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New Nippon Ichi RPG from Disgaea team [Update: Noizi Ito art, new developer, etc]

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At a Nippon Ichi event earlier this week, they teased a brand new game from the Disgaea team. The game is due some time in 2012, probably the later part of the year. The new year greeting artwork from N1 below is from the artist Noizi Ito, who is also the character designer for the new game.

The keywords for the new game are "the 7 angels", "high resolution characters", and "extensive customization".


Edit: Updates.

Andriasang shared some details and images:

Early in the week, we shared first details on Nippon Ichi's first "20th Anniversary Project," an unnamed RPG that made its debut in Dengeki PlayStation through a few pieces of artwork.

Dengeki Online has shared a few sample images from the magazine.

The mystery title has character designs by Noizi Ito. Ito also drew the magazine's cover.

The girl on the cover is Ririel, also from the new game.

The magazine also introduced Mizael, a blond-haired girl who says she's a former angel.

Dialogue shown in the magazine indicates that Ririel may have turned Renya into a god. Renya appears to say something to the effect of "Starting today, I became a god" with Ririel saying "I will make you a god" and also advising that a god's work covers covers all things in the universe, including requests from aliens, and requests from the heroines who appear in fairy tales.

As part of this teaser reveal, Dengeki had an interview with Ito. According to Sokuho's summary, Ito revealed that she was first asked about doing character designs for the game after drawing a download character for Disgaea 4. She said that she's designing around twelve characters, including main and sub characters.

The designs have an angel and devil motif, but there's overall a light feel. The angels and devils will wear maid and butler outfits, for instance. The game's scenario will have a strong comical sense, Itou also said.

Dengeki did not reveal a platform for the game, but Itou did say that the format will allow for detailed expression. This would seem to indicate a high spec platform. We should get details soon enough, as this mystery RPG is planned for 2012 release.

Artworks:





Sorry if old, it seems this is the only thread about the game. It looks sooo good.

There are more details about the game and Nippon Ichi in general actually.

The game is produced by Souhei Niikawa and directed by Masahiro Yamamoto. Basically the same core team as the Disgaea series and Zettai Hero. But the game is developed by "Counter Stop" this time. Apparently Counter Stop is a new Nippon Ichi subsidiary run by Yamamoto, similar to how the Soul Nomad director founded System Prisma as a Nippon Ichi subsidiary (they make the Classic Dungeon games). Another thing they mentioned is that they have one more new game to announce in May.
 

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I wonder if the angels are connected to the Disgaea universe.

Also anything like ZHP will be cool.
 

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Andriasang shared some details and images:

Early in the week, we shared first details on Nippon Ichi's first "20th Anniversary Project," an unnamed RPG that made its debut in Dengeki PlayStation through a few pieces of artwork.

Dengeki Online has shared a few sample images from the magazine.

The mystery title has character designs by Noizi Ito. Ito also drew the magazine's cover.

The girl on the cover is Ririel, also from the new game.

The magazine also introduced Mizael, a blond-haired girl who says she's a former angel.

Dialogue shown in the magazine indicates that Ririel may have turned Renya into a god. Renya appears to say something to the effect of "Starting today, I became a god" with Ririel saying "I will make you a god" and also advising that a god's work covers covers all things in the universe, including requests from aliens, and requests from the heroines who appear in fairy tales.

As part of this teaser reveal, Dengeki had an interview with Ito. According to Sokuho's summary, Ito revealed that she was first asked about doing character designs for the game after drawing a download character for Disgaea 4. She said that she's designing around twelve characters, including main and sub characters.

The designs have an angel and devil motif, but there's overall a light feel. The angels and devils will wear maid and butler outfits, for instance. The game's scenario will have a strong comical sense, Itou also said.

Dengeki did not reveal a platform for the game, but Itou did say that the format will allow for detailed expression. This would seem to indicate a high spec platform. We should get details soon enough, as this mystery RPG is planned for 2012 release.

Artworks:





Sorry if old, it seems this is the only thread about the game. It looks sooo good.
 

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There are more details about the game and Nippon Ichi in general actually.

The game is produced by Souhei Niikawa and directed by Masahiro Yamamoto. Basically the same core team as the Disgaea series and Zettai Hero. But the game is developed by "Counter Stop" this time. Apparently Counter Stop is a new Nippon Ichi subsidiary run by Yamamoto, similar to how the Soul Nomad director founded System Prisma as a Nippon Ichi subsidiary (they make the Classic Dungeon games). Another thing they mentioned is that they have one more new game to announce in May.
 

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There are more details about the game and Nippon Ichi in general actually.

The game is produced by Souhei Niikawa and directed by Masahiro Yamamoto. Basically the same core team as the Disgaea series and Zettai Hero. But the game is developed by "Counter Stop" this time. Apparently Counter Stop is a new Nippon Ichi subsidiary run by Yamamoto, similar to how the Soul Nomad director founded System Prisma as a Nippon Ichi subsidiary (they make the Classic Dungeon games). Another thing they mentioned is that they have one more new game to announce in May.

More NIS games? Oh god, 2012 what are you doing to me.
 
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Gotta love how 'high resolution' is still a bullet point feature in 2012!

And why does this gal remind me so much of Kobato?

That face... is like 80% CLAMP D:
 

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Gotta love how 'high resolution' is still a bullet point feature in 2012!

And why does this gal remind me so much of Kobato?

That face... is like 80% CLAMP D:

That's like, every female Noizi design.

Doesn't even remind me of CLAMP.
 

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The angels and devils will wear maid and butler outfits, for instance.

Curse you, anime!

I don't know if I should be excited or not. Have I overlooked what type of game this will be? It's from the Disgaea team, but that doesn't automatically mean SRPG, right?

I'd be happy if it were, though. Especially if it were as good as Makai Kingdom
 
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Dialogue shown in the magazine indicates that Ririel may have turned Renya into a god. Renya appears to say something to the effect of "Starting today, I became a god" with Ririel saying "I will make you a god" and also advising that a god's work covers covers all things in the universe, including requests from aliens, and requests from the heroines who appear in fairy tales.

this + Noizi Ito Art

Iam officially Hyped!

dear NISA please add more pages for the ArtbooK!
 

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main character design is a huge turn off, looks like generic harem animu guy but the becoming a god and dealing with mysterious phenomenon like UFOs and demons sounds like fun
 

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main character design is a huge turn off, looks like generic harem animu guy but the becoming a god and dealing with mysterious phenomenon like UFOs and demons sounds like fun

Basically a summary of my thoughts, cool concept at least.
 
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Dreams of a Makai Kingdom 2 delayed yet again. *sigh*

Oh well, the art looks tolerable, let's see what they got up their sleeves.

The designs have an angel and devil motif, but there's overall a light feel. The angels and devils will wear maid and butler outfits, for instance. The game's scenario will have a strong comical sense, Itou also said.

Oh well.
 

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I love this type of games. So no plataform revealed yet? I hope is for the Vita since it needs a lot of original games, but if its for the PS3 ill buy it regardless :)
 

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Here's getting my hopes up for a US release on the PS3
only to have them dashed later
.
 

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Nipppon Ichi could announce they were making a sandwich and there wouldn't be enough shutupandtakemymoney.gif's in the world.