Natural Doctrine Collector’s Edition Announced

31 July 2014
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Priced at $80, $70 and $60, the Natural Doctrine Collector’s Edition has been announced by NIS America. The CE will be available on all three platforms (PS4, PS3 & PS Vita).

Natural Doctrine is an upcoming Strategy JRPG by developer Kadokawa Games, directed by the same guy who’s the creator of Patapon (a game that Ferry loved! Click the link to read his review) for Sony’s PSP.

• $60 (PS Vita Collector’s Edition)
• $70 (PS3 Collector’s Edition)
• $80 (PS4 Collector’s Edition)

Release Dates: September 16, 2014 (USA), September 19, 2014 (Europe), April 3, 2014 (Japan)

Here’s the Natural Doctrine Collector’s Edition image gallery.
Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size photo:

Included in the Natural Doctrine Collector’s Edition

* Softcover Artbook (Physical Item)

* 23”x13” Tear-Resistant Poster (Physical Item)

* 9”x3.14”x11.8” Explorer’s Bag

Natural Doctrine will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 in both digital and physical forms. However the Collector’s Edition can only be bought via the NIS America online store or at the newly-opened NIS America European online store. It’s worth noting that NIS America will no longer export to Europe since Europeans have their own European store now (though they’ve been criticized for their very high prices. Hopefully that will change).

Give the Natural Doctrine trailer a look.

Seasoned explorers and novices alike venture underground into dangerous caves to collect the coveted material known as Pluton. During your first trip down into the depths of one of these mines, you and your new explorer friends quickly realize that things may be more dire than you had imagined as you encounter a brand-new type of evil lurking below the surface. You and your newfound friends must strategically defeat these new difficult foes and warn the kingdom of their presence before it’s too late.

Strategy role-playing gamers be ready, as this game will truly test your ability to conquer the evils that lurk in the sprawling networks of mines and ruins in the areas surrounding the fortress city of Feste.

Key Natural Doctrine Features:

Single & Multiplayer Modes
The game features single and multiplayer modes with versus and co-operative play. In multiplayer mode, players can play as non-human species.

Across the Platforms
Cross play and cross save is enabled on all 3 systems with possession of separate copies of the game.

Exciting Large Scale Battles!
Turn-based battle system with large numbers of allies and enemies simultaneously on a large size battlefield.

Enjoy Japanese and English voices along with English text!

Here’s a gameplay video talking about Natural Doctrine.

To me Natural Doctrine doesn’t look like anything special, but I’m very happy to see that NIS America continues to pump-out and localize all of these legions of Japanese RPGs and odd games that we would never see in the USA if it weren’t for them. So kudos to NIS!

I’m amazed that games like this continue to get made, and a boatload of them are available on Sony platforms, particular the PSP and PS Vita. There’s so many of them; it continue to make the PSP and PS Vita must-own systems for RPG fans and videogame collector’s like myself.

Hopefully games like Natural Doctrine will continue to sell and websites like us will continue to point them out so that more Japanese goodness can come our way!

Do you think you’ll pick up Natural Doctrine?


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