How You Can Heal Yourself In The 3rd Birthday

By Spencer . December 8, 2010 . 2:26am

imageDengeki PlayStation has a huge feature on The 3rd Birthday. The magazine talked about costumes, there are ten to find in the game, and more importantly gameplay details.


One way Aya Brea can heal herself is by equipping a healing over energy DNA chip. Every time you use the overdive system to enter another person’s mind you have a fixed chance to recover life. Alternatively, Aya can heal with the cross healing chip, which gives players a fixed chance to recover life when you trigger a crossfire attack.


Before a mission starts Aya can pick weapons to bring with her. While each character Aya dives into has their own weapons, Aya retains whatever weapons she equipped. Players earn BP by shooting the Twisted. You can use this to purchase new weapons or repair Aya’s costume. In an interview with the magazine, Hajime Tabata, the game’s director, says there are a lot of restart points in easy mode. The game is designed with a high level of difficulty and you have to utilize the overdive system to move on.


Yoshinori Kitase, Executive Producer, explained the concept of The 3rd Birthday is not a Parasite Eve sequel, rather a "restart" for the series. While Tabata made many of the game’s maps, Kitase created the final dungeon. [Highlight to see what may be considered a spoiler] The last dungeon has a Final Fantasy feel to it. With many enemies, this area has a high level of difficulty. Players will have to be on their guard at all times here. [End spoiler]


Famitsu brought us news about another costume, the Santa soldier, which you can see above.

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  • So, another series being rebooted… I guess it’s good for the newcomers, but that really shafts all the old school players who loved the originals… Guess it’s all out with the old and all with the new at SE from now on…

    • tubers

      I loved the originals but I admit I feel a little “shafted” by this move.. Not so much that I won’t buy the game though..

    • noxian

      it’s all about out with the old, in with the new, and not possessing the license to actually use Parasite Eve anymore.

  • neocatzon

    how Aya heal herself : sew her costume

    so this is restart of the series? good thing.. newcomers like me don’t need to play 1&2

    • Restarts are always awesome! I am like so totally buying this on day 1, lol!

    • Would still check out Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve 2 since they are quality games.

    • NoElixirs

      @neogranzon: I would play PE1.

    • neocatzon

      would and need are different, dudes.
      I also believe quality games last forever, like tetris

  • You know Spencer, I do not think this game gets enough coverage on Siliconera, I barely know anything about it.

    • that’s because for about a month or two, all the news was about costumes.

    • Enough coverage, I would assume its their favorite game, theres been so many articles on it, lol, and tidbits hidden in the costume articles.

  • The spoiler is potentially ruined because the red tagged Final Fantasy shines out in it…

    • tubers

      I don’t think so. Not completely at least. It could mean a number of things.

    • ChaosPaladinFayt

      not really much of a spoiler. It just say how the dungeon feels. other than that, it has nothing to do with FF.

      • Um DUDE! Thanks for spoiling the spoiler for me! Now the game experience will be ruined for me! The dungeons better not feel like FFXII, but like the ones in FFXIII.

        • ChaosPaladinFayt

          see, now if you payed close attention to my post, u will notice that dungeon is not plural. and no one mentioned FF12 or 13…… there isnt anything to spoil reallly.

        • There were dungeons in ff13? @[email protected]

  • Aiddon

    well, whaddya know, some actual GAMEPLAY INFO FOR ONCE!!!! Kinda ruined by the Santa suit (even if Aya did wear one in an artwork by Nomura during PE2).

    • tubers…/Still it’s just kinda sad that almost every news about this are about costumes.Reboot to a new custom dress up Barbie game. *sigh*More and more these costumes are looking more like they’re incorporated in the game rather than JUST bonuses.. I’d feel a little awkward if that’s the case when I play the game.

      • NoElixirs

        Yes, there is an inundation of costumes being revealed and it’s more fan service than anything else as far as I can tell.

  • cmurph666

    Well, I think Aya should start by eating a sammich.

  • MarkMario

    I was right! There is a Christmas costume!

  • Hmm… I know this is offtopic, but I couldn’t figure out how to get attention to it so:

    Laguna Confirmed for Duodecim.

  • i half expected to heal yourself she had to get naked while in the shower and french kiss another woman while playing the banjo with her toes

  • PrinceHeir

    all we need is swimsuit and a bunny costume and this game would be perfect :D

    please announce The 3rd Birthday in the west as well as the Parasite Eve Archives for the PSN.

    would love to play the series all on the PSP

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