"The PSP is barely over a year old in the US, but Falcom has already worked on three full-scale role-playing games for the system. Konami published the latest in the company's biggest series, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, while Bandai put out The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion last November. Now the merged company Namco Bandai has announced that it will be bringing Falcom's third PSP role-playing game, The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch, to the US this summer.
While the game is a sequel to Legend of Heroes, players won't be controlling the same heroes. Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch follows childhood friends Chris and Jurio on a quest that starts out small, but winds up with the fate of the world in the balance. The game will once again feature the "pet system" and turn-based role-playing action.
No pricing or rating information for the game has yet been announced. "
I'm out walking shade to brush these fires aside to calm the rising fight to build you a new life
Post by ParanoiaDragon on Apr 21, 2006 20:20:40 GMT -5
I still don't have a PSP, & I don't know when I'll get one. But, I know what games I want for it, anything Falcom! Not to mention Daxter & the Mega Man games! And Suikoden 1 & 2, if they come out here, if only for the extra stuff
Post by Gamemusicfreak on May 1, 2006 4:08:11 GMT -5
That is actually the fifth chapter: A cagesong of the Ocean. Legend of Heroes V. The new one coming in English is in fact Legend of Heroes III: but they're calling it Legend of Heroes II because the first one they released on the PSP in English is Legend of Heores IV.
It's like what they did with Final Fantasy IV when it first came out in English. They called it Final Fantasy II.
E3 06: Legend of Heroes 2: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch Preshow Impressions We take a look at the sequel to last year's charming role-playing game for the PSP. By Greg Mueller, GameSpot Posted May 2, 2006 12:00 am PT
Last year's Legend of Heroes turned out to be a solid, if not particularly original role-playing game, and one of the best yet on the PSP. Namco Bandai Games is set to deliver a follow-up with Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch, scheduled to be released in June of this year. We took a look at the sequel at a recent press event to see just how this game is different from its predecessor.
In terms of the story, Legend of Heroes II is completely unrelated to the previous game. The story goes that a beautiful woman lived in the world of Tirasweel. This woman had white hair that seemed to shine in the moonlight, thus the nickname, "The Moonlight Witch". Her mystique goes far beyond her luminous locks, though. The woman is able to see the future, for better or for worse. When blessed with good fortune the witch was revered, but when bad things happened, she was blamed and eventually she up and disappeared. The story follows a group of adventurers as they investigate the mystery of the Moonlight Witch and attempt to change the seemingly doomed fate of the world of Tirasweel.
The game looks and plays very similarly to the previous Legend of Heroes game. You once again walk about a world map that is filled with enemies, and when you bump into the enemies a battle is initiated. The enemies on the map are all color-coded so you can easily tell how well you measure up in terms of strength. Some enemies will go out of their way to avoid you if they decide that you're too strong, which is an interesting twist on the enemy AI you find in most role-playing games. The battles are turn-based, with the standard options for attacking, casting spells, and using items. There's also a special gauge that you can fill up by performing actions in battle. Once the gauge is full, you can initiate a super attack that inflicts major damage, which results in a one-hit kill more often than not.
The pet system returns from the first game, so you can once again have all sorts of cute cats and dogs under your care, although you can only have one pet at a time. The pets can help you out by finding items and providing assistance in battle, so it pays to keep them well fed and content.
The graphics and art style in Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch look the same as in Legend of Heroes. You play the game from a top-down perspective, which offers a good view of the surrounding environments. The settings are the usual forests, small towns, and so on, and they are nicely detailed and colorful. The characters are squat and deformed, but they look good as well.
We're looking forward to getting some hands-on time with Legend of Heroes II at E3. In the meantime, you can check out the recently posted screenshots on the gamespace to get an idea of what to expect from the world of Tirasweel.
Post by ParanoiaDragon on May 10, 2006 1:14:42 GMT -5
Well, I'll be picking it up. As for owning a PSP, my friend Chris says he'll sell me his, whenever I'm ready, since he got another computer, & is back into WOW, he isn't playing his PSP or 360 It looks like a PSP sells used from EB for 180 IIRC, but it'll probably go down again this fall, so, maybe I'll buy it off of him then.
I feel bad though, I'm thinking of maybe getting the version with a hard drive instead.....depending on how that all pans out that is. I'll probably just buy this year, or maybe next year.