Director Says Over My Dead Body Sequel For Vita Is Still Moving Forward

By Sato . April 12, 2013 . 12:00pm


We haven’t heard much about the sequel to the obscure PSOne RPG, Over My Dead Body, since last year’s announcement at Tokyo Game Show. Director Shoji Masuda weighs in on the subject and talks about their current progress.


Over the past couple months, Masuda has been quite active on Twitter, listening to fan feedback on what kind of bonus material they’d like to see included with the PlayStation Vita sequel of Over My Dead Body (with special edition Vita bundles and art books being the most in demand).


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In addition, the team is currently running a contest for who can come up with the best name for the character in the above images, who will be appearing in the sequel.


On the game’s official page Masuda recently talked about their progress. Masuda says that they are preparing to heavily plan what’s ahead. The plans include figuring out the release date and getting into specific details using ROMs and videos they’ve developed thus far. Unfortunately they don’t have a trailer to present at the moment, but the timing of when it will be shown, is something that’s frequently talked about between Masuda and the rest of the team.


However, Masuda reveals part of a ‘UX Video’ to keep fans happy for the time being. UX stands for user and experience. It isn’t exactly a trailer, as it doesn’t show any gameplay footage; but the purpose of it is to show how the concept behind the sequel came to be, by using temporary images and ideas.



The video starts by recapping Over My Dead Body’s story of the cursed family against the Oni. Masuda explains that the video is not meant to be informative, but rather something from which you would get an idea of the project. That would explain the vague clip of the skulls and crow.



Before the abrupt end of the UX video (Masuda apologizes for not containing any actual gameplay footage), they mention three key words as clues for what’s to come. They are: Diffusion, Joint Ownership and Participation. Once more information is revealed, Masuda would like to show fans the complete UX video to share the thought process that went behind a more complete product.


Masuda finished the post by saying “Perhaps next time I shall show some game footage. Then again, the thought of getting in trouble for doing that, frightens me. However, things are moving forward properly on the PlayStation Vita!”


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  • Solomon_Kano

    Ah, I was trying to remember the name of this a few weeks ago. Looking forward to it. More RPGs for Vita is definitely something I’m looking forward to.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    … … …

    We haven’t heard much about the localization to the obscure PSOne/PSP RPG, Over My Dead Body, since… well, ever. Fixed.
    (Sorry had to be one of those people… It’s been one of those days…)

    I forget, but how did the first game (PSP version) of this do, sales- and reception-wise? I remember when they were remaking it I was fascinated by the ukiyo-e art style they chose despite being on the PSP. I’m certain the Vita sequel will end up looking fantastic on that screen. Can’t wait for a gameplay vid.

  • Luis Camargo

    I think the chances for the first game to be localized are near zero, but I do believe Sony can localize this new one while making the story of the first one as a prequel animation or something similar.

    Hopefully, this one doesn’t stay just in Japan. Vita needs more games.

  • shuyai

    The title is so misleading, i thought producer hate Vita XD

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Vita and 3DS is trully the ultimate Jrpg machine lol.^_^ My backlog have been increasing each month.T_T

  • JustThisOne

    Goodness, this game is beautiful. :> It’s got style so far.

  • I assume it will get a E3 reveal alongside bends next project

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      A little skeptical on the E3 reveal. The prequel never even came here (even on the PSP). Maybe Tokyo Game Show

      • Yeah, but that was just a psone remake right? Also is this being published by sony? If so they’d make sure to push it WW

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          still skeptical. sony published demons souls, arc the lad, alundra, tsugunai, dual hearts, skygunner, dragoneer’s aria, rule of rose, monster kingdom jewel summoner, wild arms alter code f, 4 and 5 in japan but didnt outside japan. notice how most are rpgs. luckily we still got all the games mentioned above.
          sorry im typing ths from my vita

          • I don’t recognise half those :/

            With the Vita I think things are a bit different, I don’t think they give up on an opportunity to have more games available for the system worldwide. Obviously its also somewhat dependent on the game.

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