Fans of strategy JRPGs eager to play the remake of Langrisser I & II on modern consoles will have to wait a little longer.
Today Chara-Ani announced that the games will be released in Japan a couple of months after the initially planned launch date on Feb. 7th. The new release date is on April 18.
The reason for the delay is the usual, to further improve the quality of the remakes, while a demo version will be released down the line. Details about that will be disclosed at a later time.
Langrisser I & II is scheduled to come for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and doesn’t have a western localization announcement for the moment.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Langrisser series, it’s a popular franchise of tactical JRPGs featuring deep gameplay and the really charming character design by Satoshi Urushihara. It debuted in 1991 with the first game that was localized in the west as Warsong for a bunch of platforms.
Masaya Games recently rebooted it with Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei for 3DS, even with the localization by Aksys Games, we can’t say the new chapter was very popular or well received. In light of that, it’s not surprising that a lot rides on the success of the remakes.
If you’re curious about the game, you can check out the rather rich limited edition that will be launched in Japan.