By Spencer . March 4, 2010 . 3:02am
“My body feels . . . excited . . . I suspect the release of numerous bodily fluids is . . . Imminent.” Two hints: 1.) It’s coming out in North America. 2.) It’s not Record of Agarest War.
It is from another Aksys title, Mimana Iyar Chronicles, which bits of innuendo according to the ESRB description.
This is a role-playing game (RPG) in which players control a young character helping a girl search for magical gems. Players explore dungeons and fantasy landscapes and use swords and magic spells (fire blast, wind spells, etc.) to defeat various creatures. Enemies such as slimes, giant crabs, golems, and insects must be defeated on a side-scrolling battlefield to progress through the game. Various weapon-clanging, magic-spell explosions, and cries of pain can be heard during the turn-based battle. In a few scenes, creatures can be seen from overhead lying in small pools of blood; a black-and-white cutscene also depicts blood on a character’s clothing.
Dialogue covers a wide range of topics and can include references to alcohol (e.g., "[T]hey all gave me some booze" and "you can barely stand, you old drunk"), as well as slurred speech and "*hiccup*" text. The game also contains allusions to sexual behavior (e.g., "Now, take off your clothes and lie down on the bed" followed by "You wanna do it, huh? Don’t worry I’ll be gentle"; and "My body feels . . . excited . . . I suspect the release of numerous bodily fluids is . . . Imminent."). The word sh*t can be heard a dozen or so times in the dialogue.
With lines like that we’re glad Aksys upped the age of one of the female leads. Read this interview with Bo deWindt and Ben Bateman to find out more about the cast. Mimana Iyar Chronicles comes out on March 31 packed with the soundtrack and voicemail messages in the first print.