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The JRPG Report

The JRPG Report

By James Fisher Productions
Weekly podcast dedicated to the JRPG or Japanese Role Playing Game. Discussions include the games, the culture, and all the fun associated with them. From Final Fantasy to Dragon Quest, Tales to Trails, Persona to Kingdom Hearts, they are all here. Western RPGs with Japanese influences will also be covered.
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JRPG Report Episode 183 - Renne's Return
It's a jam packed and nearly hour long show this week full of information, rumors, and opinions. The latter two reserved for the end. Here's some of the game news we have: The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki, Tales of Arise and Monark. I'll give my thoughts on the opening hours of Arise, and wrap up the podcast with my thoughts on its DLC. We do have one rumor early in show: what Koei Tecmo's mystery title at TGS maybe, according to a new game register.  More Tokyo Game Show 2021 details and lineups have emerged, including Square Enix and Bandai Namco. Two cool features in particular are a part of the new system updates for Switch and PS5. I give my reaction to the games shown at the recent Playstation Showcase (sadly no JRPGs). And let's talk about the NVIDIA database leak. So many games on the list, I'll mention them all but focus on the ones that matter most to us, in particular Chrono Cross Remaster.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
57:09
September 16, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 182 - Tales of Arise Launches
It's the perfect combination of short news week, and hectic personal week. That equals short podcast. The big news of the week is obviously the launch of Tales of Arise tomorrow. Will it live up to the hype? There were a few stories to cover including a western release for Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars on October 26 in North America. I wasn't 100% sure we'd even get this game, let alone 6 weeks after its Japanese release. We've got a few mobile JRPG's to talk about, and there was a new trailer for SMT V. Disgaea celebrates 5 million games sold with a sale on its games so don't miss that. Not a ton else but there will just be weeks like this sometimes. Thanks for listening as always my friends.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
29:06
September 9, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 181 - Tokyo Game Show 2021 Preview
Less than a month until TGS 2021, we have the outline of events for the show. I'll go down the list, highlight the big moments, and speculate what we might see. Always the highlight of the JRPG year, let's hope for a great event! We've got news from SMT V about its characters and systems. Demon Gaze EXTRA has a release date, and surprise it's a worldwide one. Final Fantasy titles are coming to Playstation Now as FF XIII hits Xbox Gamepass. I've got first details about a new game coming to PC in Q1 2022: Rise of the Third Power. The retro looking title is another love letter to SNES JRPG's and looks very interesting.  Curious what exactly is in Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1? I read a great article from Siliconera all about the two PS2 classics included. Lastly I have two interviews with the teams behind Tales of Luminaria and the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters. Leave us a 5 star review on Apple and I'll read it on an upcoming podcast! (or send your review of another provider to my email jrpgreport@gmail.com) Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
53:54
September 2, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 180 - Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX Coming Worldwide December 9, 2021
In a shocking move, Koei Tecmo has announced its bringing the remasters of Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX to Switch, PC, and iOS worldwide December 9, 2021. After a year of wondering, longtime fans can celebrate the series 25th anniversary with both games this year. I'll let you know everything we learned today, including how you can turn cd's into monsters now. Gamescom is still going on, but really nothing JRPG related was announced. The biggest highlight was Lindsey Stirling's live performance of the Tales of Arise theme, which you can view on our YouTube channel. We had a few other Tales stories, but stick around to the end for my take on the demo after playing it last night. Lots of trailers this week so you want to check them out or wait until our video podcast. I talk about Astria Ascending a bit, Rune Factory as it celebrates 25 years, what Tales of Luminaria really is, and a few figures you might want to save your paycheck for soon. Thanks for listening as always (sorry my throat was a bit dry today). Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
46:26
August 26, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 179 - To Demo or Not to Demo, That is the Question
It's not a question we have that often to consider. In the case of Tales of Arise, its one I've went back and forth on several times. As new information and opinions have come out out, I've changed my mind too. So I'll tell you everything I know now that the demo has been released for consoles (sorry PC). Check back next week to see what I do! Only 22 more days until we get the full game. In other news Pokemon Presents happened giving fans new info and trailers for Pokémon Legends Arceus as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Check the new trailers out on our YouTube channel as I let you know the new info that was released. Shin Megami Tensei V had a news broadcast as well this week. Some new characters were revealed, you can see them in the trailer too. Plus a few other fun stories this week, making a fun albeit shorter podcast. Thank for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
35:03
August 19, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 178 - Rumor: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Coming in 2022?
As with all rumors this one could be false. But it makes sense and has some ground to stand on. I'll report why I think this is true and why I want it to be true as a huge Xenoblade Chronicles 2 fan. I hope we get confirmation of the game at TGS next month. In non rumor news Tales of Arise is getting a demo on August 18. Consoles gamers (sorry PC) will get a short preview of the game although save data will not carry over. At the end of the podcast I'll read Siliconera's preview of the first few hours of the game. This may indeed be the same portion of the game the demo covers.  SMT V got a new trailer last night as well as a few other games, so you'll want to check our Youtube page for all the new videos of the week. There you will find a gameplay video for 35 minutes of Blue Reflection Second Light. Thanks for listening as always! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
40:37
August 12, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 177 - FFX Was 20 Years Ago
It's hard to believe huh? Feels like much less time than that. There was a recent interview with some of the key members of the development team, so I'll share of the interesting tidbits from that conversation.  We have news from Tales of Arise, SMT V, Blue Reflection 2nd Light, and others. News is getting a bit lighter in the lead up to Gamecon and Tokyo Game Show. Stick around to the end for a listener review from Jake for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wing of Ruin. If you're on the fence about this game, perhaps his review will help you out.  Lastly if you were wondering about our nightly livestreams, they will return for sure with Tales of Arise. I finished up Remake and Intermission and can't decide on a next game. Maybe FF XIV to pass the time? Until I decide for sure, I'm taking a break and having fun with Genshin Impact. I'll let you know what I decide next week! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
50:54
August 5, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 176 - The Tales Hype Train
The train is picking up steam as we get closer to September 10th! With the release of a new trailer and livestream, the Tales of Arise hype is only growing. I'll talk a bit about the new fishing activity and owl collecting. The next huge JRPG experience is only 6 weeks away! Idea Factory International gave us three windows release windows for upcoming games: Mary Skelter Finale, Death End Request 2 for Switch and the newly named Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars. We have a surprise western release date for Blue Reflection Second Light as well: it's coming November 9. A super fast turn around for a game releasing in October in Japan. The second half of 2021 is JRPG heavy (our poor wallets). It's a super episode this week but I hope you loved it. Thanks as always for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
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July 29, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 175 - The Walter Wednesday Show
What a title right? It's Wednesday so that can only mean I'm gonna be out of town Thursday. So I wanted to have a little fun with the title. And Walter will show up in the podcast about halfway through. No headliners or release dates to mention, plus I'm in a bit of a rush to get out the door. Games we cover in this show: FF XIV, Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki, Disgaea, Blue Reflection Second Light, Tales of Arise, SMT V, and the future of Atlus and Dragon Quest. At the end I mention a few games on sale on the PSN store too. Back to normal next week. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
39:17
July 21, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 174 - What's Next for Persona?
It's a good question and one will we have an answer for starting in September. Atlus will have a year long, 25th Anniversary celebration of Persona, with 7 planned announcements from September 2021 to Fall 2022. So what will they announce? I'll speculate what I think may come. We have a new trailer for Tales of Arise and Shin Megami Tensei V, along with many more you can see on our YouTube page. The Caligula Effect 2 got a fall release date of October 19 in the west, along with a new English gameplay trailer. The Cruel King and Great Hero is the official title when it heads west in early 2022. It was formally referred to as the The Wicked King and Noble Hero.  We talk a lot of Final Fantasy in todays podcast. FF XVI, Remake, and even the remote possibility of FF X-3. Stick around until the end for that story. Next week's podcast will release on Wednesday as I'll be out of town on Thursday for an end of summer short trip. Thanks for listening friends! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
36:42
July 15, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 173 - Blue Reflection Second Light Debut
Announced back in March, teased a few days ago, and revealed this week. Gust has shown off Blue Reflection Second Light, coming to Switch and PS4 in Japan this October. There's a debut trailer, images, and details to go over on today's podcast.  The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki shared new images and details about Fie and Zin today, as well as a new (at least to me) character. Let's hope we get this game before 2024! Tales of had a livestream featuring the newest animated opening for Tales of Arise. Don't worry fans they didn't change this tradition. There's also a blu ray full of all the opening for Tales games coming in December....for $65!  We got a few other trailers and stories to talk about. I'll give an update on my moving plans, how great my PS5 is, and a small bit about some future brand plans. Like last week's rant? NIS America makes a second rant appearance this week, plus I share my feelings on the new Switch model. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
38:32
July 8, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 172 - Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters I, II, & III Coming July 28
Hey gang we are back for another week of fun stories. So in short everything last week was true! I won't repeat the news so check last week's show to learn all about the Trails localizations. Although I do rant at the end about the crazy amount of time needed. Stick around for that fun! Let's talk about the FF Pixel Remasters coming July 28 with the first three games. I'll detail everything we know so far. We talk a bit of Tales at the end, mobile JRPG news in the end, and the biggest news of the week at the beginning: I got a PS5 today! Gamestop is shipping it hopefully tomorrow. So I'll share the easiest way (but most expensive unless you want to pay a scalper) to finally land your new system. Thanks for listening my friends! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
42:50
July 1, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 171 - Trails Localization Leaks
Well so much for a slow week. Post E3 week was anything but quiet. We lead today's show with a leak and rumor, however I feel it's very legit. NIS America will be bringing 4 Legend of Heroes games to the west in 2022 and 2023. This leak comes from the Epic Games Store and there are still listings to prove this. Tonight's livestream of Falcom's 40th anniversary will either prove or disprove it all. Listen for all the details but in short Hajimari no Keseki is now Trails into Reverie and will come to the west in 2023. They will also finally be bringing the Crossbell games to the west as well as the Trails offshoot, The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. Full details next week on if this was all true or not. We also have videos and stories on Tales of Arise, Shin Megami Tensei V, Scarlet Nexus, Legend of Mana, NEO: The World Ends with You, and so much more. Super exciting news to share all around but I end the show on a bit of a low story: FF9 is getting an animated kids show? Listen til the end and I'll see you next week. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com
48:45
June 24, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 170 - E3 2021 Wrap Up Show
E3 2021 has come and gone and overall it was a decent show. JRPG news is never guaranteed at the event but we have some big stories to talk about. The major headline came at the end during Nintendo's portion: Shim Megami Tensei V is coming November 12 to Switch. Atlus showed off a new trailer and finally revealed gameplay for its original franchise. 25 minutes of it. I'll give all the details we know so far.  Tales of Arise started the fun before E3 at the Summer Game Show with a new trailer and introduced two new characters, bringing the party to 6. After E3, media outlets showed the game in extended forms so we know all about the combat and exploration. The hype level for this game is getting crazy high!  The show had some other games to feature: Eiyuden Chronicles, Monster Hunter Stories 2, Rune Factory 5, Astria Ascending, and the surprise of the show for me: Sacrifire. Here me talk about them all in this info packed episode. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
42:24
June 17, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 169 - Monark is Revealed
Late last night under cover of darkness, Monark was revealed to the world. In a new trailer we see the upcoming JRPG from former Atlus employees that worked on SMT. It will release on October 14 in Japan and the west in 2022. Being the week before E3 I was glad to have something to talk about! We got a super hype filled new trailer for Kuro no Keseki featuring some familiar faces. Check our YouTube channel for both new trailers. Speaking of YouTube I hit 1000 subscribers yesterday so thank you so much for your support. Hopefully big things are coming in the future for this brand. I'm thankful you are a part of it. This is always one of our shortest podcasts of the year. We should have lots of excited things to talk about next week! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
32:31
June 10, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 168 - Relayer is Coming Worldwide in 2021
Let's talk details about the newly announced "space opera JRPG" Relayer. In addition to its surprise 2021 release date, it will be coming to PS4 and PS5 worldwide! And with English voice acting. I'll report everything we know so far. Tales of Arise showed off its Mystic Artes in an impressive new video, as well as a new support character. Bandai Namco also informed us of the various next gen improvements.  The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki showed 4 sub characters from the series past that will make an appearance, some new impressive gameplay, and a detailed explanation of the game from Clouded Leopard Entertainment. I can't wait! With E3 just over a week away, I'll list all the times of developer segments that we know of so far. Update coming next week in our pre E3 show. Plus lots of other fun JRPG stories this week. And a vocal drop in from my cat! All that on Episode 168. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
38:38
June 3, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 167 - Dragon Quest XII is Revealed to the World
Square Enix's 35th Anniversary Dragon Quest Celebration did not disappoint!! We saw the first tease of the logo for Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. I'll tell you what little we know so far. Also revealed were two new games: Dragon Quest Treasures and an HD-2D remake of Dragon Quest III. Treasures follows the story of a young Erik and Mia from DQXI while the remake of III is done in the Octopath Traveler style and looks amazing. So much DQ excitement coming in the near future. We also had two new characters shown for The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki as well as everyone's crafts. It's coming to PS4 in Japan on September 30, 2021. A demo was released for Disgaea 6 for Switch in the west, allowing players to enjoy the first two hours and carry over save progress. And we have release dates for the 3 upcoming Pokemon games for Switch. Plus many more stories on a jam packed podcast! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
51:04
May 27, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 166 - FFXIV Endwalker Arrives November 23
The Final Fantasy Fan Festival 2021 has come and gone, leaving fans very excited for the future of the long running game. First came news of Endwalker's release date, which is November 23, 2021. They showed off the locations you'll visit, a new job, and even a new race for the world. In other final fantasy news, there was a new batch of images for Remake Intergrade and some info given. Monster Hunter Stories 2 got a new trailer with more info coming in an upcoming live stream. NEO: The World Ends with You had tons of new images and its opening movie revealed. And an old Vita JRPG is being re released: Demon Gaze. All that and more on this week's show. Thanks for listening! Wish me luck in winning the PS5 lotto today :) Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
42:15
May 20, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 165 - Kuro No Kiseki New Details
Let's talk The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki's new details: two new characters, two cities, and a little about the Xipha battle orbment. The new images and info have me really excited for this game and I hope you are too. We have final details (hopefully) for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade before its release next month as well as the future plans. Scarlet Nexus has a demo coming soon and thats great news for players like myself on the fence. A few other fun stories on this week's podcast. Stay tuned til the very end for the JRPG Report brands plans for the future when it moves to JRPG island! And finally what do you get when you combine a JRPG and Tetris? I'll tell you about Flowstone Saga and its unique battle system.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
48:41
May 13, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 164 - Monster Hunter Stories 2 Looks Amazing
After a week "off" I'm back to tell you all about the stories you may have missed. We got a great look at Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin in its third trailer. Most importantly I learned it has a turn based battle system in addition to its awesome anime look. We also got a good look at the combat for Scarlet Nexus in two new videos. Its shaping up to be a big summer JRPG hit. Both those stories plus many smaller ones in this packed episode. Thanks for listening!! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
44:09
May 6, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 163 - PC JRPG Talk with Dalton
I'm out of the office this week, enjoying a brief anniversary trip. So Dalton and myself recorded a fun conversation about the state of PC gaming in regards to JRPGs. We focus on Edge of Eternity, a promising JRPG that's been in early access for years but releasing in full in June and later this year for consoles. He's played the game for a few hours and will give his impressions. We also chat about his obcession with the Neptunia series and the upcoming ninja crossover action rpg game. Of course I take the chance to cry about Persona 4 Golden being on PC and not PS4 and Switch. I hope you enjoy this fun show and I'll be back with the news next week! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:02:38
April 29, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 162 - Tales of Arise is Coming September 10th!
In a stunning announcement, Bandai Namco revealed Tales of Arise is indeed coming this year, on September 10th worldwide in fact. I was fully prepared to wait until next year, but we will have an amazing looking JRPG experience in our hands in a few months. I break down everything we learned from the trailers and gameplay, most I love but one thing I don't. Over 20 minutes of Tales fandom overflowing hype. But that's not all we have. News about the Y's IX PC and Switch western release, today's release of NieR Replicant and the Atelier Mysterious Trilogy, and a new mobile game from the Fairy Tale creator. Plus much much more. Next week I'll be out of town but l hope you will enjoy a JRPG conversation between Dalton and myself. I'll catch up on all the news in two weeks! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Paypal: Direct support available via jamesfisherproductions@gmail.com Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
45:59
April 22, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 161 - FFVII Remake Intergrade: Episode INTERmission
Japanese developers love their crazy long game names. This one is no different. The upcoming Yuffie DLC for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has a new name: Episode INTERmission. I'll tell you everything we know about it. Spoiler: I like it. We also have some new details about NEO: The World Ends with You and The Caligula Effect 2. Plus all the other news of the week in the world of JRPGs. Thanks for listening as always friends. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
39:06
April 15, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 160 - Edge of Eternity is Finally Coming
After years in early access for pc, Edge of Eternity has a release date of June 8. PC players will finally be able to complete the story, while console gamers will be able to experience the full game in Q4 2021. I'll tell you about the game and its long journey to release. We also have a worldwide release date for NEO: The World Ends with You: July 27. I'll pass along what we know so far. I've got plenty more to speak about and stories to cover in this episode. Thanks for listening and waiting an extra day :).  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
41:31
April 9, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 159 - Astria Ascending's Impressive Debut
A debut trailer is now available for Astria Ascending and I was very impressed with what I saw. I'll detail the talent behind the game and why I'm excited for its 2021 release. We have many quick hits this week. Check out all the trailers on our Youtube page via the link below. All the news of the week is here including: the open beta for FF XIV, the voice cast for Cris Tales, Ryza passes 1 million sales, and the Spring Sale on the PSN. Plus much more. Thanks for listening my friends! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
48:19
April 1, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 158 - Scarlet Nexus Releases June 25 Worldwide
One of the biggest summer JRPG games has a release date: Scarlet Nexus is coming out worldwide on June 25, 2021. Japan gets it one day early. It also got 17 minutes of new gameplay and a newly announced anime adaptation. We have all sorts of Final Fantasy news from VIII Remastered, XIV, VII Remake Intergrade, and even FFX crossovers to War of the Visions. There were 3 wonderful behind the scenes videos for Fantasion. And we finally have a release date for SMT III in the west. But its all not good news. I'll give my thoughts. Plus my plans for the summer! Thanks for listening my friends.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
39:03
March 25, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 157 - Final Fantasy VII Remake DLC Plans
A recent interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake co director Tetsuya Nomura shed some light on the future of DLC for the game. I'll go over his statements and let you know what I think it means going forward. He also gave many details about Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core. I'll let you know everything he said and what it means. I also started Dragon Quest II on Switch this week. Is it just a mobile port or a faithful recreation of the original? I have a few other fun stories to discuss that I hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
37:38
March 18, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 156 - The Kuro no Kiseki Big Reveal
Falcom had a big celebration for its 40th anniversary. During the livestream they showed off The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki to the world. Two videos detailed the battle systems, which you can switch between freely, the characters, and the city Edith. I'll explain everything we know about this amazing looking and playing game. Tales of Festival showed Tales of Arise in video form as well, but we didn't see anything new. Nor did we learn much except more information is coming in the spring. Those two big stories dominate the podcast this week but I have some other fun things to discuss. Thanks for listening each and every week! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
37:20
March 11, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 155 - Disgaea 6 Western Release Date and New Game Plus Expo News
As promised here is another podcast (a very short one) covering all the news and events from yesterday's New Game Plus Expo. The big news of the day was Disgaea 6 and its June western release date. We finally have confirmation of Cold Steel IV's PC release date as well. A new other release date were announced but overall it was an average show. Most sadly was the lack of any Hajimari no Kiseki news... Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
17:47
March 5, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 154 - Kuro no Kiseki's Two Ways to Play
It was a jam packed news week! Pokemon Direct announcement, Final Fantasy showing up at Sony's State of Play, and news about the next Legend of Heroes game. And that's just the big stuff. Today's New Game Plus Expo will get it's own podcast releasing tomorrow! In this podcast I detail what we know Kuro no Kiseki's two battle systems. I dive into all the Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade features plus the debut of Yuffie. We finally know what Ever Crisis is so I'll share that as well. Plus Dalton gives his fanboy Pokemon reaction to the new announcements of Pokemon Silver and Pearl remakes. If you have a listener reaction for the podcast, send it in (clean please). And we always love to hear listener reviews as well for any JRPG. Tune in tomorrow for another new podcast! And as always thanks for listening.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
51:07
March 4, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 153 - Persona 5 Strikers Arrives in the West
The game we weren't sure we'd ever get is here at last. And I'm happy to report its a blast to play so far. Hear my initial thoughts about the game in today's podcast. We also cover a statement from Producer Yoshi P in regards to Final Fantasy XVI. I'll give my impressions on what it all means. Lots of new trailers to check out on our YouTube channel or just wait for the video version of this show. Thanks for watching as always! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
41:49
February 25, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 152 - Nintendo Direct Feb 2021 Reactions with Dalton
The latest Nintendo Direct managed to both impress and disappoint at the same time. There were a ton of games crammed into the nearly hour long presentation, some we haven't seen before. But it was the absence of Shin Megami Tensei V that left fans scratching their heads, including ours. We break down every JRPG shown and even give some thoughts on the other games. Plus all the other news of the week in this huge over an hour podcast. Many thank to Dalton for dropping by. Catch me on his podcast, The Steam Machine Podcast, this weekend for our thoughts on Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:05:17
February 18, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 151 - Final Fantasy XIV Shoots for the Moon
This week saw the reveal of the newest expansion to the Final Fantasy XIV universe: Endwalker. It also showed the future with a revamped version coming to PS5. The game continues to evolve with the times and has a bright future ahead. We have a date for this year's New Game Plus Expo: March 4. Expect some JRPG news to come from this event. Hopefully. A few other stories, I talk hype about Persona 5 Strikers and Bravely Default II, and the Big in Japan Sale is underway on PSN. In late breaking news, Kingdom Hearts is coming to PC! All the games will be available exclusively on the Epic Games Store in March.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
34:13
February 11, 2021
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 36 - Cold Steel IV Spoilercast with Jake Part 2
*Do not listen to this podcast if you haven't beaten the game. We will talk about it all!* I finally beat The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV a few weeks ago. So that means its spoilercast time! Jake waited patiently for us to talk and boy do we talk. So much so that we had to break it up into two parts. This episode covers everything after Eventide: Act 3, final dungeon, both endings, and what the final scenes mean overall and moving forward. If you have questions about all the insanity that went on, chances are we cover it.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:28:21
February 7, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 150 - The Mysterious Trilogy Returns
The Atelier Mysterious Trilogy is getting a remastered release for Switch, PS4, and PC in April. I'll let you know what we learned and my warning for players who came into the series with Ryza. Speaking of which Ryza 2 continues to amaze. Check out our nightly livestreams via the Youtube channel. You'll want to check out all the week's trailers there and subscribe so you don't miss any. We've got news of new jobs in Bravely Default II before its release at the end of February. This week saw the big release of Y's IX: Monstrum Nox so I hope you are all enjoying it. This is the beginning of a crazy few months of JRPG gaming. I'm happy to be a part of it. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
38:14
February 4, 2021
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 35 - Cold Steel IV Spoilercast with Jake Part 1
*Do not listen to this podcast if you haven't beaten the game. We will talk about it all!* I finally beat The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV a few weeks ago. So that means its spoilercast time! Jake waited patiently for us to talk and boy do we talk. So much so that we had to break it up into two parts. This episode covers all the basics, the beginning, up to the Eventide event. Part 2 comes next week with everything else.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:08:38
January 31, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 149 - Mailbag Show! | Atelier Ryza 2 Initial Thoughts
It's a light news week again (Only about 20 minutes) so let's dig into a mailbag show! I'll cover some news first, give initial thoughts about Atelier Ryza 2, and then dive into some fun questions. I had a lot of fun answering these questions and hope you enjoy my responses.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
50:15
January 28, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 148 - What is Ever Crisis?
No seriously what is it? I attempt to answer as best I can with limited information. It's a light news week but we have some fun this episode. First off I'm sorry for the first 10 minutes or so of audio. I didn't notice until it was too late. Second we have new info for Disgaea 6, new demo and mobile releases, and a new expensive NeiR bring arts figure you can't afford. Lastly we have an awesome listener review from Dalton. You won't want to miss it or his custom ending. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
39:25
January 21, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 147 - Bravely Default II New Details, Neptunia Virtual Stars Coming to the West
Back after a week off and ready to rock! We've got new details about Bravely Default II: a new town, 5 new jobs, new characters, and its mini game B n D. We learned of Neptunia Virtual Stars' release date in the west along with when Switch owners will be able to play Cold Steel IV. Plus some other fun stories. In the end Jake will give us his review of Dragon Star Varnir. Thanks so much for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
47:55
January 14, 2021
JRPG Report Episode 146 - JRPG of the Year; Looking Forward to 2021 with Jordan
It the last day of 2020 so let's talk about the JRPG of the Year! In my mind there are only two choices: Trails of Cold Steel IV and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Jordan and I discuss which one is deserving of the title. In other news there was no news to discuss! So we look forward to the most anticipated titles of 2021. Spoiler: it's going to be an amazing year! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:06:10
December 31, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 145 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Black First Details
Falcom Winter Day 2020 gave use some new info about The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Black. I'll tell you everything that was reported (except spoiler stuff). We learned a little about Bravely Default II and Disgaea 6 too including the DLC plans for returning Disgaea characters. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday. I plan to have a best of 2020 podcast next week along with talking with Jordan about our most looked forward to games of 2021. Happy New Year see you next week. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
43:06
December 27, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 144 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Black Announced
It was quite a week in the JRPG world! First we got a huge announcement about the new Legend of Heroes title. Called Trails of Black its an all new entry in the series. I'll give you every bit of info we have. Second we have a 2022 release window for Granblue Fantasy Relink along with 23 minutes of new gameplay footage. The new release window is a bummer but not unexpected. And we got a whole lot of non news for Tales of Arise. New info is promised for 2021 but that's all we learned from the Tales live stream. Lots of other cool things happened making for a great show. Merry Christmas we may or may not be back with a new show next week. Check our social media for an update. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
46:00
December 17, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 143 - The Phantom Thieves Strike Again
The Phantom Thieves are finally heading west again. After much speculation and a name change, Persona 5 Strikers will come westward February 23, 2021. It's great news to all and I couldn't be happier. I've got all the details on the various editions on the show. Plus info on the job systems of Bravely Default II among other stories. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
42:42
December 10, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 142 - A PS1 JRPG Returns
Welcome back fans. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We've got a fun show for you today. No big headlines but lots of good stories. Saga Frontier Remastered made a surprise splash and will return next summer. The new Mercenaries Blaze title will launch in the west on December 17 for the Switch. Xbox Game Pass lands one of best JRPGs of all time on day one with Dragon Quest XI S. Plus lots of other great segments on this week's show. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
47:42
December 3, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 34 - Cold Steel IV OST: Twilight Resonance
It's been a while since we put out a Sunday podcast. And what better one than a sampling of some of the amazing music from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV. Here are the 15 tracks: 1: Mighty Urge 2: Seductive Shudder 3: Intuition and Insight 4: Master's Vertex 5: Pleasure Smile 6: Still to the Front 7: Twilight Green Road 8: Beyond Ten Millions of Nights 9: Crimson Flash Shadow -Shining Wings 10: Synchronicity 11: With Our Own Hands!! 12: Malicious Fiend 13: The End of Saga 14: To the Future 15: Ai No Uta Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
43:06
November 29, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 141 - The Thanksgiving Day Podcast
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Time is at a premium this year so I hid from my family and recorded the podcast on turkey day. We took off last week so its a jam packed show today. New trailers, images, and news galore. Listen in for stories about Disgaea 6, Atelier Ryza 2, Black Friday deals, and the possible English listing for Persona 5 Scramble! We'll be back next week with a regular show and check out our Sunday Special this weekend for the soundtrack of Trails of Cold Steel IV. Thanks for listening and dont eat too much! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
50:46
November 26, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 140 - Falcom and Atlus Future Plans
I was this close to calling off this week's show. Until 2 days ago, there simply wasn't enough news to record. But here we are and it's a fun one. Sega and Falcom released some plans for 2021 so we'll talk about them and what it means beyond next year. Atelier Ryza 2 had some good bits of info as well. Of course next gen systems from Playstation and Xbox hit this week, but we're a JRPG podcast so not much to speak of yet with them. Lots of other fun topics and games discussed as well. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
35:35
November 12, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 139 - Bravely Default II Data Dump
A bit of a light week of gaming news. Luckily Bravely Default II followed up its release date news from last week with a wealth of info this week. I give all the details on the main characters, the world, and the job and game systems. I'll direct you to our YouTube channel for many trailers this week for upcoming games. Plus a few more fun things to talk about. And my rant on why Cold Steel IV should NOT be you first Trails game. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
34:04
November 5, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 138 - Bravely Default II Release Date
Its a great week to be a JRPG gamer. Not only did we finally get Trails of Cold Steel IV, but we have some fun news to talk about. Bravely Default II got a release date of February 26, 2021, a slight delay from its 2020 goal. Cold Steel IV's digital release was all screwed up so we'll talk about it. My experience has be awesome so far! Final Fantasy XVI dropped a new website so I'll detail the characters and world of the game. Plus much more! Thanks for listening each week friends. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
42:56
October 29, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 33 - Talking Cold Steel with Jake
With The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV just a few days away, Jake and myself talk all about the series and this great upcoming game. We've both waited many long years for the End of Sage. Hype train level maxed out! The first half is spoiler free, but steer clear of the second half if you have not played all the games leading up to Cold Steel IV. We hope you enjoy our chat as we had so much fun recording it. Thanks for listening!! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:20:07
October 25, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 137 - Trails of Cold Steel IV Hype
Just 5 days until the epic End of Sage for the Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV hits PS4 owner's hands in the US. The wait has been forever for this end of a huge story arc. So I hype it up one last time! I'll give a full report next week. It seems the delay for US owners of the collector's edition won't happen now (sorry Europe), so all is well here. We had some new images and info about Disgaea 6, physical copies of classic Final Fantasy titles, and there won't be a physical version of PS5 Atelier Ryza 2. I rant about that last story and its implications at the end of the show. Thanks so much for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
39:48
October 22, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 136 - Atelier Ryza 2 Western Release Date | Two Week Catchup
It's good to be back! After a week away on vacation I'm so happy to bring you all the news in the JRPG world. Just today we learned about Atelier Ryza 2's western release date of January 26, 2021 in North America and January 29, 2021 in Europe. We talk about it and the new images released. I gush about my experience playing Genshin Impact while waiting for Trails of Cold Steel IV. Which I'll have to wait a bit longer for my collector's edition now too. So much to catch up on from the past two weeks! I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy bringing you the news. See you again next week. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
48:41
October 15, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 32 - JRPG Chatting with Dalton II: Choosing Best Girl in P4
Please welcome back our friend Dalton to the podcast! In today's episode we will talk about a few things TGS, All about Persona 4 & 5, and what he thought of the Final Fantasy XVI reveal. And we get into many things non JRPG related but that's ok. It was a blast to record and we hope you enjoy listening to it as well. Search for his podcast The Steam Machine https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-steam-machine/id1517189195 on Apple and other listening platforms. Some mature topics discussed and spoilers for Persona 4 too. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:12:52
October 4, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 135 - Wrapping up Post TGS News
Tokyo Game Show wrapped up Sunday, but a few news stories slipped few the cracks or came out this week. So we'll chat about Final Fantasy XVI, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and a few others. Not much to chat about so it's a short episode. Vacation on JRPG island next week. Don't forget our Sunday Special with Dalton. Next new podcast will October 15. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
37:13
October 1, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 134 - Tokyo Game Show 2020 Part 2
TGS 2020 has come and gone. It was an awesome show this year even with being 100% online. We had tons of great new trailers to view and fun presentations. No big announcements but I didn't expect any either. Atelier Ryza 2 has announced a PS5 version in addition to PS4 and Switch. And owners of the PS4 version can upgrade for free to the PS5 version. We saw the first gameplay for Disgaea 6, leaving some online very displeased. The switch to 3D has some worried to say the least. Lots of other fun stories from TGS too. Dalton gives us his review for Persona 4: Golden at the end. He'll be back Sunday for a fun conversation!  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
49:15
September 28, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 133 - Tokyo Game Show 2020 Part 1
It's one of the, if not the, biggest JRPG gaming weeks of the year. TGS 2020 kicked off today so I'll bring you all the news from day 1 as well as any news that broke in the past week. We new info and trailers for both Nier titles coming out including the release dates. Disgaea 6 images and info broke before the show started. And we have first trailer for Go! Go! 5 Jigen Game Neptune: re★Verse, more than likely the first JRPG for the PS5. Plus all the pre TGS news, all the big JRPG's on the Big in Japan Sale on PSN, and Jordan's review of The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki. So exciting to be a gamer right now. Special TGS 2020 Part 2 podcast coming this week! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
58:30
September 24, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 31 - Final Fantasy & Legend of Heroes Chat with Jordan
Let's welcome back my friend Jordan to the podcast! This week we dive deep into the Final Fantasy XVI debut trailer. What did we like and what did we not? FF VII Remake pops up so we talk about what the reveal of FF XVI means to it, when each may come out, and other fun stuff. After the break we talk all things Legend of Heroes: the series past, how to play the games, and why it's such an important JRPG series. We hope you enjoy our hour or so chat! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:05:08
September 20, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 132 - Final Fantasy XVI Revealed for PS5
The Playstation 5 dropped two bombs yesterday during its Showcase. Lastly was the price and release date. But they opened the show with Final Fantasy XVI, confirming its existence with a 4 minute trailer. Hear all my thoughts good and bad about this PS5 exclusive game. The next day during the Nintendo Direct Mini, we were treated with the reveal of Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny. I'll give you all the details we know so far about this game. We were then treated to two new Monster Hunter titles for the Switch as well as Rune Factory 5. All that in just the first half of the show! It's been a busy past 24 hours to say the least. The second half is full of great stories too. And I started playing a game last night that truly blurs the line of what a JRPG is or isnt. Thanks for listening. TGS is next week! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
47:54
September 17, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 131 - Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Details; Series Future
With less than two weeks until Tokyo Game Show 2020, the news is light this week. As it will be next week I'd guess. So we lead with details about Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory. I know its not a JRPG but it is a shoot off of a super popular one. And like I said there isn't a ton to talk about. We did learn a bit about the upcoming 20th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts in 2022 and the series future plans. I talk about a few other small stories and have a great listener review from Michael for Banner of the Maid. Thanks for listening! No Sunday Special this week sorry. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
43:17
September 10, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 29 - Talking with The Revenant Prince Creator Darrel Wijaya
This week we are proud to welcome Darrel Wijaya to the JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 29 (we got a bit out of order last week!). Darrel is the founder of Nomina Games and the creator of the new game on Steam, The Revenant Prince. You can check out this awesome game here http://therevenantprince.com/. We chat of course about this game and its creation, but also his inspirations in making a JRPG for the first time. It's a fun interview and we hope you enjoy it. Here are all the links you may want to check out for The Revenant Prince and Nomina Games: http://nominagames.com/ https://twitter.com/nominagames/ https://www.facebook.com/nominagames/ Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
42:50
September 6, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 130 - Gamescom 2020
Europe's biggest gaming conference has come and gone. I'll go over all the announcement, release dates, news, and trailers from Gamescom 2020. We finally have a western release date for Y's IX: Monstrum Nox to look forward to. Genshin Impact will launch for PS4 alongside PC and mobile devices at the end of September. Kingdom Hearts showed gameplay and announced a release date for Melody of Memory. And Scarlet Nexus debuted new characters along with tons of gameplay. Then we still have news from Atelier Ryza 2, Eiyuden Chronicles final Kickstarter numbers, and much more to cover. Thanks for listening and waiting until our new day for release of Thursday. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
50:42
September 3, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 30 - A Chat with Hans
Longtime listener of the podcast, Hans joins me for today's Sunday Special. We'll talk about a few different topics including: gaming in Europe vs America, his experiences growing up and getting into JRPG's, Gamescon, and the PC vs console debate. He may even share with us a rant about DLC and post launch content. We hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording.  Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:17:08
August 30, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 129 - Falcom's Next Game
In a recent issue of Weekly Famitsu, Falcom President Kindo talked about post launch updates for Hajimari no Kiseki as well as the next game in the series. We knew it wouldn't be a sequel and there wasn't much information to go on. However changes seem to be coming to the Legend of Heroes games. Hear what they are as well as my initial thoughts. We have a next to last update for Eiyuden Chronicles Hundred Heroes and its Kickstarter. As well as some other fun stories in a short podcast. Just not a ton of news this week. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
31:31
August 26, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 28 - Suikoden V Sample OST
Let's do something fun and relaxing this weekend. I found my old Suikoden V Soundtrack sampler cd the other day so I felt compelled to share. All this talk of Eiyuden Chronicles has my old school JRPG feelings coming back. This was one of my favorite PS2 games. I hope you enjoy it as well. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
39:06
August 23, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 128 - Genshin Impact Releases Sept 28 for PC and Mobile
Time for your weekly JRPG news podcast! Episode 128 is full of release dates, info, and new videos (well telling you there are new videos). We start with the release date for Genshin Impact for PC, iOS, and Android. It's September 28 with PS4 following in the fall. Complile Heart celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Neptunia series with the announcement of their first PS5 title, Go! Go! 5 Jigen Game Neptune: re★Verse. We may get a slightly different name in the west. More stories about Hajimari no Kiseki, the next Trails game, and our weekly Eiyuden Chronicles Kickstarter update. I even learned how to say it: Ay-you-den. Plus much more. Finally we end with our first listener review. This reoccurring series will hopefully give all you fans a voice in the show and chance to talk about the games we love. First up is Jake with his review of Fairy Tale. If you have a recent JRPG you want to review, send the transcript, audio, or video to me at one of the ways below. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
42:13
August 19, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 27 - Mailbag Podcast Answering Listener Questions
Let's do something fun and different this week: answering questions from our listeners. I put the request out on Facebook and Twitter this week and had some fun questions. If you wanna be a part of those communities and have a question for next time just follow the links below. Many thanks for everyone who had a submission. Enjoy the show! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
46:57
August 16, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 127 - Atelier Ryza Japanese Release Date
Another week of fun news stories from the JRPG world. We start with the Japanese release date for Atelier Ryza and its potential worldwide release. We've got some Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki updates and interview with Falcom President Kondo. It wouldn't be a podcast this month without an Eiyuden Chronicles Kickstarter update too. Plus more great stuff all in Episode 127. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
44:04
August 12, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 26 - Developer Interviews and Thoughts about Trails in the Sky
Welcome to the Sunday Special. Today we have 4 interviews with various game developers for your listening pleasure. We'll talk to the minds behind Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remaster, Fairy Tale, and Shin Megami Tensai III HD Remaster. I hope you enjoy a look into these games and what went into making them. At the end I'll give some quick thoughts on The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky as I completed the First Chapter last night. Hint: its awesome. Thanks for listening I'll be back on Wednesday with another new podcast full of news. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
36:24
August 9, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 126 - Eiyuden Chronicles Kickstarter Update
Let's play catchup on some news stories. No big headlines so it's the perfect time. We start with how Eiyuden Chronicles' Kickstarter campaign is going. Spoiler alert it's going well. Some stories about Atelier Ryza 2, more images from Shin Megami Tetsui III and Hajimari No Kiseki too. And a bunch of smaller stories I've wanted to cover for a week now. Thank you for your patience and understanding with no Sunday podcast this past week. I've got a good developer interview one planned for this week. Thanks as always for listening each week! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
33:43
August 5, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 125 - Atelier Ryza 2 Shines and More Eiyuden Chronicles Details
A day late but I hope that's ok with you all. Took a personal day with the family but here is the new podcast. Lots to talk about including new Ryza 2 details, an update on Eiyuden Chronicles Kickstarter fund raising, and the probable confirmation of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers coming to the west. Finally. We have so much to cover I'm doing another show Saturday to tell you about the rest. Lots of JRPG news to cover so let's rock! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
38:05
July 30, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 124 - Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Announcement
What is Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes? Well you may not know the name but you will quickly recognize the games its creators have worked on in the past. Comprised of many Suikoden developers, Rabbit and Bear Studios are working on a new, heavily Suikoden inspired game. I've got all the info to pass along to you on this special podcast. No Sunday Special this week cause I couldn't wait to let you all know about it. Plus I'm super excited for it. We have the newly announced Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and Dragon Quest XI port to Xbox to talk about as well. Plus a great sale on the PSN Store. Sit back and enjoy the show! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
47:56
July 25, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 123 - Nintendo Direct: Atelier Ryza 2 Announced And SMT V is Still Coming
The Nintendo Direct Mini was a huge source of JRPG news this week. The previously unannounced sequel Atelier Ryza made it debut. Fans can hopefully get this game this winter. And we saw Shin Megami Tetsui V for the first time in years it seems. Atlus plans a worldwide launch for fans in 2021. Many more awesome announcements and trailers came out this past week making for an incredible podcast. Enjoy and as always thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
40:25
July 22, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 25 - Final Fantasy IX 20th Anniversary Interviews
Without checking past episodes, I'd say this is the shortest one yet. I had planned to include the third interview in this series, but it yet to be made public. These were via the Final Fantasy Portal Site. The first interview is with Kazuhiko Aoki, who handled event design and scenarios for FFIX. The second interview is with Toshiyuki Itahana, whose responsibilities for FFIX included character design and game art. Here is the link: https://na.finalfantasy.com/topics/191. Thanks for listening and celebrating the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy IX with me. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
20:31
July 19, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 122 - My Top 10 JRPGs of all Time Plus the News of the Week
We had plenty of news stories, but I wanted to do something fun this week. So in addition of all the news in the JRPG world, I'll give my updated Top 10 JRPGs of all time. I'm hope you will enjoy the list and agree with at least some of them. In the news, Tales of Crestoria made a surprise appearance and we got an awesome new trailer for Trails of Cold Steel IV. Lots of other things to cover as well. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
53:07
July 15, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 24 - Chat with Great Potion Games' Patrick
We are pleased to welcome Patrick from Great Potion Games to speak about his new game LV99 - Final Fortress. It is available now on Steam. A JRPG with a twist: you start in the final dungeon with legendary equipment about to fight two gods. We speak about his creation process, his previous work, and plans for the future. Here is the direct link for the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1321350/LV99_Final_Fortress/?fbclid=IwAR0VCCDzhVX38XmGuwRUuFDgCT4mK5V7blVnw3_dG2rGd6sFoQfaUNHGlWs Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
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July 12, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 121 - Genshin Impact Impressions, SAO:AL Releases, and a P5 Royal Rant
It's a busy week on the podcast. Nothing too juicy or in depth but a lot of fun. I've been playing the Genshin Impact closed beta for about 10 hours so want to give my initial impressions. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris releases in a few days and there were 3 new trailers released for it. To end the podcast I give a Royal rant over Persona 5. You'll have to listen to see what about. Plus all the news of the week. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
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July 8, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 23 - Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition OST Part 2
I finished this amazing game a few days so now we can finish the soundtrack. The names of the tracks alone have minor spoilers so I wanted to wait a bit. Here are the included tracks: 1. Mechonis Field 2. Irregular Bound 3. Bionis' Interior (Carcass) 4. The Fallen Land (Day) 5. The End Lies Ahead 6. Forest of the Nopon (Day) 7. Frontier Village (Day) 8. Frontier Village (Night) 9. Visions of the Future 10. Zanza's World 11. Where the Ancestors Sleep Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
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July 5, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 120 - Tales of Arise Delay
Sad news that broke last week leads the podcast. Most saw a delay coming for Tales of Arise. It has been pushed back outside of 2020. But it's not all sad news this week. We have some fun stories about Final Fantasy XIV, Trails games, and plenty of new trailers. All the week's JRPG stories in one place: The JRPG Report. Thanks for listening friends! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
49:32
July 1, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 22 - Talking Xenoblade, Trails, Tales, and FF VII with Jordan
Sunday Specials were made for this: two JRPG lovers talking about some the recent games we've played. Jordan and myself hope you enjoy this fun hour and a half chat. We start off with the bad news of Tales of Arise's delay then switch in some Trails talk of Cold Steel and Sky. The second half is dedicated to the debate between Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and 2. Finally we dont hold anything back with our discussion of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The beginning is general talk and then you'll have an opportunity to stop listening. The last part of the podcast is spoiler central. Thanks for listening friends! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
01:24:34
June 28, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 119 - Cold Steel IV Release Date and Y's IX Comes to the West
The New Game + Expo did not disappoint. For a new event, it was full of trailers and announcements. The most important one to myself was the release date for Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel IV. It will come to the west on October 27, 2020. The Switch and PC versions come in 2021. We also finally confirmed Y's IX is coming to the west. So many trailers and announcements to cover. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
37:33
June 24, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 21 - Mid Year Report Card for 2020
I thought it would be a fun time to look back at the year at its midpoint. We've had so many great games already with more to come. So i'll dive into my top 10 most anticipated titles for 2020. We'll talk about the ones the already came out, got delayed, and ones that may not come out this year at all. Plus I have some listeners favorites too. Finally we'll list every JRPG yet to come out this year. We may well look back at 2020 as one of if not the best JRPG year ever. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
40:16
June 21, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 118 - Persona 4 Golden Steams onto PC
The rumor was indeed true. Persona 4 Golden is now on PC via Steam. And for a great price of $19.99. It quickly became the most played JRPG on its servers. We also have several Pokemon stories from its livestream today and Kingdom Hearts showed a 2020 video with a brand new game. Cris Tales finally gave us a release date of November 17 along with a budget friendly price of $39.99. Plus many more news stories! It's a full week on Episode 118. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
49:22
June 17, 2020
JRPG Report Sunday Special Episode 20 - Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition OST Part 1
It's been a while since we did a soundtrack and I've got XC on the brain. Here is the first part of a huge OST for your listening pleasure. Here is the track order: 1. One Who Gets in Our Way 2. Time to Fight! 3. Colony 9 (Day) 4. Colony 9 (Night) 5. Tephra Cave 6. Engage the Enemy 7. Gaur Plains (Day) 8. Gaur Plains (Night) 9. In the Refugee Camp 10. Colony 6 Ether Mine 11. Satori Marsh (Day) 12. Satori Marsh (Night) 13. Riki the Legendary Heropon Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
59:58
June 14, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 117 - Rumor: Persona 4 Golden Heading to PC
Sources have revealed that the beloved Vita JRPG Persona 4 Golden will be coming to PC on June 13. It's planned to be announced at the PC Gaming Show, in which Atlus said they had a big announcement. Shocking would be more accurate. Follow up report coming this weekend. As well as any news on the JRPG front from today's PS5 reveal showcase. We've got stories about Neptunia Virtual Stars, Mary Skelter Finale, and big sales on the Nintendo E-shop. Plus I clarify my early take on Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. We're a day later than usual cause of work and life, but I hope you love this episode. It's a great time to be a gamer! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
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June 11, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 116 - Neptunia Virtual Stars Comes to West
After talking about VVVtunia for a few months and even its recent delay, we get word of its western release date. And name change. It will be called Neptunia Virtual Stars in the west and be available in 2021. Also in case you were curious we did an extra news podcast this weekend since there were plenty of things to chat about. Including Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning getting a surprise remaster, dlc for Fell Seal, and Tales of Crestoria being delayed. Thanks so much for listening! We'll be back on Wednesday with more great stories. Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
38:06
June 6, 2020
JRPG Report Episode 115 - By the Power of the Monado! Initial Xenoblade Chronicles Thoughts
After around 15 hours of playtime, I have a pretty good feel for Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. At the end of the podcast you can hear those initial thoughts. We've got a bunch of smaller news stories to cover including Sword Art Online, delays for Compile Hearts titles, and new gameplay from Fairy Tale. All those and much more on a fun episode. Thanks for listening! Please consider funding the show via Patreon or the Anchor link at the bottom of the description. Support the podcast here https://www.patreon.com/JRPGReport or click link at bottom for listener support Leave us a review on Apple or your favorite listening place. Like our Facebook Page  We now have a website! www.jrpgreport.com Follow us on Twitter @Jrpgreport Daily JRPG videos and Livestreams on Youtube Email me at jrpgreport@gmail.com Check out these fine sources for more information on the stories I cover: https://www.gematsu.com/  and  https://www.siliconera.com/
50:23
June 3, 2020