This week’s publishing news

  • Tales of Symphonia and its Sequel Dawn of the New World will be coming to European PS3s in 2014
  • SEGA announced that Hatsune Miku Project Diva F will be coming to the European PSN in August and a demo will be available next week. A little bit of sad news is that only North America will see a physical release of the game.
  • Final Fantasy IV is now available for Android. The price tag is 14,49€
  • As announced previously, Ace Attorney Trilogy HD is now available on the iTunes Store. The first cases are free to play, the whole game will cost you 14,99€.
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Exclusive: European release date and price for Code of Princess

As Code of Princess developer and European publisher Agatsuma Entertainment confirmed today, the game will be released next week on the 3DS eShop as a digital-only download.

“We will be releasing the title on 28th of March, next week, and it will cost 29.99Euro.”

The game won’t feature dual-audio and will only have the english voice track available in the North American release of the game by U.S. publisher Atlus as Agatsuma Entertainment clarifies:

“we won’t be able to release the title with Japanese voice overs.”

Additionally this means that the European release will neither contain the artbook nor the soundtrack of the North American release.

Publishing review:

Positive:

  • European release

Negative:

  • Digital download only
  • No dual-audio
  • Region-locked
  • No Artbook or Soundtrack

Overall grade: Bad

(This review only takes publishing and localization into consideration and is no review of the game itself)

Tecmo Koei’s troubled Atelier Totori Plus release

Just two weeks after the release of Atelier Ayesha for the PS3, which only features a stripped-down English voice track and no dual-audio, Tecmo Koei releases Atelier Totori Plus for the Vita, this time with dual-audio but no physical retail release and without any kind of announcement or PR.

It seems like Tecmo Koei isn’t really committed to the series since they recently acquired its developer Gust. Read an interesting article by rpgfan.com who are also quite disappointed by Tecmo Koei and their handling of the franchise.

Fans can only hope that future installments will be handled with the same devotion the previous publisher NISA did.