Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles Heading West For The First Time Bringing The Second and Third Rhapsody Games To English Speaking Fans For The First Time In Summer 2023 on Nintendo Switch, PS5, and PC.

Rhapsody a musical adventure is one of my most beloved favorite games of the late 90s/early 2k. Hard to believe that was like 20-30 years ago, right? Even harder to believe that there are several sequels for this game, that for some reason or another, never made it to the USA, despite the relatively cult classic sleeper hit of the first title.

But that’s all about to change now. NIS has just announced they are bringing a collector’s edition containing the 2nd and 3rd Rhapsody sequels to North America with full English voice acting, singing, and of course text.

The new collector’s edition includes for the first time in English Rhapsody II: Ballad of the Little Princess and Rhapsody III: Memories of Marl Kingdom games.

The first Rhapsody game is very funny and cute, but has a sad twist about midway through and a surprise ending.

If you have not played the first game, this link and trailers and info might contain spoilers for the first game. The announcement trailer I watched definitely referenced the surprise twist and ruins the surprise some of the first game.

So first, do yourself a favor, go play the first Rhapsody game. It’s awesome. The combat is turn based strategy similar to many other NIS titles such as Disgaea or La Pucelle Tactics to name a few. The humor is similar too. But the game is overall more cute and truly unique in that it is as the name suggests, a MUSICAL. The characters just randomly break out into song and dance which conveys their feelings. Sometimes silly, sometimes sad. It’s as if playing a Broadway musical in videogame format. It has a cute coming of age story, strong independent female characters, and of course a dash of romance and a strong message about family and finding yourself. It’s not to be missed!

Next, go preorder the Rhapsody sequels on your console of choice here: https://store.nisamerica.com/rhapsody-marl-kingdom-chronicles

Then come back and watch the announcement trailer.

Spoiler warning for first Rhapsody Game and Sequels: