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Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Gets a Sequel, Kiseki Series 10th Anniversary

And you can find the official press release in PDF here.

It was pretty much expected if you’ve played the game. Falcom pretty much did what they did to Sora no Kiseki (Trails in the Sky) to “Sen no Kiseki (Trails in a Flash)” too – leave a big cliffhanger for players.

However, it’s good news we’re getting more of the same because Falcom finally breathed some life back into the Kiseki series.

Sen no Kiseki 2

A Little History

Part of Falcom Japan’s spin-off “Kiseki” series, it all kicked off with “Sora no Kiseki (AKA Trails in the Sky in the West)”. I say spin-off because it was originally supposed to be a one off title that was part of their “Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of Heroes)” series but, FC was so successful, it now has its own franchise.

So, 10 Years of “Kiseki” games, eh? (sounds like 10 years of “miracles” if you treat it as a pun!) Doesn’t feel that long since I imported the first original title on PC.

For a little background on how the “Kiseki” franchise developed, lets wind back a few titles.

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Persona 4 The Golden / Vita Trophies Revealed? | ペルソナ4・ザ・ゴールデン トロフィーがこれ?| Persona 4 The Golden獎杯被揭露?

It seems the trophies for Persona 4 Golden/Vita has been leaked. Don’t read on in case you’re worried about spoilers!

If you don’t know what trophies are, they’re basically “side quests” for games on the Playstation 3 and Vita that you can fulfill to get a nice icon on your online PSN profile… Sounds pretty pointless but, I think they help extend a game’s lifespan because the next time you decide to pick up the game again, you’ll have more goals to go for. It also shows how much you enjoyed a game and let fellow gamers know.

They’re also very handy for finding out what a game has in-store since each trophy comes with a description. So according to this, you’ll be saving Marie the new character… I keep thinking Marie from the Evangelion 2.0 movie ^^;

Click on the image to view the full list of icons from the original source. Thanks to Kita-san for all the Persona franchise related news as usual.

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Atlus’s New Persona 4: Golden and Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena

So, you’ve all been expressing how much you wanted a Persona 4 Portable after hearing how Hashino wasn’t willing to develop one until the space issue was resolved. Well, it looks like PS Vita has solved the problem by offering over 16x more space on its NVG Cards than the current PSP’s UMDs and now, details have emerged for Persona 4 – “The Golden”!

New content for this PS2 JRPG re-make includes…

  • New character called “Marie”, a mysterious classmate who the MC can meet as a Social Link.
  • Linking up with other players over the internet to rescue them from a dungeon.
  • Costumes.
  • New Anime cutscenes.

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Persona 3 Portable Vol. 1 Drama CD in August | ペルソナポータブル3ドラマCD Vol.1 八月発売 | 女神異聞錄3 Portable劇場CD第一集八月出

So, how have those of you in NA being enjoying the localised version of Persona 3 Portable? I think they did a good job with the original game so I presume they’ve done the same with the portable version.

Anyway, just wanted to let you Persona fans know the first P3P Drama CD is due out in August 28th this month, featuring all the new characters from the latest version of P3 and is available at the usual place.

It is summer and the female members of the S.E.E.S. are out in their Yukatas to go to the summer festival at Nagashima Shrine. Full of excitement for the event, there’s enough girls talk to make flowers bloom. On the other hand, the guys aren’t interested at all but when they take Koromaru out for a walk during the night, they come across the girls.

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Official Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero Novel Gets Drama CD

Can’t get enough of the FFXIII story? Well, “Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero – Promise“, a set of novellas that take place before the events of the main game, has been freely available for reading online for some time now.

Only chapter one of the story “Encounter” came on a bonus drama CD with the 5 disc, First Press Limited Edition of the Japanese OST. Now, all chapters will be voiced and recorded into a single drama CD due for release on September 15th with big name Seiyuus such as Maaya Sakamoto involved.

One bonus story not available on the website will also be included and the first press edition will come with a slip case cover.

Wonder if Toriyama and Watanabe will eventually release a hardback novel like Nojima did with FFVII: On the Way to a Smile?