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A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games available for purchase soon

The ultimate guide to all things JRPG is here.

From The Legend of Zelda to Final Fantasy, A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games covers hundreds of different games. Created in collaboration with author Kurt Kalata and published through Bitmap Books, the guide will surely satisfy those interested in the JRPG world.

What can you expect to see in A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games?

A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games intends on covering the entire history of Japanese role-playing games from 1982 to 2020. Within the guide, there are reviews of over 600 games with a variety of sub-genres. Readers can expect to see strategy RPGs, first-person dungeon crawlers, and more. Inside the article genres, the book also includes text about music and art. From remakes to general history about JRPGs, this book covers a large amount of ground.

The book is hardback and its pages are in lithographic print, making it great quality. It also includes a handy bookmark ribbon if you’re not fully finished reading through the Dungeons & Dragons section. Inside the book, the pages are in full color and pictures to go along with the text. The cover features what we all see when we play video games: us, sitting in front of the screen, fully engrossed in the various fantasy characters equipped for an epic adventure.

Pages depicting Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana inside the book

Readers can expect to see these games and more:

A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games cover

A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games will be available for purchase on November 23, 2021 at 5pm GMT. With its 370,000 words and 652 pages, the guide has more content than a Triple-A game. Those interested can pick it up just in time for the holidays—either for yourself or a game-loving friend.

Erin Vieira

Writer, artist, cosplayer, D&D player, Final Fantasy lover, and Bayonetta enthusiast Erin Vieira says that although they were born amongst mortals, someday they will exist as an unknown entity of the void. There will still be video games there, of course.

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