Are you a fan of 16-bit RPGs? If so, you may be interested to hear that Atlus is releasing a new game in February 22, 2011 called Radiant Historia, a Nintendo DS game that should bring back memories of your old favorites. Radiant Historia is a time-travel based RPG for the Nintendo DS styled after the 16-bit RPGs of old. The game utilizes a “position-based battle system” that can be seen in one of the screenshots, intricate hand-drawn details that can be seen in backgrounds, etc., and “one of the best soundtracks in recent memory,” as they claim.
According to Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus USA:
We’ve seen a future without a North American localization of Radiant Historia. That future was depressing and noticeably lacking in the ‘epic handheld RPG’ category. Knowing what that tomorrow would be like, we’re excited to release Radiant Historia for Nintendo DS in February 2011. It’s the kind of gaming experience that is really a time machine unto itself, transporting gamers back to the 16-bit era, the golden age of RPGs. Prepare to jump forward and back through time, meeting a variety of memorable characters and taking in some of the most polished, lovingly hand-drawn visuals ever to grace a handheld entry in the genre. A gaming future without all that? Not pretty.”
For the audiophiles in the crowd, a CD of piano arrangements from the composer’s musical score will be included with each and every launch copy of Radiant Historia.
Check out the screenshots and official trailer: