European RPG fans looking forward to birthing an army of children will have to turn to digital means to do so - Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars will reach Europe in Q2 of 2014 only on the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Network, publisher Atlus announced in a press release this week.

Conception 2, the series' Western debut, will follow a young man capable of fighting demons that come from the Pandora Labyrinth. Vanquishing monsters will involve making "star children," and since teenagers can't reproduce by budding, players will need to befriend the heroines of Conception 2. It appears each star child's aptitude in battle will also be affected by their mother's weapon of choice.

Unfortunately, this means European fans won't be able to get in on the music CD included with the first run of Conception 2's physical copies. Still, digital-only is a better option than importing, as is the only choice for Rune Factory 4.
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EUROPE IS GETTING GOD'S GIFT
It's not easy being God's Gift. The main character of Conception II, the roleplaying game from ATLUS and developed by Spike Chunsoft has his work cut out for him. Between having to manage personal relationships with seven heroines, saving the world by fighting monsters, and figuring out his role with the overseeing AngelMarker Industries, managing the hero's time is a daunting task.

Conception II will be available in Q2 for Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation®Vita as a digital-only title in Europe. Keep up with official news here: http://www.atlus.com/conception2

In Conception II players are "God's Gift" - a human teenager bestowed with the blessings of the Star God with power levels that are off the charts. His Ether is the only thing in the world that allows him and his fellow classmates to enter and fight the evil contained within Dusk Circles - monster-filled labyrinths that threaten human existence. To aid him in labyrinths, his power allows him to create Star Children. But only by maintaining relationships with the game's heroines will players be able to create an army of better, stronger, faster Star Children with suitable elemental powers. The complex elements of managing relationships are only matched by the intricate combat systems, where positioning, attack chains, and combos are vital for survival.

The European version of Conception II will only be available digitally via the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Network.

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About Spike Chunsoft

Headquartered in Tokyo, Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. is a Japan based publisher and developer specialized in console video games. The company has published some of the best-selling console titles in Japan deriving from the company's own intellectual properties, including MYSTERY DUNGEON and DANGANRONPA. The company is also known as a publisher of western games, partnering with a variety of western developers and publishers and publishing their entertainment content in Japan.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.