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NIS Unveils Rhapsody 25th Anniversary Website

A screenshot of Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom with a dialogue box that reads 'You and I are best friends'.

Nippon Ichi Software has unveiled a 25th-anniversary website for the Rhapsody series. The website is sparse on new information, with Nippon Ichi Software promising updates and news on the series as the year continues.

The Rhapsody series is a trilogy of music-focused RPGs consisting of Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess, and Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl. The trilogy focuses on the dual stories of puppeteer Cornet and her daughter Kururu as they adventure across the kingdom of Marl, where players will engage in interactive musical numbers and turn-based battling against a myriad of foes seeking to silence their virtual song. The exact 25th anniversary of the series happened on December 17th, 2023, neatly coinciding with the release of the first game on December 17th, 1998, for the original PlayStation.

Rhapsody Screenshots

Players can experience the series through re-releases of the entire trilogy across an array of modern platforms. The first title was included in the Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3 compilation released for both Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. The second and third titles were released last year in the Marl Kingdom Chronicles collection for PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

If you’re curious as to what RPGFan thinks of the series, feel free to check out our suite of Retro Encounter episodes focusing on the first game. If the written word is more your style, feel free to check out our review for Ballad of the Little Princess penned by Des Miller.

Stay tuned to RPGFan for further updates on the series and all things RPG!

Source: Gematsu

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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