Class of Heroes Announced for PS3

After the two installments of Class of Heroes that were released on the PSP, Acquire announced today that Class of Heroes will be coming on the PlayStation 3.

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LordMarius3206d ago

So many Japanese games that I dont care about.....

but good news for those who do(mostly Japan)

Chris3993206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

Lots of people are excited about JRPG announcements.

This certainly is better than YET ANOTHER shooter being announced (X-COM, once proud and genius SRPG, I'm looking at you.)

Noctis Aftermath3206d ago

If you don't care about the game why do you feel the need to tell everyone that you don't care about it?

OT: glad to see more japanese developers moving onto the consoles.

Foxgod3206d ago

X-Com an rpg? =0
So commando's is an rpg as well?

Turn based strategy and rpg got nothing to do with each other.

Chris3993206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

Battle took place on a grid of sorts in turn based order. So YES, they were tactical SRPGs.

Have you even played them, or are you just trolling as usual?

Foxgod3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

Strategy rpg's feature a characters that develops in the story.
Thats why rpg stands for role playing.

None of that happened in the Xcom series, you had a squad, none of them had any personality whatsoever, and when they died you replaced them with other cannon food.

Theres no role playing in Xcom, period.
Grids , isometric view and turn based gaming doesnt make it an rpg, those games are called strategy games, otherwise Syndicate would be an rpg too, as well as commando's, and any other game of that genre.

A valid strategy rpg would be Vandal hearts.

Barbapapa3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

dude your worst than a grammar nazi. why do people get buzzed about classifications.

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sashimi3206d ago

It's crazy how much JRPG games are coming to the PS3.I am happy but at the same time it's going to take up all my time.

Chris3993206d ago

the tide has really shifted in the past year or so. I have about a dozen titles (all JRPGs/ nice titles) on my "list" for the PS3 and only a couple (N32, Kingdom Under Fire - both of which could easily go multi) for my 360.

-MD-3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

N32 isn't a jrpg and Microsoft publishes it.

Edit: Kingdom Under Fire isn't a jrpg either.

Foxgod3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

Correct, both games are western lore rpg styled games created by asian devs, but that doesnt make them J-RPG's.

They are hack and slash strategy games, and even if they where rpg's they would still be W-RPG in every sense.

J-RPG doesnt mean its coming from Japan, US devs can also make a J-RPG.
Creating a J-RPG means making loyal use of the traditional JRP concept, e.g, over the top story lines, with anime style graphics, japanese classic composing and art direction.

W-RPG can also be created by Japanese devs, if they stay loyal to western rpg lore and art direction.

-MD-3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

They're both simply Hack n Slash games with RPG elements. Neither would ever pass as a legit RPG let alone a JRPG.

JRPG = Final Fantasy
WRPG = Mass Effect
Hack n Slash = N32, KUF2

This would be similar to calling God of War a role playing game.

Chris3993206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

There are levels, you build and equip your characters. It is very story-driven (apparently, according to previews). I'll give you the bit about MS publishing it though.

And I'm certain that there are RPG elements to Kingdom Under Fire 2. In fact there's a whole MMORPG part that they're touting with it. The game is available on PC and platform exclusivity has never been mentioned.

By your reasoning, Mass Effect is more of a 3rd person shooter with RPG elements.

The definition of an "RPG" has clearly evolved. I consider each of the above games to be relatively RPGish. That's my personal decision, which I am entitled to have.

In any event, neither one of you are really helping the situation at all, as you're just pointing out that there aren't really ANY JRPGs to look forward to on the 360 this year (by your reasoning). Valkyrie Profile was announced, but that will likely be multi. Other than that, what is there?

Serious question, as the only reason I bought a 360 was for the JRPGs.

-MD-3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

Tons of games contain RPG elements but that doesn't make them RPGs. Splinter Cell: Conviction has a weapon upgrade system that you could essentially call leveling up but is that considered an RPG? Not in the slightest.

It always humors me when people say things like "well nothing for 360 for the rest of the year" 2 months away from E3. You could sit here and stay negative about nothing coming or you could wait a little while and see what's announced.

Edit: The "online MMO" portion of Kingdom Under Fire they're bragging about is simply 2 people controlling 2 massive armies.

The Maxx3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

"The "online MMO" portion of Kingdom Under Fire they're bragging about is simply 2 people controlling 2 massive armies."

I thought it was up to 4 player online. Maybe I'm wrong. That was the way it was in the other 2 I am pretty sure. Anyways, Kingdom Under Fire 2 is one of my most anticipated games this gen. The first 2 were masterpieces.

"Serious question, as the only reason I bought a 360 was for the JRPGs."

You bought an American based product that dominates in FPS made by MS (Xbox 360) so that you could play (Japanese)RPG's that are more dominantly played on the PS3 since there is a high loyalty in the Japanese community for Sony...o.O Why is it I don't believe your comment....

-MD-3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

It very well could be 4 players, people are thinking the "MMO" portion of the game is actual people running around but it'll really just be a few people controlling large armies.

I love Kingdom Under Fire and the videos I've watched on Gametrailers are amazing, can't wait for it.

"You bought an American based product that dominates in FPS made by MS (Xbox 360) so that you could play (Japanese)RPG's that are more dominantly played on the PS3 since there is a high loyalty in the Japanese community for Sony...o.O Why is it I don't believe this comment...."

It's ironic isn't it? The 360 actually does have more RPGs and JRPGs than the PS3 this gen.

The Maxx3205d ago

I agree that there are more RPG's on the 360..but JRPG's? I thought there were about the same amount. Give or take 1 or 2.

I see you have run out of me help you +Bubble.

Chris3993205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

- Infinite Undiscovery
- Last Remnant
- Star Ocean
- Blue Dragon
- Magna Carta 2
- Eternal Sonata
- Tales of Vesperia
- Kingdom Under Fire: COD
- Culducept Saga

And more. Many of those remain exclusive too. Do you really need me to go on? Even though I never had an xbox (original), being a JRPG lover in 2008/ 2009 was pretty harsh if you only had a PS3. 360 was, and still kind of is, the place to be for this genre (at least till the plethora of PS3 JRPGs hit this year).

And yes, MS has done a brilliant job in diversifying their portfolio - though they seem to have slowed with Eastern games for now. That's why I bought a 360. People DO buy 360s for JRPGs. I did. It was a brilliant tactic of MS to lure in niche gamers like me at a time when the PS3's library was weak in this regard. And I enjoy my 360, I have had and will continue to have great experiences on it.

That said, I wish that MS would throw a bit of a bone to people like me who purchased the system for JRPGs. I don't appreciate being left to starve after being invited to the buffet :)

I'm not like 1/2 the blind fanboys on here who hate something because of what console it's on. I play the genre, thanks. Don't care where I get my fix from. If you really want to harp on about it, PM me and I'll send you my Live tag. Notice the recently unlocked trophies for Dragon Age and Magna Carta 2.

Edit: To produce and localize a JRPG takes longer than a Western game. We're four months into the year and so far not one new JRPG has been announced for the 360 aside from Valkyrie Profile (multi). I'm hopeful that E3 will change that, but that venue is generally for North American tastes and games, so I'm not holding my breath.

ps360owner093205d ago

It was announced earlier this year that feelplus the developer who co developed Lost Odyssey with mistwalker was working on a big project jrpg for microsoft.

Also namco bandai, and square enix seem to heavily favor the 360 this gen because they always release at least 1 exclusive/timed exclusive each year. I think that they are going to announce some games in video form only at e3 and then go more in depth with them at the tokyo game show.

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