Posts tagged #Shin Megami Tensei

Genei Ibun Roku #FE - all we know so far

This game from Atlus, formerly known as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, has been a source of some mystery. While a trailer was shown prior to E3, it was light on actual gameplay:

At E3 however, more information has been revealed, starting with a new trailer during the Nintendo Digital Event, and a 45 minute gameplay demo at Nintendo Treehouse.

From Atlus Press Release:

A tale of youth and heroes guided by destiny

FEATURES:

  • Platform: Wii U
  • Launch Date:
  • Genre: Role-Playing Game
  • R a t i n g : Rating Pending -
  • Players: 1
  • Developer: ATLUS
  • Suggested Retail Price: TBD
  • URL: http://e3.nintendo.com
  • © 2015 Nintendo/Atlus. FIRE EMBLEM SERIES: © Nintendo/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS.

Set in modern Tokyo, young people come together to weave an epic tale alongside heroes from an alternate world. This brand new RPG, developed by ATLUS, is infused with elements of the popular Fire Emblem series. In the struggle between the worlds of glamour and darkness, these young heroes rise to face the challenge.

• Collaboration that blends the Shin Megami Tensei series with Fire Emblem characters.

• “Mirages”—beings of immeasurable power hailing from another dimension—have begun invading our world. Some are evil, but others are drawn to humans with tremendous creative potential and have shared their powers to guard humanity.

• Main characters fight as Mirage Masters and, at the same time, have big dreams to become great entertainers. They polish their singing and acting skills in the entertainment business in their daily life, and work as artists.

• Young heroes must confront not only the invading Mirages but also the world of entertainment as they fight their way to stardom.

A raft of images have also been released, showing character artwork and screenshots of the game. These screenshots are not final.


Posted on June 18, 2015 and filed under News.

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem character designer talks about challenges

Illustrator Toi8 (.hack//The Movie, Chain Chronicle) is one of the character designers on the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem game for the Wii U. Recently he posted on the game's official blog to share about his dream job, and some of the challenges he faces when it comes to character design:

Hello. I’m toi8, and I’ll be in charge of the main character designs for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. As for when we began talking about this title, it was around the time I finished working on a piece of light novel cover art. It was around the time that I was handling one-shot work, and asked myself “what should I do next?”

 

As part of the generation that grew up on Nintendo consoles such as the Famicom and Super Famicom, the name “Nintendo” has a very special meaning to me. I remember being very excited upon hearing about the [Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem] collaboration.

 

Years later, I’ve finally been able to see it take form right before my eyes, and I find myself filled with deep emotion.

 

Now, let’s quickly talk a little bit about the character designs. The stage of the game is set in Shibuya, and the background shows a gorgeous world, so the character design’s direction will go with a highly saturated, gorgeous look.

 

Everything I’ve drawn up until now has been low saturation, so this will be a challenge of colors!

While toi8 usually prefers to work on "single-sheet" art, a cover or some concept art, as a character designer he has more extensive responsibilities, and is taking the challenge in stride:

I’ve received help from all kinds of people, and as a result we’ve achieved the characters and the backgrounds shown in trailer, which is something I haven’t been able to do up until now, and I’m proud of it.

 

As far as characters go, we have discussions such as “what we should do in terms of bust size?” with suggestions like “they could be large and have glasses to go with them,” and “no, glasses are no good,” and so on.

via Siliconera

Posted on April 22, 2015 and filed under News.