Ultraman Star Chronicles Revealed With Trailer and Tons of Pictures

on December 27, 2012 10:45 PM

Namco Bandai has certainly been rolling out game after game of their various licensed properties: in fact, their recently revealed Heroes’ VS combines Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and Gundam into one action-fighting game. Well, Ultraman is back again, this time in Ultraman Star Chronicles, a tactical RPG for the PSP. Actually, “tactical RPG” may be too tamed. Namco is calling this a game with an “Ultra Tactical Battle” system, and seems to team the various Ultraman characters of the franchise against the monsters that have appeared in the series. As the trailer below shows, players will navigate around an environment, place their units, and take on enemies with special attacks. The Ultramen have stats based on HP (for life), SP (for attacks), POW (for attacks), DEF (for, well, defense), and SPD and MOV for attack speed and mobility. The Ultramen showcase in the trailer include:

  • Ultraman, the original (Speed, Mach 5)
  • Ultraseven (Speed, Mach 7)
  • Ultraman Jack (Speed, Mach 5)
  • Ultraman Leo (Speed, Mach 7)
  • Ultraman 80 (Speed, Mach 9)
  • Ultraman Dyna (Speed, Mach 8)
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Speed, Mach 7)
  • Ultraman Zero (Speed, Mach 7)

Players will be able to unlock their favorite Ultramen and customize their team to their liking (including their skills and battle modes). Ultraman Star Chronicles will be released on March 7, 2013 for both retail and digital releases, in Japan. There’s no word on whether it’ll make it’s way to the West, yet, and unless fans really clamor for it. Until then, check out the trailer and gallery below, and stay tuned to DualShockers.com for more news.

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.