By Andy Na / May 29th, 2013
FuRyu, the developer for Unchained Blades on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Portable, is developing a new fantasy RPG called Exstetra. The game is for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and is seeing a release at October 17 this year in Japan.
Like Unchained Blades, which had an all-star cast of character designers from various manga and video games, Exstetra will have an entourage of artists, as well. Shining Hearts artist Tony Taka, Star Ocean: The Last Hope artist Enami Katsumi, and Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura — who also did music for Xenoblade Chronicles — will be lending their talents for X Tetra. The theme song will be sung by ClariS, and background art will be done by Tokyogenso.
In Exstetra, the protagonist is the only one capable of absorbing X energy from enemies — the same energy that can be used to perform miracles. It is said that a kiss plays an important role in this game’s world; although more information needs to be revealed. Among the voice cast are Yuichi Nakamura (Tomoya Okazaki in Clannad) and Takuya Eguchi (Hachiman Hikigaya in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU).
While Exstetra is still under development, it appears to have marketing value from the artists’ names alone. Hopefully in the future, we may hear about an overseas release for the game.