Despite Nintendo’s forecast for 3DS sales dropping by the fiscal year’s end by a million fewer, it isn’t stopping the Japanese gaming giant in unleashing a couple of Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs). The company, during its Nintendo Direct presentation, has announced that JRPG fans in the United States will get a handful of new games this year.
First in line is the sequel to the critically acclaimed “Bravely Default” that harkened back to the JRPG days of old. “Bravely Second: End Layer” is slated for release April 15, 2016. Nintendo will also offer a free demo that gamers can download on their 3DS handhelds starting March 10, 2016. The game has already been released in Japan and in Australia, but the North American release is soon to follow. The Deluxe Collector’s Edition, which contains the game itself, a 250-page artbook, an original soundtrack disc, and a figurine of the heroine Agnes Oblige, will also be available for purchase.
There’s also a 3DS remake of “Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past” arriving in the United States soon. What’s more, “Monster Hunter Generations” is also pegged for a summer release for the the 3DS, so there’s another game to go with for “Monster Hunter” fans.
The 3DS isn’t only the one getting the love of JRPGs, however. “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE” by Atlus will also come to the Nintendo Wii U in the United States on June 24, 2016. The game is a musical RPG fusion and it will arrive with its original Japanese dub.
All of these titles have been readily available in Japan for a couple of months now, but they could easily come as great additions in the Nintendo 3DS library as well as the Wii U’s, seeing that the handheld has been the go-to device for players looking for an RPG while they are on the move.