Atlus and NIS America are teaming up to release Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord for PS3 in both North America and Europe later this year. You can guess from the title that this is originally a sequel to an older game that never saw release outside of Japan. While Tears to Tiara II is indeed set in the same world as its predecessor, the main characters and story are new.
Developed by Aquaplus, Tears to Tiara II is a strategy RPG with visual novel storytelling that promises 80 hours of gameplay. Interestingly the announcement only made mention of Japanese voice audio, suggesting there will be no English dub track for the localized release.
If the JRPG-worthy name of "Tears to Tiara" sounds even remotely familiar to an Atlus faithful, that's probably because they tried their hand at Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match. Localized for North America by Atlus last year, this 2D fighting game featured characters drawn from various Aquaplus titles including Tears to Tiara. The first game also received an anime adaptation that was released in English back in 2010 via Sentai Filmworks.
Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is currently schedueld for North American release this October 14th for $39.99 USD, while NIS America will release the title for Europe starting November 11th.