Last Rebellion

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24th March 2010

Last Rebellion

Last Rebellion

Last Rebellion

First against the wall.

When it comes to RPGs, I always endeavour to leave myself enough time to finish the game and write the review well before my deadline, and normally this involves around four days of upgrading to increasingly shiny swords and killing different types of cockatrice and chimera.

So when Last Rebellion showed up in the post with its NIS America endorsement badge gleaming on the front of the box, I quickly had visions of the original Disgaea and booked the whole weekend off. But come Sunday morning, I was already finished after little over 12 hours.

In my excitement I'd failed to notice that Last Rebellion had only been published by Nippon Ichi, and was in fact developed by Hit Maker. With a modest title like that you'd expect a company with a solid track record, but the only games to its name are the mediocre Blade Dancer and Dragoneer's Aria on the PSP, as well as A Witch's Tale on the DS. So Last Rebellion is Hit Maker's first attempt at making a console RPG.

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Last Rebellion gets release date

Last Rebellion gets release date

PS3 JRPG from Nippon Ichi.

PS3 RPG Last Rebellion has been blessed with Western release dates - a slightly vague February in North America, and a much more precise 12th March for Europe.

Yes, that's three days after Final Fantasy XIII. Optimistic. In its defence, it does follow hot on the heels of the Japanese launch on 28th January.

Last Rebellion is a turn-based role-player from Nippon Ichi and Hit Maker, which comes to Europe via Tecmo Koei. It has twin lead characters - one a physical fighter, one a magic user - and a cel-shaded graphical style.

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