By Kyle Emch / May 29th, 2013
Level-5 will be making three new RPGs for iOS and Android as part of their 15th anniversary. The announcement in this week’s edition of Famitsu revealed all three of these games will be available in Japan before the end of the year.
The first title, Wonder Flick, is being worked on by Level-5 head Akihiro Hino and Nobuo Uematsu. Although there are no details about the gameplay, it seems to be centered on finding various loot. Hino states that you can, “go on the hunt, find rare items, and trade in your equipment for stronger items. It’s a game that tries to pursue what makes traditional RPGs fun. We’re going to keep adjusting the content with the times after that, with new lands, monsters, items and so on. We’ve got something in mind that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of apps, something that will surprise you.”
The second title, Majin Station, is being worked on by Jiro Ishii and Yusuke Kozaki, who previously worked on the character designs for Fire Emblem: Awakening. The game is described as a “simulation RPG” where you battle for territory in Japan’s rail system. Ishii also states that you will encounter demons in the game.
“You can choose your starting station freely, whether it’s your home station or the one you grew up near. I’d like to get all the local lines and subways in here, too, not just Japan Rail lines. As you’re piloting your demon train around the country, you may run into a powerful demon in X number of stations, or maybe a local celebrity will show up in demon form when you visit certain cities. It’s a command-based RPG that you can control with one hand and enjoy in short periods of time.”
The third and final game is called Chikyu Kaimetsu teki B-kyu Kanojo. The game takes after an apocalypse kills all the men in the world, meaning the world is now populated with female mercenaries. After assembling a team of said mercenariess, you are tasked with battling against all sorts of monsters and invaders using a slot machine system where, the more you win, the more damage you deal to enemies. This game is the only one with any specific release information, being slated for release in Japan in August of this year.