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.
Taka: As for anime business, I'll work on the Spring 2020 anime stuff this weekend. I will finish up the Winter 2020 banners. My apologies. I thought I will out of work due to the virus outbreak. I'm glad I'm still working at the pharmacy
Mar 20, 2020 2:08:00 GMT
Dream: Looks like California and New York are now enforcing all non-essential workers to stay home, except for necessary needs and all public gatherings are banned, at least in New York. New York's are in effect Sunday.
Mar 20, 2020 16:16:17 GMT
Dream: Far as essential workers go, the following are in the category to my knowledge: retail, pharmacies, warehouses, food suppliers, medical offices, transport, emergency personnel, banks, media. May be some differences in what is considered essential...
Mar 20, 2020 17:27:04 GMT
Dream: ...dependent on state or localities. But basically, anything that is a major need for everyday living is considered essential.
Mar 20, 2020 17:28:01 GMT
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT