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Shop Watch April 2014

By Russ | April 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Matrix 3.0 jokes can be inserted here.

Because Elder Scrolls Online released this month.

Titles shipped week of March 30

Elder Scrolls Online, published by Bethesda (PC). One of the most popular role-playing games ever goes online? I was wondering where half of my Free Company from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn went. Elder Scrolls Online will have Xbox One and PS4 versions available at the end of June.

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE, published by Xseed (PS3, Vita). ACE has added a more things to do since its initial release on the Vita as plain ol’ Ragnarok Odyssey and has expanded to home consoles.

Titles shipping week of April 13

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, published by Atlus (3DS, Vita). North America never got the first Conception title, so those of you scratching heads at missing RPGs can cut it out. Conception II features a male lead who must use his spirit penis to create astral babies for dungeon-crawling, and also must balance relationships to make sure each child becomes more powerful. I’m oversimplifying. The package reads he uses “love”, not spirit penis.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, published by Square-Enix (PS4). And the other (formerly) most popular RPG series is online again. I’m curious to see how many early PS4 adopters with little to play jump on this game.

Titles shipping week of April 20

Dark Souls II, published by Namco (PC). F*** yeah more Souls.

Demon Gaze, published by NISA (Vita). Wizardry as done by NISA? I hope it goes better than the action game made by NISA. “Welcome to the next generation of RPGs” the advertisement proudly proclaims. Yet it looks and plays like the first generation. Of course, Wizardry-based titles can be fairly addictive if done right.

Some Advice: Want the LEs? Get them – Limited releases are now actually being limited for a change.

The Future: Remember at the end of the PS1 era a ton of JRPGs got localized and released with few people knowing? The same thing happened at the end of the PS2 era. Guess what’s happening now?

All release dates are subject to change.  Games available for download may have varying or staggered release dates. The views of this column do not reflect the views of RPG Land.  This column brought to you by Starbomb; specifically Crasher Vania and Regretroid.

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