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Growlanser IV Growing Onto PlayStation Handheld

April 29, 2011 Written by Heath Hindman

Atlus has announced that it will be bringing its smash hit tactical RPG Growlanser IV: The Wayfarer of Time to the PlayStation Portable, having seen previous release on the PS2 in December of 2003. It’ll be receiving a few upgrades and getting a slightly modified title: Growlanser IV Overload.

Check out the first dozen screens below:

Two new characters with fleshed-out back stories will be added to this edition including Trishia (the girl in green, seen above), and “Familiar Spirit D-MD,” who maintains the attitude that non-humans like herself are best put to use in any way they can be. There will also be new story arcs in place alongside visual upgrades to the cutscenes.

Growlanser IV is regarded by many fans as the best in the series, though those stateside were dismayed when Atlus USA chose Growlanser V: Heritage of War — commonly looked upon with a lot less love — for localization instead of the fourth game. Being such an early announcement, and lacking even a Japanese release date, it’s of course too soon to tell if the PSP version will arrive on any shores outside Japan.