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consists of 8 releases.
Released December 1983
In Ogre Battle the conquered peoples of the old kingdoms live under constant persecution by the Zetegenian Empire. Take control of the rebel army and face the Black Queen and her legions.
The first game in the Fire Emblem series, released only in Japan for the Famicom. It was a landmark in console strategy RPGs, establishing many of the genre's common gameplay elements.
Herzog Zwei is a 1989 real-time strategy game that puts two commanders against each other on a wide variety of maps and environments. Each player controls a Mech that can transform from a fighter jet to a walking bi-pedal robot. Released by Technosoft for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console, it is credited for pioneering the RTS and MOBA genres. It was also a precursor to the hero shooter genre.
Herzog is an early strategy game made by TechnoSoft and released exclusively in Japan. It ran on the MSX and NEC PC-88 home computers.
First Queen (PC, Super Famicom, etc) was a unique hybrid RTS/RPG/action game first released in 1988. It was one of the first games by Kure Software Koubou and helped establish their eventually popular Multiple Character gameplay system that they went on to use in many later games.
A unique hybrid RTS/Action/RPG game first released in 1988. It was the first game by Kure Software Koubou and introduced their eventually popular Multiple Character gameplay system that they went on to use in many later games.
The second game in Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series of historical simulation-strategy games set in the warring states era of Japan, and the first to be released outside of Japan.
Kidou Senshi Gundam Part 1: Gundam Daishi ni Tatsu!! (機動戦士ガンダム PART 1 ガンダム大地に立つ！！ "Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1: Gundam Stands on the Ground!!") is an adventure/shooter/RPG from 1983, based on the popular Mobile Suit Gundam anime television series.
Designed by Yoshio Kiya and released by Nihon Falcom in 1983, this was possibly the first action RPG. It introduced real-time combat, sci-fi elements, a persistent open world with day-night cycle, and survival mechanics. This was a precursor to Falcom's seminal action RPG franchise, Dragon Slayer.
Released by Koei in 1982, The Dragon & Princess (ドラゴンアンドプリンセス) is the first known RPG developed in Japan. It tasks the player with finding a king's stolen treasure. It is a hybrid between the RPG, adventure and strategy genres, and laid the foundations for tactical RPGs.
An early strategy game with real-time elements that was the first title published by Nihon Falcom.
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