MonkeyPaw Games, in partnership with GAIJINWORKS, 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.”