Let's just hope it ends up coming to North America.
Hyperdimension Neptunia developer Compile Heart has announced that its spin-off company, Galapagos RPG, will be producing a brand new role-playing game, which will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. It's called Fairy Fencer F .
Famitsu says the project will boast feature concept art by Yoshitaka Amano and music by Nobuo Uematsu and his band, the Earthbound Papas. All you hardcore Final Fantasy aficionados should recognize both those names; they once worked on the legendary franchise. Amano's art and Uematsu's music have been widely revered, which is why we're automatically excited about this new game. Those guys are just plain awesome.
It seems the setting is a fictional reality here on Earth, where warriors are called Fencers who protect the world with weapons known as Furies. The protagonist is a boy named Fang who accidentally becomes a Fencer after saving a female Fencer, who's named Tiara. We're not sure about the gameplay just yet, but you can probably expect a blend of real-time action, turn-based aspects, and strategy elements.
Fairy Fencer F is scheduled to launch later this year in Japan.
Related Game(s): Fairy Fencer F