|NINTENDO 3DS / PSP||Japan|
By Spencer . February 16, 2011 . 11:32am
UnchainBlades ReXX, the Nintendo 3DS/PSP dungeon RPG in the works led by staff from Grandia and Lunar, takes place in a world of monsters created by the goddess Crunea. Out of all the monsters in the world, Fang the dragon emperor was the most powerful. However, his arrogant attitude angered Crunea who turned transformed him into a human, an effect that made Fang lose his powers. The theme of UnchainBlades ReXX is a "know your true strength RPG" and it seems like restoring Fang’s powers is a central point in the story.
Shining series artist pako created Fang. Each character in UnchainBlades ReXX is designed by a famous artist. Tiana, a creation by Dream C Club artist Haruyuki Morisawa, crosses path with Fang. The young phoenix princess is on a quest to be reborn. Niko is a naive tomboy and has nine-tails. Toshiyuki Kubooka known for his work on Lunar and The Idolm@ster drafted her. Lapis, a design from Sora no Otoshimono manga artist Suu Minazuki, is supposed to be a sexy older sister who has a fear of men. Like Medusa, she turns people into stone when she gazes at them.
Silvy is an honor student type who wears gothic clothes and a shinigami, or god of death. Despite her role she has a gentle side. Things that are Important to a Mage manga artist Kumichi Yoshizuki created Silvy. Hector a golem prince who fled the country before getting married is a character designed by Summon Night series artist Shinichiro Otsuka. Hexyz Force artist Sunaho Tobe made Marie, an expressionless and taciturn young girl. Deep down, Marie has a kind heart, but has difficulty expressing her emotions. Crunea, the goddess of the world, has a tendency to grant wishes to those that pass her trials. Kazushi Hagiwara known for his work on Bastard!! drafted her design.
You can see artwork for all of the lead characters in Famitsu’s article.
Fang’s trial is to lead this group on young half-monsters through Titan, a living labyrinth with a miasma inside. UnchainBlades ReXX is presented like a first person dungeon crawler where you guide four people in a party. You have to fight monsters inside Titan, but you can also convert them into followers using the unchain system. Details about the system were not outlined.
UnchainBlades ReXX is slated for release on June 23 for PSP and Nintendo 3DS.