Blue Dragon Plus Coming to North America

Ignition Entertainment announced today that they will be publishing Blue Dragon Plus in North America. The sequel to Blue Dragon for Xbox 360, Blue Dragon Plus is a tactical RPG for the Nintendo DS. Set one year after the events of the original, the game follows Shu and other characters from the original as they try to do something or other, most likely saving the world. It was released on September 4 in Japan, and there doesn’t seem to be a ton of information out there about the game (I haven’t seen any reviews). The North American (and European) release date is set for March 2009.

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R-Type Command Preorder Bonus

R-Type Command Preorder Bonus

I was on the fence about if I was going to buy R-Type Command or not. The demo was OK, but I didn’t think I needed the game. Now, I’ve kind of changed my mind. You basically get a totally radical R-9 figurine and I need more stuff to clutter up the apartment.
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Valkyrie of the Battlefield

The PS3 is getting all kinds of tactical RPG’s this year. Valkyrie of the Battlefield, developed by Sega, features a unique turn-based battle system called BLiTZ (Battle of Live Tactical Zones). The game seems to feature a mix of term based play as well as real time action. You can control individual units movements and are in direct control of their aim, so you can pull off headshots for additional damage. Seems interesting, I’ll definitely be keeping track of this one.

Disgaea 3 North America Release Date Announced

Disgaea 3 North American Release Date Announced

NIS America sent out a press release this week confirming Disgaea 3 will hit North American PS3’s this August. Disgaea was pretty radical and so was Disgaea 2. I can only assume that Disgaea 3 will be more of the same, which is a good thing. There seem to be a lot of complaints about the graphics, since it’s a PS3 game and all, but I feel like a game doesn’t need to have awesome graphics to be totally awesome.

Santa Ana, CA – NIS America announced today that Disgaea3 is heading for the PlayStation3 Computer Entertainment System this summer. Much loved by hardcore gamers around the world, Disgaea3 makes a bold new step towards the next generation console with a whole new cast, story, and game system.

About Disgaea3 Disgaea3 is a sequel to Disgaea, a hardcore, turn-based, strategy RPG popular on the PlayStation2 and PlayStation Portable. In Disgaea, character units have a limit to their movement and attack ranges, based on level and weapons equipped. There are other special game factors that let you take advantage of the 3D battle map, many of which are unique to Disgaea.

One of the many new feature to Disgaea3 is the addition of a Geo Block, which creates a 3 dimensional battle instead of the traditional 2D. Much of Disgaea3 is yet to be unveiled, but rest assured, plenty is due to arrive in the coming months.

Key Features

* Geo Block – A cube-shaped terrain-altering object. Players can use it to access and attack enemies where normally they cannot reach.
* Geo Panel – A group of stat-altering elemental properties that are placed upon certain parts of the battlefield. When there are one or more colored panels on the battle grid, it means an element can affect that area. The effect can boost or reduce your unit’s stats.
* Item World – A special randomly-generated battle stage within each and every item you find. By defeating these special battle stages, you are able to strengthen your items.