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Old 01-05-2017, 02:04 AM   #1
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All the major game anniversaries of 2017, from Final Fantasy to Shin Megami Tensei

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-gam...versaries-2017
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:50 PM   #2
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I wish Game arts did something for Grandia.
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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.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:04 AM   #4
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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.
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