Any chance they localize the Growlanser 1 remake that was released on the PSP in Japan a few years back? We got 2 thru 5 over here now, so it would nice to have a chance to play the first game. BTW, anyone know if the first game has any story connection to the other five games in the series?
While I share in your hope to someday see Growlanser 1 (as well as 6) I think it is a pipe dream my friend.... we certainly won't be seeing any more on the PSP (its a miracle we got WoT)....
And what really sucks about it is the story for Growlanser 1 is related to 2. Though I'm not quite sure how exactly, I know many of the same characters are in both titles and 2 is supposed to act as a co-occuring scenario to 1 somehow... that is, rather than a chronological sequel, its timeframe (growlanser 2's) is supposed to be during the same time frame as growlanser 1..... or something like that.
I wouldn't entirely dismiss the possibility of a few more PSP games getting localized. When you take into account that 70 million PSP systems have sold world-wide (compared to about 2 million PSVitas) and
downloadable PSP games can be played on the Vita, there's still a siginficant market for PSP games. I think the only reason more publishers aren't bringing out PSP games is the fear of rampant piracy on the system.
That said, I think the chances of getting Growlanser I PSP over here are rather slim at this point. I would love to be surprised though. I do wonder why Atlus didn't localize it a couple years ago though. Back in 2009-10, Atlus was publishing quite a few PSP games, so it seems strange they passed on one of their own properties. I suspect that Atlus USA may have actually wanted to bring Growlanser I over, but perhaps SCEA denied it due to it's "bad" graphics. But right now I think SCEA will approve just about any PSP game, so I think Atlus could do it if they wanted to. I will hold on to some slim hope that they may still bring I over if Wayfarer of Time ends up making them a profit. Of course, if Atlus doesn't even localize P2: EP, then Growlanser I has no chance.