Nippon Ichi Software released a press release detailing their upcoming dungeon RPG for the Playstation 3, and included two new battle screenshots in it. They have been extracted for easier viewing:
Dengeki has revealed that Square Enix’s Bravely Default will feature a collaboration with several famous Japanese artists to design characters and job costumes in the game.
Atsushi Okubo, the author of the manga Soul Eater, designed the character Einherjer Venus, as well as the Valkyrie job costumes.
Hideki Ishikawa, an illustrator who has worked on various card games including Lord of Vermillion Re:2, designed the character Nikosguy Boritori, as well as the merchant job costumes.
Makoto Tsuchibayashi, the character designer and illustrator for Capcoms’s Sengoku Basara series, designed the character Kami Izumi, as well as the Swordmaster job costumes.
Foo Midori, a freelance illustrator on various online games and light novels, designed the character Kada, as well as the herbalist job costumes.
Take, the character designer on Katanagatari, designed the character Victoria, as well as the magus job costumes.
Detailed designs and screenshots of the characters and job costumes can be seen in Dengeki’s full article.
Next week’s Shounen Jump magazine details some new characters and jobs, along with new voice talent involved in the game. The General of Eternia will be voiced by Takehito Koyasu. He is Idea Lee’s father, and one of the supporters of the anti-crystal movement. Anazel is mysterious masked knight serving under the general, his true identity and voice actor is unknown. Another two characters supporting the general is Doctor Victor (Daisuke Ono), the lead researching on White Magic in the land, and his companion Victoria (Kanon Tani), a witch who is both emotionally and physically unstable.
Some new jobs are also revealed by the magazine. The Holy Knight job increases the BP limit, the Dark Knight job alters the attack power based on the amount of HP available, the Devout job can increase the effectiveness of healing magic based on the highest BP available, and finally the Magus job has the highest attack magic power among all the jobs.
Aquaplus’s White Album 2: Shiawase no Mukogawa visual novel, a compilation of both PC chapters with added content, will release on 12/20. A new trailer has also been released with clips of the new opening for the PS3 version.
Gundam Breaker, Namco Bandai’s upcoming play-as-a-model-kit action game for PS3 and PSV, has had a new trailer posted. The video shows off a new casino stage, as well as weapon-swapping between mobile suits and battles between 1/144 and 1/60 scales.
New Art Academy will receive a set of three 150-yen DLC packages on October 4th. The Summer Foods pack will teach shading with paints using an ice cream lesson and berry minilesson; the Boats pack uses pointillism to bring out colors in both paint (blue boat) and pencil (white boat minilesson), and the Animals pack teaches recreating fur and feathers in pastel with a cat lesson and chicken minilesson.
Sega’s pair of ports will release October 4th on PSN and 5th on XBLA, for 1000 yen or 800 MSP each. The Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Pack DLC launches the same day, for 500 yen/400 MSP.