iTunes - Podcast RSS Feed - Podcast RSS Feed - News RPGFan YouTube Channel RPGFan on Facebook RPGFan on Twitter


RPGFan Social Links
Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana 2 Goes Gold
05.03.05 - 8:08 PM

In the developer's diary on the official Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana 2 website, director Kazushige Masuda revealed that the highly anticipated sequel to last year's popular PlayStation 2 title has gone gold. The game is on track to be released in Japan on May 26th.

In the diary's newest entry, Masuda also commented on the US version of the first game, Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana. He mentioned that the staff at Gust began pondering the idea of a US release in July 2004, before the development of Eternal Mana 2 began. Describing the current industry landscape as one where major companies were focusing on games with 3D visuals that cater to western audiences, the Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana 2 director emphasized Gust's desire to continue developing more traditionally Japanese games. A key motivation behind the decision to bring the prequel to the US was the recent manga and anime boom as well as the growing acceptance of traditional Japanese games in North America.

Nippon Ichi subsidiary NIS America will publish Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana in the US on May 25th.


Back
Chris Winkler





Featured Content
RPG Website Seeks News & Music Editors
RPG Website Seeks News & Music Editors
Inquire Within
Steins;Gate Review
Steins;Gate
Review
Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary Edition Review
Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary Edition
Review
The Legend of Grimrock II Review
The Legend of Grimrock II
Review
Editorial: Mobile Side-Quests and the Cat Emperor
Mobile Side-Quests and the Cat Emperor
Editorial
Dead Island 2 Hands-On Preview
Dead Island 2
Hands-On Preview
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Hands-On Preview
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Hands-On Preview