Producer: Compile Heart
Developer: Compile Heart
Releases: 22 marzo 2012 (jap), fine 2012 (usa&pal)
Ancora una volta Dengeki presenta un nuovo progetto per PS3 sul fronte jrpg. Questa volta tocca al nuovo lavoro di Kenta Kanno, director di Neptune mk2, Agarest Senki ecc. Previsto per il prossimo marzo (con tanto di limited contenente dvd e nendoroid), la cosa che incuriosisce è la presenza alla produzione (ma si occuperà anche di scrivere e cantare la theme song) di un certo Shin Keiji Inafune.. è lui o non è lui ?
The identity of the recent "New Keiji Ianfune" project from Compile Heart has been revealed in Dengeki PlayStation this week. New Keiji Inafune -- whom most are assuming is a new version of the same Keji Inafune who used to work at Capcom -- is producing "Attouteki Yuugi Mugen Souls," an RPG for an undisclosed platform. Compile Heart will publish the game in March of next year.
The exact nature of the game is a bit unclear based off the information that's leaking out of Dengeki (the magazine doesn't actually hit shelves until later in the week). It appears that you control a big headed character, making use of infinite combo attacks and powerful moves, like your "Triple Counter Stop which can deal 1 trillion points of damage. You'll be able to create your own characters, editing hair style, voice and so-forth, and raise them to endless levels -- hence the "Mugen," or "infinity," of the title.
Characters introduced in the magazine include Shu Shu Infinite (voiced by Yukai Tamura), Ryuto (voiced by Hiromi Hirano), Altis (voiced by Saori Hayami) and Shambre (voiced by Emiri Katou).
Outside of New Keiji Inafune, the game's staff includes Kenta Kanno as director. Kanno previously directed Spectral Souls, Agarest Senki and Neptune Mk2. The game's characters are from Kei Nanameda, Ryoji and Takehito Harada. The game will also have "erotic" visuals (presumably erotic like the stuff from Agarest Senki), drawn by Katsuyuki Hirano. The game's music is from Kohei Sato.
In an interview, New Keiji Inafune said that he hopes to the game will sell a million copies, and added that he's not joking. Praising the game's staff, he said that if likened to cars, they'd be like riding a Ferrari or Porsche.
Most interestingly (?), it appears that Inafune is writing and singing the game's theme song
We've been reporting that Mugen Souls, the new PlayStation 3 RPG from, Compile Heart is being produced by Keiji Inafune. This is incorrect.
The new game is being produced by Keiji Shin Inafune, or New Keiji Inafune (or maybe Keiji New Inafune). Sokuho@Hokanko which has the issue of Dengeki PlayStation where the game is revealed, says that New Keiji Inafune is different from the Keiji Inafune who once served as head of development at Capcom.
All this talk of Keiji Inafune being involved in the project began last week when Compile Heart posted a teaser clip for the game mentioning a "New Keiji Inafune" as overall producer. Given that Inafune had been working with Compile Heart and parent Idea Factory over the past year, the general assumption was that the game really was being produced by Inafune.
It appears that Compile Heart did intend for everyone to think New Keiji Inafune and the real Keiji Inafune were the same person. The real Inafune was mentioned in Dengeki's interview on Mugen Souls. New Keiji Inafune says that he has respect for the real Inafune, and loves Mega Man.
Dengeki has a bunch of additional details on Mugen Souls beyond what we reported earlier. Notable points include:
The game's story centers on Shu Shu Infinite, a girl who has a special ability to change her personality and form.
Shu Shu normally spends her time traveling around stealing ships, but she's now become determined to take over the world of "Nanayokai."
Nanayokai has a different world on each of the seven days of the week. Each world has a unique hero and demon.
Your base of operations is G Castle, a ship that Shu Shu stole and reformed. You can go here to create a character, setting costumes, hair style, accessories, voice and so-forth. The characters are based off characters from G Crest's Selfy online portal (see here).
The risque artwork that our previous story mentioned will be shown in G Castle's hot springs area. You'll also find some mini games.
The game's battle system will let you do massive damage. One screen shows 9356 hits at 99999999, totaling 933278156872 points damage.
You and your party members can team up by forming a tower, standing on top of the enemy, and making the enemy spin around and hit things.
Mugen Souls will be released in March, priced ¥7,329 in standard form and ¥9,429 in limited form. The limited version includes a DVD and Nendoroid Puchi figures.