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« on: May 02, 2005, 08:58:11 PM »

A recent Japanese magazine has just posted the first details on a console RPG from Final Fantasy creator Sakaguchi's first Xbox 360 RPG.  No screenshots or much information yet but the significant news is that it will feature character designs from famed artist Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger).  

Scan can be found here (all in Japanese but it does show off some of Toriyama's character designs):

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2005, 09:57:55 PM »

Well, that's nice...already addressing the lack of Xbox rpgs by giving us one for the 360 - that's good news.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005, 11:48:38 PM »

Umm, yeah...
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005, 01:29:27 AM »

I wonder if they game will be cel-shaded - I'm not sure how well Toriyama's designs would translate to regular 3D graphics.  I've been pretty disappointed with the rumored XBox 360 hardware so far (lack of built-in hardrive), but it looks like the games will make up for it.

There's a very small amount of information at RPGamer.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 02:08:21 AM »

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I wonder if they game will be cel-shaded - I'm not sure how well Toriyama's designs would translate to regular 3D graphics.  


That would be a natural fit.  With Toriyama being such a big draw the best way to get those designs across would certainly be going with an animated look.  The videos of Dragon Quest 8 seem to indicate that Level 5 was able to do it to remarkable effect.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 07:18:34 PM »

Game Videos has some nice gameplay footage of this from TGS.  Looks very, very nice.  Release date is December 7th in Japan.  Here's hoping for a quick localization. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 07:34:55 PM »

Looks very good!  Also, would recommend others to watch the Trusty Bell vid too - love the concept of the game and look of it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006, 07:36:27 PM »

Yeah, that Trusty Bell video is hot stuff.  Is that from any of the Tales staff?  The gameplay (and some of the art design) reminded me a lot of those games. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006, 08:06:50 PM »

Trusty Bell is from tri-Crescendo, who had a hand in Baten Kaitos, Star Ocean 3, and Radiata Stories (which Trusty Bell reminds me of).  I think they mostly just did sound work for those games, but it looks like they're developing TB on their own.

Also, there are some very nice looking Blue Dragon shots here.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006, 08:37:45 PM »

I think one or both of these games will come to the PS3 eventually. Enchant Arms was published by MS in Japan so I assumed the PS3 would never see the game. Well, once Ubisoft acquired it for the United States they slapped the "only on xbox360" label onto the package and then prompttly announced a PS3 version. I have a feeling these games will follow suit. It would be a stupid move by Microsoft, but I don't think it is an impossibility.


Anyway, I'm pleased to see that the Xbox 360 is becoming the home of some wonderful RPGs:

Oblivion
Enchant Arms
Lost Odyssey
Mass Effect
Blue Dragon
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2006, 08:39:24 PM »

MS is funding Blue Dragon so I think that pretty much destorys any chances of a port.  Trust Bell maybe. 
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2006, 08:45:13 PM »

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MS is funding Blue Dragon so I think that pretty much destoys any chances of a port.  Trust Bell maybe.

Interesting. I didn't know that. Is Lost Odyssey the same?
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2006, 08:53:03 PM »

Yep- to my knowledge MS if funding all of the announced Mistwalker games, except maybe their DS game (not sure about that one). 
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2006, 09:19:18 PM »

There's also an amazing (and rather violent) video of Lost Odyssey at Gamevideos. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2006, 10:24:35 AM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 20, 2006, 08:37:45 PM

I think one or both of these games will come to the PS3 eventually. Enchant Arms was published by MS in Japan so I assumed the PS3 would never see the game. Well, once Ubisoft acquired it for the United States they slapped the "only on xbox360" label onto the package and then prompttly announced a PS3 version. I have a feeling these games will follow suit. It would be a stupid move by Microsoft, but I don't think it is an impossibility.


Anyway, I'm pleased to see that the Xbox 360 is becoming the home of some wonderful RPGs:

Oblivion
Enchant Arms
Lost Odyssey
Mass Effect
Blue Dragon

isnt too human also an RPG?.....or is it another FPS?...maybe just because it is a trilogy of games i am thinking...'story',LOL....and if i think 'story' then i often think RPG
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2006, 11:14:56 AM »

Too Human is a third-person action game.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2006, 11:39:55 AM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 21, 2006, 11:14:56 AM

Too Human is a third-person action game.

like KOTOR maybe?(i hope)
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2006, 12:27:01 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 21, 2006, 11:39:55 AM

Quote from: EddieA on September 21, 2006, 11:14:56 AM

Too Human is a third-person action game.

like KOTOR maybe?(i hope)

No, more like God of War. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2006, 02:41:34 PM »

When I first started watching the video I thought 'cool!  It looks like Dark Cloud!'.  Next, the monster dropped in and I thought 'sweet!  combat like Dark Cloud!'.  The kid ran up to the monster, and then..... then..<sob> IT BECAME TURN BASED!!!!  crybaby

At that point I closed the tab that had the video running.
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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2006, 02:45:19 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 21, 2006, 02:41:34 PM

When I first started watching the video I thought 'cool!  It looks like Dark Cloud!'.  Next, the monster dropped in and I thought 'sweet!  combat like Dark Cloud!'.  The kid ran up to the monster, and then..... then..<sob> IT BECAME TURN BASED!!!!  crybaby

At that point I closed the tab that had the video running.

FWIW, Dark Cloud developer Level 5 just announced a new PS3 RPG titled White Knight yesterday.  Don't know much else about it (like the combat system) though.  Hopefully we'll get some more details during TGS. 
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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2006, 03:14:13 PM »

Video is very good looking, extremely excited for this game.
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2006, 06:13:13 AM »

Some good news on the US release front - Sakaguchi said in an interview that Mistwalker is planning on a simultaneous worldwide release for Lost Odyssey, which I think would be a first for a Japanese RPG.  Also, this quote from Phil Harrison of Sony on RPGFan - "Asked about which games he would personally recommend, Harrison mentioned Insomniac's shooter Resistance: Fall of Man and Level 5's Shiro Kishi Monogatari [White Knight Story]. He described the latter as a game that will receive a lot of attention not only in Japan, but worldwide."
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