Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei

Aksys has announced they will release the first official English localization of a Langrisser game in over 25 years with Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei!

Langrisser? Aksys? Why Should I Care?

If you are wondering why we’re reporting on this, it’s because the Langrisser series has a long history with Sega fans. The first game was released in North America by Treco on April 25th, 1991 as Warsong.

warsong NA front cover

Later installments in the Langrisser series followed on the Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast in Japan; but they were never brought over to the West, sadly. Fan translations exist for many of these games, thankfully!

Enter Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei

Langrisser Re Incarnation Tensei JP front cover

Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (ラングリッサー リインカーネーション -転生- in Japan) is the first new entry in the series in 15 years. Noriyuki Iwadare, who wrote music for most of the games in the series as well as Lunar and Grandia games, returns as composer. Satoshi Urushihara did not return for this entry as character designer.

Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei
Japanese trailer

Aksys writes of the game on their blog:

Wield the mighty sword Langrisser as you journey through a massive world at war. Define the path before you by lending your talents to one of three factions and secure your place as your faction’s greatest hero by executing strategic supremacy over your enemies.

Key Features

The Hero’s Path
Branching story paths will present themselves during battle based on the choices you make. Will your heroic deeds blaze a righteous path to glory or will your villainous treachery lead you down the road to ruin? The balance of the fates hangs heavy as your choices define the course of battle!

Who Will You Fight For?
3 unique factions desperately need your command skills! Will you lead the armies of light to victory in the name of your Goddess? Will you side with the enigmatic forces of darkness and embrace chaos or will you take the reins of an ancient imperial juggernaut? Forge your legendary command skills in the fires of war!

Your Cunning Will Be Tested
100+ hours of gameplay ensure your war chest will never run low! Choose mercenaries from the guild, shop for stronger gear and gather tide turning items in your unending quest for tactical supremacy! An epic campaign, divergent battle routes and bonus secrets will push your strategic skills to the limit!

Unfortunately, the Japanese version game has not received many good reviews with a lot of fans feeling disappointed in various aspects. That said, it’s possible Aksys might make some adjustments beyond the script prior to it’s release here. Only time will tell. Hell, we never thought we’d see a Langrisser game come stateside again!

Aksys is aiming for a Spring 2016 release in North America on the Nintendo 3DS. The game’s official website is here.

If you can’t wait the handful of months, you can order the Japanese game on Amazon and Play-Asia even has the limited edition still in stock.

If you want to learn more about the Langrisser series, then check out Hardcore Gaming 101’s page or Langrisser Wiki.