The PSP has always been home to a great many fine RPGs and now, it's time for the PlayStation Vita to follow suit.
Today, MonkeyPaw Games, Inc. in partnership with GAIJINWORKS, LLC has announced a new JRPG for both the PSP and Vita: It's Class of Heroes II , which will make its North American debut later this fall. It'll arrive as a digital release, and it'll be the first time gamers on this continent have been able to play the well-received sequel.
Featuring "significant gameplay tweaks and improvements," challenging quests, and "hundreds of equipment and skill combinations, this one should be catnip for JRPG aficionados. The game even boasts branching storylines, which means the replayability should be quite high. For those unfamiliar with the setting and style, Class of Heroes II is basically a dungeon crawler with a twist: All party members are drawn from a pool of students at the Sword and Sorcery School. And at the school there are ten classes: Novice, Fighter, Swordsman, Ranger, Monk, Ninja, Sorcerer, Puppeteer, Idol, and one Mystery Class.
Once you've got your recruits, you choose a quest and take off. You will face "epic encounters of up to 12 or more monsters at a time," where you'll have to manage your team's ranged and melee attacks appropriately. It sounds like great fun, doesn't it? JRPG fans must be agreeing… Said John Greiner, MonkeyPaw Games president:
"We’re committed to fulfilling our promise of bringing both Japanese import and classic experiences to the Western game community. Class of Heroes II is a shining example of the fine lineage of Japanese RPGs that need to see our shores. This series has been very successful in Japan and now our fans can play in an extremely well-done localization. We’re also very fortunate to have the full support of Acquire Corp. in publishing this elevated sequel to a vastly underrated dungeon crawler series."
Related Game(s): Class of Heroes II