Operation Backlog Completion 2017
Apr 212017
 

Bandai Namco has announced a new action RPG called Code Vein.

It stars vampires Revenants who live in a post-apocalyptic future and need to drink blood in order to keep their humanity. A Revenant who doesn’t get enough blood will turn into a monster called a “Lost.”

The player will explore the world of Vein as a Revenant, alongside an AI-controlled “Buddy” partner.

Bandai Namco previously teased this game with the line “Prepare to dine,” and between that and their emphasis on describing its challenging combat, it sounds like they’re going for a Souls-like experience. It might also have similarities to the God Eater series, since God Eater developers are working on it.

I don’t know how much of a focus on story Code Vein will have, but it looks interesting enough to me and I like the idea of exploring a mysterious world to learn the truth about what happened. I also enjoy a good vampire story, so I’ll keep my eye on this one and hope it continues to sound intriguing.

Code Vein is planned for 2018.

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Apr 072017
 

The Legend of Heroes series has caught my attention lately, especially since many fans celebrate it as one of the best classic-style turn-based RPG series still around.

Although I’m still at the start of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, I was excited to see the announcement today that Trails in the Sky the Third will be available through Steam on May 3.

But that’s not all! The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is also coming to Steam this summer, with over 5,000 new voiced lines compared to the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions.

(I have a copy of Trails of Cold Steel for the Vita, so I’ll probably stick with that, but it’s still interesting news.)

The Legend of Heroes is a large RPG series divided into several smaller series, all set in the same world. There’s another arc that goes between Trails in the Sky and Trails of Cold Steel, although there’s been no hints of localization for the “Crossbell Arc.”

Then again, with the way these announcements are coming, who knows?

Have you played any game in the Legend of Heroes series? Are you planning to pick up Trails in the Sky the 3rd or Trails of Cold Steel when they’re available from Steam?

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Apr 052017
 

Our long wait is almost over! Cosmic Star Heroine, the upcoming turn-based RPG from Zeboyd Games about a former secret agent trying to save the galaxy, is due out on April 11.

We’ve discussed two RPGs from Zeboyd Games in the past: Breath of Death VII and Cthulhu Saves the World. Unlike those, however, Cosmic Star Heroine isn’t a parody.

I backed Cosmic Star Heroine on Kickstarter because it looked like a fantastic game in the style of classic turn-based JRPGs, and I’ve been looking forward to it ever since.

Both the PC and PS4 versions will be out on April 11, for $14.99. The Vita version has been delayed while they finish polishing it, although it’s cross-buy with the PS4 version.

Cosmic Star Heroine will eventually be available as a limited-time physical release from Limited Run Games, as well.

It’s hard to believe it’s less than a week away. I’m excited for it, and I hope to play it soon… especially since it’s on the list of games I specifically vowed to play this year, of which so far I’ve finished one and started another.

Are you interested in Cosmic Star Heroine?

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