Mana Khemia 2: Fall Of Alchemy Announced For PS2
NIS America has already lifted the lid on their new PlayStation 3 exclusive RPG, Last Rebellion, but that doesn't mean they're leaving the PS2 behind just yet.
Today, DailyGamesNews reports that NIS has announced Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy for the PS2. It's set to release "by the end of the year," but we have to assume that's a Japanese launch estimate. If you're at all familiar with the first Mana Khemia, you're familiar with the battle system and you can probably expect the gameplay to be similar, although the setting is a bit different. In this sequel, you "take control of two different characters, each with their own stories," and they'll be students at a magic school. The school setting is popular in JRPGs these days; just look at the Persona franchise. And of course, item creation will be a major focus of Fall of Alchemy, so all you inventive micromanagement types will "fall" into the ol' routine from the original with ease. Evidently, you can create over 1,000 different items using a variety of raw materials, and that isn't a small number. If you're one of many who are still waiting for a fresh influx of JRPGs, you needn't wait much longer; the past few days of NIS announcements ought to satisfy you.
We moderately enjoyed Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis, but it did have its faults. Here's hoping the team spruces up the sequel a bit.
Related Game(s): Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy
5/8/2009 Ben Dutka