Two things to remember: 1. the original Parasite Eve was more of an action/RPG than the sequel, as the first title boasted a quasi-turn-based mechanic. 2. Aya Brea is adorable.
Possibly in preparation for the long-awaited third installment, The 3rd Birthday , Square-Enix has confirmed that both Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve II will hit the PlayStation Network on November 18 in Japan. For the record, The 3rd Birthday will launch four days later. For those of you looking for a Resident Evil -type experience, you'll want to check out the sequel, which sacrificed the action/RPG feel of the original for a real-time third-person-shooter system. Both boast solid stories and great characters, though, and if you forget, they were quite popular in their day. The two combined to sell 3 million copies on the PlayStation and bear in mind that 12 years ago, the industry wasn't anywhere near as big as it is now. 3 million for two titles in a series was pretty damn good. Personally, PE remains one of my favorite games of all time, if only because of its unique gameplay.
Unfortunately, we're not sure when either PE will hit the North American PSN, nor are we sure when The 3rd Birthday will show up on US shores. Hopefully, it won't be too long of a wait.
Related Game(s): Parasite Eve