Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A free RPG, you say?

Acquire, the Japanese developer responsible for quirky PSP titles like 100 Million Ton Bara Bara (aka Patchwork Heroes) and Yuusha no Kuseni Namaikida (Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!), is sure to turn heads with its latest release, a dungeon crawler called Bakumatsu Revolution, and not because said release is a looker.

According to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine (by way of, when Bakumatsu Revolution hits the the Japanese PlayStation Store on June 25, it'll do so with a price tag of $0. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you--the four-player RPG will be free.

Unfortunately, this blurry scan contains the only (currently)
available screenshots of
Bakumatsu Revolution.

What's the catch? Well, it seems that Acquire is aiming to turn a profit on the game by charging users for downloadable content, such as additional items and scenarios. Still, unless the DLC is amazingly overpriced, Bakumatsu Revolution should be a no-brainer of a download for PSP owners who enjoy the occasional dungeon crawler.



Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's friggin awesome! Now I just need a PSP!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Speaking of free, I just got Portal for the PC for free...and that game is a HOOT! I'm not a shooter fan, and that's great, because it's more like a hilarious puzzle game than anything. Unfortunately, it was only free until the 24th off of

But if you get the chance, check it out.

Bryan Ochalla said...

You know, I knew Portal was free for a period of time, but I didn't even think of downloading it. The only time I play games on my PC, it seems, is to play them through an emulator. Still, it sounds like this would have been a worthy exception to that rule! Maybe I'll check it out eventually regardless...