May 26, 2009 // 8:02 pm
- Today Nao Zook
, the PR/Marketing Coordinator of NIS America, Inc has announced that Cross Edge hit the PS3 console.
To quote: As of today (May 26th), Cross Edge has officially been released!
Cross Edge is a dream-come-true RPG for hardcore gamers. It is the first RPG on PLAYSTATION 3 that has 5 different companies collaborating for one incredible adventure!
You'll see some familiar faces from Darkstalkers (Capcom); Disgaea (Nippon Ichi Software); Ar tonelico (Bandai Namco); Atelier Marie and Mana Khemia 2 (Gust); and Spectral Souls (Idea Factory). And all the characters are playable. Isn't that cool?
You can also collect costumes for all the different characters, and their stats and abilities will change depending on which costume they are wearing.
And when you change costumes on female characters, their appearance will also change! It's really cute! If you are into these characters, Cross Edge is a must-have!
I would also like to talk a bit about the battle system. Cross Edge has a unique hybrid battle system that combines a classic RPG setup with an intuitive grid-based SRPG style.
In battle, a square grid will appear beneath the units, and players can move their characters around during their combat phase. Some units are better at close combat and others at ranged combat, so players must strategically move their units to battle enemies. Enemy units will also move around the grid in order to defeat you, so you will have to be alert at all times to fight effectively.
So, many RPG fans have been looking forward to Cross Edge, and I hope you all pick up a copy and start playing today :-) As with many other PS3 games, Cross Edge comes with a slew of awesome PS3 trophies
. So today, I would like to give you a sneak peek at the requirements to acquire the Bronze, Silver, and Gold trophies!
First of all, there are a total of 23 trophies; 5 of them are Bronze, 11 of them are Silver, and 7 of them are Gold. After acquiring them all, you will of course receive the Platinum trophy. So then, I suppose there are actually 24 trophies!
Here is the list of trophies, along with their descriptions! Some of the trophy titles are pretty funny, so I hope you'll get a laugh, chuckle, or even giggle out of them :-)
Bronze - The Entitled: Unlock any trophy.
Bronze - The Bully: Defeat 100 enemy units.
Bronze - The Newbie: Survive 35 battles.
Bronze - The Badass: Exceed 10,000 points of total damage.
Bronze - The Juggler: Exceed a 50-hit combo!
Silver - The Skywalker: Reach 300 AGI. (Equipment's effect doesn't count.)
Silver - The Meat Shield: Reach 300 VIT. (Equipment's effect doesn't count.)
Silver - The Juicer: Reach 300 STR. (Equipment's effect doesn't count.)
Silver - The Know-It-All: Reach 300 INT. (Equipment's effect doesn't count.)
Silver - The Gambler: Reach 300 LCK. (Equipment's effect doesn't count.)
Silver - The Stalker: Unlock all character profiles. (Use the % on the upper-right screen)
Silver - The Patron: Unlock all gallery art. (Use the % on the upper-right screen)
Silver - The God of Death: Defeat 3,000 enemy units.
Silver - The Highlander: Survive 900 battles.
Silver - The World Champ: Exceed 1,000,000 points of total damage!
Silver - The Aggressor: Exceed a 400-hit combo.
Gold - The Gun Runner: Collect every type of weapon.
Gold - The Battle Ready: Collect every type of armor.
Gold - The Fashionista: Collect every type of accessory.
Gold - The Packrat: Collect every type of item.
Gold - The Grave Robber: Find 150 hidden items using Search.
Gold - The Dood: Earn the true ending. (Unlocked after the true ending.)
Gold - The Hikikomori: Earn every single title. (Unlocked when all the title are given at the guild. Each title is counted when unlocked, so if you don't do this task from the beginning, you may not reach the point.)
Let me explain what "Hikikomori" means. In Japan, they call a person who stays at home all the time and never really interacts with other human beings "Hikikomori". I guess a literal translation would be "a being confined" and "social withdrawal". You'll definitely have to stay home for days in order to earn all the in-game titles. So, you'll certainly earn the title of Hikikomori :-) Thanks in advance for playing Cross Edge that much! Hehe.
Anyway, you've got a lot of work ahead of you to earn that Platinum trophy! Good luck!
Before I let you all go, I would also like to share some information about the upcoming downloadable content for Cross Edge. We're currently working on the DLC, and there will be new costumes for the girls, powerful items, extra dungeons, and lots more! We'll let you know when it will be available as the DLC release date approaches.
Thank you again for your support! Have a good day! And I hope you all enjoy Cross Edge!
PS. Please visit the Official Cross Edge Web site
for the gameplay info, character bios, and more!