Publisher Natsume has announced a new Japanese roleplaying game (JRPG), called End of Serenity, which will come to North America on PSP this summer. That’s right; we are 2014 and there are still PSP games being made, somewhere.
End of Serenity is being made by developer Kemco, who released Mystic Chronicles on PSP last year to more reception than initially planned. In the announcement, Hiro Maekawa of Natsume mentioned:
Mystic Chronicles ended up being a surprise fan favorite in 2013, and we’re happy to bring players a game that will have a similar appeal to our North American audience.
For classic fans, this JRPG will probably have some attraction to it, as its visuals are comprised of the well-known 16bit pixel art of yore. Its world is viewed from a top-down perspective, just like classic Final Fantasy title or any new RPG Maker release, really.
There are over 120 skills to perform in End of Serenity. Additionally, there’s the possibility to summon giant creatures to do your bidding.
While End of Serenity does sound like a new adventure, however, it’s actually a remake from a mobile release a few years back. Originally, the game bears the title End of Aspiration and it’s available right now for mobile devices. There’s even a free version with in-app purchases.
Still, it’s always great to see the PSP’s lifespan extend way past its prime. It’s not like it’s the first time that the handheld receives a mobile port. At least the RPG crowd, which already has quite the selection on PSP, has something else to look forward to.