Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded piles on in August

Port of PS2 role-playing game to feature new content, including more characters.

The Growlanser series is renowned not only for its multiple endings and branching story paths, but also for its distinctive artwork by manga artist Satoshi Urushihara, known for anime shows like Plastic Little and Legend of Lemear. Atlus recently announced that there will be a PSP reiteration of the fourth Growlanser title, now called Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded. The tactical role-playing game is slated to arrive on August 18 in Japan according to the game's official website.

The series' tactical combat might remind some gamers of Dragon Age and Baldur's Gate.

The game was originally subtitled "Overload," but producer Shinjiro Takada wrote on the site that the previous title did not convey the wealth of new features the game has. The original game, subtitled Wayfarer of the Time, stars a young mercenary named Crevaniel as he gets embroiled in a war between four countries and an impending prophecy which is carried out by a vengeful seraphim. This enhanced port will have additional story paths and event scenes, along with two new characters called D-MD Type and Tricia.

The only Growlanser games that were localized in English were Growlanser II and III (bundled under the collection called Growlanser Generations) and Growlanser V, which was renamed as Growlanser: Heritage of War. These games were released on the PlayStation 2.

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regix416_basic
regix416_basic

Is it just me or is this one of the WORST renames in history? The game looks great, it's just that name... ~_~ And I agree with you Legolas_Katarn. I LOVED Langrisser. Why won't ANYONE translate them into English well? *HINT HINT ATLUS* I'd absolutely LOVE a Langrisser Anthology over here, starting with Langrisser I (Since Warsong was REALLY a poor version of II and not I) and ending with VI. Langrisser Memorial for as little as I know of it, was a DC game that came out horribly. But the others were ALL redone on the PC Engine and were NEVER released over here. I think even some of them were released on the PS1... but with VERY mixed results.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

Hopefully this is released in America. Growlanser and Langrisser are the two series I most wanted translated. I loved two and three and when that came out everyone was saying that one and four were the best. Dragon Age and Baldurs Gate.....not really unless this plays nothing like two and three.

thisranks
thisranks

This will go nicely with my my copies of Generations and Heritage of War....

Bartz77
Bartz77

Atlus is king! They've been making some real good decisions/games lately. Now all we need is a new Robopon game, then I could die happy.

PoisoN_Facecam0
PoisoN_Facecam0

God i hope this gets localized.. Atlus has been so awesome lately, especially considering that Persona 2 Innocent Sin is getting the english treatment finally.

iandizion713
iandizion713

why are almost all the psp rpg games ports? i guess its good for those who havent played but come on make some new ones.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

God dammit! My eyes literally bugged out as I read the article title, until I slicked the article... to find out that it's not a localization announcement. Dammit! Atlus, you better have our backs on this one.

granasaberx
granasaberx

I really hope this gets localized. Loved the other ones, but kinda sad to have missed 1 and 4.