Konami’s downloadable strategy RPG Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment looks to have slipped from its September release window, now listed with an ambiguous winter release date.
When I spent some hands on time at E3 2009 with the prequel to the original Vandal Hearts on the PlayStation, I was told that the game was due out in September. That looks to have changed now, with the latest batch of screenshots attached to a document indicating that the game would be hitting Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network this winter, which last time I checked does not include September. no matter how hard you try to fold it.
The date comes with the announcement of new details that… well, they aren’t technically all that new. There’ll be 20 playable maps, and characters in your party progress in the skills you use the most, meaning that by the end of the game you’ll have a party tailored to your personal preferences. There’s also the bit about multiple endings, which adds a bit of replayability to the game, at least until someone figures out exactly what to do in order to get each ending and we all make a note to save just before that.
The release also boasts new screenshots, which considering they include the same image I used for my previous Vandal Hearts post, might not be new either. I’ve included them anyway, just in case they are new to you.