Not long ago, we reported that the attempt by Gaijin Works and Monkey Paw Games to raise enough money to localize Class of Hereos 2 for PSP had fallen well short. As if dumping a whole shaker of salt in the wound, developer Acquire recently announced that a brand new installment — also for PSP — will arrive in Japan later this year.
Entitled New Class of Heroes: Toki Academy, the new game will bring something of a facelift to the series. Its first three outings have featured first-person dungeon crawling similar to that of series such as Wizardry, Elminage, or Etrian Odyssey, but this next game will more closely emulate the systems and play style of a stereotypical JRPG. Here are 15 images and the debut trailer, in that order:
Here’s the video:
New Class of Heroes: Toki Academy will be released July 19th in Japan, and stateside, probably never. You never know, though, and with this being a more marketable genre than previous CoH titles, perhaps this one could make the trip.