PC: A New Center for JRPGs?

Friday, April 5th, 2013

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Ghostlight, a localization publisher responsible for giving Europe hits like Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (Lucifer’s Call in their PAL release), is planning on bringing more of their titles from consoles to the PC. The move should reach out to a bigger audience globally, especially in the West.

They’ve begun by submitting Agarest: Generations of War, previously an Xbox 360 and PS3 title, to Steam Greenlight. Based on the results, they hope to find it a promising platform they can use to bring Japanese RPG’s to gamers worldwide.

Read more about this shift from console to the PC and Ghostlight’s reasoning for it in their interview with VentureBeat.

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  • Randy_Thompson

    Let’s hope we can get that trend going. I’d rather have RPGs (especially JRPGs) also be available on PC like with most Western games so I don’t have to worry about having to get a PS4 in addition to my new gaming PC rig and Wii U.

  • we should try to assist it in gettin’ on Steam, if it does well, it may lead ta more JRPGs gettin’ localized.

    Remember, Steam haz a tendency of gettin’ gamez ta sell.

  • If that trend keeps up, I’ll be a happier person overall 🙂

  • JoeHurricane

    Yes. Especially since the Japanese oddly prefer consoles to PC…

    Since they’re easy to develop, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to play JRPGs on a PC anyway. Hurp..

  • Idea Factory too

    Stop localizing Compile Heart games. There is so much better than that trash.

  • i really don’t care as long as i can play JRPG’s, well as long as it isn’t on the Xbox 360/720.

  • “A New Center for JRPGs?” Hell no.

  • jcl

    I have the Ys games.

    I’d think the PC is great for JRPG’s. I can have my anime, visual novels, and games all in one place.

  • What a waste of time. I really don’t want to spend dozens or even hundreds of hours in front of a pc screen with a controller in my hand, being distracted every other minute by Facebook, incoming emails, people talking to me in IMs etc. That’s fine for action games, but not for story driven games where mood plays a big role.