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Could it be the Ultimate JRPG?

This sounds fun. <3

Kotaku reports that game makers Idea Factory (Ouran High School Host Club's games for DS and PS2, Mist of Chaos, Spectral Force), Gust (Atelier Iris, Ar Tonelico), and Nippon Ichi (Disgaea, La Pucelle, Phantom Brave) are joining forces to create a new RPG for the Playstation 3.

“The game is a 3D dungeon crawler RPG and features two plot lines: Goddess and Devil King. Gust worked on the scenario for Goddess, while Nippon Ichi did the Devil King scenario.”

I can only find the same smallish image and info on various other sites on the web (including Japanese sites), so I haven't been able to work out much more than Kotaku has, except that it appears to feature characters from all three companies' games. I think.

That said, it sounds kinda fun. Since Nippon Ichi has released games from each company in North America (and some of Gust's and their own in Europe), here's hoping we see a worldwide release eventually. In the meantime, the Japanese release date is set for an unspecified August date.

What do you think? Win or fail?
AleMon May 7, 2009 at 10:45 a.m.
I reckon that it will take some time before any game can take the title of ultimate JRPG from the Final Fantasy franchise.
SpaceDrakeon May 7, 2009 at 11:34 a.m.
From what I can tell from that picture so far, it's got Etna from Disgaea (with obligatory prinnies), the heroine of Atelier Violet (one of the Atelier games that never jumped the pond), Pamela from the same (she's been an Atelier series meme, rather like Cid, since at least Violet), and several Idea Factory characters that I can't quite recognise due to the size. Interesting.

I guess N1 and Gust liked what they saw in Cross Edge and thought they'd take a crack at it themselves.
Zeouterlimitson May 7, 2009 at 11:54 a.m.
I wouldn't say either win or fail.
Definitely wouldn't believe it'd be the 'ultimate' rpg either.
HeeroYuyon May 7, 2009 at 1:47 p.m.
In response to your inquiry I have two words that sum up my take on it: Insufficient Data
ComradeCrashon May 7, 2009 at 4:05 p.m.
This game will be epic! :( Alas I have not a Playstation 3...

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