Compile Heart working on new Madou Monogatari game for Vita

Jonnyram

Member
Jun 8, 2004
19,828
0
0
Neo Tokyo
The first new Madou Monogatari game in what, 15 years?
Compile Heart is developing Sei Madou Monogatari for release on Vita in March next year.

It's a dungeon crawler with a top-down view, similar to Siren games.
Maps are automatically created.
Two dungeons are introduced in Famitsu this week — Oboro Forest and Kachin-Kochin Cave.

For those unfamiliar with the series, it is the origin of the old-school Puyo Puyo characters (which more may be familiar with nowadays).
 

Jonnyram

Member
Jun 8, 2004
19,828
0
0
Neo Tokyo
I'd assume so.
Char designer for this game is listed as Mota (7th Dragon).
Guest char design from Tsunako (Neptunia) and Ichi (the original Puyo Puyo/Madou Monogatari designer)
 
Aug 6, 2006
13,049
4
1,120
www.blackfalcongames.net
So will Arle be in the game, or not? I would hope she would be, given that she's the series' main character... but while she started in this franchise, she's much better known for Puyo Puyo, which Sega owns, so yeah, I don't know.
 

jooey

The Motorcycle That Wouldn't Slow Down
Jun 10, 2004
9,920
0
0
So will Arle be in the game, or not? I would hope she would be, given that she's the series' main character... but while she started in this franchise, she's much better known for Puyo Puyo, which Sega owns, so yeah, I don't know.
only if you can peek at her panties or rub her chest

c-c-c-compile heart
 

Jonnyram

Member
Jun 8, 2004
19,828
0
0
Neo Tokyo
Characters revealed so far:
Pupuru (voiced by Yui Ogura)
Kuuchan (voiced by Nozomi Yamamoto)
Puni (voiced by Kaori Ishihara)
Kuriora (voiced by Arisa Noto)
Gigadeath
Zeo
Eternia

I guess they're all new.
 

hongcha

Member
Aug 7, 2011
2,898
0
0
Oh my. This is pretty awesome news, I loved the Saturn game. Vita just keeps getting more awesome Japanese games.
 
Mar 1, 2010
4,014
8
690
Cornwall, UK
www.gingerbeardman.com

PixyJunket

Member
Apr 1, 2010
12,240
6
645
Plano, TX
This news fills me with some strange conflicting emotions.

New Madou Monogatari? OMG YES OMG YES OMG.

For Vita? Hmm, okay.

From Compile Heart? GOD NO WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?!
 

RPG Wizard

Member
Jun 19, 2011
934
0
0
NYC
but what if compile heart does something so good you'll want to go out and buy it. give them another chance ;P
Chances are like Puyo. Eventually enough of them are garbage that you've filled up and cannot take anymore.

At least they're not using Arle. I had a terrible fear that they were going to be unspeakably creepy--well, more so.

We'll see how it goes, but I don't have a lot of faith in Compile Heart. They do one sort of game really well, but Madou Monogatari doesn't really suit that style, as far as the previous games in the series are concerned.
 

PixyJunket

Member
Apr 1, 2010
12,240
6
645
Plano, TX
but what if compile heart does something so good you'll want to go out and buy it. give them another chance ;P
I WANT to believe, I really do, because I LOVE the Madou Monogatari series, but their track record pretty much speaks for itself.

As an act of goodwill, I suggest they get Madou Monogatari 1•2•3 out as a digital download (3DS/Vita/Whatever) and partner with one of our lovely niche publishers for an English release. Then, I would trust them with this new game.

Compile Heart is awesome.
Yeah, okay.

They have no business using Complie's glorious name or their fabulous pink logo.

And now they're going to start tarnishing their once beloved franchises? I feel ill.
 

Esura

Banned
Jan 29, 2012
5,586
0
0
I WANT to believe, I really do, because I LOVE the Madou Monogatari series, but their track record pretty much speaks for itself.

As an act of goodwill, I suggest they get Madou Monogatari 1•2•3 out as a digital download (3DS/Vita/Whatever) and partner with one of our lovely niche publishers for an English release. Then, I would trust them with this new game.

Yeah, okay.

They have no business using Complie's glorious name or their fabulous pink logo.

And now they're going to start tarnishing their once beloved franchises? I feel ill.
?

There are two Compile Hearts?

Think of it this way, at least it's not IdeaFactory (proper)...
Compile Heart is not that bad tbh. I like their games in general. Idea Factory is worse.
?

Idea Factory is even better. They made the Neptunia games so they are up there with Platinum, ArcSys, SquareEnix, Atlus, and whatever teams Capcom has making their fighters imo.
 

RPG Wizard

Member
Jun 19, 2011
934
0
0
NYC
Idea Factory is even better. They made the Neptunia games so they are up there with Platinum, ArcSys, SquareEnix, Atlus, and whatever teams Capcom has making their fighters imo.
How can they be "even better" if they co-developed the Neptunia games with Compile Heart?
 

LuuKyK

Member
Mar 18, 2012
13,914
0
0
Brazil
?

There are two Compile Hearts?





?

Idea Factory is even better. They made the Neptunia games so they are up there with Platinum, ArcSys, SquareEnix, Atlus, and whatever teams Capcom has making their fighters imo.
Idea Factory developed Neptunia WITH Compile Heart though.

The Idea Factor only games are pretty bad imo.

Edit: Beaten.
 

djplaeskool

Member
May 5, 2011
22,071
1
0
Atlanta, GA
www.djplaeskool.com
Compile was the original dev studio, made games from the early 80s through 2003.
They were responsible for a pretty sizable number of titles, from MSX to Saturn.

After the closure, some of the devs and execs formed Compile Heart.
IIRC, not long after their founding, they were acquired by IdeaFactory due to one of the founders retiring.

Some things they work together on, like Neptunia, other titles are separate ventures.
A lot of stuff seems to see CompileHeart, Gust, NIS, IdeaFactory, and Red Company all smashed together due to all of the design crossovers.

I'm not a fan of IdeaFactory because I don't like the (!F) Neverland setting nor the games they always seem to set in it.
 

twentytwo22

Member
Feb 15, 2011
2,454
0
0
Kansai, Japan
Art by the 7th Dragon 2020 artist.

Guest art by the original Madou Monogatari artist.

Sega owns Puyo Puyo but Compile Heart acquired Madou Monogatari. In order not to chance legal issues, it is speculated that they will be pretty careful here.
 

PixyJunket

Member
Apr 1, 2010
12,240
6
645
Plano, TX
Sega owns Puyo Puyo but Compile Heart acquired Madou Monogatari. In order not to chance legal issues, it is speculated that they will be pretty careful here.
It would suck if they can't even have puyos as the basic monsters.

That would be like making a new Dragon Quest game without slimes!
 

PixyJunket

Member
Apr 1, 2010
12,240
6
645
Plano, TX
Well, the character designs are actually okay.

Of course, them not showing any screens of dungeons or battles speaks volumes to me.
 

Jonnyram

Member
Jun 8, 2004
19,828
0
0
Neo Tokyo
Official site has been updated with character art and sample voices.

The game is scheduled for release on 28 March.
LE will cost 9240 yen.
Regular version 7140 yen.
Download version 6300 yen.
 

jiji

Member
Jun 7, 2004
13,981
1
0
So it's called Madou Monogatari, but it's not a first-person RPG, nor does it have Arle or the rest of the Puyo characters. Basically it has nothing to do with Madou Monogatari.

Sounds par for the course for a reboot of a classic franchise. Can't wait to play the Zanac cover shooter with a cute anime girl lead
 

twentytwo22

Member
Feb 15, 2011
2,454
0
0
Kansai, Japan
So it's called Madou Monogatari, but it's not a first-person RPG, nor does it have Arle or the rest of the Puyo characters. Basically it has nothing to do with Madou Monogatari.

Sounds par for the course for a reboot of a classic franchise. Can't wait to play the Zanac cover shooter with a cute anime girl lead
The last Madou Monogatari wasn't first person either.
They can't include the characters because while they own the rights to the franchise, they don't own the rights to those characters.
 
Apr 4, 2012
578
0
0
Japan
www.jrpgclub.com
Official site has been updated with character art and sample voices.

The game is scheduled for release on 28 March.
LE will cost 9240 yen.
Regular version 7140 yen.
Download version 6300 yen.
I've had a reservation on Amazon for a while now. 6000 yen for the regular version - there's no word about what's in the LE, so I'm not interested...yet. I'm just glad it's releasing at the END of March.
 

jiji

Member
Jun 7, 2004
13,981
1
0
Huh, I guess there were a few top-down games in the series. Even a roguelike, sorta. I didn't realize how long the series went on.

So I suppose this will distinguish itself as a MM game through its... sharp sense of humor?
 
May 14, 2008
16,145
0
0
Well, every character (save for like... one?) has an exact equivalent in the Madouverse. I don't know whether to say that's a good or a bad thing.
 

LuuKyK

Member
Mar 18, 2012
13,914
0
0
Brazil
Did anyone bother listening to the voice samples with headphones? They seem so... close/real. In a creepy way. lol Don't know how to describe... Its like the first time you experience Corpse Party with headphones.
 

Ramune

Member
Oct 22, 2006
1,904
1
0
37
I KNEW I wasn't seeing things. A new Madou Monogatari...without the original characters, I'm so happy...yet sad at the same time. I'd be willing to give this new one a chance though.

Did anyone bother listening to the voice samples with headphones? They seem so... close/real. In a creepy way. lol Don't know how to describe... Its like the first time you experience Corpse Party with headphones.
They're just very clear audio tracks. Funny you mention CP though (just played that a few minutes ago for the first time in a while).
 

Jonnyram

Member
Jun 8, 2004
19,828
0
0
Neo Tokyo
Some major updates on the site happened recently.
Game is looking really nice actually. I'm pretty interested.
Would be good to see a demo before the game comes out.