Gaijinworks bringing PSP titles Class of Heroes 3 and Summon Night 5 westward
Gaijinworks and Monkeypaw Games are localizing two PSP titles: Class of Heroes 3 and Summon Night 5, which released in Japan in 2010 and 2013, respectively. As with the previously released Class of Heroes 2, the publisher will be conducting a poll to determine the pricing and physical release details, for both games.
Class of Heroes 3
Class of Heroes 3 is a first-person dungeon crawler, and the follow up to Class of Heroes 2 which was released in the west in 2013 on PSP. (Check out our review here). The PS3 version of that game - Class of Heroes 2G - is set to release on PSN sometime this spring.
Class of Heroes 3 introduces 3 different schools to choose, which will affect the difficulty of the game. You can check out the details and screenshots below, and visit the website here. No release window is specified.
The biggest new feature is that instead of one school, players have the choice of three very different schools to begin their quest and call their home during the game. The school chosen will change the uniforms of the players and the degree of difficulty of the game. Each school also has a unique cast of characters to interact with.
Once the school is chosen and the game begins, players will also notice new systems like the expanded Affinity system that allows specific love/hate connections to be specified between characters to grow positive or negative relationships under player’s specific control. Finally, one of the most-requested changes from Class of Heroes 2 has been implemented as well: labyrinths now feature a selection of ambient music as you explore them.
With the expanded school campus system, devilish new labyrinths, charming gameplay, and enormous cast of characters, Class of Heroes 3 won’t be easy for dungeon-crawling fans to put down once they start!
Summon Night 5
Summon Night 5 is a strategy RPG, and the first main game in the long Summon Night series to be localized. (Atlus brought over two GBA and one DS spinoff title several years back). It is set for a 2015 release. Check out the screenshots and opening movie below, and you can visit the website here.
BandaiNamco’s Summon Night 5 is the continuing story of that order-keeping society, the Eucross, and the adventures their Summoners have keeping their world and the disparate races from the Otherworlds in balance. Players can choose to experience the story as rookie Summoners Folth or Arca, and one of four possible partners (their “Cross”), giving the game’s dialogue and feel a unique flavor on up to eight different playthroughs.
What players see, and how the characters react depends on what characters are chosen at the beginning of each playthrough. But whatever choices a player makes, they’re in for a charming and sometimes tense Strategy-RPG adventure as they gradually unravel a plot that threatens the balance the Eucross is sworn to protect. The game features beautiful 2D and 3D art with battles presented in user-adjustable isometric perspective, and gorgeous animation that is a hallmark of BandaiNamco productions. Fans in the USA, Canada, and Europe will be able to play the game in 2015!