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Submitted by DJZed 1277d ago | rumor

BioWare Bringing Back Jade Empire?

GameDynamo - "BioWare seems to be prepping gamers for a reintroduction of the Jade Empire franchise with its release of Death's Hand Armor for the Dragon Age Legends closed beta..." (BioWare, Jade Empire, Jade Empire 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ironcreed  +   1277d ago
God, I hope so. I fucking loved that game and never understood all the hate. The lore, the characters, the martial arts fantasy and the world simply sucked me in and did not want to let me go. One of BioWare's finest and has heaps of potential to make it even better.
ActionBastard  +   1277d ago
I completely agree. As underrated as Heavenly Sword and 27x better. Please let this be true.
Yi-Long  +   1277d ago
I'm big into asian culture and martial arts...
... and bought this game on the first day it came out.

Sadly, I felt it was a little bit too lineair for me, and by the time I got to the big city, I kinda lost interest and stopped playing.

Such a shame, cause like I said, this should have been everything I would want in a game...
pain777pas  +   1276d ago
There is some truth to what Yi-Long is saying. I still have Jade Empire and KOTR right beside each other with DOA Ultimate and Sega GT/JSRF.
Exquisik  +   1277d ago
There was hate on this game?! How could anyone ever hate on Jade Empire? It's one of my favorite game for the XBOX and one of my top 10 RPG for last gen. And I hope this is true, I want to play Jade Empire 2 on this gen consoles or the next!
gamer2010  +   1277d ago
That would be like a dream come true to me. Jade Empire is one of my very favorite games from last generation. I loved everything about it. A new Jade Empire would be incredible. I am begging you, Bioware, please make this happen.
ATiElite  +   1277d ago
Bioware has easily moved towards the top as one of the best developers in the industry as they have great quality and very strong franchises.

glad to see Jade Empire coming back. Maybe after ME3 and DA2 will they maybe have MDK, Baldur's Gates, Neverwinter Nights, or Shattered Steel make a comeback
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baodeus  +   1277d ago
yeah it is a great game, although i do wish that they have more variety in fighting mechanics. One of the best RPG last gen that i played.
pain777pas  +   1276d ago
NGP remake or port with the PS3 and Xbox. Please Bioware.
distorted_reality  +   1277d ago
Would be VERY surprised.

I'm pretty sure Bioware have enough on their plate to last them a while...
Titanz  +   1277d ago
Thank you...
Gaming G*ds!
Rhezin  +   1277d ago
Hell yah! Jade Empire was dope as shit I think I remember owning that game. It was like kotor style combat set in some Chinese Dynasty.
Malebaria  +   1277d ago
That'd be awesome! I've just been re-playing past BioWare games, Jade Empire included, and the constant quality they put into their games is mind boggling.
duplissi  +   1277d ago
yeah, bioware along with naughty dog are my two favorit devs, with dice following right behind.
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RedPawn  +   1277d ago
Very nice day for announcements, now I can finaly play this considering I haven't played the first.

I FAIL :(
denero1  +   1277d ago
lol yes go play it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cochise313  +   1277d ago
i loved this game; this was very underrated.
Bluemaster77  +   1277d ago
It needs to stay on its original console
Kal853  +   1277d ago
DO WANT!! Jade Empire was a fantastic game - I've probably played it 30 times. I'm always disappointed how often it's overlooked when talking about good rpgs. It would be sooooo awesome if BioWare came out with a new one. Jade Empire had my favorite videogame character name ever - Sir Roderick Ponce Von Fontlebottom the Magnificent Bastard, voiced by the legendary John Cleese. He also had my favorite weapon in the game, a blunderbuss named Mirabelle.
baodeus  +   1277d ago
one of the most funny and witty part of the game was w/ sir roderick ponce. Ah good times, good times.
CryWolf  +   1277d ago
Kotor is much better then Jade Empire!!!
I got one better BioWare Bring back Knights Of The Old republic franchise.

@Darkfiber
I don't want a MMO I want Kotor 3 or at lease a HD Kotor 1 and HD kotor 2 for Xbox 360 and PC.
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Darkfiber  +   1277d ago
They are, it's an MMO and that's all it'll ever be.
Xfanboy  +   1277d ago
@CryWolf $7.99 mmo sale on steam down from$29.99
- http://store.steampowered.c...
Darkfiber  +   1277d ago
Perhaps if they gave it a nice update it could be cool. The subject matter isn't something that's terribly interesting to me but I'd probably give it a shot.
PeeWizzle  +   1277d ago
Fuck yeah! Jade Empire is one of the best!
Raven_Nomad  +   1277d ago
I have the Jade Empire collectors edition, it's a truly amazing game. I seriously have been waiting on any news with this franchise, we were promised sequels and have yet to see any. Would love a new version or straight up sequel.

E3 reveal perhaps?
TheDivine  +   1277d ago
I have the xbox collectors edition i bought for 5 bux a few weeks back. It acually looks great on the 360 with my 46in tv. They have it on live also but i wanted a disk. Great game, the xbox had some great rpgs that still hold up today.
duplissi  +   1276d ago
i picked up the collectors edition on steam awhile back for 3 bucks! loved the game, got stuck however and have yet to complete it.
Vegeta9000  +   1277d ago
$5 says they'll turn it into a Mass Effect clone like Dragon Effect 2.
sonicsidewinder  +   1277d ago
Over the last few years i've took a rather backward stance to Bioware. Some of their ideas...disconcerted me. To me, Dragon Age was laid out to be more than it ever could be. Game was okay, but between linearity, lack of scale and shit dlc, it disapointed me.

Jade Empire was such a game however, and if you look at all of Biowares games, JE stands out (at least) as one of the most original.

I'd love to see a sequal. I mean come on, its fucking ripe for the making, but as Vegeta said, i dont want no ME clone. They can do something different.

Incorporate the speech within combat or something, would make it all Kung fu movie style.

Tried to play JE a few months back but i swear the 360 generates massive frame rate drops that i don't remember at all there being on the xbox. Wierd.
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guigsy  +   1277d ago
Pfft, that's like saying Shenmue 3 is on it's way because Ryo Hazuki was a playable character in Sega All Stars Racing.

Still, you never know, and I would love to see a Jade Empire 2. I regard it alongside KOTOR as the best RPGs ever made.
KwietStorm  +   1277d ago
This was the one game I wanted on the original xbox. With as much as Bioware has improved since then, I'm sure they could do an even better job with a new Jade Empire.
southernbanana  +   1277d ago
I really hope this happens! Jade Empire is my favorite Bioware game!

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