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Rubeus
01-05-2017, 02:04 AM
I didn't know so many games have anniversaries this year. I think Sega should do something with Phantasy Star and Shining Force anniversaries. Same goes to Final Fantasy Tactics and SaGa Frontier.


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All the major games industry anniversaries of 2017 - From Final Fantasy to Shin Megami Tensei, Armored Core, and more.


A number of big games and franchises are celebrating major anniversaries in 2017. Given the slow news week start of the new year, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the list of titles.

Here’s everything:

35th Anniversary

Dig Dug – First released in arcades on April 19, 1982


30th Anniversary


After Burner – First released in arcades on July 17, 1987
Contra – First released in arcades on February 20, 1987
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei – First released for NES on September 11, 1987
Double Dragon – First released in arcades in 1987
Final Fantasy – First released for NES on December 18, 1987
Mega Man – First released for NES on December 17, 1987
Metal Gear – First released for MSX2 on July 13, 1987
Phantasy Star – First released for Sega Master System on December 20, 1987
PC Engine – First released on October 30, 1987
R-Type – First released in arcades on July 1, 1987
Street Fighter – First released in arcades on August 30, 1987
Wonder Momo – First released in arcades on February 24, 1987
Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished – First released for NEC PC-8801 on June 21, 1987


25th Anniversary


Alone in the Dark– First released for PC in 1992
Art of Fighting – First released in arcades on September 24, 1992
Ecco the Dolphin – First released for Sega Mega Drive on July 31, 1992
Kirby’s Dream Land – First released for Game Boy on April 27, 1992
Lunar: The Silver Star – First released for Sega CD on June 26, 1992
Otogirisou – First released for SNES on March 7, 1992
Shining Force – First released for Sega Mega Drive on March 20, 1992
Shin Megami Tensei – First released for SNES on October 30, 1992


20th Anniversary


Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg – First released for PlayStation on May 23, 1997
Armored Core – First released for PlayStation on July 10, 1997
Bushido Blade – First released for PlayStation on March 14, 1997
Einhander – First released for PlayStation on November 20, 1997
Fallout – First released for PC on September 30, 1997
Final Fantasy VII – First released for PlayStation on January 31, 1997
Final Fantasy Tactics – First released for PlayStation on June 20, 1997
Gran Turismo – First released for PlayStation on December 23, 1997
Grandia – First released for Sega Saturn on December 18, 1997
Grand Theft Auto – First released for PC in October 1997
GoldenEye 007 – First released for Nintendo 64 on August 25, 1997
Mega Man Legends – First released for PlayStation on December 18, 1997
Kowloon’s Gate – First released for PlayStation on February 28, 1997
SaGa Frontier – First released for PlayStation on July 11, 1997
Sangoku Musou – First released for PlayStation on February 28, 1997
Star Fox 64 – First released for Nintendo 64 on April 27, 1997
Tobal 2 – First released for PlayStation on April 25, 1997


15th Anniversary


Disaster Report – First released for PlayStation 2 on April 25, 2002
Final Fantasy XI – First released for PlayStation 2 on May 16, 2002
Higurashi When They Cry – First released for PC on August 10, 2002
Kingdom Hearts – First released for PlayStation 2 on March 28, 2002
Mega Man Zero – First released for Game Boy Advance on April 26, 2002
Xenosaga Episode I – First released for PlayStation 2 on February 28, 2002


10th Anniversary


Assassin’s Creed – First released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 13, 2007
Chocobo Dungeon – First released for Wii on December 13, 2007
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam – First released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2 on March 1, 2007
Etrian Odyssey – First released for DS on January 18, 2007
Odin’s Sphere – First released for PlayStation 2 on May 17, 2007
Opoona – First released for Wii on November 1, 2007
Super Mario Galaxy – First released for Wii on November 1, 2007
Uncharted: Drake’S Fortune – First released for PlayStation 3 on November 19, 2007
Umineko When They Cry – First released for PC on August 17, 2007
Wii Fit – First released for Wii on December 1, 2007
The World Ends with You – First released for DS on July 26, 2007


5th Anniversary

There are a lot of fifth anniversaries. Here are just a few:


Binary Domain – First released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 16, 2012
Bravely Default – First released for 3DS on October 11, 2012
Dishonored – First released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 9, 2012
Dragon’s Dogma – First released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 30 on May 22, 2012
Fez – First released for Xbox 360 on April 13, 2012
Gravity Rush – First released for PS Vita on February 9, 2012
Senran Kagura – First released for 3DS on August 30, 2012
Skullgirls – First released for PlayStation 3 on April 10, 2012
Wii U – First released on November 18, 2012



Let’s talk about plans.


For Armored Core, From Software has previously confirmed a new title in the mecha action series is in development.

For Atelier, Gust has previously teased a 20th anniversary project coming soon.

For Double Dragon, Arc System Works is releasing Double Dragon IV for PlayStation 4 and PC on January 30.

For Final Fantasy, Square Enix is hosting an “Opening Ceremony” event on January 31, the same date Final Fantasy VII released. The company will share a bit about its plans for the 30th anniversary of the series there.

For Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo Sport is launching for PlayStation 4 worldwide in 2017.

For Gravity Rush, Gravity Rush 2 is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 18 in Europe, January 19 in Japan, and January 20 in the Americas and United Kingdom.

For Kingdom Hearts, Square Enix is releasing Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue for PlayStation 4 on January 12 in Japan and January 24 in North America and Europe, and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for PlayStation 4 on March 9 in Japan, March 28 in North America, and March 31 in Europe. Kingdom Hearts III is also in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For Kowloon’s Gate, a PlayStation VR project called Kowloon’s Gate VR is due out in Japan in summer 2017.

For Metal Gear, Konami is releasing Metal Gear Survive for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.

For Opoona, the protagonist is set to appear as a playable character in Koei Tecmo’s cross-over action game Musou Stars.

For Senran Kagura, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 16. Producer Kenchiro Takaki has previously teased a new Senran Kagura action title.

For Shin Megami Tensei, Atlus has previously teased a “Variety of preparations” for the 25th anniversary and plans to announce “several unannounced titles” from the company in 2017. So there’s a possibility of a new Shin Megami Tensei title in there.

For Ys, the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is launching on May 25 in Japan.

And while not necessarily a celebration of Wii U’s fifth anniversary, Nintendo is launching new hardware in the form of Switch in March 2017. The formal unveil event is planned for January 12.

http://gematsu.com/2017/01/major-games-industry-anniversaries-2017

Nem
01-06-2017, 12:50 PM
I wish Game arts did something for Grandia. :(

Escaflowne2001
01-06-2017, 04:17 PM
I wish Game arts did something for Grandia. :(

They haven't released a new game since 2012 wouldn't surprise me at all if they were shut down soon.

Nem
01-07-2017, 01:04 AM
They are owned by GungHo. They are probably making minor stuff for them. They did release Grandia 2 on PC last year. I prefer to hope they are working on a new one. Though its very unlikely.