The Rhapsody games are some of the best RPGs out there… yet the second and third games in the series never launched in the west. In January, Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles was announced; it puts Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess and Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom together in one convenient package. When the launch date was announced in April, NIS America put out a new trailer spotlighting Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess. Now, the publisher has done the same for Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom.
The games are sequels to Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. In that game, players take on the role of a young girl named Cornet who has the power to communicate with puppets. Her dream is to find her prince charming. It is available for Nintendo Switch as part of the Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 compilation (Matt’s review here), as well and as a standalone game for PC via Steam.
Since the trailer is for Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom, I’ll jump to there. The game concludes the Rhapsody trilogy with a series of charming chapters. Players will experience events that happen before, during, and after the previous two Rhapsody titles, including a heartfelt conclusion about Cornet’s mother. The battle system has been revamped and redesigned with combined character attacks and a new 3D camera.
Here’s the trailer:
Going back to Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess, Cornet’s daughter Kururu sets out on a journey to find her own prince. This version of the game features new songs and a new turn-based battle system. Combined, the games have improved storybook visuals, enchanting music, and loveable characters.
Developed by Nippon Ichi Software and published by NIS America, Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on August 29 in North America, September 1 in Europe, and September 8 in Oceania.