NISA Releases Time and Eternity Trailer

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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Time and Eternity

NIS America has announced a North American release of Imageepoch’s PS3 title, Time and Eternity (known as Toki to Towa in Japan). The game will be released sometime this fall. Time and Eternity will provide an incredible high-definition animation RPG experience – from the game world, to the battles, to the enemies, everything is hand-drawn and includes CG backgrounds. Time will play an important role – players will hold the key to their own fate. You can go back in time, prevent your own murder, save your marriage, and help the citizens of the game’s world while you’re at it.

Check it out!

Time and Eternity is an action RPG released in Japan in the final quarter of last year. It follows the story of Toki, and opens with her wedding being ruined by an assassination attempt. This attack rouses Toki’s alter ego, Towa, who then routes the would-be assassins.

It is possible to swap between both Toki and Towa throughout the course of the game, and the player can even choose which person – Toki or Towa – will get married to her husband at the end of the game.

Are you going to be picking up Time and Eternity? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • That looks terrible.

    • I like the concept and graphical style. Especially the graphical style. I can’t wait until the tech behind this becomes more mainstream and easy to use. The combat seems like it has some potential if it was done right. The execution for everthing looks less than optimal.

      And the trailer isn’t making the game something that’s a must buy.

    • Just going to point out that that gameplay look like rap and the animations are utterly stiff. Don’t let pretty pictures mask what looks to be a terrible game.

    • Yeah, hence why I like the concept, but the execution looks very… suboptimal.

    • I don’t think you actually like the concept then…

    • Hey, don’t put words in my mouth. 😛

      The idea of a game combining 2D animation, or the future of cell shading (some of the demos they have for “live animation” are simply amazing to see) to function in a fully 3D world is something I’m dying to see. I love 2D animation more than most people; the death of it on American shores is among my least favorite things to ever see happen here. I understand why it happened, since traditional animation is both more expensive and doesn’t perform as well here, but it makes it no more palatable. The future “live animation” is pretty much my best hope to see American-made 2D animation. Seeing it in a video game would be something wonderful as well.

      I think there were some decent ideas for combat as well. Given how the 2D models work with the 3D landscape, a fully 3D combat system would be a bit tricky to implement correctly. Camera controls would be a nightmare, as would trying to judge depth of field. The safest bet would be to go straight 2D, probably from a Phantasy Star style over the shoulder perspective, but they went for something of a hybrid real time system. The idea of splitting between near and far is simple, but it allows for the potential for fights to have meaningful changes as they progress. If the developers had inserted a wide variety of potential moves and dodges for each, the concept could be something truly unique.

  • i am looking forward for this game,hope it comes on a limited edition box with artbook and soundtrack

  • Xx_Kares_xX

    I’m not sure WHAT I think about this game.. definitely not a preorder or first release buy for me though… maybe when it gets cheap.

  • cant wait for this will pre oder asap

  • definitelyinterested.

  • I love almost all things rpg. Why did they change the name from Toki To Towa to Time and Eternity? Regardless, I plan on getting this day one.

  • hmmm im surprised this game is coming out at all over here. its rather unique and while we have slightly brought down the barrier of unique games coming into the mainstream, I dont know how this one will do within the gaming demographic. It is a very cool idea of an RPG and its visual style is very very unique, but im ill hold off on all final thoughts until I get my hands on this game.

  • Guest

    The graphics look so good….the gameplay is the real question mark.