Natsume gets nostalgic in US, plans End of Serenity for PSP

Natsume will localize End of Serenity, KEMCO's classicly-styled JRPG, sometime this summer on the PlayStation Network. Hold off on adding another RPG to your Vita's schedule though - End of Serenity is planned to go back a generation and land on the PSP.

End of Serenity's world is littered with objects called Atomigems, which are used for everything from family heirlooms to items of elevated status worthy of worship. A group known as the Underworld has begun hoarding Atomigems for itself however, regardless of the importance placed in each item by previous owners.

Although the PSP version is End of Serenity's first North American appearance on handhelds, IGN noticed that the RPG began on mobile platforms as End of Aspiration. If you're okay with trading physical buttons for the chance to explore KEMCO's RPG right now, that version is currently available in the North American Google Play store for $4.99.

There's a chance you've played Natsume's last mobile-to-PSP JRPG port, too - the publisher also brought KEMCO's Mystic Chronicles to the PSP last year.
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Natsume Foretells The End Of Serenity

New JRPG Comes to PSN in North America This Summer

Burlingame, CA. – April 24, 2014 -- Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today a new title launching in North America for the PlayStation®Portable and available exclusively through the PlayStation Network, End of Serenity. This traditional Japanese RPG was created by KEMCO, the same developer that was behind last year's hit Mystic Chronicles, and is due out this summer.

"Mystic Chronicles ended up being a surprise fan favorite in 2013, and we're happy to bring players a game that will have a similar appeal to our North American audience," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. "Inspired by the look and feel of old school, 16-bit RPGs, we feel our fans will really connect to the game's look, feel and story."

Throughout history, mysterious objects known as "Atomigems" have existed all over the world. The people of the world have used them for many things, from simple family heirlooms to even objects of worship. However, recently, a gang known as the Underworld has been going around collecting any and all Atomigems they can find. What exactly is their aim?

With over 120 unique skills that can be used both in and out of battle, End of Serenity provides an amazing level of customizable gameplay. You can even summon giant beasts during battle to inflict tons of damage on unsuspecting foes! End of Serenity will be playable during the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3), running from June 10th through June 12th, 2014!

Players will want to watch for exclusive first screens and info at www.natsume.com and by following www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.

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About Natsume

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specializes in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games. For more information about Natsume Inc., visit www.natsume.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.