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GrimGrimoire OnceMore Comes to the Fore July 28th in Japan

GrimGrimoire OnceMore screenshot of a young girl with curly blonde hair and a medieval frilly dress and hat riding a scaly dragon in the air above a little mountain village.

Just like before, it’s GrimGrimoire OnceMore! The remaster of the 2007 PS2 game GrimGrimoire was announced by Vanillaware and Nippon Ichi Software in the latest Weekly Famitsu. It’s currently a Japan-only release scheduled for July 28th this year for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and it’ll retail for ¥5,478 JPY. Peep the trailer below.

That’s right, it’s a strategy RPG, but it doesn’t play like your standard grid-based fare. GrimGrimoire OnceMore hews closer to RTS games such as WarCraft, though its side-scrolling nature makes it wholly unique. Here’s the English trailer for the original PlayStation 2 release if you want more gameplay and character info. Gematsu has details on the remaster’s new features, which I’ll reproduce below.

New System: “Great Magic” – Four types of “Great Magic” that can be used during battle have been implemented. Activated with newly illustrated cut-ins.

High-resolution graphics and widescreen aspect ratio.

“Fast-Forward” function for battle and story parts.

“Mid-Battle Save” function for battle parts.

The difficulty level of “Hard” mode has been adjusted to be more challenging than the original version.

New System: Skill Tree – Earn coins by completing tasks set for each stage. Coins can be used to strengthen familars. Coins can also be refunded.

Gallery Mode – Enjoy various illustrations.

New voice cast:

– Lillet Blan (voiced by Iori Saeki)

– Margarita Surprise (voiced by Miharu Hanai)

– Gammel Dore (voiced by Teruo Seki)

– Advocat (voiced by Hiromichi Tezuka)

We just got 13 Sentinels on Switch this week, but George Kamitani and co. have deemed it fit to grace us with yet more hand-illustrated goodness. Now, if we could only get word on a Western release…

GrimGrimoire OnceMore launches in Japan on July 28th for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. RPGFan happens to have reviewed the original game as well as the soundtrack, so check those out if you want to dive deep. Stick with us for a potential Western release date for GrimGrimoire OnceMore as well as general strategy RPG coverage!

Source: Gematsu

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Gio Castillo

Gio Castillo

Gio is a freelance writer and editor with a deep fondness for role-playing and management games. He lives in the Philippines with two cats, who he loves dearly.

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