It’s okay that we all don’t have access to a huge library of Vita games yet. Really. Do you know why? Because there are companies like NIS America around who are still willing to bring PSP games to the PSN for our downloading pleasure. One such announcement was made at the 2012 Tokyo Game Show. It turns out Idea Factory and Spike’s Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection JRPG will be released on the North American and European PlayStation Stores in 2013.
Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection follows two siblings named Claude and Yuri. Yuri has a fatal disease and her old brother Claude is taking her around the world in the hope that they’ll find someone or some medicine that can heal her illness. Of course, this naturally means they’ll somehow become the hero and heroine upon whom the fate of the entire world rest.
Battles look pretty interesting. Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection differs from the previous games by making it a real-time strategic RPG, rather than just a strategic RPG or turn-based RPG. You direct your troops actions and prepare strategic locations on the map for battle. When an attack against an enemy begins, you enter a screen that looks like a rhythm mini-game and must press the circle button as an indicator goes over targets in the hopes of your forces doing more damage to your opponents. It looks neat.
We’ll see Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection in February 2013. In case you’re a fan of the series of strategic RPGs and are keeping track, this is actually the sixth Generation of Chaos. We haven’t seen all of them in English, but NIS America and Tecmo Koei have done pretty well in making sure the PSP games at least were released outside of Japan.