Thursday, February 02, 2012

Who wouldn't want to play an RPG with characters who look part Teletubby, part Tingle, part Pikmin, part Mr. Driller and part Mii?

I don't know why, but I find this soon-to-be-released (in Japan only, for the time being) eShop game's characters--which look as though they're part Teletubbies, part Tingle, part Pikmin, part Mr. Driller and part Mii (I know, that's a lot of parts)--oddly captivating.

Actually, I find its gameplay to be oddly captivating, too. According to, you begin the game by capturing the aforementioned critters (actually, they're "electric wave people") using your 3DS' camera and AR technology before tossing them into dungeons to battle baddies, collect treasure and, of course, rescue "an important person from the demon king." (To see all of the above in action, watch this trailer.)

Denpa Ningen RPG--which was made by the folks at Genius Sonority, whose previous credits include Dragon Quest Swords and Pokemon Coliseum--will hit the Japanese eShop on Feb. 8 carrying a price tag of ¥800 (about $10). Here's hoping it eventually finds its way onto the eShops of other regions, too.


warp said...

I would totally buy a 3DS for this.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, someone after my own heart! Honestly, I'm thinking I may buy a Japanese after the inevitable "revision" is released. That way, I can have a Japanese and a NA system and play questionable (in terms of being released outside of Japan) games like this one :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

AWWW! Want it! How cute!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, hopefully Nintendo will bring it over to us, Justin. Fingers crossed!

diaglyph said...

The game certainly looks interesting, especially for a downloadable. And it's good to hear the AR actually being used in a game! Should be more!
I watched a video of the game of a battle and it looks intriguing :) I also found the music quite captivating! It has this short and punchy sound to it.

I hope it comes over to the euro region as well!! :p

Bryan Ochalla said...

I hope it's released in all regions, too, diaglyph! At the very least, it's sure to be an interesting/unique little RPG, right? Fingers crossed!