Japanese insider, Ryokutya2089, has revealed from Weekly Famitsu that the Vanillaware developed GrimGrimoire OnceMore will be receiving an HD remastered release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on July 28, 2022. Nippon Ichi Software will be heading this release. For those unaware, GrimGrimoire is a real-time strategy RPG that was initially released for the PlayStation 2 in 2007.
Several new features are also being included in this updated iteration. Fast-forwarding and mid-battle saving allow greater player accessibility, ideal for modern crowds. Hard mode has also been made more difficult than the original game. A new gameplay mechanic titled “Great Magic” is being added, which are flashy attacks accompanied by new visuals. Another new gameplay mechanic is the Skill Tree which provides coins to enhance familiar efficacy, earned from completing missions throughout stages.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on updates regarding a potential English release.
Speaking of Vanillaware, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, recently released for Nintendo Switch. If you missed it, check out our review of this recently released version.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has players assume the role of 13 different characters, who each play a part in the overarching narrative. Throughout the game, players are able to explore 2D environments and interact with other characters to trigger events. This will inevitably lead to a battle encounter where players can jump into mecha suits and strategically fight against enemy Kaijuu using the game’s real-time battle system.
The narrative is a significant focus for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Players will need to be engaged in the conversations as choices weight them, and accessing keywords to acquire additional information is necessary. Players will be able to jump between characters during the adventure segments as they gather information. However, if things go too wrong, the day will rewind to make the correct choices.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is also available now on PlayStation 4.
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