Similar to the New Anime Trailers 2016 and Visual Novels 2016, it's the catch all thread in case I deal with obscure games or games in progress w/o a title. Saves me time not to create a whole discussion thread.
Today's news, we got a visual concept for an upcoming RPG video game by Atlus. The art is done by Shigenori Soejima, known for Persona. It's developed by Studio Zero
Plot: 25 years ago, the Atlus RPG uttered its first cry. Speaking of RPGs in those days, the stories in so-called “fantasy” worlds were mainstream. The Shin Megami Tensei series was released as an “opposition” to such a “common” world view, and the Persona series was released as its spin-off. Both series, even today in their latest entries, have always been made with the concept that it will be a counter to the times. And now, in addition to continuing the titles within those series, what will our approach to a new RPG be? That is, to challenge the norms of the genre gamers have been consuming for decades. The challenge is about to begin. We would be happy if you would stand by for the moment we began from zero and the moment we began our challenge from zero.
For the above post, we have new information plus a trailer, so I might have to make a discussion thread, but not now since we don't have a lot of material for a banner.
Project Re Fantasy: A Fool's Journey Begins
The new "Studio Zero" division in Atlus, headed by producer/director Katsura Hashino (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, and 5), is handling the project. Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, and 5) is serving as sound composer. On Studio Zero's official website, Hashino describes the project as Atlus' attempt at challenging what is commonly accepted in the genre of fantasy RPGs, in contrast with the Shin Megami Tensei series, which he noted as having been originally conceived with the notion of going against "common" fantasy RPGs.
Plot: The official site lists her as Iroha Tamaki, who gained her magical girl powers after wishing for a cure for her sister Ui's illness. She's now searching for Ui, who has mysteriously disappeared, in Kamihama. There she meets Madoka, who is searching Kamihama for Homura -- who has also disappeared.
I guess I can report on video game well, mobile game to be specific, ending in this thread
For anyone interested:
Square Enix's Justice Monsters Five smartphone game—based on the game-within-a-game in Final Fantasy XV—will soon be coming to an end. After initially launching back in August, Square Enix announced plans to end service for the title on March 27, 2017.
The Gold Orbs that are used for micro-transactions will no longer be sold after February 27, and any that haven't been used will be reimbursed. While Square Enix apologized for the inconvenience, they didn't give a specific reason for the shut-down.
The game will have a physical Standard Edition, physical Limited Edition, and a digital version on PS Vita. The Limited Edition includes the game, a collector's box, a 36-page softcover art book, a soundtrack, a double-sided rose rubber strap, and a 5" stress ball.
NIS America will offer both the Standard and Limited Editions in North America, and only the Limited Edition in Europe. The Standard Edition will retail for US$19.99, and the Limited Edition will retail for US$39.99. Both are exclusive to NIS America's online store.
There is a new game which I heard is delayed from its original date, February, for spring.
Distributor: NIS America
Plot: A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga . This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits. In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her "fate to be a sacrifice," and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi's decision.
Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is the upcoming sequel to Level-5’s excellent predecessor Ni no Kuni. Previously it was announced for the PlayStation 4, but it will now be touching down on PC as well.
Namco Bandai hasn’t let the cat out of the bag just yet as far as when we can expect to see the game on PC, but USGamer is reporting a simultaneous worldwide release for all platforms, so we’ll have to wait and see.
The game looks excellent so far, and it’s great news that PC owners will have a chance to experience the game in its entirety this way at the same time as console owners as well.
What we have here is Ys Origin coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita outside of Japan on Feb. 21
Plot: Following a devastating demonic invasion, the twin Goddesses use their magic to bring the inhabitants of legendary Ys safely into the sky. While the demons work to construct Devil’s Tower and reach the humans’ new abode, the Goddesses disappear. As a mighty warrior or a cunning mage, you must seek the Goddesses in Devil’s Tower. With your swordsmanship and spells, can you banish evil from the land of your ancestors?
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness will get a Steam port on April 27, 2017
Distributor: NIS America
Plot: In the near future, advanced technological developments have allowed one’s mental state and disposition to be quantified and profiled.
For the public’s welfare, all emotions and thoughts are documented and managed by the Sibyl System. This system measures the quality of each person’s life by what is known as the Psycho-Pass, a reading of an individual’s mind. Broken down into two main components, the Psycho-Pass is the system’s omniscient eyes of justice. One of these components is the Hue, which is a visual representation of the Psycho-Pass that conveys a person’s stress level. The other is the Crime Coefficient, which is a numerical value that represents a person’s criminal capacity. This number determines whether an individual requires enforcement by the detectives of the Public Safety Bureau. Detectives are divided into two groups: Enforcers, who are tasked with the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of criminals, and Inspectors, who are charged with managing the Enforcers.
The player can choose between two new detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Department’s Division 1, deciding the best course of action for each situation. However, regardless of the hierarchy that separates Inspector from Enforcer, players must be mindful that every decision has its own repercussions. With an intricate decision-making system, PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness offers a twisted plot and compelling cases, providing a number of different endings.
Ultimately, depending on the choices made, Hues may deteriorate beyond recovery, cases may be left unsolved, and the game may end quicker than expected.
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT