Cross Edge slashes to PS3s today: Trophies await!

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Hi everyone! This is Nao Zook from NIS America. As of today (May 26th), Cross Edge has officially been released! Yes!!

Cross Edge is a dream-come-true RPG for hardcore gamers. It is the first RPG on PLAYSTATION 3 that has 5 different companies collaborating for one incredible adventure! You’ll see some familiar faces from Darkstalkers (Capcom); Disgaea (Nippon Ichi Software); Ar tonelico (Bandai Namco); Atelier Marie and Mana Khemia 2 (Gust); and Spectral Souls (Idea Factory). And all the characters are playable. Isn’t that cool?

You can also collect costumes for all the different characters, and their stats and abilities will change depending on which costume they are wearing. And when you change costumes on female characters, their appearance will also change! It’s really cute! If you are into these characters, Cross Edge is a must-have!

I would also like to talk a bit about the battle system. Cross Edge has a unique hybrid battle system that combines a classic RPG setup with an intuitive grid-based SRPG style. In battle, a square grid will appear beneath the units, and players can move their characters around during their combat phase. Some units are better at close combat and others at ranged combat, so players must strategically move their units to battle enemies. Enemy units will also move around the grid in order to defeat you, so you will have to be alert at all times to fight effectively.

So, many RPG fans have been looking forward to Cross Edge, and I hope you all pick up a copy and start playing today :-) As with many other PS3 games, Cross Edge comes with a slew of awesome trophies. So today, I would like to give you a sneak peek at the requirements to acquire the Bronze, Silver, and Gold trophies!

First of all, there are a total of 23 trophies; 5 of them are Bronze, 11 of them are Silver, and 7 of them are Gold. After acquiring them all, you will of course receive the Platinum trophy. So then, I suppose there are actually 24 trophies!

Here is the list of trophies, along with their descriptions! Some of the trophy titles are pretty funny, so I hope you’ll get a laugh, chuckle, or even giggle out of them :-)

Bronze – The Entitled: Unlock any trophy.
Bronze – The Bully: Defeat 100 enemy units.
Bronze – The Newbie: Survive 35 battles.
Bronze – The Badass: Exceed 10,000 points of total damage.
Bronze – The Juggler: Exceed a 50-hit combo!
Silver – The Skywalker: Reach 300 AGI. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Meat Shield: Reach 300 VIT. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Juicer: Reach 300 STR. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Know-It-All: Reach 300 INT. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Gambler: Reach 300 LCK. (Equipment’s effect doesn’t count.)
Silver – The Stalker: Unlock all character profiles. (Use the % on the upper-right screen)
Silver – The Patron: Unlock all gallery art. (Use the % on the upper-right screen)
Silver – The God of Death: Defeat 3,000 enemy units.
Silver – The Highlander: Survive 900 battles.
Silver – The World Champ: Exceed 1,000,000 points of total damage!
Silver – The Aggressor: Exceed a 400-hit combo.
Gold – The Gun Runner: Collect every type of weapon.
Gold – The Battle Ready: Collect every type of armor.
Gold – The Fashionista: Collect every type of accessory.
Gold – The Packrat: Collect every type of item.
Gold – The Grave Robber: Find 150 hidden items using Search.
Gold – The Dood: Earn the true ending. (Unlocked after the true ending.)
Gold – The Hikikomori: Earn every single title. (Unlocked when all the title are given at the guild. Each title is counted when unlocked, so if you don’t do this task from the beginning, you may not reach the point.)

Let me explain what “Hikikomori” means. In Japan, they call a person who stays at home all the time and never really interacts with other human beings “Hikikomori”. I guess a literal translation would be “a being confined” and “social withdrawal”. You’ll definitely have to stay home for days in order to earn all the in-game titles. So, you’ll certainly earn the title of Hikikomori :-) Thanks in advance for playing Cross Edge that much! Hehe.

Anyway, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you to earn that Platinum trophy! Good luck!

Before I let you all go, I would also like to share some information about the upcoming downloadable content for Cross Edge. We’re currently working on the DLC, and there will be new costumes for the girls, powerful items, extra dungeons, and lots more! We’ll let you know when it will be available as the DLC release date approaches.

Cross Edge

Thank you again for your support! Have a good day! And I hope you all enjoy Cross Edge!

PS. Please visit the Official Cross Edge website for the gameplay info, character bios, and more!

Kindest regards,


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  • dood!

  • I’ve been so pumped for this game. Unfortunately, all the stores, including Amazon, show that the supplier doesn’t ship it until today. That means that noone will get their hands on it until tomorrow or Thursday at the earliest. Any way that future release could be in the hands of the retailers by the release date? Please do something about this. :(

    • Hello LokeSTL,

      I am sorry that you cannot get your hands on Cross Edge today:-( I will talk about it with NISA staff and see if we can do something about it. Hope you can get the copy soon!


  • @ NISA

    Awesome this is a must buy for me but may i ask a question.. when will you guys have the trophies for Disgaea 3??
    and will you guys also bring atelier rorona to NA?? please!
    im a huge fan of your work NISA and thank you :)

    • Having spoken with NIS – they *are* working on Trophies for the NA version of Disgaea 3. Nao will be back to detail that when those are ready to go live.

      Sorry for jumping in on your territory, Nao!

  • I can’t believe there was only 1 comment left for this. Sounds like a good game, but I wish they had added characters from XENOSAGA and TEKKEN… is there any chance this game will have DLC characters like in Disgaea and other modern RPGS? I’m really interested in giving this game a shot but I don’t see a single review for it yet.

    • Hello Wip3ou7pure,

      Sorry, I couldn\’t leave any comment until now! It\’s been crazy busy over here. DLC for Cross Edge focuses more on items, dungeons, gears, etc. There will be lots of them. The reviews for Cross Edge should be available from various media soon:-) Thanks!

  • awesome. just awesome.

  • I’ll be picking it up, but a few months later:(

    I want to wait to find out if your gonna ruin it by charging way too much for way too little. Whatever happened to “UNLOCKING” new characters?

  • Blu ray is too big for this game, so will there be japanese voices too?

  • Nao Zook, LUNAR: Harmony of the Silver Star (PSP/JP) needs a US publisher! Please pick this game up, we want the new LUNAR to come to the USA! Victor Ireland is a genius. AND MAKE A LUNAR FOR PS3!

  • can there be more characters added with the DLC?
    will there be more characters added with the DLC?

    why do good games come out the SAME day
    infamous and Cross edge

    • Hello RyuPower,

      There won\’t be added characters, BUT there will be lots of DLC, so please look forward to the detail info on DLC. I can write about it as it gets closer to the launch date for DLC:-)

      Oh, that\’s a good question… well, get them both, and make it your PS3 day:-p


  • TheInfectedBy590

    Can’t wait to buy this! :)

    Also, when will we be getting the Disgaea 3 trophy patch?

    • Hello TheInfectedBy590,

      We\’re working on it right now:-)
      Hopefully soon, I can update you guys with the trophy info!


  • Any chance we’ll see the demo get a US release? I tried the Japanese demo when that came out a while back but couldn’t make sense of the battle system w/o being able to read what was going on.

    • Hello Gorvi,

      Are you talking about the demo for \”Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!\”?
      if so, the demo will be available soon:-)
      (like… sometime this week…:-p)


  • Already bought and paid for. Doesn’t come out in Canada till the 28th though. Sigh.

    And as for the rest of you, SUPPORT JRPGS!!! (on the PS3) That means buy this quirky masterpiece.

    (There’s a demo on the Japanese PSN store that’s quite fun if you need convincing.)

  • @AguilarX

    Yes, it has a Japanese voice option. Take the link to the Official website for confirmation.

  • All hail the makers of Disgaea 3! (I JUST got Laharl and company last night!)

    I’ve actually been watching this title for awhile. Hurrayz for the release! :D

    …Any word on Disgaea 4…? :D

  • Hey Nao,

    Great news and congrats on such an ambitious title! Ive been waiting for this game but I gotta say, im still not sure about the SRPG elements, not a big fan of that genre. Will there be a demo this Thursday? Also, since DLC is coming, any plans on bringing in more characters like Heihachi or say Dante or something? I guess the possibilities are endless and could very well be a must buy for anyone! So what do you say, please!?

    • Hello gor1llap1mp,

      Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately, there will not be demo for this title:-(

      DLC is coming, but it doesn\’t have \”characters\”. However, there will be lots of items, gears, costumes, dungeons, etc. And I agree that having DLC available, the possibilities are endless:-) I hope this game itself would be enough to become a \”must buy\”! :-)


  • @13

    i know what you mean :( .. i also live in Canada and gota wait for it till Thursday :(
    also the Japanese store actually removed the demo a long time ago :P.. they dont ahve it anymore

  • I’m buying this today along with infamous, damn you Sony for taking all my money!!!

  • I checked GameStop today and they said they won’t get their copies of the game until tomorrow. :(

  • Finally an RPG for the PS3! It felt like we’d have to wait till the later half of the year to see the flood of them after the long dry spell.

    • Hello NoobianGod,

      NISA will release another RPG, Last Rebellion, on PS3 later this year! Please look forward to it as well!!


  • @iExile

    Best Buy says the same thing. Amazon states “In Stock May 28, 2009”. Seems that NIS is one of those companies that thinks that a release date is when it ships from their warehouse instead of being released to the public at retailers. Sucks that they didn’t just list the release date to the 27th so we wouldn’t be disappointed. Oh well, we’ve waited this long. One more day shouldn’t kill us. :(

  • YES


  • hi nao, i already pre-ordered this game a few months ago at my local gamestop…needless to say that the game wont arrive where i live for at least a day or two.anyways, i have a couple of questions for ya…does the game have full voiceovers? will this game have dlc?? will nisa be at e3? and last, we will hear any more surprises as for new rpgs for the ps3 this year? for example: atelier rorona or record of agarest senki… :P

    • Hello Perrandy,

      Thank you for preordering Cross Edge! :-)

      Here are answers for your questions.
      – There is full Japanese voice over, and 2/3 of it is voiced in English. (please know that not all text are voiced.)
      – Yes, there will be DLC for Cross Edge. I don\’t know when we can release it, but we are working on it right now.
      – NISA won\’t have a booth at E3, but we\’ll be there.
      – Hmmm, probably there won\’t be any surprises for PS3 titles this year. But hopefully we can announce something exciting toward the end of this year:-)And, I must say, Atelier Rorona looks sooooo pretty!! :-)


  • With the way too oldschool graphics I’m gonna have to wait for reviews to see about getting this. The PS3 could not be more RPG starved right now. Glad to see it looks turn-based though, I hate non-turnbased RPGs.

  • Does the player have the option to choose Japanese voice overs with English subtitles?

  • SWEET!!! didn’t even know this was being worked on…going to have to see if I can grab a copy today (if I have enough money after picking up inFamous) if not it is next on my list

  • The trophy list is very crappy looking. It looks like they are pretty much all just grinding trophies. Hopefully reviews will come out soon for this game as I have no idea what the plot is or what its all about.

  • sry for the double post but i forgot one last question. when are we gonna have the demo for holy invasion privacy badman on psn?sorry if i got the mane wrong XD

    • Hello perrandy,

      The demo for \”Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!\” (you almost got it!) will be available on PSN soon. Pretty soon! I am hoping NISA can announce about it sometime this week:-)

      Thank you!

  • @phinnv8

    I thought the trophy list looked good. Grinding trophies? Hell yes, I would hope so in a RPG.

  • I guess inFamous is stealing the show right now on review sites as there aren’t reviews for Cross Edge anywhere. It’s a shame, usually sites have reviews out a bit early or on the day of.

  • Who cares about trophies? [DELETED]

  • Thanks for the info, Nao! Can’t wait to get my grubby hands on this. ::drools::

    Etna <3

  • @phinnv8

    Hard to review a game that noone can get their hands on until tomorrow.

  • dood sweet.

  • Never have I more wished I could get down with turn-based battle. The concept of this game blows me away… :(

  • I’m definitely buying the game; however I may have to wait just a little unfortunately.

  • yeah Ive been waiting for this game forever i;m very glad you guys posted this to give this game some love I actually asked you guys not too long ago on an inFAMOUS news post to show love for this game. Thanks guys, now I gotta wait until tomorrow to pick up inFAMOUS, Cross Edge and Crimson Gem Saga. You guys should show some love for Crimson Gem Saga as well, the more RPGs the better!

  • Buying it today, with Infamous!

  • Had this in my GameFly queue for a while. Hopefully it ships today!

  • But *sniffles* but wheres Laharl? Atleast hopefully that kick-ass music in the tailer is in the game!

  • Just played in store with an open copy they put in, …WAY NOT WORTH $49.99…this looks like a straight port from the PSP…Should be priced as a PSP game, even though the concept of the game is really cool dood, but way overpriced…Rent…or wait till it is around $29.99…

  • Sweet too bad my local shop still didn’t receive the game which it’s a shame that I have to wait more. -_-”

    Thank you Nao & all who working in NIS for bringing this game for us & supporting our console. We looking for more from you guys. ^-^

  • @Frostquake

    I’m gonna call BS on you. What store did you play this “open copy” and in what city so we can call for ourselves?

  • That is a great trophy list. It gives objectives, but isn’t a cake walk either.

    Suiting for an RPG I say.

    Sadly, I won’t be able to pick this up yet, I just picked up inFAMOUS this morning, but I will buy this game sometime this year. I hope you guys at NIS continue to bring amazing rpg titles to our PS3’s.

    I’m excited for the next two as well.

  • I was so excited for this game, but then I realized it wasn’t this game:

    ….that’s what I thought this was when I first heard about it, an up-ported PS3 version of that game……

    ….I’m sad now. KOSMOS, where are you?

  • Had this one pre-ordered, hopefully will be able to get tomorrow :( …
    oh well.

  • Cool.

    But I’m still waiting for Disgaea trophies, I haven’t played it since I heard trophies were coming and they never show up. Do you have any info on Disgaea 3 trophies?

    • Hello EmpireNo,

      We\’re working on it right now. I cannot say when it will be available just yet…but hopefully soon we can let you guys know when it\’ll be out!


  • Just out of curiosity, how many of those games have never been released in North America?

    Seems like most.

  • Not so much on the RPG side, but I’m glad people are getting what they want :) please keep doing so for the fans!

  • Sorry for the double post but I really really REALLY have to say this everytime I think or look at this I think of something different:

    Ar Tonelico: Melody of METALLICA!

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