Some games have a concept that suggests they had a light-hearted pre-production meeting with the agenda of 'thinking of really cool things'. We suspect the pitch meeting for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD on 3DS was one of these, as it's all about time-travelling through fantastical locations to fight dragons, or something along those lines.
It adds to the long list of enticing RPGs on the 3DS, and SEGA is currently highlighting the three locations you travel to in the game, including the 'present-day' Tokyo being in 2100, because why not?
Present-day Tokyo - The year 2100 in Tokyo is your first stop in the game. The city is an urban jungle filled with hazardous areas like the subway line and landmark giant tower. However, if you need to take a breather from hunting dragons, Nodens Enterprises HQ is located here.
Ancient Atlantis - So naturally, you'll depart Tokyo and step back in time to the mythical ocean kingdom of Atlantis. Be warned, the capital city of Atlantica, royal palace, and Cladeon lower wards are rife with danger. Oh, but the blacksmiths of Atlantis are renowned for forging great weapons, so definitely worth a visit.
Futuristic Eden - The futuristic collection of states known as Eden will be the last time and place you'll explore. You can visit the Kazan Republic, the ruins of Preloma, or brave the mysteries of the sealed tower. However, it would be wise to remain vigilant as dragons and enemies haunt your every step. The future is definitely bleak, so don't be surprised if some people from that time period are sympathetic to your cause.
Due out in the Americas this Summer for $39.99/CA$54.99, this looks like another one to watch closely. Check out the latest trailer below.
Curious, a Japan only series coming this way. Anyone here played the first two games?
@davidevoid Played the second one - pretty fun!
Oh, wow. This looks really good. It has everything that I like. JRPG, check! Time travel, check! Voice acting, check! Yep, I definitely getting this.
@Retron So far, nothing. And it's really pissing me off.
Now this needs to be picked up by NIS Europe and released in EU. Fact.
I'm calling it right now, this is the type of title that ends up being a hidden gem later on in the future. There's something about this game that interests me, it seems like a game to keep an eye on for sure!
This actually looks pretty interesting! If it reviews well, I might pick it up.
First time i heard of it. I like time travel and dragons so I hope it turns out to be a good game.
This looks good. I'm getting this. I already know. It has all the components for a great JRPG. This one has been under the radar for me and when ever I see information on it, I find myself thinking that this is going to be one spectacular game.
With all of the rpgs coming and recently landed I totally forgot about this one. This is worse then 2013 for rpgs in meaning that there's just TOO MANY GOOD ones. I barely have the time for what I have now then alone another 10 rpgs I can get this year alone. Here I thought the ds was rpg king. Looks like there's as new Sharif in town.
Well the game looks good now i just have to hope it gets released in 2017 in EU but doubt it will happen so it looks like i need to set some money on the side again.
Its looks are pretty impressive. Unless the review is horrible, I'll pick it up. I hope its a hit for SEGA.
SEGA HYPE!!!!! YES!!!!
@Ralizah You should play games based on what you like, not by review scores.
Already got my import copy on preorder from Amazon, really looking forward to this.
Hopefully a physical copy hits EU as that launch edition is pretty sweet otherwise I'll stick with the above.
I always wanted to play this! I hope it comes to Europe.
It seems this is the third game in the series.
Would I need to play the past games in order to understand what's going here?
Looks cool, might get it.
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Sigh. I'm such a sucker for these cheesy games Looks like just my cup of coffee.
@pandarino None at all, and SEGA Europe isn't answering any questions about the game on any of their social media accounts. They did the same for the SEGA 3D Classics Collection NA is getting, and we're now close enough to release to assume that's not coming out over here, so it's not looking too good.
@Gridatttack The previous two games are essentially their own thing. III has elements of the previous games in there, but the story is entirely standalone. It's also, due to original devs imageepoch's unfortunate death, by an entirely different developer (though shares some of the same dev team as previous titles).
I see. Thanks for the info.
I read and the first game is on the DS and the other 2 are on the PSP.
Did they come out in the west, or were they Japan only?
That title though... I think it could use a few more random numbers and letters.
@Gridatttack As far as I know, this is the first title in the series to receive a western localization. I have heard that some fans created an English translation for the the original DS game though.
@abbyhitter You should research your purchases before you actually part with your money.
Well this looks interesting, will keep an eye out for the release.
@Ralizah I always do. However, I don't let reviews stop me from enjoying a game that I may like. What a reviewer may like may be completely different than what I like.
@abbyhitter Very true. And if this was a series I had any real familiarity with, I wouldn't even bother with reviews. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about it, and it's a $40 game. Of course, bad critical reviews aren't enough. I don't really trust Western critics to judge Japanese games, after all. When I talk about it reviewing well, I also care about the impressions of people who play this genre regularly and who's opinions are much more likely to align with mine.
I should also add that a significant demo would be enough for me, but nice demos don't seem to come out very often.
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