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The Guided Fate Paradox Hits PS3 on November 5th

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Hey, doods! It’s time again for your humble Prinny David from NIS America to talk about our next game, The Guided Fate Paradox, which is set to launch on November 5th exclusively on PS3. Let me tell you guys, this one’s a doozy. Shall we ascend and take an angel’s eye view of this title?

In The Guided Fate Paradox, you play as the exceptionally ordinary high school student, Renya Kagurazaka, who one day wins a shopping mall lottery hosted by a cute girl. Your prize? You become God! And that cute girl’s actually an angel named Lilliel tasked with helping you out.

Now your job as God is to guide people’s fates by entering the Fate Revolution Circuit, a nifty doodad that creates a Copy World of reality. It’s in this Copy World where you’ll do battle against aberrations — the physical manifestations of the things preventing people from becoming what they want — and help people achieve their potential. But you’ll soon discover that there may be darker forces beyond just these aberrations that are trying to keep you from guiding these fates…

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The game is a story-based roguelike that plays like a spiritual successor to Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman. Each person’s fate will drop you into a randomly-generated dungeon where you’ll move along a grid-based map and fight your way to the lower floors. But watch out: enemies move as you do, so you’ll have to strategize your path in order to eliminate the baddies as efficiently as possible without getting yourself cornered.

Luckily, you’ve got a whole arsenal of items, each with its own Divine Skills attached, to help you stave off these aberrations. Prinny hats, zombie arms, mermaid tails — all of these are at your disposal to mix and match to achieve victory! Plus, you actually get to see the equipment on your characters, so you can make yourself look as ridiculous as you’d like!

But what’s a God without some divine assistants at his disposal? In The Guided Fate Paradox, you get to bring in an angel to support you in your dungeon-delving, each of whom specializes in their own form of support — healing, follow-up attacks, shielding, etc. Choose whoever suits the dungeon best, and equip them with items to also give them access to Divine Skills. From there, you can give them commands to change their behavior, ranging from aggressively seeking out enemies to treasure-hunting, and — in a nod to Disgaea — even picking you up and tossing you! What else do these angels have hidden up their poofy, angel sleeves?

If this wasn’t enough customization, you also have the Divinigram, which allows you to give your angels and yourself permanent stat boosts and passive skills. You can achieve these bonuses by “Burst”-ing your equipment in dungeons, which essentially breaks the equipment to allow you to later strengthen that its base stats. You’ll also be able to synthesize items together, so you can fuse stat boosts into an item to create even more powerful equipment. Talk about playing God. The power of stat boosts compels you to keep on playing.

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Did I mention this is a roguelike? For all of your stat-boosting, equipment-synthesizing, angel-having, and God-being, you can still die. And once you die in a roguelike, you lose all the equipment you’re carrying on you and your level resets back to one! Fear not though, because later in the game you’ll have access to safekeeping for your hard-earned items. And even though your level resets, the levels you’ve gained in the dungeon still propagate to your base stats. That means you go back into the dungeon as a stronger level one than when you started. The Copy World is kind!

Finally, The Guided Fate Paradox features the sublime artwork of Noizi Ito, the artist behind titles like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Shakugan no Shana. Such high-pedigree character design is brought to you in high-resolution sprites, which are perfect for showing off the ridiculous, over-the-top special attack animations. On top of all this, you’ll be treated to Ito’s delightful illustrations throughout special scenes in the game.

So, do you have what it takes? Max out your insane equipment, perform out-of-this-world attacks (literally) on hordes of enemies, and battle side-by-side with some wicked angels to steer Cinderella, a human-fearing zombie, and a cast of other colorful characters to their proper fate revolutions. Take on these randomly generated dungeons, and show the world that you were meant to win that lottery and become God! Just don’t try to steal from the cactus…

Thanks for your support, and taking the time to read this. Prinny out, dood!

Add Your Own

Elvick_ said:

October 2nd, 8:09 am

Pre-ordered the awesome Limited Edition, like I do every LE you put out.

<3 you doods.

poodude said:

October 2nd, 8:13 am

NISA; my favourite publisher <3.

I've got the Limited Edition of this on pre-order already and I can't wait to play it! Though that's assuming I'm able to finish Disgaea D2 by November 5th.

As I say every time NISA visits the PS Blog, please look into bringing the Hypderimension Neptunia Vita games to North America! I need my Nep Nep on the go!

Thanks for bringing over more great games!

I-Dusk-I said:

October 2nd, 8:14 am

Preordered the limited edition. Thanks for being awesome!

DrApollo said:

October 2nd, 8:17 am

The game looks great!

Silent_Gig said:

October 2nd, 8:20 am

This is one of my most anticipted games for this year, as much as i love Disgaea its these innovative side projects that i love the most from Nippon Ichi.

When Zettai Hero Project released i was blown away, not just because of the amazing customisation or the innovative non-stressful rogue-like element but i love the themes of the story, exploring your inner hero and not giving up at any cost. (Such a shame it went mostly unoticed)

With GFP i hope they take everything ZHP made further, im really looking forward to diving into this new world with the same gameplay as ZHP and im hoping the story hits on that comedic/meaningful curve ZHP did.

All that said and done – i have to say a big big thank you for NIS America bringing this to EU/US and localising this.
Cant wait to play~

EddyC__ said:

October 2nd, 8:41 am

The perfect game to play while I await those 10 days before PS4. Can’t wait to receive that awesome limited edition and enjoy the title.

Monterossa said:

October 2nd, 8:42 am

I want Fairy Fencer F….. NOW!!

FearMonkey said:

October 2nd, 9:07 am

Yes! Can’t wait for this. I pre-ordered the Limited Edition of this just like I pre-order all the LEs you guys put out. NISA rules! <3 <3 <3

TheGrue said:

October 2nd, 9:30 am

Really wish this was on Vita. This is the type of game I want to take with me everywhere. :(

DeepEyes7 said:

October 2nd, 10:12 am

Preordered the limited edition of this game since day one! I’m really happy that you guys bring this games to America, now please announce the Collector’s Edition of “The Witch and the Hundred Knights”, “Demon Gaze” and “Danganronpa”! And please bring “Battle Princess of Arcadia” to America too! I will buy everything! *-*

Artemisthemp said:

October 2nd, 10:45 am

Looking forward to my Special Edition arrive

tusunami said:

October 2nd, 11:43 am

I see for this series demand is high, while I just have a absensce of detention for PS Vita. I have to get back to playing it my backlog of games is ridiculous.

billy_oneironaut said:

October 2nd, 11:52 am

Can’t wait!

Ryumoau said:

October 2nd, 12:14 pm

i’ll try it if its $19.99 or less on psn. Can’t imagine spending more than that on this type of game personally.

NSDI said:

October 2nd, 12:15 pm

Disgaea 4 Return to the U.S., Please!

boomstickbhg said:

October 2nd, 1:59 pm

Well shucks.

I’ve been looking forward to this, was even planning to buy it over D2.

But I don’t buy/play games where 1 death = losing everything.

First VK3, now this, looks like the Demon Souls games have had a bad influence on RPG/sRPG’s.

Good luck with sales, I hope the game does well.

sidney25lucas said:

October 2nd, 2:10 pm

i want this game to ps vita or ps4

DarkOne_PR said:

October 2nd, 2:21 pm

NIS I dont know if im the only one that thinks this way but… i think ur games fit more on vita than on ps3…. :)

meep_moop_meep said:

October 2nd, 3:59 pm

It saddens me that the LE isn’t available outside of the America. At least have them at GameStop or EBGames :( still getting this (and the future Vita port I know is imminent :3)

FEGuy said:

October 2nd, 4:43 pm

I honestly don’t know if the timing here is great or terrible. I can never get enough roguelikes and I loved ZHP, but on the other hand, between Disgaea D2 and Pokemon X next week, Ace Attorney 5 later this month, and Ys and Zelda in November, my budget for the rest of the year is pretty much completely eaten up.

FearMonkey said:

October 2nd, 5:43 pm

@14 – it’s a strategy RPG rogue-like with infinite depth. You will get more in-depth gameplay with this one game than you would in like 100 other standard RPGs. It’s definitely worth the $49.99 for the standard edition.

@16 – it’s called a Rogue-like and they’ve been around since the 80s as Rogue was invented in 1980. Games like Demon’s Souls got their gameplay ideas from Rogue, not the other way around. And even Demon’s Souls is a spiritual successor to From Software’s own King’s Field series.

Neroveus said:

October 2nd, 11:38 pm

Will this be available in PSN.

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    David Alonzo said:

    October 3rd, 11:04 am

    Yep, we’ll have a first-day digital download for The Guided Fate Paradox!


geassuser87 said:

October 2nd, 11:58 pm

Great game, i played it when it first came out in Japan.

One thing though, you are going to die…. A lot. But dont reload, as that will take out the fun. Enjoy~

PHEEliNUX said:

October 3rd, 8:22 am

I saw the trailer for it when the JP version was announced, I did feel the need to play a game like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, This looks like what i want

xenosaga200 said:

October 3rd, 2:23 pm

big yay i will buy this on psn

PrinceofXIII said:

October 5th, 9:51 am


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