With every new bit of information that slips out about Solatorobo, I find myself more and more annoyed that no U.S. release has been announced yet. The box art, excerpted above, was the final straw for me. They got Nobuteru Yuuki to do the art, which means this is definitively a sequel (or at least successor) to long-forgotten PlayStation gem Tail Concerto. Tail Concerto, of course, was an Atlus-published game that was pretty much the closest anyone ever came to capturing the essence of Mega Man Legends (and to an even bigger degree, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne).
By the Transitive Property of Totally Sweet Niche Games, this means Solatorobo is the closest we’re going to see to a new Legends game until Keiji Inafune commits to actually making the real thing rather than offering up empty promises and insincere platitudes. Obviously, this means it needs to come to America. Post-haste.
So, I’m thinking about taking out a business loan to license and localize and publish this game in the U.S. A couple thousand dollars should do the trick, right?