After a pretty heavy month in October, November is looking to be a bit quieter for the JRPG enthusiast. However that's not going to stop us from keeping you up to date with the latest in JRPGs for the month of November. There's still plenty to be excited for, but let's first get on to some big news!
For fans of the Atelier series, Tecmo Koei has recently announced the release date for Atelier Escha & Logy. Expect this PS3 exclusive to hit North America on March 11th and Europe on March 7th in 2014. Also, they recently informed fans that Escha & Logy will include both English and Japanese language options, as well as a push for all future games to have that option.
On the Tales front, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles HD for the PS3 has gotten a 2014 release date of February 25th in North America and the 28th in Europe. Also, to add to the excitement, both regions will have an amazing Collector's Edition featuring figures, soundtrack, and more. However get that order in quick as it's limited in quantity.
Now with the big news stories out of the way, let's move on to the releases for November 2013 in the JRPG world.
The Guided Fate Paradox
After a short delay, North America is finally getting its hands on this title from the great people at NIS. Due to release on November 5th, this is a whole new fresh IP that takes an interesting and new take on the rogue-like genre. Being from NIS, expect the same insanity that they are known for.
Turns are done by a move by move basis across a grid like environment. However gravity, logic, and all sanity is non-existent. You play as a young man who has been awarded divine powers. With these powers he is tasked to grant the prayers of those who pray to him. Using a "Fate Revolution Circuit Machine" you enter worlds to guide fates to their "revolutions."
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
While debates continue rage on about whether or not the Zelda saga is classified as a JRPG, one cannot go without mentioning this nugget of goodness given to us from Japan. While set in the same world as A Link To The Past, its timeline is several generations from its events. Also, all dungeons have been redone to match the new gameplay elements featured in A Link Between Worlds.
Expect a return of the usual arsenal for Link including Bow, Mallet, and Rod as well as new abilities like Link's new hieroglyphic transformation. This new ability makes him able to traverse around the walls of a room and around objects. Changing the possibilities immensely.
Releasing exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system, expect A Link Between Worlds to hit store shelves on November 22nd for North America and Europe.
That wraps up this month's edition of the JRPG Gamer's Guide. While not a heavy month, there's plenty of content here and in last month to pass the time. If you're interested in one of these titles, or still working on last month's offering, let us know in the comments below. Also, be sure to check back monthly for more of our JRPG coverage.