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Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Atlus U.S.A.
Release Date: Summer 2012

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'Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time' (PSP) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2012 @ 7:04 a.m. PST

This PSP iteration of the 4th chapter in the Growlanser saga tells of a land - once rich with culture and technology - long ago nearly obliterated by evanescent divine entities. Two millennia later, the mysterious entities appear again, threatening to bring about an end to all things unless a fabled warrior of destiny can rise against them.

Patient North American fans can look forward to a long list of improvements and additions over the original game: new characters, scenarios, and events are complemented by dramatically improved loading times and a message skip option that allows players to advance the story at a faster pace.  

Blending a sprawling 40+ hour narrative with over 40 different possible endings; deep tactical RPG mechanics; the character designs of the legendary Satoshi Urushihara; and a host of enhancements over the original release, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time continues the proud ATLUS tradition of epic adventures set in breathtaking worlds and gives PSP system owners something to look forward to...

ATLUS also revealed that while the PSP system version's many anime cutscenes would be fully voiced, the remainder of the game would not include Japanese or English voice work.  The Japanese track could not be included due to licensing restrictions, while the sheer scope of the game's script - expanded and fleshed out over and above the original PS2 release and already one of the largest localization projects in the publisher's two decade history - was prohibitive to the prospects of a new English voice track.

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