Growlanser 4 – Wayfarer of Time: Atlus to Release PSP Version
Japanese developer Atlus announces plans to release the PSP version of the Growlanser – Wayfarer of Time to North American players, scheduled for the summer of 2012. The press release from Atlus reads as follows:
“Patient North American fans can look forward to a long list of improvements and additions over the original game: new characters, scenarios, and events are complemented by dramatically improved loading times and a message skip option that allows players to advance the story at a faster pace. Blending a sprawling 40+ hour narrative with over 40 different possible endings; deep tactical RPG mechanics; the character designs of the legendary Satoshi Urushihara; and a host of enhancements over the original release, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time continues the proud ATLUS tradition of epic adventures set in breathtaking worlds and gives PSP system owners something to look forward to in 2012.”
Considered by many as the best title in the long-running series, Wayfarer of Time has only been released in Japan. Known as Growlanser 4 – Over Reloaded outside Japan, the game is about a fictional world where technology and culture were eliminated by divine beings two thousand years ago. A warrior comes in to fight this beings and rescue the world. The company adds: “While the PSP system version’s many anime cutscenes would be fully voiced, the remainder of the game would not include Japanese or English voice work. The Japanese track could not be included due to licensing restrictions, while the sheer scope of the game’s script – expanded and fleshed out over and above the original PlayStation 2 system release and already one of the largest localization projects in the publisher’s two decade history – was prohibitive to the prospects of a new English voice track.”
Let us wait and see how this will play out. We are a bit curious about this one. Are you exited to get your hands on Growlanser – Wayfarer of Time?