By Crystal Colwell / July 3rd, 2013
Mystic Chronicles, an RPG being localized by Natsume for the Sony PlayStation Portable, will be released on July 16, 2013, on the PlayStation Network. The game will retail for $14.99 (USD) and will be playable on the Sony PlayStation Vita as well as the PSP.
Mystic Chronicles was originally Fantasy Chronicle (『幻想クロニクル』), developed by Hit-Point and KEMCO for Japanese cell phones and later ported to Android, iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch), and the PSP. Until now, only the iOS version has been translated into English. Mystic Chronicles for the PSP will be the game’s second English release.
Read Natsume’s press release below.
MYSTIC CHRONICLESTM HEADED TO PSP AND PS VITA
Classic RPG Gets the Nod from Sony; Launches Digitally July 16th
Burlingame, CA. – July 2, 2013 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today revealed that its upcoming PlayStation®Network title, Mystic Chronicles, has gone gold. Developed by Kemco, the game became an immediate cult classic in Japan and will be landing in North America this summer. With its retro-style graphics, story-driven quests, and a turn-based battle system, Natsume is launching the digital version for both PSP and PS Vita on July 16th for a suggested retail price of $14.99.
“Mystic Chronicles is a perfect fit for fans of retro 16-bit RPGs,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. “The game offers tons of customization to players, with the guild, workshop, and unique Guardian Beast system, along with a cast full of intriguing and adorable characters.”
One of the most exciting features in the game will be Mystic Chronicles’ Guardian Beast system. This gameplay feature will have the player assigning a godlike beast to each character, and setting its AI to offensive, defensive, or healing. With lots of Guardian Beasts to mix and match among your party members, picking your favorite might be a quest in itself!
Mystic Chronicles follows the story of a mysterious youth, Lux, adopted by a small village. Lux has just begun his training to join the Holos Guild, a society charged with ridding the world of troublemakers. However, a chance meeting with a young girl sets in motion a series of events that sets Lux on a far more serious quest than just defeating ornery forest creatures! Could Lux end up being the savior of the entire world?!
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