ATLUS has announced that their upcoming Nintendo 3DS JRPG will be receiving a launch edition.
You'll once again take the reins of Alistel operative Stocke as he unlocks the power of the White Chronicle relic and gains the ability to travel between two alternate timelines. With his new-found powers, Stocke will need to right the wrongs of the past in order to prevent the total annihilation of the world. This time though, things are a bit different. Redesigned character art, new character voice-overs, a brand-new opening animation by A-1 Pictures, new theme song, event illustrations, five new tracks from original composer Yoko Shimomura, and additional difficulty settings will enhance the experience in this fresh take of a beloved story.
Stocke will now encounter a mysterious new character named Nemesia who will teach him more about his world's history and unlock a third timeline to explore the ripple effect of some of his actions with episodic "what-if" scenarios. If you're a Radiant Historia purist who simply wants to play through the original game's story, we have you covered! Perfect Chronology offers two different modes: Append and Perfect. Append Mode allows you to beat the original game before having the option to start a New Game+ with the added content, while Perfect Mode lets you play through the game with the inclusion of the third timeline from the beginning.
Those who pre-order or are able to snag a copy of the launch edition at launch will get some special goodies for their work. There'll be an exclusive art book (we'll reveal more details in the future) and a decal set that features some key figures from the game like the stoic Alistel agent Stocke, faithful confidants Raynie and Marco, the tough-as-nails Rosch, and other familiar faces. The game will be released in early 2018.