Hokkaido, Japan – May 31st, 2012 - MonkeyPaw Games, Inc. in partnership with GAIJINWORKS, LLC today announced that import J-RPG Class of Heroes II will be making its North American debut on PlayStation®Network this fall. The digital release, playable on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and PlayStation®Vita system, will also mark the first time that North American gamers will be able to play the addictive sequel, boasting significant gameplay tweaks and improvements over the original.
Fans of dungeon crawlers will enjoy the challenging quests, crazy monster hordes and the hundreds of equipment and skill combinations for beefing up soon-to-be hero students. Numerous hours of strategic gameplay, branching storylines and quests make Class of Heroes II a rewarding experience with rich replayability.
Class of Heroes II is a charming take on the Wizardry-style dungeon crawl games, but with a twist – all the party members are drawn from a pool of newly enrolled students at a Sword and Sorcery School. The game features 10 classes to choose from: Novice, Fighter, Swordsman, Ranger, Monk, Ninja, Sorcerer, Puppeteer, Idol, and one Mystery Class. Once a team is created, quests are offered and the party can choose their adventure path, unlocking ever more distant and dangerous areas to conquer as they grow in power and confidence. Monster parties can be more than one level deep in a single combat episode, leading to epic encounters of up to 12 or more monsters at a time, where managing a party’s ranged and melee skills can be the difference between victorious life and an ignominious death. No dungeon crawler would be complete without an occasional boss, and Class of Heroes II doesn’t disappoint here, either, with nail-biting super-encounters littered on the path between your party and ultimate victory.
“We’re committed to fulfilling our promise of bringing both Japanese import and classic experiences to the Western game community. Class of Heroes II is a shining example of the fine lineage of Japanese RPGs that need to see our shores. This series has been very successful in Japan and now our fans can play in an extremely well-done localization,” said John Greiner, president of MonkeyPaw Games. “We’re also very fortunate to have the full support of Acquire Corp. in publishing this elevated sequel to a vastly underrated dungeon crawler series.”
“ Class of Heroes II is designed to appeal to new and old fans alike. Fans of the original Class of Heroes will be surprised at just how much has been improved from the first game. The gameplay is significantly streamlined,” said Victor Ireland, president of GAIJINWORKS. “Players coming to the game for the first time will be entranced by a fully-realized fantasy world with great, quirky characters (like the Professor of Alchemy and Cosplay). It offers fun, challenging gameplay with a storyline that’s enjoyable even if you haven’t played the first game.”
A full gameplay trailer of Class of Heroes II can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBz5KHm4rBU .
More Classics From MonkeyPaw Games
MonkeyPaw Games continues to bring ever more classic and import games to North American and European digital markets. Fans of import games are encouraged to voice their suggestions on our social networks for their most-wanted retro or import titles.
Previously released titles courtesy of MonkeyPaw Games include the action-RPG classic Alundra and the re-invented BurgerTime World Tour. Alundra is one of the greatest action-RPGs with pulse-thumping gameplay and memorable animated presentation. The classic title is available exclusively in the PS one® Classics section. BurgerTime World Tour is a re-envisioning of the vintage arcade game with multiplayer modes, enhanced power-ups and online play. These import games are available on the PlayStation®Network at the affordable price of $5.99 and $9.99 each, respectively.
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About MonkeyPaw Games
MonkeyPaw Games, Inc. is a digital distribution-focused videogame publishing firm that specializes in bridging Japanese and Western markets. MonkeyPaw Games has introduced numerous true Japanese imports to Western and European markets, including Cho Aniki, Galaxy Fight, and Rapid Angel, as well as classic RPGs such as Alundra and the Arc the Lad trilogy of titles. MonkeyPaw Games revitalizes these Japanese experiences on the PlayStation®Network. MonkeyPaw Games also supports titles on Xbox® LIVE Arcade, Nintendo® WiiWare, Nintendo® DSiWare, Origin™ and OnLive® gaming digital distribution platforms. MonkeyPaw Games maintains offices in San Jose, California and Hokkaido, Japan.
GAIJINWORKS was founded by Victor Ireland after spending more than 15 years as President of console game publisher Working Designs, where he innovated deluxe packaging, special premiums, pack-in soundtracks and game documentaries for their highly rated RPG products. Many of the practices he innovated have become standard in the RPG segment and console games in general. GAIJINWORKS is focused on continuing a tradition of fan-service for game fans in both the digital and physical media markets. GAIJINWORKS can be contacted at www.gaijinworks.com .
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