Nippon Ichi Wants You To Stop And Smell Blue RosesWhich, incidentally, carry the scent of a new strategy RPG for the PSP.06.15.10 - 9:56 AM
The debut RPG from new developer ApolloSoft, entitled Blue Roses: The Fairies and the Blue-Eyed Warriors
, has been announced for a Japanese release on September 16. The title is being developed by former Flight-Plan employees (the company behind Summon Night
) and will be published by Nippon Ichi Software.
Blue Roses will feature two main characters, each with their own unique storyline (not unlike the recent Hexyz Force). Players will command a squadron of Blue Rose knights, who utilize the power of fairies to battle mysterious enemies known as Phantoms. Being a strategy RPG, battles will take place on a standard grid from an overhead perspective. Once an attack is executed, the viewpoint shifts to a 2D depiction of a three-on-three skirmish.
The game will be priced at ¥6,090 for a retail copy, which will include a 40-page "Blue Roses Visual Booklet", or ¥4,800 for the digital release. No North American release has been announced, but keep checking back to RPGFan for the latest news on this title.