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Last Ranker Battling Towards US

We're still holding out hope for a Devil May Cry 5 announcement from Capcom at the Tokyo Game Show this week, but there may be another title that will be of interest to PSP owners.

The game Last Ranker was revealed earlier as having a Japanese release for Sony's portable some time next year but now, according to Siliconera, Capcom is bringing the game to both North America and Europe, too. It seems the publisher registered a US trademark for Last Ranker and that's proof enough in our book, primarily because Capcom isn't one of those companies that just randomly goes around scoring trademarks for products that never arrive. Anyway, concerning the game, Zig is the main character and he's a fighter seeking to be - shock of shocks - the top-ranked fighter in the world. But this title is technically an RPG, as it follows Zig's life both within and outside the tournament. Developer Image Epoch is at the reigns of this one; they also produced Sands of Destruction and Luminous Arc, so they're fairly well checked out in the role-playing department. Lastly, Capcom has also registered the game with the European trademark database, so it should land on Euro store shelves as well.

This is pretty cut-and-dry, but we'll be sure to look for a Last Ranker announcement concerning North America and Europe at TGS.

Related Game(s): Last Ranker

9/21/2009 9:25:07 PM John Shepard

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Comments (18 posts)

chicko1983
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 9:55:50 PM
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weird name

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:14:54 PM

Doesn't "rank" also mean "stinky?"

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LinTr
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:08:38 PM
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Sounds like an action rpg. We'll see if it's worth a buy.

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therabbitkinge
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:12:05 PM
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Well im glad a new rpg is coming to u.s shores they are the only thing I play on handhelds in the first place ^_^

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Douchebaguette
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:44:56 PM
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What's up with Japanese RPGs and tendencies for having the word "Last" in the titles? Especially in this gen.

-Last Remnant
-Last Rebellion
-Star Ocean: The LAST Hope
-Last Ranker
-Final [synonym for "Last"] Fantasy
-Last Guardian [albeit not an RPG, it's close enough. Kinda].

Hmm. Well I guess this game goes on my list.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:30:35 PM

Always expecting another nuke to drop on em? ... ooooh that was bad :P

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:09:56 AM

The first Final Fantasy was meant to be a final installment so that at least makes sense.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:00:19 PM
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I thought it said Last Banker at first XD I was like "omg, a game about banking?!" lol

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Douchebaguette
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:08:00 PM

Hahahah

'Deal or No Deal: The Last Banker'

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:25:56 PM
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Noooo *shakes fist in anger* not another promising RPG going to a handheld!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:11:02 AM

Oh come on, gaming on the PSP is fun. Plus this isn't an "RPG" it's an action game with a dash of RPG, that doesn't count.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 1:40:11 AM

Deprivations I tells ya! Why don't they just make a way to play PSP games on PS3? I don't wanna stare at a little gadget when I bought a big screen for a reason.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 2:06:49 AM

I agree with you on that, course it is possible...as long as you have one of the newer PSPs.

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therabbitkinge
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:33:38 PM
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Hey now some rpgs only fair well on handhelds considering the tech the devs used this would be crap on a next gen its 3d from what I've seen and looks right at home on the psp. Not gonna lie though a lot of games have gone to crap on handhelds but this doesn't look like one of em' ^_^

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:20:04 AM

What exactly have you seen? All I've seen is a teaser trailer with nothing but CGI.

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therabbitkinge
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 10:53:55 AM
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I googled last ranker and saw a scan of a jap magazine it was one of the first to pop up sorry if I can't site the actual url my cell doesn't give me history past a certain point and I didn't bookmark it. But maybe I only saw a cgi screenshot if so please correct me I hate disputes that start with misinformation ^_^

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therabbitkinge
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 11:01:36 AM
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http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/16/capcom-moving-zig-to-psp-in-last-ranker/ that's the site ^_^ its a joystiq scan of a jap mag showing what looks like a combat screenshot in game I could be wrong though

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 9:48:24 PM

Ah, great find, very very great find. I frequent that site, I'm surprised I missed it. Thanks for the url and I'm digging the screenshots.

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