Atelier Escha&Logy (PS3)
The pressure is increasing rapidly as we are less than two weeks away from the launch of project Atelier 15. Atelier Escha&Logy will give the choice between two main characters, conscientious Logy and energetic Escha. The battle system sees further changes as well, as you now have 6 characters on 2 rows! As a direct sequel to Ayesha, it will feature popular characters from the previous installment such as Wilbell, Marion and Linca.
Conception II (PSVita/3DS)
Conception 2 is a curious UGO (Unindentified Gaming Object) in which you have to make children (!) and tackle treacherous dungeons with your «family». Of course, you will be able to pick your loved one during dating sim-like sequences. The battle system seems a bit dull, but rather nice graphics and remarkable character design may very well make up for that.
Fairy Fencer F (PS3)
Crazy project in which star designers Tsunako (Hyperdimension Neptune) and Amano (Final Fantasy IX) work side by side, Fairy Fencer F is SRPG under the newly constituted label Galapagos RPG. Galapagos having been made «especially for hardcore JRPG fans», I’m dying to know what its first game will look like.
In this recently announced JRPG, you play as Ryoma, the chosen one in the fight to save Tokyo after the Apocalypse. To do that, he will have to kiss (!) pretty girls known as «Prisma Knights» so as to awaken their powers. Any resemblance with another existing game is purely accidental.
Liberation Maiden Sin (PS3)
After its success as a shoot’em up on 3DS, Liberation Maiden makes a striking debut on PS3 as… a dating sim! It’s not about saving the world as Shoko, but making her fall for you. The game will also feature a story that reveal what happened to the world after the first episode. A strange idea by Japanese developer 5pb (famous for similar adventure games) and greenlit by Suda51 himself. Let’s hope it plays as good as it looks.