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Final Fantasy X/X-2 PS4 preorder drops to £27.70

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, JRPGs, PS4 games

Final Fantasy X/X-2 PS4 preorder drops to £27.70

The May 15th preorder for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is at its cheapest price yet at £27.70. That's a great deal considering most outlets are charging around £35.

When we played the PS3 and Vita versions, we found that FFX has aged wonderfully and offers up huge depth for you to discover all over again or even for the first time if you're really lucky. It'll take you ages to finish and it turns out X-2 has aged ok too, despite being a bit unnecessary. We'd opt for the Vita version over the PS3 or PS4 because of the handheld's handy sleep function, but this PS4 preorder is bound to be the best graphics wise. The game will be released May 15th.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 only £28.90 on PS4

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, JRPGs, PS4 games

Final Fantasy X/X-2 only £28.90 on PS4

The May 15th preorder for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is at its cheapest price yet at £28.90. That's a great deal considering most outlets are charging around £35.

When we played the PS3 and Vita versions, we found that FFX has aged wonderfully and offers up huge depth for you to discover all over again or even for the first time if you're really lucky. It'll take you ages to finish and it turns out X-2 has aged ok too, despite being a bit unnecessary. We'd opt for the Vita version over the PS3 or PS4 because of the handheld's handy sleep function, but this PS4 preorder is bound to be the best graphics wise. The game will be released May 15th.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 only £28.90 on PS4

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, JRPGs, PS4 games

Final Fantasy X/X-2 only £28.90 on PS4

The May 15th preorder for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is at its cheapest price yet at £28.90. That's a great deal considering most outlets are charging around £35.

When we played the PS3 and Vita versions, we found that FFX has aged wonderfully and offers up huge depth for you to discover all over again or even for the first time if you're really lucky. It'll take you ages to finish and it turns out X-2 has turned out ok too, despite being a bit unnecessary. We'd opt for the Vita version over the PS3 or PS4 because of the handheld's handy sleep function, but this PS4 preorder is bound to be the best graphics wise.

These great yet overlooked JRPGs are the real stars of the PlayStation Easter Sale

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
JRPGs, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

These great yet overlooked JRPGs are the real stars of the PlayStation Easter Sale

The PlayStation Easter Sale is now live, but it's a bit of a free-for-all that's burying some absolutely fantastic bargains. Especially, it turns out, for a host of brilliant niche JRPGs that weren't even mentioned on the PlayStation Blog.

Having reviewed all of them, however, we'd like to shine the spotlight on what we'd consider to be the highlights, and explain exactly why they deserve your attention.

Tales Of Hearts R | £19.99 (Vita)

These great yet overlooked JRPGs are the real stars of the PlayStation Easter Sale

"Tales Of Hearts R is a fantastic handheld RPG and one of the most impressive remakes of recent years. Expect a top-quality JRPG experience from start to finish, even if it's a touch familiar in parts." - 8/10 review

Tears To Tiara 2 | £15.99 (PS3)

These great yet overlooked JRPGs are the real stars of the PlayStation Easter Sale

"Tears To Tiara 2 is nearly crushed under the weight of its sluggish opening act, but once it gets going, this fascinating SRPG hits a unique groove. Great turn-based tactics, superb characters and surprisingly accurate Punic Wars setting make for a rough little diamond that deserves your attention.

If you have the time and patience to spare, Tears To Tiara 2 could well be one of this year's left-field highlights." - 7/10 review

Click here to read more...

Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition down to £14.99

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
JRPGs, PS3 games, Tales of Xillia 2

Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition down to £14.99

As far as I'm aware, there is no standard edition of the game, but £14.99 as most other sites are still over £30.

This edition includes a steelbook and a CD of dev-selected music tracks. I really enjoyed the original game and have been tempted by this one for a while. Well, when I can find a spare forty hours or so to really lose myself in it that is. Unlike many JRPGs, the action ditches the polite turn-based battles for real-time attacks with you switching between party members on the fly and working with specific partners to unleash unique combo attacks.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles & Tales of Graces f pack on PS3 - £14.99

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Action RPGs, JRPGs, PS3 games, Tales of Graces f, Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles & Tales of Graces f pack on PS3 - £14.99

This compilation bundle includes Tales of Symphonia Chronicles and Takes of Graces f for just £14.99. You'd usually expect to pay around £15 each for these, so I'd get on this fast!

This is a seriously good deal, with over 100 hours of excellent action-RPG gameplay from Japan. This is a perfect entry for newbies to the Tales of series and will surely get you hooked for the upcoming Tales of Zesteria. Be sure to check out Tales of Xillia if you like what you play here too. This collection will be released on March 27th.

Suikoden and Suikoden II only £3.59 each for PS3/Vita/PSP

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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JRPGs, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PSP games, Suikoden, Suikoden II

Suikoden and Suikoden II only £3.59 each for PS3/Vita/PSP

In addition to the sweet Final Fantasy deals we posted earlier, you can also pick up another pair of RPG classics for just £3.59 each on PSN. Suikoden  and Suikoden 2 are only £3.99 each, but using today's discount code you can chip them down to £3.59. Note: the code will only work once, so make sure you're happy with your basket's contents before applying it.

The original Final Fantasy games available from £3.60 on Vita/PSP

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Final Fantasy, JRPGs, PS Vita games, PSP games

The original Final Fantasy games available from £3.60 on Vita/PSP

Fancy playing the very first Final Fantasy title? Well, now's your chance as the latest PSN sale combined with today's discount code sees many of the originals going for just £3.60 for a download to your Vita or PSP. Note: the code will only work once, so make sure you're happy with your basket's contents before applying it.

The games may have aged a little harshly over the years, but for £3.60 we think Final Fantasy fans will get a kick out of seeing where it all began. The game was originally called Final Fantasy as it was set to be the company's final game before they went of business. However, it sold exceptionally well and the rest is history as they say.

Thanks to FantasyDeals.

Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition only £13.67

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
JRPGs, PS3 games, Rakuten voucher codes, Tales of Xillia 2, Voucher codes

Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition only £13.67

As far as I'm aware, there is no standard edition of the game, but £13.67 is a great price and the cheapest deal we've ever seen for Tales of Xillia 2. Don't forget to use the discount code too.

This edition includes a steelbook and a CD of dev-selected music tracks. I really enjoyed the original game and have been tempted by this one for a while. Well, when I can find a spare forty hours or so to really lose myself in it that is. Unlike many JRPGs, the action ditches the polite turn-based battles for real-time attacks with you switching between party members on the fly and working with specific partners to unleash unique combo attacks.

Pre-order Final Fantasy Type-0 HD + FFXV demo on PS4/XO from £32.75

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy XV, JRPGs, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Western Final Fantasy fans have had to wait years to get their hands on the former PSP-exclusive, but now Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming to PS4 and Xbox One. The cheapest pre-order available currently stands at £32.75. If we're honest, the price of this one should fall not long after release, it would appear Square are cashing in on fans eager to play the FFXV demo included.

Type-0 is a more action-orientated title in a similar vein to the excellent Crisis Core on PSP. To sweeten the deal, Square Enix have included a demo for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, which will be live from Type-0 HD's launch on March 20th.

Pre-order Final Fantasy Type-0 HD + FFXV demo on PS4/XO - £32.85

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy XV, JRPGs, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Western Final Fantasy fans have had to wait years to get their hands on the former PSP-exclusive, but now Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming to PS4 and Xbox One. The cheapest pre-order available currently stands at £32.85.

Type-0 is a more action-orientated title in a similar vein to the excellent Crisis Core on PSP. To sweeten the deal, Square Enix have included a demo for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, which will be live from Type-0 HD's launch on March 20th.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is going to reinvent the JRPG... again

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
JRPGs, Monolith Soft, Wii U games, Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the best JRPGs of the decade, and it succeeded by breaking the mold. The great characters and strong storylines we love from the genre were innovatively merged with the massive open worlds and exploration we typically associate with western RPGs and MMOs, creating a game that was enormous as it was deeply compelling. In effect, it reinvented and reinvigorated a genre that many, albeit incorrectly, feel is stagnating.

Xenoblade Chronicles X seems set to do the same. Only on a much grander scale. With mechs. And multiplayer!

Monolith Soft's upcoming Wii U exclusive has been on our radar ever since its first teasers, but Nintendo have now launched a slew of new details by way of one of an utterly stunning Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation. You can watch the video above, but for your convenience, here's what we now know about Xenoblade Chronicles X... and why we feel that it's one of the most exciting releases of 2015.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is going to reinvent the JRPG... again

Click here to read more...

Tales Of Graces f down to £9.99 on PS3

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
JRPGs, PS3 games, Tales of Graces f

Tales Of Graces f down to £9.99 on PS3

Tales of Graces f now just £9.99 at Base. Click here to buy! >>

I haven't personally played Tales Of Graces f, but the series can always be relied upon to deliver gorgeous JRPGs with superb combat.

Brendan vouches for it in his 8/10 review, which praises the classic yet satisfying formula. For less than a tenner, saving an extra quid vs last week's 365Games deal, it has to be worth a go. Thanks again, BuzzDuraband!

Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition down to £16.89

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
JRPGs, Tales of Xillia 2

Tales of Xillia 2 - Day One Edition down to £16.89

As far as I'm aware, there is no standard edition of the game, but £16.89 is a great price as Amazon are in second at £20.87 and most other sites are still over £30.

This edition includes a steelbook and a CD of dev-selected music tracks. I really enjoyed the original game and have been tempted by this one for a while. Well, when I can find a spare forty hours or so to really lose myself in it that is. Unlike many JRPGs, the action ditches the polite turn-based battles for real-time attacks with you switching between party members on the fly and working with specific partners to unleash unique combo attacks.

Thanks to hanzoadam.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Free Login Weekend begins this Friday

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, JRPGs, MMORPGs, PS3 games, PS4 games, RPGs

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Free Login Weekend begins this Friday

If you've already purchased and registered FFXIV, but maybe got bored and wandered off, or otherwise deactivated your account, Square Enix are offering lapsed and wayward sons and daughters the chance to check out what's new in the recently released Patch 2.5.

The Free Login Weekend will take place from Friday 30th January (08:00 GMT) to Monday 2nd February (08:00 GMT) and will be eligible to "players who have previously purchased and registered Final Fantasy XIV and whose service account is set as inactive during the campaign period."

Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for just £29.88 delivered from Shop4World

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
3DS Games, JRPGs, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, RPGs, Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for just £29.88 delivered from Shop4World. Click here to buy >>

One of the finest JRPGs we've seen in over a decade, Xenoblade Chronicles was a revelation on Wii and we're hoping the handheld version is up to scratch too. Out in early April, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will only be compatible with New 3DS and New 3DS XL units. So if you've only got a standard 3DS come April, you won't be able to run the game, sadly.

You can check out Jon's glowing review of the Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles right here. Cheers FantasyDeals!

From The Vault | Xenoblade Chronicles Review

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
From The Vault, JRPGs, Monolith Soft, Nintendo, Wii games, Xenoblade Chronicles

Every Sunday, we'll be diving into the Dealspwn archives to bring you an article or review from yesteryear. This week, having gotten all excited once again over the prospect of Xenoblade Chronicles X in the wake of the first Nintendo Direct of the year, here's a reminder of exactly why Monolith Soft's original title on the Wii was so highly regarded, and why we're very glad it's getting a revisit on the New 3DS.

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From The Vault | Xenoblade Chronicles Review

Platform: Wii (Reviewed)

Developer: Monolith Soft

Publisher: Nintendo

The UK release of Xenoblade Chronicles poses many questions. The most controversial of which, naturally, is exactly why us Brits have received Monolith Soft's anticipated RPG instead of the United States... who have spent the last few months demonstrating the massive demand by banging their heads against Nintendo Of America's Facebook page.

There's a much more pressing question to be answered, however. Is Xenoblade Chronicles actually any good - and does it worth the insane amount of hype?

The answer is simple. Not only is Xenoblade Chronicles an astounding RPG and a late-game miracle for the Wii, but it's also one of the best games to have come out of Japan this console generation. It's bigger, smarter, more innovative, more nuanaced and more considerate than practically any other JRPG I can name... and just to put the icing on the cake, all the voice acting isBritish. The term game-changer has never been more apt or profoundly literal.

From The Vault | Xenoblade Chronicles Review

Xenoblade Chronicles is set a year after a legendary hero uses the power of a mysterious sword to rout an army of machines hell-bent on crushing the human race clinging to life on the back of an ancient dead machine God. Shulk, a young laboratory technician tasked with unlocking the secrets of the Monado (the blade in question), is soon granted a nightmarish vision of the future by the enigmatic weapon - and sets out with a group of comrades to discover whether the prophecy will come true. And more importantly, whether the future can be changed. It's an exciting and imaginative premise, and one that sets the tone for a truly superior RPG.

Click here to read more...

Japanese Roleplay sale now on at GOG, up to 75% off Agarest, Legend of Heroes, Pier Solar

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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Agarest Generations of War, GOG.com, JRPGs, PC games, Pier Solar and the Great Architects, RPGs, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Japanese Roleplay sale now on at GOG, up to 75% off Agarest, Legend of Heroes, Pier Solar

GOG's weekly staff picks are live, and this week's sale is all about Japanese roleplaying:

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have no doubt spotted that buying Generations of War and the Collector's Upgrade is actually a penny cheaper than buying the Collector's Edition outright. Definitely pick up Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky if you like your JRPGs -- it's an underrated gem. You can read my full review here.

Grab a physical copy of Ni No Kuni for £10

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
JRPGs, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3 games, RPGs

Grab a physical copy of Ni No Kuni for £10

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has gone much lower than this on the PSN, but if you're someone who prefers physical media, appreciates having something to trade in, or maybe just doesn't want to fill up masses of hard drive space, nabbing the Essentials version for a tenner at Amazon or GAME might be worth a look.

You can read our Ni No Kuni review by clicking here. Cheers to ukanalyst for the tip.

Nintendo 2DS (transparent) with Pokemon Omega Ruby and a free game for £109.99 at Zavvi

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
3DS Games, Console bundles, JRPGs, Nintendo 2DS, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby, RPGs

Nintendo 2DS (transparent) with Pokemon Omega Ruby and a free game for £109.99 at Zavvi

Ah, transparent Nintendo handhelds making me feel old. It was a hideous look on the Game Boy, and it's pretty hideous on the 2DS too. That said, there's something incredibly nostalgic about having transparent hardware -- it's all so very Nineties. Even the N64 got in on the act.

Anyway, Zavvi are offering the Nintendo 2DS with Pokemon Omega Ruby bundle for £109.99, and Nintendo are running a promotion where you can register your shiny new copy of Pokemon and get a free game in the process.

The games you can get with the promotion are as follows:

  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Yoshi’s New Island
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  • Mario Golf: World Tour
  • Mario Party: Island Tour
  • Pokémon Art Academy

Zavvi's deliveries have been know to take their time on occasion, but all signs point towards a swift dispatch in this case. Cheers Genki!