July 25, 2012 // 5:36 pm
- Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari
has announced today alongside a video trailer that a new PSP SRPG Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time will be out next week!
To quote: We're way-fairly convinced you're going to find this post way-fairly awesome, and no, not just because it's about Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time, the upcoming PSP strategy RPG from, well... us.
As for why we're so convinced, it's becau- wait, what? Oh, no, you heard right; we said "PSP."
Look, folks, it's still an immensely popular system with a huge user base and an amazing library of RPGs and SRPGs. Also, with a game as ridiculously lengthy as Growlanser: WoT (and this PSP remaster is significantly meatier than the original release from way-back-when).
It does take a while to localize things from Japanese to English, so it's not as though we're eagerly planning PSP games for 2025. Unless, of course, the PSP becomes sentient and takes over the world, in which case we welcome our new PSP overlords and commit to supporting the system for all eternity.
Anyhoo, the reason you should be am excite for this post is because:
It is to celebrate the debut of the game's full trailer (above), which shows tons of gameplay footage from the imminent North American release.
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is the fourth chapter in a long-running, highly beloved series of tactical RPGs. Despite being one of the most popular entries, it also happens to suffer from "Never before released in North America itis," making this a rather exciting launch for fans of SRPGs, anime, things from Japan, and shininess. (check out the art and you'll get what I mean about "shininess")
PS Vita owners, don't fret! Our last PSP release, Gungnir
, may not have supported PS Vita at launch (we greatly appreciate the patience of PS Vita fans hoping for that compatibility), but we're happy to proclaim that it does now (and should be accessible through the PS Vita PS Store as of August 7th).
We'll cooperate with the right folks as much as possible to make Growlanser: WoT playable on those sexy screens as close to launch as possible.