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Demon Gaze Preview

Scheduled release date:
April 22, 2014
NIS America
Kadokawa, Experience
Number Of Players:
Release Date:
April 22, 2014

The Vita can always use a few more unique action/RPGs, especially if they’re exclusive. On the horizon is a collaborative effort between Kadokawa and Experience Games; it’s called Demon Gaze , and it’s a dungeon-crawling action/RPG designed specifically for fans of Japanese anime culture. If you’re familiar with the games NIS America brings to this region, you’ll know exactly what to expect. Become a “Demon Gazer,” explore the mysterious world of Misred, and hunt down valuable artifacts…yep, sounds like a JRPG to me!

Players will assume the role of Oz, who awakens in a cursed land. It’s a cliché that the protagonist has some form of memory loss, but we’re hoping the writers can churn out an intriguing script. Oz decides to forge a living in this new, dangerous world, filled with foes and treasure. He meets some friends along the way but due to his amnesia, he’s understandably suspicious of those who wish to help him. It’s all the more confusing because he realizes he has new abilities that make him a Demon Gazer. How did he get these singular skills? How do they relate to his murky past?

These are all things you must discover in your quest. For assistance, you’ll receive a bevy of customizable party members; you can select their names, races, classes and genders. You can check ‘em out over at Operation Rainfall : The five races are Human, Migumyi (little people with great healing abilities), Elf, Ney (cat-like creatures), and the battle-hardened Dwarf. Classes include Fighter, Paladin, Samurai, Ranger, Assassin, Wizard and Healer. When you combine the unique traits of the races and classes, you get an extremely complex, in-depth system that promotes choice and strategy. I love the idea of a Wizard Elf and a Human Ranger, for instance.