Sunday, October 18, 2009

Upcoming DS RPGs

The DS has a great selection of RPGs, and it looks like the selection is going to keep on improving. Here are a few upcoming RPGs for the DS you can look forward to seeing in 2010 and beyond:

Sands of Destruction:


In Sands of Destruction, humans have been enslaved by a race known as the ferals. The game's main characters are part of a rebel group of slaves that wants to free humanity. Fans of Xenogears will be thrilled to hear that this SEGA RPG is developed by 3 members of the game's team. The game is due out in 2010.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey:

The newest game in the popular Shin Megami Tensei series tells the tale of a new dimension that has opened up in the South Pole. Strange Journey comes out in Japan later this year. It hasn't been given a US release date, but given the success of Devil Survivor, Strange Journey is likely to get one.

Glory of Heracles:

Glory of Heracles is a popular RPG series in Japan, but this will be the first time it gets a stateside release. The series is heavily based on Greek Mythology and will feature turn-based gameplay and mini-games for magical spells. The game will come out in 2010.

Golden Sun DS:

The classic Gameboy RPG is getting a 3D remake on the Nintendo DS. Fans of the original should expect the same great story and gameplay, but with improvements and additional content this go around. Golden Sun DS does not yet have a release date.

Luminous Arc 3: Eyes:

The third entry in the popular tactical RPG series will feature the same cute character designs and witch heavy storyline as its predecessors, but this version also will boast mutiple story paths and endings. A release date has not yet been set.

Princess and Knight:

Princess and Knight is a action RPG that will feature beautiful hand drawn graphics and will make interesting use of the DS stylus, using it to boost characters, weapons, and abilities. The game has been confirmed for US release but has not yet recieved a release date.

Rune Factory 3:

One part action RPG, one part farming sim, this fantasy take on the Harvest Moon franchise continues to grow in popularity. The third entry in the series will feature improved gameplay mechanics, such as seeds that grow instantly and help in battle. Rune Factory 3's release date has yet to be announced.

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