More Vita goodness!
In light of more and more upcoming localisation of already-released Japanese Vita games such as Dragon’s Crown and Malicious Rebirth, there will be another game that will be added to the list of Japanese games being localised for the English-speaking masses around the world. Acclaimed Japanese game developer and publisher Nippon Ichi Software (NIS), developer of the popular Disgaea and Prinny series, through their counterpart NIS America announced that they will be bringing the Vita-exclusive dungeon-crawling RPG game Demon Gaze to North America and Europe in early 2014. The game was originally released in Japan on the 24th of January 2013. The game takes place thousands of years after the events in the prequel Students of the Round which was developed for the PC and was released on the 23rd of April 2012.
The Japanese and their amazing box art
NIS described the game as follows:
“Oz awakens to find himself in Misred—a cursed land at the world’s western frontier—with a dark shroud covering certain memories of his past. The land before him contains many labyrinths that hold both treasure and danger in equal volumes. Without knowing where else to go or what else to do, Oz decides to take up arms in order to hunt down artifacts and eke out a living in this world that feels so new to him. One day, he will have to face his past, but until then, he has no choice but to trust those around him, and in his newfound abilities as a “Demon Gazer”…”
Combat and exploration are largely similar to Etrian Odyssey, also published by NIS in Europe
More details of this game can be found here (100& Proficiency in Japanese required)
Demon Gaze sets to be a stellar and a lush-looking RPG title in the ever growing library of exclusive games for the Vita. Its dungeon-crawling RPG elements would appeal to many around the world judging from the popularity of the Diablo/Torchlight series and many others. Let’s hope that other developers and publishers take note of the increase in number of English-localised games and bring their amazing games to our shores. We all know that will only bring good things to Sony’s spectacular but slow-selling portable.