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duckroll
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(03-26-2013, 09:50 AM)
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Details in Famitsu:

- Shin Sekaiju no Meikyuu - Millennium no Shoujo
- 3DS
- 6/27 release in Japan
- 6279yen

Director: Shigeo Komori
Character Design: Yuji Himukai
Monster Design: Shin Nagasawa
Music: Yuzo Koshiro

Remake of EO1, expanded story scenario, voice acting. More details to come.

Announced voice cast so far: Kousuke Toriumi, Daisuke Ono, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Mariya Ise, Shizuka Ito

Originally Posted by duckroll

Okay, way more information (and some scans) have started popping up. This is... really... odd. Definitely a new direction for EO. The graphics and presentation looks the same, pretty much like EO4, except it no longer looks like a "create your own party from the start and just explore" dungeon crawler. Instead there's a main character who you can name (he is voiced in story scenes), and there's a full story where you meet other characters, and they join your party like a story RPG. All the characters appear to be voiced.

The storyline is based on EO1, but there are a ton of changes. The story starts with the main character running into a mysterious girl. The main character is a young man from the Highlands, doing some job for the guild office in Etria, and the girl he runs into is Frederica Irving, who appears to have lost her memory. Her character design has her holding a gun too.

So yeah, an EO1 remake with named characters, voice acting, and more focus on plot. Did anyone really ask for this? It's... somewhat interesting though I must say. It also means you no longer create classes for your party too, since all the party members are actual characters who have their own fixed classes. Hmm...

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KillerTravis
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(03-26-2013, 09:51 AM)
Oh wow a remake.
Dragonzord
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(03-26-2013, 09:52 AM)
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I wanted Dark Spire 2.
electroplankton
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(03-26-2013, 09:52 AM)
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wut

(am I right?)
tm24
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(03-26-2013, 09:52 AM)
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was it wat? or wut? I can't remember anymore
Tenki
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(03-26-2013, 09:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Details in Famitsu:

- Shin Sekaiju no Meikyuu - Millennium no Shoujo
- 3DS
- 6/27 release in Japan
- 6279yen

Director: Shigeo Komori
Character Design: Yuji Himukai
Monster Design: Shin Nagasawa
Music: Yuzo Koshiro

Remake of EO1, expanded story scenario, voice acting. More details to come.

Great. Now Nintendo, bring the game to Europe too, just as EOIV.
Sandfox
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(03-26-2013, 09:53 AM)
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Voice acting is interesting.
slaughterking
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(03-26-2013, 09:53 AM)
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Well, the story in EO was certainly the most interesting. Still an odd thing to remake.
PaulExcellent
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(03-26-2013, 09:53 AM)
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wat.
Persona86
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(03-26-2013, 09:53 AM)
What
Rarutos
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(03-26-2013, 09:54 AM)
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*gasp* Maybe now I can skip buying the first one!
serplux
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(03-26-2013, 09:54 AM)
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Huh. Didn't expect a remake. Atlus has their A-game on the 3DS though.
KillerTravis
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(03-26-2013, 09:55 AM)
Good news for me since I've been loving IV and never actually played the other games on the series.
Wallach
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(03-26-2013, 09:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonzord

I wanted Dark Spire 2.

Fuck yeah I want me some of that too.
Heart Attack
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(03-26-2013, 09:56 AM)
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Atlus killing it :). Day 1.
Morokh
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(03-26-2013, 09:57 AM)
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voice acting.

Not coming outside Japan confirmed !
Mauricio_Magus
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(03-26-2013, 09:58 AM)
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I need this












Holy shit I love you Atlus
Totakeke
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(03-26-2013, 09:59 AM)
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So what's so experimental about a remake? I'm kinda disappointed.
Sandfox
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(03-26-2013, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Morokh

voice acting.

Not coming outside Japan confirmed !

It'll more than likely come.
Megalosaro
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(03-26-2013, 10:00 AM)
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Can someone post some examples of the character designs? Are they similiar to IV's?
Pureauthor
(03-26-2013, 10:00 AM)
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I will buy it like the good consumer whore I am,
vareon
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(03-26-2013, 10:02 AM)
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This is not as wut as I thought, Aeana :[
Totakeke
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(03-26-2013, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by vareon

This is not as wut as I thought, Aeana :[

Take out the pitchforks.
vall03
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(03-26-2013, 10:06 AM)
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Woah! A remake of EO1? Thats very surprising. Speaking of which...

Venomflies galore, Ragelopes, and squirrels stealing Warp Wires!
Link Man
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(03-26-2013, 10:06 AM)
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Excellent, I gave the first one to a cousin a while back.
AtomskEater
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(03-26-2013, 10:07 AM)
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Welp EO4's got me hooked, maybe this means I can experience the entire series in glossy 3D.

Assuming it leaves Japan.
Femmeworth
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(03-26-2013, 10:08 AM)
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Voice acting? Expanded story? Oh dear.
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Totakeke
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(03-26-2013, 10:09 AM)
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Also expanded story? That sounds like ample opportunity to screw it up. Leave the story alone!
vall03
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(03-26-2013, 10:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Totakeke

Also expanded story? That sounds like ample opportunity to screw it up. Leave the story alone!

Theres going to be a bigger baddie than Primevil?
duckroll
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(03-26-2013, 10:12 AM)
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Apparently the screens in the magazine look like it's the same engine as EO4. Hmmm. Sounds boring. :(
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(03-26-2013, 10:14 AM)
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Shin Sekaiju no Meikyuu

expanded story scenario

voice acting

wut?

I was hoping for a new game, not really interested in this.
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Spanish Wrath
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(03-26-2013, 10:15 AM)
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wet

wut

I still have to finish the original EO :lol
spiritfox
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(03-26-2013, 10:15 AM)
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wut.

I was just saying that I would like to see EO1 remade. Atlus stop reading my mind.
electroplankton
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(03-26-2013, 10:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Apparently the screens in the magazine look like it's the same engine as EO4. Hmmm. Sounds boring. :(

Indeed.
I don't see it makes too much sense, unless they're trying a new direction for the series, making it more story-focused. But I would have preferred a spin-off in modern-era, that'd be cool!
kuppy
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(03-26-2013, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tenki

Great. Now Nintendo, bring the game to Europe too, just as EOIV.

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SpaceDrake
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(03-26-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Y'know what? I'm down. EO1 is virtually unplayable compared to EO3 or 4 at this point. So many little things make the newer games better.

If they take EO4 mechanics and bolt it on to the honestly neat EO1 story and still keep the overall difficulty while keeping the quality-of-life improvements from EO4, I am there day one.
Pureauthor
(03-26-2013, 10:18 AM)
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Maybe if they added all the classes.

What new gameplay systems will they have, I wonder?
Chrono Helix
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(03-26-2013, 10:19 AM)
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Kind of meh to the revealed details so far. Maybe if they collaborated with IOSYS on the music...
fallagin
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(03-26-2013, 10:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonzord

I wanted Dark Spire 2.

I would have much preferred this.
Alex
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(03-26-2013, 10:20 AM)
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Oh, that's interesting, I'm personally not all that concerned about a narrative in a dungeon crawler but if they can heavily update the mechanics and design to brilliant EO4 standards, then I'm down with whatever.
spiritfox
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(03-26-2013, 10:21 AM)
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Let's hope they don't change the music. I want my FM chiptunes damnit.
cartman414
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(03-26-2013, 10:23 AM)
Wow. Wonder if they'll eventually redo 2 and 3, though that may be a bit much.
Alex
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(03-26-2013, 10:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by spiritfox

Let's hope they don't change the music. I want my FM chiptunes damnit.

I think they should roll a select-able soundtrack, ala Cladun or something. Both the chiptunes and the modern renditions are really good.
Hellraider
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(03-26-2013, 10:26 AM)
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I am almost always very positive with remakes/enhanced ports etc. but this feels too pointless.Just like the devil survivor ones.
Oh well, will probably get hyped as fuck when I watch some gameplay anyway.
Eusis
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(03-26-2013, 10:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by SpaceDrake

Y'know what? I'm down. EO1 is virtually unplayable compared to EO3 or 4 at this point. So many little things make the newer games better.

If they take EO4 mechanics and bolt it on to the honestly neat EO1 story and still keep the overall difficulty while keeping the quality-of-life improvements from EO4, I am there day one.

It'd be even more interesting to me if they don't even hide the twist this time and actually try to build off of it with the whole game, though I guess we have Numenera coming up for something similar in that regard. Sounds like the kind of thing that could go badly, but Atlus games have generally been pretty good for story, lunacy in the original Trauma Center aside (and that's really more of a GAMEPLAY disappointment) so I'm cautiously optimistic.

By the way, this was in the old thread that just got locked but that Spencer guy on Siliconera needs to stop being so damn presumptuous and use the actual JAPANESE name of a game and just note what it'd probably be translated to. Not like I'd want him to write katakana in the Latin Alphabet or something that absurd, but if there isn't an official English title then you're practically making up a name.

Originally Posted by Alex

I think they should roll a select-able soundtrack, ala Cladun or something. Both the chiptunes and the modern renditions are really good.

I have to admit, with a remake that sounds this extreme it'd actually be disappointing if you ONLY had the original FM soundtrack. I definitely want an arrangement whether or not the original FM's there (though it'd be preferable to be there!)

... Incidentally, while I can't expect to see this it'd be nice if these games started including the original as an extra, assuming it can even easily be done here.

Originally Posted by Hellraider

I am almost always very positive with remakes/enhanced ports etc. but this feels too pointless.Just like the devil survivor ones.
Oh well, will probably get hyped as fuck when I watch some gameplay anyway.

The Devil Survivor were relatively young before they updated. This game's actually about 6 years old now, which isn't too bad for an update time.
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MLH
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(03-26-2013, 10:28 AM)
I'm actually quite excited, I never completed EO1, I hated it when I first played it. I got into the series with EO3 which I fully completed and enjoyed, but I could never go back to EO1.

Originally Posted by Dragonzord

I wanted Dark Spire 2.

Different developer, but yes that would be amazing.
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(03-26-2013, 10:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Spanish Wrath


I still have to finish the original EO :lol

I still have to finish the...all of them!

This is cool
Jucksalbe
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(03-26-2013, 10:38 AM)
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The series doesn't strike me as something that needs remakes, so "wut" indeed.

But who am I kidding? I'll buy it anyway. Fantastic new idea for the remake: add a second save slot!
Eusis
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(03-26-2013, 10:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jucksalbe

The series doesn't strike me as something that needs remakes, so "wut" indeed.

But who am I kidding? I'll buy it anyway. Fantastic new idea for the remake: add a second save slot!

Well, there were a lot of mechanical updates, and EO1 at least has an interesting story, not that there's too much. Very much like some old PC games or 8-bit/16-bit RPGs, fitting given what it's an homage to.
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(03-26-2013, 10:42 AM)
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well I guess I wont bother playing my copy of the first one on DS now

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