Gamers who are looking forward to The Guided Fate Paradox got another glimpse at the localized version of the SRPG.
Posted by Jason Venter (August 23, 2013)
Yesterday, NIS America sent out an email to share some images with members of the press. Those images included a proper look at the title's cover art, along with screenshots of the localized version of the game.
I always get a little bit excited when I find out that NIS America is about to release another title developed by the Nippon Ichi Software team in Japan. That group of talented developers was responsible for one of my favorite SRPGs of all time, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, as well as plenty of other great titles within that general world.
The Guided Fate Paradox is one of the next titles we'll see in that line, following the release early next month of the oddly named Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. While that means two very big SRPGs are arriving right on top of each other, the two titles wouldn't have been developed in a rush. Over in Japan, Disgaea D2 was actually released after The Guided Fate Paradox was, but localization is a funny thing. What's good for one region might not be great for another.
As you can see from the screenshot above, The Guided Fate Paradox is cut from the same sort of cloth that worked wonders on past titles such as Phantom Brave and Makai Kingdom. Combat appears to employ the same grid-based approach that worked so well in Disgaea, however, rather than allowing the freer placement that sometimes led to uncertainty in Makai Kingdom.
The Guided Fate Paradox is scheduled for release on November 5 in North America, and apparently will hit Europe most of a couple of weeks ahead of that (an increasingly common trend of late that my friends in Europe will surely enjoy lording over me).
If you're interested in pre-ordering the game, NIS America would of course very much like for you to do so. You can preorder The Guided Fate Paradox for $49.99 plus tax and shipping, or the premium edition is currently available from NIS America at the publisher's online store. Why not $59.99 for the standard edition? Because someone loves us, I guess. And hey, I'm not complaining!
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