The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for 3DS, a full remake of the 2010-released DS title Radiant Historia with a new scenario. It will launch in Japan on June 29.
Further information, including an overview of the game, new elements, and comments from the staff, are featured within the pages of Weekly Famitsu.
Visit the teaser website here.
Update 8:58 a.m.: First details on Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology have come out of Weekly Famitsu.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a full remake of the 2010-released DS title, and includes a full lineup of voice actors that did not appear in the original game. The 3DS version has enhanced graphics and beautiful visuals inserted for event scenes. Character design is being handled by Masaki Hirooka.
When you start the game, you can select from two modes. In “Perfect Mode,” you can choose to play a newly added Sub-History in addition to the Standard History and Alternate History of the original title right from the beginning of the game. In “Append Mode,” you start with Standard History and Alternate History, and after clearing those, move on to Sub-History. Difficulty level can also be changed.
The game’s opening animation is produced by A-1 Pictures.
Here’s an overview of the characters:
- Stocke (voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi) – A spy belonging to Alistel’s Special Intelligence agents. He possesses the White Chronicle, which allows him to traverse the timeline.
- Nemesia (voiced by Mikako Komatsu) – A mysterious girl that appears before Stocke. She holds the key to the new scenario, “Sub-History,” and is traveling in search of a mysterious material known as the “artifact.”
- Eruca (voiced by Rie Takahashi)
- Aht (voiced by Tomoyo Kurosawa)
- Raynie (voiced by Ayane Sakura)
- Marco (voiced by Yoshitaka Yamaya)
- Rosch (voiced by Wataru Hatano)
- Gafka (voiced by Takaya Kuroda)
And here are some tidbits from Famitsu’s interview with director Mitsuru Hirata:
What’s the story behind developing a full remake?
“Thanks to everyone’s longstanding support, the build up of wanting to release this title has has risen even within Atlus. Since providing a world experience is essential in an RPG, we kept in mind not to change that impression. We reviewed the playability and improved it overall.”
What kind of story is the Sub-History?
“The third history that is neither the Standard History or the Alternate History is the Sub-History. The Sub-History is not just a single parallel world—the treatment of characters and timeline interpretation, how the Sub-History was born, each of these is different from the Standard History and Alternate History.”
Development is 95 percent complete. The game will cost 6,998 yen (tax included). A “Perfect Edition” limited edition will cost 10,584 yen.