It's been awhile since we heard much about Nippon Ichi's Phatom Brave. The game first hit PS2 in 2004, then came out on Wii U in 2009 and PS in 2011. Now, it looks like the game will be getting a Steam port for PC coming on July 25.
Not too much is revealed on the Steam page for the game, but the video reveals that the fantasy tactical RPG will have "steam trading cards, badges, emoticons and profile backgrounds." The game will also save to the Steam Cloud.
This will be the second Nippon Ichi title coming to Steam. Disgaea was released in February, and if Phantom Brave is getting a similar rework, players can expect updated UI and textures, and support for both keyboard/mouse and controller inputs. System requirements are modest for Windows 7, 8 or 10, requiring a minimum 2GB RAM, a Radeon HD 5450 GPU and Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 2.5 GHz processor. Recommended upgrades are 4GB RAM, GeForce GT640 or Radeon HD 6450 and I5-4670 processor.
John Keefer posted a new article, Phantom Brave being ported to PC for July release
This particular game probably doesn't appeal to me, but I'm really glad to see studios releasing titles on the PC that were console only. Hopefully it's a sign that they're realizing how much of an opportunity they've missed. But, I suspect they've just realized that emulation is an easy way to make a quick buck on older titles. Until we see new title release parity I suspect the emulation game is all we're likely to see.
However, that said, we have seen a number of games also get some highres love too. So, hopefully I'm wrong.