The PlayStation Portable‘s lifespan is becoming shorter, with the announcement of the NGP and with fewer game releases lesser support from game developers. But Square-Enix still has some surprises on its sleeves with more PSP games that are scheduled to release this coming weeks, so let’s take a rundown on the following games.
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
This is the prequel to the popular fighting game/ sort of RPG which was released last 2009. The story revolves on the events that happened before the first Dissidia game.
The game offers new characters from other Final Fantasy series as well as some additional game mechanics such as the Assist system. The single player mode offers a new mechanic, where they follow the traditional free world exploration, similar to traditional Final Fantasy games.
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy will be available on March 22
The 3rd Birthday
This is the third installment to the classic action-RPG Parasite Eve. The story still focuses on Aya Brea 10 tens after the events on Parasite Eve 2, the 3rd Birthday was dubbed as the “cinematic action RPG” by the developers. A new feature called the “Overdrive” system lets you switch bodies from your team members, allowing you to freely control other characters, the systems also lets you dive into enemies to unleash lethal damage. The gameplay of the game will more of a third person shooting style.
The 3rd Birthday will be out on March 29
Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection
This is the remake to the classic SNES RPG Final Fantasy IV, although the remake is not similar to the Nintendo DS version which has 3D graphics, but the remake will have improve 2D sprites and spell/skill animations. The collection also includes The After Years, the direct sequel to FFIV which was only a download for the Wiiware on the Nintendo Wii.
Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection will be available on April 19
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
This was the remake of the classic strategy RPG on the Super Famicom (SNES in Japan) where it was also re-release on the Sony PlayStation and SEGA Saturn. The remake will offer new features such as revamped visuals and effects, new character growth system, the Wheel of Fortune system, and a re-arranged soundtrack from the original composers.
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together will be available on February 15