Two Great RPGs Coming to 3DS eShop on May 8th

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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3DS owners have a lot to look forward to come May 8th, since two RPGs are hitting the 3DS eShop that day: KEMCO and MAGITEC‘s Grinsia and Genius Sonority’s The Denpa Men 3.

Grinsia: Battle System - 3DS eShop | oprainfall

Grinsia is a 3DS port of a mobile game from the prolific developers at KEMCO and MAGITEC. Its 3DS iteration features use of both screens, better controls, and more. Publisher Nicalis (of Cave Story fame) is helping with the port. Price is not yet set.

The story revolves around a set of adventurers seeking the treasures of the goddesses who created their world. To do so, they’ll be exploring a recently unearthed temple where the goddesses were said to worship.

The Denpa Men 3 Adventure - 3DS eShop | oprainfall

Back in March, we learned that The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll was slated for Western release, and now it finally has a release date in North America and Europe. It will be a 3DS eShop exclusive, priced at $9.99 USD. Also, there’s a demo coming on May 1st, 2014.

The Denpa Men series is all about using the wireless function and camera on the 3DS to find and capture creatures known as Denpa Men, who act as your warriors in the game. The main new addition of The Denpa Men 3 is Digitoll, a set of islands where your Denpa Men can live. Editing Manager Jeff had a good time with the original, so unless you’re burned out on the formula, it’ll probably be worth picking up.

SOURCES: The Denpa Men, Grinsia

About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.

  • Are the Kemco games actually good, or are they just, like “good as far as mobile jRPGs go.” From what I’ve seen, it looks like the latter, but I’d be willing to be convinced otherwise.

    • smacd

      I’ve played through Symphony of Eternity (the first one they made). I can’t speak for later ones, but the gameplay mechanics were decent, sort of a job based mechanic along the lines of FF5. But there wasn’t a lot of mechanics explanation. The story was fairly generic, but not bad.

      I’m guessing they use the same engine probably with refinements for each game given how fast they make new ones. I’ve heard good things about some of the later games like Alphadia as well.

      Overall, they’re not bad, as long as your looking for a fairly generic RPG, but I don’t know if there is anything great about them either. Just don’t expect AAA level games.

    • 32

      CORRECTION: Symphony of Eternity (development outsourced to WorldWideSoftware) is NOT the first RPG by Kemco. Kemco’s actual first RPG (though they did not publish it) was The Sword of Hope, way back in 1989, and Kemco’s first mobile RPG (developed with the help of Exe-Create) is Alphadia (2007 for NTT DoCoMo Mobile; 2011 for iOS and Android).

      In the 3DS port of Grinsia, I think the bottom screen in battle should not be black but replace it with a suitable background.

      I’m hoping for the entire Alphadia series to be on the 3DS eShop.

    • smacd

      My mistake. I was referring to android releases, however you are correct that Alphadia came first.

      Not that it really matters

  • RagunaXL

    thanks for writng an artice! I’ve been following grinsia and kemco for a while now. if anyone wants to demo it. you can stream the android version on amazon on your pc. denmpa men 3 has a face lift I didn’t love the first two. but I am definitely getting grinsia!