NIS America has announced some news regarding western releases of two of Experience's Dungeon RPGs with Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, and Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy, and the state of that series in the West.
For Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, it has already been released in the West on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV back in 2015 but to help bring the game to a larger audience it will be released on Steam in early 2017. It is a port of the PS Vita release and will feature Japanese voice overs with English subtitles. While there is no firm release date or price for it, they have put up a Steam Page with some details in addition to their game page for it.
The bigger news is that its sequel, Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy, will be releasing in the West in Spring 2017. Set after the events of Operation Abyss, in Operation Babel you have to defend near-future Tokyo from a new threat when a mysterious object, called "the Embryo" appears, threatening to destroy the city unless the CPA and the Xth Squad can stop it. The game features an expansion on Operation Abyss' blood system with the "sub-blood" system that lets you create hybrid classes, which along with item-based character modification give you all new ways to tweak your characters. Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy will be coming to PlayStation Vita in both digital and physical forms, as well as digitally to PC via Steam.
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While we don't have a Steam page or price for Operation Babel, the NIS store does provide us with some information for the Vita version. The standard version will cost $39.99 US on the Vita, but there is also a Limited Edition that is available for purchase for $59.99. This special edition has limited quantities (hence the limited edition name) and comes with the following:
- A Physical Copy of the PlayStation Vita game
- Softcover Art Book
- 16-Track OST in a Jewel Case
- A Tear-resistant Poster
- Clear File Folder (8 5/8" x 12 3/16")
- Collector's Box
Stay tuned to TechRaptor to find out more about the ... what do we call this series? Operation Series? Xth Squad? New Tokyo Legacy? Well, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more on Dungeon RPGs from Experience and Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy and Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy!