When You Start Vita DRPG Demon Gaze, You’re Indebted To The Innkeeper

By Sato . January 23, 2013 . 2:47pm


Sealing demons, exploring dungeons, gathering treasure and making friends is all in a day’s work for our mysterious hero, Oz. Here’s a look at Oz’s everyday life in Kadokawa Games’ upcoming dungeon crawler, Demon Gaze.



Fran is the innkeeper who will be taking care of Oz and friends, by providing them with a roof over their heads. She originally found an unconscious Oz and decided to give him a place to stay. Since Oz didn’t have any money, he will now have to find ways to pay back his debt to Fran by exploring dungeons and finding valuable loot.


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There are various people who stay at the inn; from weapon and armor vendors to morticians who revive your fallen comrades in Demon Gaze. Players will meet other characters throughout the game, but will also need to pay Fran to rent out more rooms in order for them to stay at the inn.



As seen in the image above, there are a couple guests staying on the 3rd floor of the inn. There’s a total of 5 rooms, one which is occupied by Oz and the next one by Lancerona, Oz’s first friend. Together with Lancerona, Oz will explore the dungeons in order to pay off his debt and also open more rooms for new friends to start his journey.



Renting more rooms is how you expand your Demon Gaze party. In return for room and board, the adventurers will help you out in the dungeons. Up to five characters join your party at a time.


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As previously reported, players can customize their own characters by choosing out of various styles, classes, race and more.



Fran will not go easy on Oz and expects every penny of his debt to be paid off. Be sure to gather enough money and items while exploring dungeons with that in mind. Once players return to the inn, paying Fran will be the first thing they’ll have to do. As far as rent goes, the amount varies according to how many members are in the party and their respective levels.


If players can’t manage to pay rent, she will allow them to pay later but they will be put in a delinquent customer status. If you can pay all your rent consecutively, she will reward you with gifts for being an exemplary tenant. There’s a reason Fran is running the inn, but the reason why she needs the money is a secret. If you fail to pay her, she’ll become really ticked off and will show a side of hers that you wouldn’t want to mess with.


Demon Gaze comes out on January 24 for PlayStation Vita.

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  • Tianyu Wei

    So…. girls falling from the sky, and just “accidentally” bumps into you concidentally or is running away from a monster is getting old?

    So getting into debt is the new pick-up line?? Reminds me of Tales of Xillia 2 lol.

  • do want! spam those NISA and Xseed forums!

    • Kevadu

      Don’t forget Aksys, I could see them doing it.

      • Elvick

        Out of those three, I’d rather NISA or Aksys do it. I’d hate it to end up digital only.

  • Muffum

    Indebted? More like inndebted! Hahahahaha…

    I’ll just go take my place in the corner now.

    • DongT

      damn, you’re good. im writing that one down!

    • I’m inn-trigued by this inn-uendo.

    • Kevadu

      Considering how many upvotes you got maybe you don’t need to hide in the corner…

  • If this gets localized, I will play the hell out of it =^_^=

    • Kitestwinblades

      Our wishes, REALIZED X3

  • C’mon, anyone! I need to play this game on my vita… in ENGLISH!!!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Urghhhhhhhhhh I was going to import this from amiami but they sold out. Do depressing

  • my package including Demon gaze and the LE of MonMon is currently in Osaka-fu. so it should arrive either today or tomorrow. can’t freakin’ wait. Thank you Sony for not having region locked your system and for the fact that now Kanji are actually legible thanks to the high-rez OLED screen

    • PoweredByHentai

      Amen. Friggin’ love my Vita and the Japanese games that I’ve been importing.

      • It’s just so damn depressing that western Vita fans have so much less games to enjoy. Granted, the games we import might not actually be considered “mainstream” but they’re still loads of good fun!

  • revenent hell

    I’d realy like someone to localise this.
    Pretty pretty please?

    • jujubee88

      I like this. At first I was wondering “why no 3D character models?!?”, but if the studio is good with 2D and can do RPG customization/economic mechanics justice; iz kewl.

      I have not played a JRPG that involves dungeon navigation in a while.

      I would say it’s been since the Dreamcast days. The ones I played where in funky polygonal 3D. But damn did I love them!

      • revenent hell

        Do you have a 3DS? If you enjoy dungeon crawlers you could look in to Unchained Blades. Thats the last one ive played and its worth a looking in to. The game is realy fun and I never got bored while playing it but everyone is different after all. Oh its on the PSN store as well,I got it for the PSP myself because I didnt want to wait for the 3DS version.
        Most recently ive started replaying the orriginal persona for the psp since I seem to be on a dungeon kick myself. Its realy funny in my younger days I hated these types of games and as of late I cant seem to get enough of them!

  • Really want to play this game. Looks like a lot of fun. I may have to import it because I’m impatient…

  • Pythia Brixham

    I wish there were more developers like XSEED (that or XSEED having more money and more workers for translations) so that we could get more games like this… Well, all us normal people can do is learn Japanese because the chances of this game ever getting a western localization seems pretty low.

  • EtherealEarth

    You can’t date Fran…? Why… ;_;

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I feel what is the pain now from Xilia 2. And now this is going to give me debt too?
    What is this? A new trend.T_T Do i need to get reminded of my RL so much.T_T

    • Fear the debt collecting lady! Its a way of reminding gamers to not be in debt XD

  • Raltrios

    I’d also really like to see this come overseas. But wasn’t there a newspost a while ago mentioning something about steamy scenes? Hope that wouldn’t hurt the chances.

  • tubers

    If this comes to the West.. I’m gonna keep harassing Sony with my VITA’s OLED issues. I am on to my 5th now..

    Since this is 2D with lots of dark and solid colors, OLED blemishes will be too obvious for me.. >.<


    I wish it'd be fully dubbed in Eng.. if ever :P

  • Kitestwinblades

    SIliconera totally tricked me into thinking that first picture was the innkeeper xD

  • ChiffonCake

    Capitalism, ho!

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