Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Announced for Nintendo 3DS

This week’s Famitsu (also via Hachima) has revealed Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the Nintendo 3DS.

The game is a full remake of the Nintendo DS original Radiant Historia, released back in 2010. The remake features a new scenario, and will launch in Japan on June 29th. Here’s the game’s teaser website.

As this is a full remake, the 3DS version will have improved graphics and enthralling visuals for various event scenes. There’s also an entire roster of voice actors that didn’t appear in the original game. The opening animation is being handled by A-1 Pictures.

The new scenario is described as “Sub-History,” where you can start in a “Perfect Mode” which has this seamlessly tied into the original story, or the “Append Mode,” which lets you play the new scenario after completing the main timeline.

Here’s a list of characters and their voice actors:

  • Stocke – The protagonist (VA by Katsuyuki Konishi)
  • Nemesia – New character (VA by Mikako Komatsu

Part Members:

  • Aht (VA by Tomoyo Kurosawa)
  • Eruca (VA by Rie Takahashi)
  • Gafka (VA by Takaya Kuroda)
  • Marco (VA by Yoshitaka Yamaya)
  • Raynie (VA by Ayane Sakura)
  • Rosch (VA by Wataru Hatano)

Game director Mitsuru Hirano said that since fans have voiced their support for the game over time, internal support for a new Radiant Historia game has come from within Atlus proper.

In terms of why they chose to do a remake and not a sequel, Hirano said they wanted to give fans more of what made the original great without changing much, but focused on improving all aspects of the game.

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  • alterku

    Huh. I’d be more interested in a sequel, but this is fine too.

  • NukeA6

    If they’re gonna remake something, couldn’t it have been something like Terranigma? Do we really need a remake of a game from last-gen that’s already one of the best games from that time period?

  • Who are you?

    West release never

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Hey, that’s pretty cool.

  • catazxy

    “opening animation is being handled by A-1 Pictures”
    Meh, just as long you don’t let them do anything else….

  • NuclearCherries

    This is great news for those who missed out on this gem. This is one of the greatest RPGs on the DS, and that is no small feat. If you haven’t played this when it originally came out, it’s well worth picking up.

    Just wish the opening animation wasn’t handled by A1… if the Tales of series can get Ufotable, then why can’t Atlus get someone better? I swear we better not see the dreaded A1 face…

  • Lucky

    I don’t think Atlus owns the rights to do a remake of any of the Quintet trilogy of games, but I see your point. Honestly I think this remake is due to (I’m assuming) successful sales of other DS-> 3DS remakes like Devil Survivor or Etrian Odyssey.

  • NukeA6

    I mentioned the Quintet trilogy because I keep thinking Radiant Historia is Square because of Yoko Shimomura doing the music.

  • Audie Bakerson

    At least it’s not a mobile game…

  • Travis Touchdown

    Wow! I was really looking into getting Radiant Historia at some point.

    Definitely going to pick this up.

  • Zen

    Well shit. I saw 3DS and was relieved until I saw it was a remake.

    Pretty disappointing overall. The original is fantastic and while a new scenario sounds interesting I can’t help but see this as wasted potential.

  • Matz

    I’ve played this game on the NDS but never finished it, might try to finish it this time

  • Michael Richardson

    Wasn’t a fan of the original. Maybe if they fix the bland character writing, forgettable music, and disappointing time travel mechanics, they can finally turn this into a decent game.

  • acidthorn

    Apparently EO didn’t sell well enough to announce and/or work on the localization of EO5.

  • Lucky

    It took about a year to release EOIV and Untold 2 in the west. I’d say give it some more time.

  • DOUGHNUTS ARE AMAZING

    Awesome, but I would have preferred this on the Switch.

    Also, Etrian 3 Untold and Strange Journey 3D when?

  • Will3316

    Hey, Shin Sekai Yori was really good and Erased was decent.

  • Grampy_Bone

    Couldn’t get into this game. Story was dull, combat was duller. No real customization or interesting mechanics, shoving enemies into stacks was a real stinker.

  • Grampy_Bone

    Ditto

  • CRES

    HEY! ATLUS! WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LOCALIZE ETRIAN ODYSSEY V!?

  • Alex Drake

    Could you be any more full of shit

  • sanic

    I never got around to trying the original.

  • TylorW

    I’m curious about the new scenario thing. Devil Survivor 2 for the 3DS comes to mind when I think of a remake with a new scenario, and if I’m not mistaken, the new scenario was pretty long in that game, and acted like a pseudo-sequel to the main game.

    Hopefully they won’t squander the idea of the new scenario and try to possibly implement some new mechanics into it that were not in the original.

  • catazxy

    Sword art online and asterisk war tho…

  • Fenrir007

    Good, I guess…? I never got to play the original, so it’s a good chance to do it now. I just hope it will look better than the same game emulated in Drastic.

  • Ace

    Well, at least they didn’t completely ruin the game by completely changing the gameplay to appease casuals.