Riviera: The Promised Land Remaster Announces Japanese Release Date

Riviera: The Promised Land Remaster Announces Japanese Release Date

A tweet from developer Sting Entertainment’s official account has revealed a release date and list of platforms for the previously-announced remaster of Riviera: The Promised Land, the debut entry of the Dept. Heaven series.

The tweet was only posted in Japanese, but translated, reads as follows:

“Previously developed for the Wonder Swan, GBA, and Playstation Portable, this time you will be able to enjoy Riviera on the Nintendo Switch, smart phones, and PC! First planned for distribution on the Nintendo Switch!!”

The game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on February 29, interestingly the same day as Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, but disappointingly, no English release has been confirmed yet. The game’s original release on the WonderSwan Color in 2002 was not localized as the console itself was limited to Japan, but both the Game Boy Advance port in 2004 and the PlayStation Portable port in 2006 were released in America by Atlus in 2005 and 2007, respectively. The North American version of the PSP port included extra content that was not present in the first Japanese release of the same version, and a full dub.

The promotional website clarifies that the release will be digital-only, and that the eShop price of the title will be 2,680 yen (approximately $18.20 USD as of writing). This remaster will include both the original difficulty level, and a new “standard” difficulty that multiplies item drops by 1.5x, increasing the item cap to 99, boosting all battle rewards by 1 TP and unlocking training battles from the start. Additionally, there will be a new system that will give the player information regarding in which chapter they can find particular items.

Below, you can find an example comparison between the previous PSP version and the new remastered visuals, as well as the original tweet. We’ll be keeping an eye out for any announcement of an English release, as well as the PC and mobile versions.

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The PSP release.

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The remastered release.

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