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7th Dragon III Code: VFD coming to the Americas on 3DS

7th-Dragon-III-Code-VFD-boxartFor those of us SEGA Nerds who’ve longed wished SEGA would localize all their awesome Japanese-exclusive titles and release them in North America and Europe, your wishes have been granted so far this year.

That’s because SEGA has already announced Yakuza 0, Valkyria Chronicles Remaster and SEGA 3D Classics Collection will make their way our way, but they’ve just announced that 7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be headed to the Americas this summer on the Nintendo 3DS.

To top it off, it will be available in physical form for $39.99! Unfortunately, there’s been no word on when or if the game will make its way to Europe, but we’re sure to hear from SEGA Europe soon, and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear something.

See below for the full press release:

 

IRVINE, Calif. — Feb. 2, 2016 — The age of dragons is nigh, as SEGA of America, Inc., will localize and release 7th Dragon III Code: VFD in the Americas. The turn-based, dungeon crawling RPG for the Nintendo 3DS™ system pits players to save the world with a group of highly customizable characters with diverse party roles, such as Rune Knight, God Hand and more.  In between dungeon crawling sorties, there’s also base building, dating, and a cat café (really). While this is the first of the 7th Dragon series to be released outside of Japan, the story is comprehensive, so no prior knowledge of the series is necessary. When it arrives this summer in retail stores and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, 7th Dragon III: Code VFD will be available for $39.99/CA$54.99.
In 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, the world is engulfed in a time of darkness and great peril. In the year 2100, dragons have descended upon Earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises — a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace — to become a dragon hunter and eventual savior of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favor of mankind: By traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons’ power. This will give them the edge to defeat the True Dragons, and stand a chance against the most powerful one of them all… the 7th Dragon: VFD.
In a quest for the ages, players will explore numerous dungeons in the mythical kingdom of Atlantis, futuristic capital of the land of Eden, and present-day Tokyo. Fighting enemies and dragons can’t be done by just one person, so thankfully the protagonist won’t be doing it alone. The main character can be joined by two squad members in the field, and have up to nine characters in their party. With eight distinct classes, 40 voice options, and 96 appearance variations, gamers can create and customize the perfect dragon hunting team to their heart’s content. Each dragon takes immense skill and cunning strategy to defeat, so choosing the right squad — and right look — is paramount.
Besides traveling through time and desperately trying to save the Earth , the team can unwind at Nodens Enterprises HQ where they can develop character skills, participate in numerous side quests, and even go on dates. Moreover, new floors can be added to the building with essential support areas such as a library, skylounge, cat café, and evacuation wards. Wait, cat café? That’s right — stray cats can be rescued during dungeon crawls and brought back HQ to lounge at the cat café. And yes, while people can be rescued as well, cats are clearly the priority.
7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be available this summer exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS systems in the Americas. The game is rated T by the ESRB. For more information, please visit 7thdragon.sega.com

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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