NIS America made two big announcements during its 30th-anniversary livestream yesterday. And while Disgaea 7's Western release may have been the big reveal, Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles might have been the biggest surprise. And it's coming this summer.
Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles contains the two sequels to Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, a quirky PS1 RPG that got a release on the DS and as part of Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 on Switch last year. This also marks the first time these sequels have ever been released officially in the West!
Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess released on the PS1 in 1999, with Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom following on PS2 in 2000. Rhapsody II follows the protagonist of the first game's daughter, Cornet, on a similar musical RPG adventure, while the third game is a chapter-focused story that looks at the history of Marl and follows different characters before, during, and after the events of A Musical Adventure.
Both games in the package will also be getting an English dub — and we definitely recognised a few voices in the trailer above! Here are some of the key features coming in this package:
- A Delightful Debut: Rhapsody II & III take center stage as they make their Western debut featuring musical adventures in Marl Kingdom!
- A Marvelous Makeover: The charming storybook visuals are looking better than ever, and feature a new 3D camera mode for Rhapsody III!
- A Story Told Through Song: A heart-warming story brought to life through alluring songs and vocal performances!
Limited and Deluxe editions of Marl Kingdom Chronicles will be available from 3rd February from the NIS Online Store (Europe, UK, NA).
Will you be adding to your NIS collection this summer with Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles on Switch? Let us know down below!
YOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! This is why NIS is great. They're one of the few major publishers who are actually willing to dig deep into their backlog and bring EVERYTHING back. God, this makes me so happy.
Wow that's excellent. I did not know there were two sequels to that game. Can't wait to try them for the first time in my life.
I had beaten the original on the DS a while back before it was announced on the switch, so I'm very happy about this
I didn't even know it had sequels!
Day one purchase here! Rhapsody is one of my favorite games of all time and I had been wanting to try the sequels for ages.
It’s about dang time! Thank you NISA!
I have never played this, but it definitely looks right up my alley.
English dub too heck yes! I will be picking this up.
my only memory of the first game is seeing it at Vintage Stock (local game/nerd store in Tulsa) under glass, priced something insane for the time, like 199.99. Always piqued my curiosity!
Keep em coming NIS. I got the PS2 and PSP late so there are so many gems I missed out on but I'm not willing to line a scalper's pocket.
Rhapsody? The game that got me into Disgaea many years later, that Rhapsody?
I have the first game on ps1, and I always liked it. An under appreciated game that seems to be getting some good responses from the recent rerelease. But I seriously didn’t even know it had sequels! I will probably be getting this.
realizing that this will get me in trouble, but that pic/cover looks a little wrong because of where the shorter girl's mouth seems to be.
STARBUTTERFLY FTW!!!! XDDD HECK Yessss X).
Now that is splendid news! After playing the first one on DS, which swept me away with superb graphics and great humor, I was really hoping for a chance to play the sequels, I even considered buying a Japanese ps1. What a time to be alive, the dreams do come true! Hoping for more Myao
My one complaint is they did not call this “Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 4” so it would fit in perfect alphabetical order on my shelves.
My heart, I can't take it. I've been waiting for this for years.
I played the first game when I had a DS and it was very girly. I mean super deluxe. I almost couldn’t take it and I’m pretty woke. The original was pretty short. It only took me like one day to beat or a weekend or some thing. I’d wait for a review if I were you.
All former Japan-exclusive games must be mine...
I still need to get the third collection, and finish a playthrough of Rhapsody for knce. Third time's the charm, hopefully.
I should hav expected this from how NIS America is rerelasing old games, bu th i still a surprise all the same.
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