ATLUS, Spike Chunsoft Announce North American Localization for Conception II

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Conception II - Atlus and Spike Chunsoft | oprainfall

Press Release:

IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2013 – When two game companies love each other very much, a magical thing happens. ATLUS and Spike Chunsoft didn’t use protection when localizing and publishing together and are now the proud parents of the turn-based RPG Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. Although this is the first game in the series localized into English, Conception II has a standalone story. Conception II will be delivered in the Spring of 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

In Conception II, players take on the role of a young man beginning his training as a Disciple – a human gifted with the divine powers of one of the Star Gods, and one of the few who can fight the monsters that plague the world. These monsters emanate from the Pandora Labyrinth, which births these abominations at a prodigious rate. Worse yet, the Pandora Labyrinth is beginning to spawn labyrinths of its own, so it’s up to the Disciples to put an end to it. And even worse than that, a Star God’s power only resides within a human until the age of 18 and the need for new Disciples is at an all-time high. Meaning Disciples will have to combine their powers to “create” Star Children who can fight for them in battle. Let’s put it this way… it brings a new meaning to the phrase “after-school activities.”

For those eager to figure out the birds and the bees of Conception II, here are some of the game’s features:

–No Child Labor Laws: In addition to the protagonist and his fellow students bravely entering the Labyrinths, you must combine your powers with other Disciples to give life to Star Children, ethereal beings that can fight in battle. But, like regular children, it’s important to make sure they’re strong enough to face monsters from beyond the veil of sanity in battle.

–No Monogamy For You, Player: The protagonist has opportunities to strengthen his bonds with seven key heroines throughout the game. Not only does this help you create stronger Star Children, but the girls become more formidable as well, making them reliable partners in battle… and other places.

–Assume the Position: Monsters in Conception II all have weak spots, and their vulnerabilities are revealed based on the direction characters attack from. Colored arrows help the Disciples see which direction will cause the most damage when attacked. The order your party takes action will depend on your choices and each character’s agility. Understanding the turn system and finding the best location to attack from will bring about swift and decisive victory.

–Getting Chained Down: Another key system in Conception II is the Chain Drive, a meter that slowly builds during combat. When it reaches climax, a monster will be chained down, slowing it dramatically. This opens the enemy up for major damage.

Conception II will be published in North America by ATLUS beginning in Spring 2014 for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. The game will be $39.99 for either version. More details will be on the game’s official website at atlus.com/conception2.

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  • davidvinc

    Is it going to be physical on the 3DS or digital only?

    • Charlotte Buckingham

      All we know if what’s in the press release. If it doesn’t say there, we don’t yet know.

    • davidvinc

      Ok, thank you. Well, with this release there are officially ten games for the 3DS that I want to play, I can now justify a 3DS purchase for myself!

    • RagunaXL

      I saw a Japanese trailer and at the end, it had atlas’ tag, spike chunsoft’s, sony’s, vita’s, and eShop’s. that doesn’t really mean anything though. because rune factory iv only showed eShop but there is a physical copy.

    • RagunaXL

      after a little more digging I found that both the vita and 3DS version are available to pre-order at Gamestop. $39.99 on April, 8th. The exact day might not be correct yet. But they are usually pretty close if there aren’t any delays.

  • Fonbella

    New JRPG getting localized? I got excited for a moment, but after looking up for more info about the game… It looks like it’s a very sexist one at it. I’m all for supporting new releases, especially in the west, but looks like I’ll pass this one.

    • Goose

      I remember back in the day when people didn’t obscure the boundary separating video games and reality.

  • Tara

    And it appears I was correct in my assumptions that it was Conception. (Well, I said the first one, but the sequel is also accurate enough, right?) That said, we’ll see if this is interesting enough to bother with or not.

  • Charlotte Buckingham

    This is the best press release I’ve ever read. <3 Atlus xD

  • Magnumsally

    yay

  • Warboss Aohd

    ‘Stays until 18’
    ……why?

  • Thanatos2k

    So…much…innuendo…

    I’m pleasantly surprised they’re localizing this. Hope it’s a good game.

  • Xaxal_Ravenguard

    Dear gosh, I am so getting this.

  • RagunaXL

    Excited about this game! can’t wait to have it along side etrian untold, and bravely default. but… Yoyoyoyoyo! too bad vita version gonna suck and 3ds version gonna own! WORD!