Capcom Reveals a New RPG

| 16 Sep 2009 23:26
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Capcom hasn't diverted all of their attention to fighting and action games. The company's still interested in RPGs too, as evidenced by today's announcement of a new PSP role-player dubbed Last Ranker.

It's not a new Breath of Fire, but we'll take it. Capcom took the wraps off what seems to be one of its first full-fledged RPG projects in some time today with the revelation of Last Ranker in Famitsu. Developed by Image Epoch, Last Ranker has you playing the role of a lad named Zig (yes like from the "all your base are belong to us" video) who lives in a society of fighters where getting to the numero uno rank for combatants is the greatest achievement in all of society.

Naturally, Zig wants to get to the top spot, and you'll have to move him there. That'll happen via an action-oriented battle system with real-time elements. No selecting commands from a menu here, since you just press a button tied to an action and that action plays out in real-time. The odd part is that even though attacks and such might be controlled directly, you don't have complete control over how Zig moves during battles.

Not sure how exactly this works out in play, but it does sound unique at least. And barring that, the game does have some heavy hitters on staff that might give it a shot at success. Matsukawa Minae of Phoenix Wright fame will produce, aided by a character designer from Devil May Cry 4 and Breath of Fire, a scenario writer from Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts and others. So yeah, you can expect all sorts of JRPG ridiculousness in the story, I'm guessing.

[Via Siliconera]

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I've seen this in anime and manga before, I've always been curious why it's so easy to become number one, does no one else try?

sounds like a quick time fighter.
Like one of those old fmv videogames. Like the old Star Trek Borg game, where you could push "Q" in the face but you didn't really have any control on how you did it.

...who lives in a society of fighters where getting to the numero uno rank for combatants is the greatest achievement in all of society.

Naturally, Zig wants to get to the top spot, and you'll have to move him there...

Is anyone else reminded of No More Heroes? Except it's slightly downgraded from assassins to simply fighters?

Good to see Capcom still wants to make classic RPGs. Fingers crossed it will be released outside of Japan...

Should be good. I have faith here, I enjoyed the entire Breathe of Fire series. But you can say the controls may end up looking alot like BoF Dragon Quarter as opposed to Valkryie Profile, where one button is linked, but you have a series of commands and can change tactis/combos you are doing by selecting various buttons. That is just my thought on it.

Damn it I need to get my PSP fixed.

Imageepoch* made Luminous Arc, which I thought was pretty boring.

Hmmm...

* unfortunately that is the correct spelling

now i need a psp.
mostly because capcom has been a little dry with RPG's and ill take what i can get.

I want a new Breath of Fire.

This, at least, sounds like it could be interesting though.

Sounds like Quicktime Events: The Game.

I wonder that this will be about. Sounds interesting for a PSP RPG.

clericwithnolife31:
so its a street fighter rpg with valkyrie profile style controls. interesting

Oh yeah, Valkyrie Profile. That makes sense.

I do miss my Breath of Fire.

I'm glad however they are planning to go back into the RPG market again because they have done a great job caring for their RPG franchise Breath of Fire.

so its a street fighter rpg with valkyrie profile style controls. interesting

Damn it, I was hoping for something else. Oh and boo PSP

Sounds weird, but at least its something different.
But I don't have a PSP.
And I'm not a fan of JRPG's.
I hate not having news apply to me....

Capcom Reveals a New RPG

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Capcom hasn't diverted all of their attention to fighting and action games. The company's still interested in RPGs too, as evidenced by today's announcement of a new PSP role-player dubbed Last Ranker.

It's not a new Breath of Fire, but we'll take it. Capcom took the wraps off what seems to be one of its first full-fledged RPG projects in some time today with the revelation of Last Ranker in Famitsu. Developed by Image Epoch, Last Ranker has you playing the role of a lad named Zig (yes like from the "all your base are belong to us" video) who lives in a society of fighters where getting to the numero uno rank for combatants is the greatest achievement in all of society.

Naturally, Zig wants to get to the top spot, and you'll have to move him there. That'll happen via an action-oriented battle system with real-time elements. No selecting commands from a menu here, since you just press a button tied to an action and that action plays out in real-time. The odd part is that even though attacks and such might be controlled directly, you don't have complete control over how Zig moves during battles.

Not sure how exactly this works out in play, but it does sound unique at least. And barring that, the game does have some heavy hitters on staff that might give it a shot at success. Matsukawa Minae of Phoenix Wright fame will produce, aided by a character designer from Devil May Cry 4 and Breath of Fire, a scenario writer from Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts and others. So yeah, you can expect all sorts of JRPG ridiculousness in the story, I'm guessing.

[Via Siliconera]

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