Cross Edge boxart and trailer

Seriously, NISA, stop releasing so much info about this game so quickly! You’re making me WANT it.

Boxart popped up at Amazon. It’s essentially the same as the JP boxart but Miko(to) was moved and someone was taken off to make room for her. I like it, though.

Watch the trailer here. Yes, I’m pretty sure that Yuri Lowenthal is voicing three characters. Miko(to) is a bit high, the AT1 girls don’t have their old voices, and Etna and Prinny are the same as usual.

Um…that’s about it. I’ll have to hear more of course to get a better judgment of what they’ll be like. But it seems…tolerable? Also, the font they’re using for text seems to be the same used in AT1 and 2. Random observation.

Next thing you’ll know is Rosenqueen will put up preorders with epic swag and I’ll drop $70 (since swag costs extra) on a game I don’t have the system for. Then I’ll drop over $400 for a 60GB PS3, and then money for Eternal Sonata and Valkyria Chronicles :X

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Cross Edge site launched

http://nisamerica.com/games/crossedge/

I have nothing to say on name changes for Mana Khemia 2, as long as they carry over into that game if/when it’s localized. Marie (Atelier Marie) didn’t get changed, for some reason I was afraid they’d screw up on her. Same with the other characters that have established names (Darkstalkers and AT girls)

My only beef is with “Reyvatail”. Come ON guys, you at least got that right in your mess you called Ar tonelico II. Don’t let that get in the game. Besides, your rep is SERIOUSLY hanging on this game, NISA. If it sucks, that’s three in a row (1 is Rhapsody, 2 is AT2).

Cross Edge interview

Sure a lot of info coming out about this game recently.

An interview with Nao Zook

Is there going to be lots of voice acting in Cross Edge? If you need someone to voice a Southerner, I do a mean Hank Hill impression. You could fly me out and I’ll record some lines for free. What I’m really trying to ask is will there be Japanese and English language options?
Nao: Haha, I wish you would’ve told me that before! I am sure you’d do a great job on it. But unfortunately, all the voice recording is done, and there is quite a lot of it in this game. All of the original Japanese voices are included, and we also recorded over half of the total voiced lines into English.

From that last sentence, I wonder if they meant “all the dialogue” when they said “all the voices” or if “all the voices” just means that everyone who had a voice in the JP version has at least one voiced line? Confusing. I hope that they really had enough localization and debugging time. Debugging time, mostly.

Also, at the end of the interview, they essentially announced that we’re getting Atelier Annie, which is the newest Atelier game released on DS. It just came out this month, in fact. That’d make it the first traditional Atelier game to come over to the US! I wonder if we’ll be getting Rorona too?

Raki Battle Video and Early Opinions on Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

First off, here’s my battle with Raki from AT2 on the retail NA version of the game. So no patching to make it go past Defense Phase 3. Apologies for the blocking, I had massive lag from my setup, I’m really a TON better, especially with Raki.

Now, for some Early Opinions!
-Emil, please grow a pair.
-Marta, please stop being so tsundere/cliche clingy girl.
-Tenebrae and Colette? DON’T CHANGE I LOVE YOU BOTH.
-I’m not used to 90% of scenes being voiced! Also, getting tired of Laura Bailey…
-The waggle shortcuts for techs are FUN. Though I set the most useful one to Down on the D-pad cause it’s easier…