Class Of Heroes Developer ZeroDiv Is Making Vita Games

By Spencer . December 6, 2012 . 2:00am


Add ZeroDiv, makers of Class of Heroes and Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi, to the PlayStation Vita developer list. The Tokyo based developer is the developer of Holy Sorcery Story, a RPG from Compile Heart. Mota the character designer from 7th Dragon is the character designer for Holy Sorcery Story too.


In Holy Sorcery Story, you enter dungeons to get ingredients to save the neighborhood curry shop. Holy Sorcery Story is slated for release in March 2013.

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  • What’s wrong with the girls mouth…or are my eyes just THAT bad..?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      She just eat something poisonous lol.^_^

    • CirnoLakes

      It looks just fine to me.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Well well well. Vita seems to be keep having game from smaller company here rather than big companies who are swarming towards 3DS.

    I wonder if the main reason is simply because many big companies choose to support 3DS as the development is cheaper and bigger market or Sony is more supportive againts the smaller companies compared to the bigger companies.

    • Peeka Chu

      Vita hardware is also quite easy to develop for; I think that’s why we’re seeing such quick turnarounds on game production times for the system. I swear a game gets announced, released in Japan and localized within 6 months or less. That’s pretty incredible.

      • d19xx

        That’s probably the case. One of the reasons why companies like Platinum games and D3 initially developed solely for the 360 it was because they were struggling making games for the PS3.

        Sony made sure that won’t be the case with the Vita.

    • malek86

      In the case of bigger companies, it makes sense to support the 3DS simply because it has a much bigger prospect of being successful in the long run. Also, the current userbase being much larger than the PSV as well, helps too. As of now, the only really big games coming to the PSV are those that started development before the console was released, and the PS3/PSV cross-platform games.

      Smaller companies on the other hand might find in the PSV a less competition-heavy market (this works for big companies too – I believe Namco remained on the PSP/PSV for God Eater 2 in order to avoid an unwinnable competition with Monster Hunter 4, and possibly to become the reference series on the platform), a place where royalties are less expensive, and finally, a target that might be more receptive to otaku-aimed games (otaku’s are generally less sensitive to the price of a product).

      That said, if PSV sales don’t at least take off a bit more in the next couple years, I expect that even those small companies will eventually try and make their steps on the 3DS. Just like how many shmups makers also eventually decided to try and let go of the 360, seeing as the platform had no hope of recovering in Japan.

    • Domii

      Sooner or later bigger companies will jump on board too. It’s just a matter of time. Vita seems to be going for that marathon approach just like all of Sony’s platforms do.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        I agree with bigger companies jumping in the future but i just can’t understand how Sony can mention that they are taking this marathon approach as all of us know, PS1 and PS2 never did that tactics and they are the most succesful console in the world.

        While PSP and PS3 which utilize the “marathon” approach never
        even take the market and end up being market follower their whole lifespan.

        • Domii

          Sony wouldn’t be Sony if they didn’t screw things up at first. We tend to focus too much comparing them to their competitors while dismissing their somewhat success. PSP is a success if you measure it by it’s own merits. Ps3 is also a success even though they had a rough start and are at second place this generation.

          I think this console gen can be the most misleading of them all, because while the Wii had the most hardware sold, PS3 and Xbox360 are the market leaders in terms of software and support. Nintendo has a huge challenge in their hand with the WiiU.

          • malek86

            “PSP is a success if you measure it by it’s own merits”

            I’m not sure what that means… the PSP is only a success in terms of hardware units sold (and only because of piracy), because the software sales were pretty bad – and those tend to be more important, as you have said yourself in your second paragraph. Only in Japan things went better because they eventually lucked out with Monster Hunter (the PSP was doing much worse when MH was still not as popular).

            For Sony to recover the PSV from its slump, they’d need something equivalent to Monster Hunter. But what could that game be? I don’t see anything in the horizon – sure, these kind of hits tend to come by surprise, but right now it’s difficult to imagine that anything could be it.

          • Domii

            We’ve already talked about the Vita many times and I think we all covered ways on how it can be really successful, so I won’t go there. When it comes to my previous comment, what I meant with the psp is that if you look at it without comparing it to the DS, its far from a failure. Also we gotta get out of this whole MH mentality and think for a sec. Both GTA and Gran Turismo were huge huge sellers for the psp. Sure Sony let it die here in the west(piracy, software droughts), GTA helped it gain some ground here even though it was only temporary.

            Japan is not the only market in the world. Everyone talks about MH being the savior for the Vita, but its only the solution in one market and that’s it. MH will only help the Vita get momentum in JP but it will not get consumers to run out and get one here in the west. Sure it’ll get more JP devs to put some software on it, but few of those will come over, and the ones that do won’t make a huge impact here. It’ll be the PSP all over again, hot in Japan and dead for us here.

    • Tianyu Wei

      it’s funny now that Sony’s “premium” console is the one getting
      traction from smaller companies. I don’t think licensing is any cheaper,
      nor is the cost of development cheaper…

      I don’t really agree with Big Companies are going to NDS… Capcom and SE are the only Japanese that’s so far “exclusive” to NDS. KoeiTecmo, Atlus, SEGA, BandaiNamco seems to like VITA with Warriors series, Persona, Tales series, Phantasy Star, etc.

      I expect SE and Capcom to be making games for the VITA soon.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        I don’t agree about Atlus though. SMT 4 is announced as 3DS exclusive here and Bamco with PxZ as exclusive for 3DS too.

        Well, if you notice the exclusive for Vita here is some of them is actually port or it is also released o other machine.(Phantasy is also released on PC and Miku is also released on PS3 this Febuary?. Tales and Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is in a way is enchanted port just like Persona.)

        But i also agree for they do have some new exclusive for example Dynasty Warrior Next is exclusive for Vita and Ys for Vita.

        I feel the whole problem with Vita is how the machine is kinda able to replicate the console quality which end up making game developers using Vita as another machine to gain extra profit rather than its own machine like 3DS, as it seems porting game developed on PS3 to Vita is quite an easy task and not so expensive too.

      • Domii

        Well the 3DS is the system that’s hot “right now” in Japan. Hence getting most of capcoms and SE support. I do agree though that sooner than later they’ll jump on the Vita too. Although to be honest, I’m more excited to see what Atlus and Rockstar do with the vita. Another persona and a GTA will do magic for it.

      • Elvick

        Wouldn’t count Atlus yet. One game (a port, albeit a good one), and a PS3/Vita game that started as Vanillaware only in development and was originally just to be published by them don’t really make for good support.

        And Namco Bandai is doing crap all outside of Japan. I’d give them so much credit if they brought over some of their stuff for Vita, but all we got was the half hazard games.

  • HassanJamal

    So….many…..RPG’s gracing the ps vita :) It’s probably gonna get more JRPGs than the consoles XD

    • dark zios

      Both the vita and the 3ds are getting tons of rpgs lately, Let’s just hope most of them make it to the west, but the 3ds ones seems much better.

      • CirnoLakes

        Handhelds have been getting most of the RPGs for a while now.

  • More games, more power. Just let them keep coming!

  • Atopanda

    Whats the picture from? What game is it? It looks kinda interesting and the art style is nice. Thanks in advance…

  • Rudy Soto

    Huh, this is a surprisingly innocent looking game so far, considering the publisher. I guess it’s a matter of developers.

    Well, can’t complain at the Vita getting more games.

    • Compile Heart games tend to *look* innocent at first, but the “innocence” sheds with each update.

  • Now this is a far more normal promotional picture. The last one didn’t even say much.

  • ragingmerifes

    The character artwork is amazing, though I’m more accustomed to Satoshi Urushihara style, if you know what I mean.

  • CirnoLakes

    Is that picture for Class of Heroes 2? I need to play Class of Heroes 2.

    • Nah, that’s the new game from Compile Heart, Holy Sorcery Story. We’ve been bugging MonkeyPaw about Class of Heroes 2 info, but it doesn’t look like the game will be ready this year.

      • CirnoLakes

        I thought it looked different from Class of Heroes 2.

        But I didn’t want to say “what’s that from?” and get a bunch of “Class of Heroes 2!” responses.

        Well, count me interested in this little Compile Heart game.

  • Lester Paredes

    Lol. that sounds awesome! I’d love to save a curry shop by dungeon diving! I hope they bring it out over here…

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