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Shop Watch October ’12

By Russ | October 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm

All the systems see an equal amount of love this month.  

Realms of Ancient War was released on PC DD, Live, and PSN.  Very nice D&D style game.

Titles shipping the week of September 30

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, published by Nintendo (3DS, DS). These titles are sequels in the same vein as Final Fantasy X-2, but without all the girlishness to make players feel uncomfortable.

Titles shipping the week of October 7

Code of Princess, published by Atlus (3DS).  Code of Princess is a 2D fighter that promises RPG development and lots of online multiplayer.

Fable: The Journey, published by Microsoft (360).  This Kinect-only title is a first person arcade spellslinger with upgrades.  I don’t think this is an RPG, but its predecessors have been fun enough to warrant some mention here.

Dishonored, published by Bethesda (360, PC, PS3).  Here’s another title of mention.  I’m not sure where Dishonored stands on the RPG spectrum, but a Bethesda tale of vengeance seems like a good way to pass the time to me.

Titles shipping the week of October 14

Mugen Souls, published by NISA (PS3).  Mugen Souls is a free-roaming action RPG with insane damage, and the ability to either enslave enemies or harvest them for items, using your moe self.  Awz yeah?

Titles shipping the week of October 28

Ragnarok Odyssey, published by Xseed (Vita).  Pretty sure I mentioned this a couple months back; but release dates can slip. Ragnarok Odyssey, though set in the world of Ragnarok Online, is a standalone title with its own story.  Game Arts has a hand in this one, which perks my interest since they put a lot of love into most of the Lunar series and Grandia. Also available in a collector’s edition.

Some Advice:  Code of Princess and maybe Mugen Souls might be harder to find later.  Ragnarok Odyssey is also a possibility, since the whole point of Sony’s focus with later PSP and current Vita games is digital distribution.

The Future:  Next month is Persona 4: The Golden and in a fantastic twist by EA Games, the Mass Effect Trilogy for the 360.  The PS3 version will follow in December.  Come January, Ni no Kuni arrives to dominate my pitiful gaming self.

All release dates are subject to change.  Games available for download will 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 a lack of Resident Evil 6.  Aaaaaahhhhhh!

Topics: Shop Watch