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Cross Edge slashes to PS3s today: Trophies await!

Nao Zook's Avatar Posted by Nao Zook on May 26, 2009 // PR/Marketing Coordinator, NIS America, Inc

Hi everyone! This is Nao Zook from NIS America. As of today (May 26th), Cross Edge has officially been released! Yes!!

Cross Edge is a dream-come-true RPG for hardcore gamers. It is the first RPG on PLAYSTATION 3 that has 5 different companies collaborating for one incredible adventure! You’ll see some familiar faces from Darkstalkers (Capcom); Disgaea (Nippon Ichi Software); Ar tonelico (Bandai Namco); Atelier Marie and Mana Khemia 2 (Gust); and Spectral Souls (Idea Factory). And all the characters are playable. Isn’t that cool?

You can also collect costumes for all the different characters, and their stats and abilities will change depending on which costume they are wearing. And when you change costumes on female characters, their appearance will also change! It’s really cute! If you are into these characters, Cross Edge is a must-have!

I would also like to talk a bit about the battle system. Cross Edge has a unique hybrid battle system that combines a classic RPG setup with an intuitive grid-based SRPG style. In battle, a square grid will appear beneath the units, and players can move their characters around during their combat phase. Some units are better at close combat and others at ranged combat, so players must strategically move their units to battle enemies. Enemy units will also move around the grid in order to defeat you, so you will have to be alert at all times to fight effectively.

So, many RPG fans have been looking forward to Cross Edge, and I hope you all pick up a copy and start playing today :-) As with many other PS3 games, Cross Edge comes with a slew of awesome trophies. So today, I would like to give you a sneak peek at the requirements to acquire the Bronze, Silver, and Gold trophies!

First of all, there are a total of 23 trophies; 5 of them are Bronze, 11 of them are Silver, and 7 of them are Gold. After acquiring them all, you will of course receive the Platinum trophy. So then, I suppose there are actually 24 trophies!

Here is the list of trophies, along with their descriptions! Some of the trophy titles are pretty funny, so I hope you’ll get a laugh, chuckle, or even giggle out of them :-)

Bronze – The Entitled: Unlock any trophy.
Bronze – The Bully: Defeat 100 enemy units.
Bronze – The Newbie: Survive 35 battles.
Bronze – The Badass: Exceed 10,000 points of total damage.
Bronze – The Juggler: Exceed a 50-hit combo!
Silver – The Skywalker: Reach 300 AGI. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Meat Shield: Reach 300 VIT. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Juicer: Reach 300 STR. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Know-It-All: Reach 300 INT. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Gambler: Reach 300 LCK. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Stalker: Unlock all character profiles. (Use the % on the upper-right screen)
Silver – The Patron: Unlock all gallery art. (Use the % on the upper-right screen)
Silver – The God of Death: Defeat 3,000 enemy units.
Silver – The Highlander: Survive 900 battles.
Silver – The World Champ: Exceed 1,000,000 points of total damage!
Silver – The Aggressor: Exceed a 400-hit combo.
Gold – The Gun Runner: Collect every type of weapon.
Gold – The Battle Ready: Collect every type of armor.
Gold – The Fashionista: Collect every type of accessory.
Gold – The Packrat: Collect every type of item.
Gold – The Grave Robber: Find 150 hidden items using Search.
Gold – The Dood: Earn the true ending. (Unlocked after the true ending.)
Gold – The Hikikomori: Earn every single title. (Unlocked when all the title are given at the guild. Each title is counted when unlocked, so if you don’t do this task from the beginning, you may not reach the point.)

Let me explain what “Hikikomori” means. In Japan, they call a person who stays at home all the time and never really interacts with other human beings “Hikikomori”. I guess a literal translation would be “a being confined” and “social withdrawal”. You’ll definitely have to stay home for days in order to earn all the in-game titles. So, you’ll certainly earn the title of Hikikomori :-) Thanks in advance for playing Cross Edge that much! Hehe.

Anyway, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you to earn that Platinum trophy! Good luck!

Before I let you all go, I would also like to share some information about the upcoming downloadable content for Cross Edge. We’re currently working on the DLC, and there will be new costumes for the girls, powerful items, extra dungeons, and lots more! We’ll let you know when it will be available as the DLC release date approaches.

Cross Edge

Thank you again for your support! Have a good day! And I hope you all enjoy Cross Edge!

PS. Please visit the Official Cross Edge website for the gameplay info, character bios, and more!

Kindest regards,


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112 Comments   28 Replies


+ EmpireNO on May 26th, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

Why not make games like this downloadable, they’re probably quite small with low-res graphics, not more than Burnout Paradise at least. I would buy this game from the PSN.


+ Wip3ou7pure on May 26th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

no replies… lame

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 11:04 pm said:

    Hello Wip3ou7pure,

    Oh, I am trying to reply as many as I can:-)

    Good night!


+ alaM0000 on May 26th, 2009 at 11:46 am said:



+ MUSTANG750R on May 26th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

Would it be possible to get all the main Disgaea games in the series one one Blu-ray disc on the PS3 and maybe add Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? in a collectors edition maybe?

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 11:06 pm said:

    Hello MUSTANG750R,

    Haha, that\’s an idea! But I don\’t think they all fit in one disc though…

    It would be super cool if we could do that!



+ EVanHelsing on May 26th, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

Will this have all the DLC that the Japanese have access to? Will some of it be bundled into the game (it could get expensive otherwise)?


+ wolverine81 on May 26th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

I have never played any of the games related to this except Disgaea. Will I be able to understand the story of it? or will it not make any sense?

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 3:20 pm said:

    Hello Wolverine81,

    Cross Edge has its own story, so you don\’t need to know the characters/ stories from the original games. It\’s plus if you know the each game, but you don\’t need to:-)



+ Sygoomei on May 26th, 2009 at 12:08 pm said:

I read this post, did some research and became pretty excited over picking up a copy today… Then I called around and apparently NIS couldn’t get their act together to release in Canada and the states on the same day. I can’t even pick it up tomorrow (the last day of my 3 day weekend)!

You’ve lost your spot to inFAMOUS. Maybe I’ll buy this second hand… at some point. Weak, NIS, weak.


+ Viper7 on May 26th, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

Ewww dubs, but guess theres option to chance them to original Japanese like in Disgaea. Gotta consider this one tough, disgaea was great and heard lot of good things about the other jrpg companies as well (meaning the ones whose characters are in this game)


+ DarkMyke on May 26th, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

man this game is going to be awesome. i love the Disgaea and Ar Tenellico games. But my only problem is this. It’s may 26th, 2009 and no stores in my town have it. And tons of stores online say it’s not out yet. Why do some games never actually come out on the given release date? *very angry crying surprised sad face*


+ lord_ashour on May 26th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

I really hope there is an option for the Japanese voice acting.


+ MadmanEU on May 26th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

I would love to get this game right now, but this is Infamous’ week. Maybe in the future when this gets a price cut.


+ LokeSTL on May 26th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:


Yes, it does have an option for the Japanese voice acting.


+ krelian01 on May 26th, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

Fantastic news, but ill have to wait a few weeks to have it in my hands, now, my question is, would you bring RECORD OF AGAREST WARS to the states? please, please, please


+ boxmyth on May 26th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

Really need a demo for this. If the combat is fun, then I’ll pick it up.
Demo please? (I know Japan got one…)


+ Morphine16 on May 26th, 2009 at 12:55 pm said:

Bought, keep RPGs coming and please patch Disgaea 3 for trophies :)


+ Sekoku on May 26th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

Demo? There was on on Japan PSN but that got pulled.


+ NightHawk17 on May 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm said:

just waiting for my copy to get here from Amazon:)


+ mckg123456789 on May 26th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:



+ redknight4 on May 26th, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

@nisa I just would like to know if the dlc for this game that is free in japan is already included in the game?

@67 found that the jpapnese demo was slightly confusing when I played it

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 3:23 pm said:

    Hello redknight4,

    The free DLC in Japan is not included in this game. But DLC is coming to the US soon, so please look forward to it:-)



+ Trieloth on May 26th, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

Iam so freaking excited for this game :). I have all the games that the cross over covers. Thanks a MILLION for bringing this over to the states. And Iam looking forward to more great games NIS. :)


+ jrodrigoguerra on May 26th, 2009 at 2:06 pm said:

Dood, this game will be awesome! I’m waiting for my copy here on Brazil!


+ LokeSTL on May 26th, 2009 at 2:10 pm said:

@Nao Zook

Will any of the DLC have it’s own trophies?

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 3:48 pm said:

    Hello LokeSTL,

    Nope, DLC and Trophies are completely ssparate. Thanks!


+ mckg123456789 on May 26th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

I do have a question: how long will the game be?

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

    Hello mckg123456789,

    This game is about… 40 to 50 hours if you play in normal. And it\’ll be about 100 hours (or more?) if you play in hard!



+ Chromax on May 26th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

Already have it on preorder from RosenQueen. I can’t wait for this, I just finished Ar tonelico and it was one of the best games I’ve played. I’m happy to see a lot of the casts from Ar tonelico are in this game too!


+ LokeSTL on May 26th, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

@Nao Zook

A few more questions:

1) Will Trinity Universe be localized and released in the USA?

2) When can we get our hands on Last Rebellion?

3) Are there any more PS3 RPGs coming to the US that haven’t been announced?

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 11:15 pm said:

    Hello LokeSTL,

    Here are answers:
    1) If we do, would you all be happy?
    2) Last Rebellion is scheduled to release this Fall. :-)
    3) There will be PS3 titles from NISA in 2010 for sure. But which one? not sure yet.

    Sorry, I couldn\’t really answer your questions except about Last Rebellion…



+ fullmetalcrusade on May 26th, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

I have a question Nao. Atelier Rorona was recently announced and dated for June 25th in Japan. Is there any chance NISA will be localizing this game for NA?

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    + Nao Zook on May 26th, 2009 at 4:01 pm said:

    Hello fullmetalcrusade,

    Atelier Rorona looks so pretty, doesn\’t it?
    I cannot say it for sure that we\’ll bring it to NA, but hopefully we can:-)



+ jqtaxpayer on May 26th, 2009 at 2:24 pm said:

Doesn’t really look like my kind of thing, but nice to see more Japanese games making it to NA — personally, I’m still wishing Way of the Samurai III gets released in the US. That would be fantastic!


+ ZorrosRage on May 26th, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:

Sucks that we cant pick it up til tomorrow, but ohh well. At least I pre-ordered the game so I know I will have a copy waiting for me


+ MakaiOokami on May 27th, 2009 at 12:11 am said:

Dood! I want to be a bad ass freakin overlord too dood!

Dood! I get so tired of being thrown around and exploding because Laharl has to buy so much DLC dood! It was ok for Disgaea 3 dood but I hope this game is half way near as fun and addicting dood! Don’t make the DLC too costly or I am so dead dood!

*thump thump thump*
Etna: Are you trying to steal MY airtime?


*Etna picks up MakaiOokami and throws him into the t.v.*

Etna: That’s coming out of your paycheck!

DOOOooooOOOOD not cool dood! *Cough* *spasm* *dead*


+ rhymeboyg on May 27th, 2009 at 12:27 am said:

One of the reason why I bought my PS3 system is just because I wanted to play Disgaea 3! and now another SRPG comes out by NISA and I will buy it in a heart bit.!

I missed all these old fashion RPGs so pelase please please release more RPG games later on!

Thanks again!


+ PurePoison1 on May 27th, 2009 at 2:32 am said:

Any plans for an Australian/PAL release?
I have already pre-ordered Cross Edge from the Rosenqueen store but it won’t arrive for at least a week after shipping :(

Disgaea 3 was released in AU months after everywhere else, although I did import it because I couldn’t wait. Please continue to release games on PS3 rather than 360 so that I can at least import them if there is a delayed PAL release.


+ theFrappman on May 27th, 2009 at 4:26 am said:

I’d like some word from NISA regarding the last batch of updates for Disgaea 3 and the rumored “Complete Privilege” that Japan got for buying all the DLC. I e-mailed NISA before and was told that it had been canceled stateside for technical reasons, and others (such as people on the GameFAQs forums) have received similar e-mails.

We’ve also been told that we SHOULD have received the Class World Command Attack weeks ago (around the time the Kurtis DLC came), but it never showed up in the PS store. I know a few people have e-mailed you guys about it with no response.

I’d also like to know why one of the supposed perks for having all the DLC — the costume switch between Raspberyl and Sapphire (which we have buyable save icons for in-game and even premium theme wallpaper of) was told to me would be unavailable here.

Apparently I wrote too much, so I’ll wrap up on the next post.


+ theFrappman on May 27th, 2009 at 4:27 am said:

Lastly, I’d like to address that Gig has no voice in game on the English track. His Japanese voices are fine. Also, if you buy the full Raspberyl episode pack, you get Gig and Revya for free, a good perk for people who bought just that, but a slap in the face to those of us who bought everything.

It’d be nice to have some confirmation from NISA about the state of the game’s content. Trophies aren’t THAT important and I think most of us would like to have a complete game before we get some cheesy bragging rights.


+ Maltay on May 27th, 2009 at 5:40 am said:

You probably finished replying to posts yesterday, but this is worth a try; I read about the trophies for Disgaea 3 NA version, and how theyre being worked on.. Surely these trophies will be available for us Brits and Europeans too right?


+ SpiritThief on May 27th, 2009 at 6:52 am said:

“DLC for Cross Edge focuses more on items, dungeons, gears, etc. There will be lots of them.”

That makes it sound a bit better for me. I hate the character thing. I’m hoping that the dungeons will be what brings the new loot and gear and NOT my paycheck.


+ OnslaughtCometh on May 27th, 2009 at 7:19 am said:

I know we’re not getting a demo for cross edge. Is there any reason Japan did and we didn’t?

Nice work answering so many questions.


+ hitokirix on May 27th, 2009 at 7:38 am said:

Thanks for localizing this, can never have enough prinnies!

Hoping Trinity Universe gets the chance too!


+ Letters2Kay on May 27th, 2009 at 8:01 am said:

Amazon is selling Cross Edge for only $46.99 with free shipping, in case anyone wants to save some cash! :)


+ Eldonv3 on May 27th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

Phew! Eternal gratitude for including the original Japanese audio in the game! The dubbed trailer was nothing short of pure torture but thanks to us boring purists being acknowledged as well, here’s another happy European importing Cross Edge on launch day! Keep ’em JRPGs coming just the way you do – it’s MUCH appreciated! ^^


+ hecaitomix on May 27th, 2009 at 8:56 am said:

hope i get it today, i order it through rosenqueen website ^_^

playing inFAMOUS while waiting..


+ Zer0_SP on May 27th, 2009 at 9:58 am said:

FYI I just called my gamestop where I work. Even though I asked my boss to call me when it came in, that jerk didn’t. Anyways, it’s in!! Everyone should start to get it shortly ;). Unfortunately for me, I am picking it up on my way into work =(. I won’t get to play it until 10pm tonight. Everyone enjoy the game!!


+ jdizzle84 on May 27th, 2009 at 10:19 am said:

Thanks for the continued support NIS! You are one of the best video game developers out there today!


+ LokeSTL on May 27th, 2009 at 10:51 am said:


I canceled my Amazon pre-order. They changed the in stock date to May 29, 2009. This is the 3rd time they have moved the date back in a week.


+ LokeSTL on May 27th, 2009 at 10:54 am said:


Got lucky. My local EB Games got one more copy than they had pre-orders for. GameStop/EB Games seems to be the only store in St. Louis that got them today. Needless to say, they got my money this time. :-)


+ LokeSTL on May 27th, 2009 at 10:58 am said:


Doubt you’ll get it today. The website says: “Please note that Cross Edge will not be sent out from our warehouse until 5/28/09. We apologize for any inconveniences.” Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you probably won’t get it until next week. :-(


+ mike-yazuka on May 27th, 2009 at 12:32 pm said:

Thanks for bringing this game to the US.
My copies of the game was sent out to me today, looking forward to it very much.
Guess I’ll be playing this by monday. =)


+ Alcidias on May 27th, 2009 at 12:57 pm said:

I’m so glad I pre-ordered this game. Only comes out tomorrow at the EB where I live though, but that’s fine. It’s worth the wait. I’m also very happy that there are Japanese voices. I love you, NIS. You guys never let me down.


+ MakaiOokami on May 27th, 2009 at 1:29 pm said:


Cheesy bragging rights?

I’d rather people know that I destroyed the Z Pirates and went through 100 floors of LoC without exiting rather than have a “Complete Priviledge Award”

I mean the only people who will know of my “complete priviledge” will be the 10 people that watch my Youtube Channel (probably more but… you get the idea)

At least this way people can compare trophies and see that I have done all that on Disgaea and ask me about tips and tricks and all of that. It’s a LOT more fun to have video chat or voice chat via Home talking about strategies, tips, and tricks, then to sit there and have costumes for a couple characters that I already have way too many of. The trophies add added value in giving me more goals to work for. The costume changes are just cheesy fan service.


+ dulcediana on May 27th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

there’s Guile in this game? I’m not going to buy it if he isn’t .


+ mckg123456789 on May 27th, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

thaxs for replying to my message nao! i will be getting this for sure! as soon as it is release for sale in gamestop

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