By Josh Speer / March 10th, 2015
I remember a time when Imageepoch was my go-to developer for tactics style RPGs on a Nintendo handheld. Mostly, this was due to me absolutely falling in love with the Luminous Arc series. I ate up the first two games, and would have jumped on the third had it actually been localized. I loved those games since they were good old fashioned SRPGs with lots of fan service, had tons of replay value and they actually were the first games I played that had Date Sim aspects incorporated into them.
Thus you can guess how excited I was to see that for their 10th anniversary, they are teaming up with Sega to make a new SRPG for the 3DS called Stella Glow. Set in a world of medieval sorcery, you control a 17 year old protagonist afflicted with amnesia who is tasked with defeating an evil witch.
Gameplay aspects have not been fully announced yet, other than standard SRPG conventions, such as height differentials, 3D characters and an isometric map grid. Apparently it will also have some StreetPass functionality, though given how lackluster these features are for most games, I’m not holding my breath. I am, however, holding my breath on whether or not they decide to localize this game, as it reminds me a lot of Luminous Arc. For now, Sega is planning on publishing Stella Glow in Japan on June 4th of this year. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for an announcement about possible releases in other regions.