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J-Shop Watch September 2010

By Heath | September 9, 2010 at 7:34 am

Here are the RPG releases hitting Japan this month.
Not necessarily an RPG, but having more gameplay similarities than most fighters — and a roster full of RPG characters — is Dissidia: Final Fantasy. The “Ultimate Hits” re-release comes out on Sept. 16 with an adjusted price of 3,000 yen (about $30 US).  The 16th will also see a new title, the Nippon Ichi-published action RPG Blue Roses.

Saturday the 18th will be a huge day for Japanese gaming, as the most highly anticipated Pokemon games in years (that’s saying something), which recently got a 40/40 in Famitsu (that’s saying nothing) will be released. Pokemon Black and White will retail for 4,800 yen each, or in the neighborhood of $50.

Atelier Rorona will get “PlayStation 3 The Best” treatment (greatest hits) on the 23rd, five days before North America gets a crack at it.

On the 30th, gamers can dive into Eiyu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki (Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky) for PSP, which carries a price of about 6,000 yen (roughly $60) for the game alone or 7,900 (like $80) with a drama CD.

The biggest non-handheld release of the month is definitely Final Fantasy XIV for PC.  Its PS3 version will come out in 2011, but on September 30 (or 22 if we’re talking collector’s edition), PC gamers will be the first to step into Eorzea.  This one, as you’re probably aware, is a worldwide release, not just Japan.

Yet another re-release to go with the pile of others this month will be the PSP’s Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 2 on the 30th. So that rounds out the RPG releases in Japan this month. Not a whole lot of new stuff there, but the couple of new games have been awaited by a good many.

You know what they say about people who follow RPG Land on Twitter and Facebook ?   …Y-you don’t?  Crap, I was hoping you did, because I don’t.

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