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(01-16-2014, 06:05 AM)
Takao's Avatar


Upcoming PlayStation Vita RPG Over My Dead Body 2 will have a unique system where your character progeny can only live for two years, so you’ll be going through generations of the family with the cursed bloodline. The latest issue of Famitsu shares more details on the game.

In a previous interview with Shoji Masuda, the director said that fans wanted to see a closer hereditary resemblance in the characters, so we’ll be seeing more of that. While we got a close look at the game during last year’s Tokyo Game Show, the development team has made plenty of improvements since then, according to Famitsu.

This starts with the character customization options that allows you to take a picture of yourself to create the first head of the family. Once you take your picture, you’ll be able to edit it to your liking, but if you’d rather do this without using a picture of yourself, you can also edit it from scratch. The characteristic appearances will then be passed on to the children that follow.

As far as job classes go, there will be eight different classes to choose from at the beginning, including swordsmen and archers. Their clothing will vary according to the theme color that was chosen by the first head of the family.

The family curse won’t allow members to have children with other humans, but they will be able to create offspring with different gods. Doing so can give birth to various gods and deities that were in the first Over My Dead Body game, and there’s a chance you can create a new god, too. However, there will be the exception of being able to mate with those who’ve also been affected by the curse.

The game-flow will start out by having you prepare with your party setups and equipment before going into a dungeon. Once you’re in a dungeon, you’ll be taking out demons while leveling up and acquiring items like most RPGs. Finally, when the time of death comes for your characters, you’ll be required to go through the ceremony to leave an offspring behind.

The game is set in an entire nation, and the player will take control of a faction within a family that has been spread across the country. As you progress through the game, you’ll get to expand further out and meet other factions of the family in further parts of the country, allowing you to expand your own group.

Your base will be a mansion in a certain part of the country, where you’ll be doing your preparations and expanding your family. The nearby towns will have weapon and armor shops, along with general stores and more.

Again, dungeons will be where all the action takes place. These are where the demons will be dwelling, and will vary from caves and forests to mansions and temples. The type of dungeons near the towns will be also vary according to the players. The dungeons will have strong bosses at the end, and the developers say that something good will come out of defeating them.

As far as combat goes, characters will be able to practice abilities such as “arts” and “secret techniques”. Fights will have item drops that will be shown through a random slot system that appears during the fight.

Your party will consist of the leader and three other members. While you can set strategies for the others, you can also have it set to where you can give direct orders to all of them, similar to Dragon Quest titles.

Over My Dead Body 2 will be coming out summer 2014 for PlayStation Vita.

Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/14...zgxPdl7WATu.99

Localization hasn't been announced, though Shuhei Yoshida wants it to happen.
(01-16-2014, 06:38 AM)
sense's Avatar
Really like the sound of this. Hope this comes over quickly. Could always use a good RPG on vita
(01-16-2014, 06:41 AM)
Ratrat's Avatar
It's so beautiful.
(01-16-2014, 06:45 AM)
Kuro's Avatar
at first I was really put off by the character designs but once I saw the actual gameplay... it looks so wonderful.
(01-16-2014, 06:48 AM)
ReaperXL7's Avatar
This looks awesome, I hope that Yoshida follows through with his statement and pushes for this to be released in the US. I want to play it very much.
(01-16-2014, 06:49 AM)
jackissocool's Avatar
The level and enemy art is some of the best of the best I've ever seen, and the concept is absolutely wild. Shu, localize it! Give it to me so I can finally enjoy a JRPG.
If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
(01-16-2014, 06:52 AM)
cw_sasuke's Avatar
Didn't expect it to look this good.
(01-16-2014, 06:59 AM)
First I'm hearing of this, and my body is... Receptive. It's waiting for a bit more information. The art is pretty great.
(01-16-2014, 07:04 AM)
encephalon's Avatar
I still have the original, unplayed. Maybe I'll get to it after P4G. Hopefully western Vita fans will get to enjoy this title.
Uncle Rupee
(01-16-2014, 07:05 AM)
Uncle Rupee's Avatar
This looks surprisingly good.
(01-16-2014, 07:07 AM)
Baust's Avatar
Fingers crossed for a localization.

I've been interested in checking out the original for some time, but can't read it.
(01-16-2014, 07:09 AM)
mankoto's Avatar
That art style is so good. Hope it does come over.
(01-16-2014, 07:09 AM)
encephalon's Avatar

Originally Posted by Uncle Rupee

This looks surprisingly good.

They're trying to attract the fanbase of a cult classic. This has the potential to move Vitas.
Junior Member
(01-16-2014, 08:35 AM)
I'm playing the PSP version of the original for the first time right now and really enjoying it. This sequel might be the impetus that makes me get a Vita. And man, the graphics style for the areas and enemies is just gorgeous.

The first game wasn't thick on plot but it had a fun atmosphere and the little stories and details you heard about each dungeon and boss makes for a low-key but enjoyable story. The battle system is brisk and basic but there's a decent amount of challenge to some encounters and the fact that permadeath exists and you can't save within dungeons makes for some nerve-wracking encounters.

Anyway, the first game so far is really good and solid and if the sequel lives up to that plus steps up the beauty of the graphics then I think we'll have a real gem coming to the Vita.
(01-16-2014, 08:45 AM)
Wow this looks amazing! Still wary on the whole make your family thing but its a traditional jrpg right? Nice
(01-16-2014, 08:53 AM)
reptilescorpio's Avatar
This looks very very intriguing, hope it makes it over here!
(01-16-2014, 08:59 AM)
hongcha's Avatar
Absolutely gorgeous, and it looks fun to play too. I'm definitely getting this on the day it's released in Japan.
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(01-16-2014, 09:02 AM)
jj984jj's Avatar
Please let this get localized Sony.
(01-16-2014, 09:06 AM)
Looks interesting
(01-16-2014, 01:15 PM)
boinx's Avatar
This game man.. It's just beautiful.
(01-16-2014, 01:24 PM)
°°ToMmY°°'s Avatar
Love the art-style!
(01-16-2014, 01:26 PM)
Zhao_Yun's Avatar
Hoping for a localization of this game since I saw it at TGS.
(01-16-2014, 01:47 PM)
cj_iwakura's Avatar
Did Alfa System develop this one too? The world needs more of their special breed of crazy.
(01-16-2014, 01:55 PM)
KimonoNoNo's Avatar
Gimme, gimme, gimme.

This looks right up my alley.

Sony please localise ASAP.
(01-16-2014, 02:10 PM)
Zerojul's Avatar
This looks awesome. Summer can't come soon enough.
(01-16-2014, 02:17 PM)
TheChaos0's Avatar
Localise, please! I'm actually having little doubt that this will get localised... if not we can bombard Shu, until he gives in.
(01-16-2014, 02:19 PM)
-MD-'s Avatar
Damn, was praying this was on 3DS after seeing those screens.
Loves ketchup on hot dogs and Pringles
(01-16-2014, 02:19 PM)
marrec's Avatar
If Sony wants the Vita to replicate the recent successes it's been having in Japan then they need to localize some of this stuff and quickly.

I'd love to have this on my Vita.
(01-16-2014, 02:20 PM)
Shinriji's Avatar
Just lack a solid release date. July or august should be perfect.
(01-16-2014, 02:20 PM)
Usobuko's Avatar
Gameplay aside, I like the in-game screenshots. Art direction is pretty good.
(01-16-2014, 02:20 PM)
Acquiescence's Avatar
It looks... okay. As far as I can tell, Toukiden does a similar thing but comes across as far superior to this.
(01-16-2014, 02:30 PM)
FourMyle's Avatar
Oh man, I hope this makes it over here. I love the art and the game's premise.
(01-16-2014, 02:51 PM)
any chance for a localization?
(01-16-2014, 05:03 PM)
Takao's Avatar

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Did Alfa System develop this one too? The world needs more of their special breed of crazy.

It's probably Alfa System. They made the PSP remake, and there's no reason to believe SCE is doing this one internally.

Originally Posted by Acquiescence

It looks... okay. As far as I can tell, Toukiden does a similar thing but comes across as far superior to this.

Other than being based on Japanese mythology the two games share very little in common. Toukiden is a co-operative action game, while OMDB is a RPG. Their rendering techniques are quite different too, as OMDB is going for the watercolour look.
(01-16-2014, 05:14 PM)
Prelude.'s Avatar

Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

any chance for a localization?

extra source of jiggaflops
(01-16-2014, 05:16 PM)
benny_a's Avatar
The lack of animations in the battles does not sit well with me. At minimum I need Fire Emblem style animations. (With feet, because of the power of the Vita.)
I paid good money for this Dynex!
(01-16-2014, 05:22 PM)
Chacranajxy's Avatar
Game looks sooooo good. This had better come to the US.
(01-16-2014, 05:31 PM)
Looks soo good I hope it gets a Limited Edition Vita.
(02-27-2014, 07:22 AM)
JimPanzer's Avatar
didn't like the screens at first, but after seeing it in motion...dayum! hope it's native res.
(02-27-2014, 07:25 AM)
Oreshika 2 certainly looks like a promising game, can't wait to play it. I heard it should be out this summer, not such a long wait.

Hope it will be as good as the original game.
Pierre Levegh
Junior Member
(02-27-2014, 07:26 AM)
Pierre Levegh's Avatar
Want it so bad.
(02-27-2014, 07:36 AM)
Shengar's Avatar
I need this in order for my Vita to be completed. It's like Cell second form currently.
(02-27-2014, 07:45 AM)
Given this was shown/streamed with the director at the Taiwanese game show a month or so ago, is it safe to assume efforts are being put into at least a Chinese/Asian localization? And if so, wouldn't it stand to reason that Sony's internal localization team could be in on this for the West? I look at Soul Sacrifice and Malicious and go "damn" at the awesome localizing Sony did for the English versions of those games.

Granted this is heavy on Chinese/Japanese mythology and culture, and that face mapping tech is possibly configured for a certain demographic...so I wouldn't be surprised if it's just too resource intensive to bring it over given the perceived lack of a market in the West. The counter to that (and any other Japan-centric RPG) is "look at what Atlus did with Persona". So I will continue to hope/assume this will come out in English!
(02-27-2014, 07:56 AM)
shmoglish's Avatar

Originally Posted by Kuro

at first I was really put off by the character designs but once I saw the actual gameplay... it looks so wonderful.

Same here. Want to have... and so on.

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