Upcoming RPGs on PS3 for August – December 2013

Here’s a list of upcoming RPGs on the PS3 for the rest of 2013 that I am most excited about.

  • Tales of Xillia (release date: 6 August 2013)

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  • Kingdom hearts HD 1.5 Remix (release date: 10 September 2013)

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  • Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (release date: 31 December 2013)

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Of the three, I am most excited about Tales of Xillia which was given a perfect 10/10 score in Japan, making it the highest rated Tales game in history. After playing Tales of Graces f, I am really looking forward to what Tales of Xillia has to offer.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is a bundle containing HD versions of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories, as well as HD cinematic footage from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is another bundle containing HD versions of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. OK so these two Final Fantasy titles aren’t exactly the best in the series, but I never got to finish Final Fantasy X-2 on my PS2 (it crashed alot in its last few weeks). Note that the release date for Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD remaster isn’t set in stone. The official sources say “end of 2013”. I got the exact date from a Japanese fansite, but it could be wrong.

Other RPGs coming out on PS3 later this year include:-

  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (release date: 27 August 2013)

The first release was an epic failure. Square Enix decided to remake the entire game and are gonna release it in August. From what I’ve read, it is much better than the first version, but still not really that great. It borrows (or copies) alot from World of Warcraft, so it doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Think of it as World of Warcraft with Final Fantasy lore. At the moment, the game is free on PC but once it’s released on PS3 monthly fees will be charged again. Personally, I don’t see it going very far, with so many better options out there *cough*Guild Wars 2*cough*.

  • Diablo 3 (release date: 9 September 2013)

Click-fest is all I can say. Though action RPGs tend to work better on console than PC. Simply because tapping a button several thousand times doesn’t wear out your fingers as much as mouseclicking several thousand times.

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