Developer Sting has announced that a remaster of Riviera: The Promised Land is in the works. Literally, no other details were shared regarding this announcement, but this is a pretty big deal.
This entry is the first of the Dept. Heaven series, and was initially available on the WonderSwan Color in 2002. However, it would receive ports for the Game Boy Advance and the PSP across the following years. Atlus handled the North American localizations, while 505 Games handled the Australian and European releases. The PSP version was also definitive since it added new story elements, full voice acting, an enhanced presentation, and more.
Riviera: The Promised Land follows the Grim Angel Ein as he battles demons and tries to seal the Accursed. Along the way, he can get close to various heroines, with his decisions impacting the ending one receives. The combat was somewhat unconventional, featuring two modes that did not have complete control over Ein’s movement. Across stages, a type of resource management is present for Trigger Points, a requirement for many actions.
This was one of the first JRPGs I ever played, so seeing this news is quite exciting. Alas, there is no news on whether this release will be worldwide or such. We’ll keep you all updated on significant developments.
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