Square Enix’s Transforming Car RPG Has Plenty Of Towns

By Spencer . May 6, 2013 . 12:20am


Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross has players around with their robot that transforms into a car, so it wouldn’t be boring if there wasn’t anywhere to go. Square Enix made five different towns for the Nintendo 3DS game and all of them are in different parts of Japan.


Yokohama New City Center is where Yuki Kudo, one of the main characters, is from. In 2053, it’s the most populous city in Japan with cutting edge technology. Arcadia’s headquarters is located here too. Fukuoka City turned into a sweltering lava world thanks to an active volcano. The town always has energy issues since people run their air conditioners to stay cool. Fukuoka’s "hot spots" are its boiling hot springs and popular local dish, Hakata Ramen.


Hiroshima City has a more pleasant climate that’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter since it borders the ocean. The city is actually underwater and thrives since they utilize tidal energy. Sendai City has a giant windmill that powers the town. It’s a peaceful area blessed with natural resources. Rumor has it a hermit lives in Sendai City’s mountains. Asahikawa City in Hokkaido underwent some changes too. After several years of abnormal weather snow falls all year and people live inside a giant dome to stay warm.


image Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross has a battle system where you have three transforming robots in your party. The active gear system lets you switch gears up when the meter fills. Changing gears gives you access to different attacks, which you can select on the touch screen. The game also has a burst gauge and when it’s full you can do a final burst, your Gyrozetter’s ultimate move.


The game has seven elemental attributes – fire, ice, wind, thunder, light, dark, and nothing. There are also five types of physical attacks – strike, slash, sting, burst, and beam. Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross comes out on June 13.


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  • Kenny Loh

    Look like a level-5 game, lol, nice try, square-enix :)

    • puchinri

      Hah, it does, doesn’t it?

  • Ahmad Reyner Nabeel

    This is great, Square Enix trying to target children just like Level-5 :D

  • gamerdude

    Due to car licences this probably has zero chance of making it to eu.

    For what it’s worth I support SE for at least doing one game with turn-based combat.

    • The game is based on a JP anime if I recall correctly. Which means it might be Japan only. :(

      • neocatzon

        The anime is part of whole franchise planning, not the basis. It’s more similar to LBX in term of this.

  • This actually looks pretty fun =)

  • XiaomuArisu

    Car RPG…
    Well atleast they trying something new

    • Argama

      Back then Square did a Car related RPG called Racing Lagoon for the PS1~

      The only difference is Gyrozetter is an actual JRPG while Racing Lagoon is a Racing Game with RPG elements(complete with random battles)~

  • I thought that was a psp game when I saw the screens. Those are really bad graphics!

    • Don’t judge 3DS graphics by screenshots. They look a lot better on the system itself.

      • Fair enough.

      • puchinri

        This. That goes for screens and gameplay (videos)~.

    • Kenny Loh

      don’t really care of graphics, i just want the gameplay, and this game look very good to me because it very level-5 style.

  • almostautumn

    Love the concept; definitely seems like it’s going to be a truly aces experience. Hopefully the driving segments uphold to some arcade-level difficulties at points though; challenging battles and challenging races = epic experience.

  • Reki Honoo

    I just wish this would get localized.

  • puchinri

    The setting alone sounds incredibly fun. I like how they played with everything. I was already interested, but now I think I may actually try to get a copy for sure.

  • PhilliesFlyers89

    Nobody made a “CARPG” joke yet?

  • C. LeBeau

    Is it being localized for us Westerners?

  • It would be fun to see the game getting a localization, though. A RPG that features a red car transforming into a sword-wielding giant robot that’s piloted. I WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME!

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