- Shin Sekaiju no Meikyuu - Millennium no Shoujo
- 6/27 release in Japan
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
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...