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JRPG Blitz Continues With Last Rebellion In February

It always happens with each generation: JRPG fans have to wait a good long time before their favorite genre really gets going.

The PlayStation 3 launched way back at the end of 2006 and although we've seen a few decent JRPGs since then, 2010 may be the year for all the long-time fans out there. Not only are we going to get White Knight Chronicles in just a few weeks, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International in February, Resonance of Fate later this year, and Final Fantasy XIII in March, but now, there's another one in February for the US, according to Joystiq: Last Rebellion. Developed by Nippon Ichi, this one is reserved for the ardent, hardcore JRPG aficionado; someone who always enjoys the anime artistry, flashy, colorful, over-the-top cinematics and potentially irritating characters. Personally, I typically enjoy games like this but I always make a point of singling out the target demographic in my review: quite simply, if you're not part of that demographic, if you're not part of that relatively small audience who has played most JRPGs of the past few years, you probably won't be interested in something like Last Rebellion. Just being all honest and stuff.

Anyway, it's a good time to be a role-playing fan, isn't it?

Related Game(s): Last Rebellion

1/17/2010 9:29:55 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (37 posts)

b3mike
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:46:01 PM
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Can't wait for this one and WKC!

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Kiwi of DOOM
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:55:24 PM
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YES! I think the only thing not exciting about the RPGs coming out in the next few months is how much lighter my wallet is going to be.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:05:12 PM
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What scares me the most is I will have to purchase every single thing on that list! But Ben, if this REALLY does cater to us JRPG fans... if it REALLY does, please tell me it will be turn based :|

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:10:09 PM

Turn-based it is, my friend.

I'll probably do a preview this week.

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Kiwi of DOOM
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:14:06 PM

It is turn based!?
hallelujah!

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cLoudou
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:36:31 PM

Thank you, Ben
I was trying to find out the battle system. Plus it's starting at $40. WIN.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:49:06 PM

WOOHOO!

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Alienange
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 12:07:53 PM

You gotta be joking me! It's turn based?? I'm buying it.

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hellish_devil
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:16:20 PM
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I think that Resonance of fate releases on March. I read that on some sites (like Joystiq)

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/12/video-game-release-date-calendar-q1-q2-2010/#top

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Orvisman
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 12:38:53 PM

Yep

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hellish_devil
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:22:32 PM
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Ben, what do you mean by "ardent, hardcore JRPG aficionado". Someone who likes games like Ar Tonelico, Shin Megami Tenseis, The Atelier and Shadow Hearts series?? or is it anything else??

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 10:47:13 AM

Yeah, people who like those games. :)

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Akuma07
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 8:07:15 PM

I like the Shadow Hearts games, the original FFs, among others.

Im in Aus, so we dont get too many JRPGs.

Wonder if this would be a game i'd like =

Im deffinately a huge fan of anime.

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godsman
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:41:43 PM
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Anyone know if Tales of Vesperia will be released this year?

Is it true that Last Rebellion will be released at 39.99? if not, then im preordering from amazon right away.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:48:48 PM

Wait...so if last rebellion isn't 40$, your going to pre-order it? o.O Correct me if i read it wrong...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:50:02 PM

I think he plans to lock in that price on Amazon before it gets changed.

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Kiwi of DOOM
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:57:48 PM

If that's the case then i think i'll do the same.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:47:53 PM
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I've been really interested in this game for a while but i can't seem to find any gameplay of it whatsoever. Can someone give me a link if you find any gameplay videos?

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Feregrin
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 11:21:53 AM

http://www.rpgamer.com/games/lastrebellion/lastrebellion/lastrebellion.html

There are no videos out as far as I know, but you can always take a look at these screenshots.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:52:50 PM
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Nine and Aisha share the same body, haha, looks like we are talking about another "hermaphrodite" here.

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 11:27:46 PM
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YES!
*victory fanfare* *twirls sword*

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___________
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 12:10:18 AM
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looks like im going to need a life jacket and a few paddles soon ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 12:25:45 AM
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This sucker might be coming pretty soon. IGN has it listed at $50, I hope it's $40 like on amazon.

When you punch this into Amazon, the next few listings are: Resonance of Fate, White Knight Chronicles, Star Ocean TLHI, The Last Guardian, and Nier. Man.

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johnld
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 1:36:49 AM
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havent really heard anything from this game. havent even seen gameplay so i dont know if i want to get this.

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lMephisto
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 9:22:16 AM
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This is a good time to be a JRPG fan and a Hack and Slash fan ;)
Just look at Bayonetta, Darksiders, Dante's Inferno, God of War 3... slice and dice, baby.

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Snaaaake
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 9:35:45 AM
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Is Star Ocean IV gonna be good?

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Alienange
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 12:10:45 PM
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I like the way they call The Last Hope the "international" version. What a farce. Last time I bought a year old 360 port was Bioshock and I got it for $20. I think I'll pass all together on Square's last hope.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 1:08:37 PM

I'm still picking it up on the cheap, likely in such a way that SE doesn't see a dime for it.

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Mystearica
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 12:30:42 PM
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RPGs... FINALLY!!!!

So let's see thats... Resonance of Fate, White Knight Chronicles, Star Ocean 4, The Last Guardian, Nier, FFXIII, FF vs XIII (HOPEFULLY... doubt it) and Tales of Vesperia

BTW anyone know when Tales of Vesperia on the PS3 is supposed to be out?

Am I missing any PS4 RPGs?

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Orvisman
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 12:42:47 PM

Let's finish the Ps3 RPGs first before we start looking for PS4 RPGs okay?

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 6:00:22 PM

don't forget atelier rorona

this is awesome, finally the JRPGS are coming to ps3! WKC and SO4, and all the games you listed are definitely day one purchases, for me.
i love pretty much all NIS and atlus games :)

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Highlander
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 9:47:23 PM

I don't know when tales will arrive for us. IIRC it's Japanese version landed in September, so assuming that the folks at Namco are actually going to localize this one it should be here by the spring.

It might be worth a few emails to Namco asking for it...

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Mystearica
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 3:07:05 PM
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Oops I meant "Am I missing any PS3 RPGs"... didn't notice it sry... but you know it's kinda obvious if you read my post <......<

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 @ 12:27:17 PM

LOL.

I know. I was just playing with you.

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Roach721
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 5:27:34 PM
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lol,you guys are silly.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 7:44:24 PM

tis true

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just2skillf00l
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 9:06:06 PM
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Looking forward to this game. Turn-based = you know I'm there!

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