Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster NEW!!!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard

Gungrave VR
Platforms: PSVR
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Loaded Coffin Edition

Inazuma Eleven Ares
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/MgaLTyc43CY

Jump Force
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/1A2ZfjhN1Pg

Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Asia-English Standard (Import)

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/iOzW1INWIb0

London Detective Mysteria
Platforms: Vita
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: **digital only**

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

Metal Slug XX
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: **digital only**

Metal Wolf Chaos XD UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019 *
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/uLYFHuBuSlw

Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA
Editions: **digital only**, very limited physical release via Limited Run Games

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard

Nioh 2
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/0mWCJePFgWs

One Piece: World Seeker
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard

Patapon 2 Remastered
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Asia-English Standard (Import)

Pokemon RPG (untitled)
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

The Princess Guide
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/nGli3us0Xfw
 
Psyvariar Delta
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Y88kXwsRozI

Quad Fighter K
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: **digital only**

Red Ash: The Indelible Legend
Platforms: PS4, XBone
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

Re:Legend
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

RemiLore
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: **digital only** (XBOne), Standard (PS4, Switch)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/iXbf4M828q8

Revolver360 Re:Actor
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/1vTuU8nqyRo

RPG Maker MV
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/sseiBP2g2lI

SaGa: Scarlet Grace
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Standard, Tailor-Made Edition, At The Seams Edition

Shikhondo: Soul Eater
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: 7/24/18 (PS4, XBOne), Q4 2018 (Switch)
Editions: **digital only**, Asia-English Standard & Asia-English Limited Edition (Import - Play-Asia.com Exclusive)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/u-7B5K3_Ee0

Shin Megami Tensei V
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/UqfnNTJnesI

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: Q1 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/cacTXXFwIRk

Song of Memories
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard, Encore Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Qx7UnoMWcFs

Steins;Gate Elite
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/SwUFRf5l0lk

Summer Lesson: Allison Snow & Chisato Shinjo
Platforms: PSVR
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Asia-English Standard (Import)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/i3y44LccktU

Super Neptunia RPG UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Spring 2019 *
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/95a9LEft4k0 *

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/KF40bT7EDLw


Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/AzioUP7yp70

Tokyo Ogre Gate
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: **digital only**

Uppers NEW!!!
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/kKRNvcdXwws

World End Economica
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA *
Editions: Physical release via Limited Run Games

Yomi wo Saku Hana
Platforms: XBone
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/1WJEl46OTrg

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Spring 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/TAF41fVztbk
« Last Edit: August 23, 2018, 06:23:02 pm by argyle »
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 06:25:17 pm »
I thought a "catch all" thread where we could discuss any/all of these upcoming "niche" Japanese games (I started to say JPRGs, but that would exclude some like Neptunia: PP) would be nice.  Thoughts?  I know some forums frown upon "all in one" threads and I don't want to step on any toes.  :)  If everyone else likes the idea tho, when I get some spare time I'll update this post w/ everything I know of that's on the way & will try to keep it up to date!   ;D

For now, I noticed Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 has a release date on Gamestop's site of July 29th.  Not sure if this is old news or not - I have all 3 Neptunia games on the PS3 but haven't played them yet, and I've heard the first one is pretty rough in the gameplay dept.  Supposedly this fixes that partially by using the battle system from one of the later games.
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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 02:22:38 am »
Oh man....  Why do I get the sense that I will be living here from now on~?  Seriously....  Just today I spent 20 minutes drooling over Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate instead of working....


argyle

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 05:22:16 am »
OK, updated the OP.  If I missed anything, let me know.  I know there are some digital-only games I need to add, but it's too late/early right now - I'll add those later this weekend.  ;)  Also, if anyone thinks I should add any additional info I'm open to suggestions!  :D
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


teck

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 04:47:54 pm »
OK, updated the OP.  If I missed anything, let me know.  I know there are some digital-only games I need to add, but it's too late/early right now - I'll add those later this weekend.  ;)  Also, if anyone thinks I should add any additional info I'm open to suggestions!  :D

Oh~!  Props Argyle~!  I'm psyched for a lot of these already so I'm going to go through some painful moments trying to afford them all....


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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 06:47:38 pm »
Fairy Fencer F looks interesting...


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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 07:19:07 pm »
Awesome idea & thread, Greg!
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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 08:06:09 am »
Natural Doctrine? Now that looks interesting, and ps4 release too wow


Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 11:44:30 am »
Are all these games getting a U.S. release? I know some of them are but I don't think Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is getting one.

teck

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2014, 01:53:02 pm »
Are all these games getting a U.S. release? I know some of them are but I don't think Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is getting one.

I believe it is actually....  I heard a couple guys talking about it the other day in passing....  I think the questionable ones would be the ones he did not link images for....  I have not researched any of these yet though because I've been slammed with work....


argyle

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 06:22:32 pm »
Are all these games getting a U.S. release? I know some of them are but I don't think Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is getting one.

Yes, everything I listed has been confirmed for US release.  :)
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 06:29:50 pm »
Is tales really niche though?

argyle

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 08:04:15 pm »
Is tales really niche though?

I'm sure you could debate a few of these, but that's missing the point of the thread really.  Besides, I'd say any JRPG besides maybe FF is niche in the US. 
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 10:22:36 pm »
Is tales really niche though?

I'm sure you could debate a few of these, but that's missing the point of the thread really.  Besides, I'd say any JRPG besides maybe FF is niche in the US.

I agree; as many Tales games as the US has now, there are still many gamer friends of mine (ones who love RPGs) who have never played any of the Tales games nor know anything about them.  And I didn't know about the Gamestop-exclusive Tales of Hearts R, so I'm glad to have seen it here!
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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 11:09:52 pm »
Is tales really niche though?

I'm sure you could debate a few of these, but that's missing the point of the thread really.  Besides, I'd say any JRPG besides maybe FF is niche in the US.

I agree; as many Tales games as the US has now, there are still many gamer friends of mine (ones who love RPGs) who have never played any of the Tales games nor know anything about them.  And I didn't know about the Gamestop-exclusive Tales of Hearts R, so I'm glad to have seen it here!
It's niche. No one has heard  about tales of outside of the hardcore community. To be fair everyone on this site is pretty hardcore.