Even with all the hubbub of news coming from major players like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, there are still quite a few welcome announcements from smaller developers and publishers. Both Sega and Atlus may have had their reveals buried by the deluge of E3, but they’re far from missing in action.
Sega’s bringing the original Yakuza game to the PS4—complete with all kinds of fancy visual and mechanical upgrades—as Yakuza Kiwami. You can expect that to release on August 29th for about $30. The Dragon of Dojima gets a new chapter with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, as well. The severity of the story featured in its trailer acts as a nice contrast to the absurdity found in Yakuza Kiwami, so both trailers are worth the watch.
Atlus, on the other hand, brings their quirkiness primarily to the 3DS. Similar to Sega, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology revives the six-year-old Nintendo DS classic, adding a great deal of gameplay and story content to the more modernized version. Etrian Odyssey 5: Beyond the Myth has you follow an adventurer as they attempt to climb to the top of the great Yggdrasil Tree. Once there, it is said that successful climbers will have their greatest wish fulfilled. Cool concept; it’s the fifth installment of the series, so they must be doing something right. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux has been revealed for the 3DS, as well, but don’t expect to see that until next year.
Otherwise, Atlus released a teaser trailer for Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth coming to PS4 and PlayStation Vita on September 5th, 2017. If JRPGs are your thing, look no further than Atlus for your fix.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Etrian Odyssey 5: Beyond the Myth
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
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