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Fragile Website Opens! Trailer and music within.

ethelred

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Namco has opened the website for its upcoming Wii RPG, Fragile. There isn't a whole lot there, but there is a song (which is absolutely gorgeous) and a short little trailer you can view:

Trailer: mms://wmt9-od.stream.ne.jp/vod11/bngi/fragile_trailer_web.wmv
Youtube Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYFZGlMHQI

If you haven't heard of it yet, Fragile's being made by a collaboration between the internal Namco team responsible for Venus & Braves and Seven, and tri-Crescendo, which made Eternal Sonata and collaborated on Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins.

duckroll said:


Okay, let's celebrate the banning of Eteric Rice with Fragile celebration!

- Game design and graphics direction by the Seven/Venus & Braves team led by producer Kentaro Kawashima
- Game developed by Tri-Crescendo
- Third person exploration RPG set in a post-apocalyptic era
- The main character is a boy named Set that explores abandoned city ruins in a future world
- The theme of the game is exploring lonely and empty ruins while encountering things once in a long while
- The wiimote will be used to aim the flashlight while you move around
 

Dragona Akehi

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Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S

Still gonna get it tho.
 

ethelred

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Dragona Akehi said:
Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S
Given the odd little cap he's wearing, it's possibly more like a blue overcoat rather than a dress... but yes, still a bit awkward.
 

Arde5643

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He looks normal in the in game shots, but the artwork makes it look like he's wearing a blue dress.
 

zoku88

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Do the scans mention who the character designer for this game is? I like whoever is doing it.

Dragona Akehi said:
Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S

Still gonna get it tho.
At first, I thought you were talking about the person in the right scan. I almost got a heart attack.
 

Arde5643

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Innotech said:
most guys look like girls in RPGs. Its almost a requirement.
It's quite interesting seeing the 2 main characters' arts shown in the website for the guy and the girl.

The guy wears a dress and the girl wears almost nothing.
Looks like main guy characters in JRPGs are trannies while the main girl characters are sluts.:lol

Nice music - I like it so far. Anyone able to see the short trailer? Windows Media Player keeps telling me it wasn't able to recognize it.
 

Bogus

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Looks cool. I dig the music and the art style (although the near-completely androgynous lead is a little jarring).

Hope we get some substantial info on the game soon.

Speak softly and carry a big stick.
 

Darkman M

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Innotech said:
Final Fantasy characters definitely. maybe not so much other games.

Nah no Final Fantasy characters looks as feminine as this guy, not to mention he looks like he's wearing a cute blue dress. The music was pretty awesome though and the setting looks great.
 

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Dragona Akehi said:
Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S

Still gonna get it tho.
No to mention he got a kind of 'I dont care a shit" face.
 

Lionheart1827

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Looks interesting! The music on the site is great. I hope Motoi Sakuraba is the composer. The Baten Kaitos games had some awesome music. :D
 

ethelred

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Arde5643 said:
Nice music - I like it so far. Anyone able to see the short trailer? Windows Media Player keeps telling me it wasn't able to recognize it.
I could see the trailer. It's really cool looking. Not especially impressive technically, but it's filled with atmosphere and the artistic style is truly amazing. There are a couple of shots that are beautiful and edgey.

Lionheart1827 said:
Looks interesting! The music on the site is great. I hope Motoi Sakuraba is the composer. The Baten Kaitos games had some awesome music. :D
That song is definitely not Sakuraba, and I hope he's not composing for the game. The theme sounds like it could have been Masako Oogami, and I hope she's doing the whole soundtrack.
 

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Innotech said:
most guys look like girls in RPGs. Its almost a requirement.
One reason to make me appreciate SNES sprites, and bad PS1 polys. If I knew what the character designer had originally intended, I imagine many of my favorite characters would cease to be my favorite characters. For example, new-age Cloud to old-school Cloud. And I hate to think what a character designer might do with Sabin and Edgar.

That being said, this game looks promising. I appreciate atmospheric environments more than realistic character designs.
 

rakka

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Arde5643 said:
Nice music - I like it so far. Anyone able to see the short trailer? Windows Media Player keeps telling me it wasn't able to recognize it.
played in vlc for me..
 

JDSN

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So its like a Japanese version of "I am Legend".

Yeah, I officially ran of things to compare this game to, that says a lot about how original this one feels..or how ignorant I am.
 

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Yup.

Please be released in NA. I want to play this.
The game will be compatible with the Wii Fit balance board and will come packaged with a very expensive and fragile vase which the player must hold and keep from falling. Hence the name.
 

JoeFu

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Watched the trailer with winamp.

Trailer doesn't show much, but man... it looks pretty good.

were those hands when he was running through the train?
 

PantherLotus

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<3 this main page. looks like he's exploring a modern day highway, like some post-apocalyptic shit or something.

 

ethelred

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If anyone would like to Youtube the trailer for those who can't get it to load, feel free.

JoeFu said:
Trailer doesn't show much, but man... it looks pretty good.

were those hands when he was running through the train?
They looked like arms of spirits, yes.
 

hellclerk

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alright, any Japanese GAFers willing to translate whats there?

this art direction and atmosphere is definitely impressive. i really can't wait :D
 

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great atmosphere, does the website give any background story for this game? my translator is out shopping(wife):D
 

JoeFu

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The music is so awesome. I can't stop listening to it. After watching the trailer, the music just sets the mood up perfectly.
 

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ethelred said:
That song is definitely not Sakuraba, and I hope he's not composing for the game. The theme sounds like it could have been Masako Oogami, and I hope she's doing the whole soundtrack.
Yeah it doesn't sound like Sakuraba's style, but how come you wouldn't want him to?