Aksys Games, publisher of such fan favorite franchises as BlazBlue and the most recent installments of the Guilty Gear series took to AX to announce its latest developments for the year. The first part of the panel focused on a rundown of its current releases in Agarest War 2 and Ragnarok Tactics before diving into its latest developments centered on its next major release in Virtue's Last Reward: Good People Die.
- The company confirmed that it will officially revise the cover art for Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors to better connect both it and Virtue's Last Reward beginning in September. The company hopes to have a program in place to accommodate current owners of the first game, since both games are interconnected, but has not made any concrete plans.
- The company also stated that it aims for an October release of Virtue's Last Reward with dual English and Japanese voice over options. The current plan is to have the opening sequence in English, with the companion OVA also being dubbed as well as subbed. The OVA is planned to be offered free to all.
- As with Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, the company confirmed that it will offer watches based on the watch-like tracking devices used in the series as a pre-order bonus. Judging by the aftermarket popularity of the previous set which fetched up to $100 per watch, the next set may prove to be more popular.
- When asked about the modification of the the title from Good People Die to Virtue's Last Reward, it was explained that the original translation of the title didn't feature the duality that the company was looking in terms of title meaning.
With Aksys reviving the watch pre-order promotion and fully localizing the companion OVA for the new game game, anyone excited for Virtue's Last Reward?