Meet The Heroines And “Love Machine” Of Baby Making RPG Conception II

By Sunjun . July 20, 2013 . 3:30pm

To promote their upcoming child-making RPG, Chunsoft have released a two-part video featuring the voice actresses Lynn and Chihiro Ishiguro, and the game’s producer Ryuuichiro Saito.

 

 

In the first video, Saito talks about the story, which is centered around a teenage boy (you get to choose his name) who is a Marebito, a Messiah who must save the world. As the Marebito, you must bond with seven girls and use a magic machine to make “Star Children”. With these children, you must enter dungeons and fight monsters. As a new addition to this sequel, the girls will be able to fight with you, as well.

 

Lynn voices the heroine Fuuko, who is cheerful and likeable, making her an “easy heroine”. Ishiguro voices Feene, who is cool and refined, but also cheerful, making her “coolly cheerful”. Along with those two girls, Saito introduces the other five heroines (and two guys). Also, Saito likes twintails.

 

Accompanying the video is footage from the previously revealed trailer and music by Masato Kouda, who composed music for the Monster Hunter series and the upcoming anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova.

 

 

In the second video, Saito gives an overview of the dungeons and battles. There are seven dungeons themed after the seven deadly sins, and you will unlock more dungeons as you progress through the game. The game uses an innovative positioning battle system in which you use three teams of Star Children and maneuver them to target enemies’ weak spots. For more details, check our previous article.

 

Star Children come in various classes and are divided into teams of three. If you put two certain classes together, they can use a special combination attack in battle.

 

Lastly, Lynn and Ishiguro get a look at the “Love Machine” which you use to create children. To create Star Children, you need Bond Points and a matryoshka doll. Star Children will have different stats depending on their mother, their doll, and their class.

 

Spike Chunsoft will post two more introduction videos in the future. The second video will focus on the dungeons and battles, whereas the third will cover the socializing and child-making aspects.

 

Conception II will be released for the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS on August 22. A demo is available now for the Vita, and the first Conception is available now as a PSP Best title for the low price of 1,800 yen.

 


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  • Highasthesky

    Someone i don’t care who, localize this game.

    • TheExile285

      I could see NISA doing it.

      Probably won’t happen but still

      • Highasthesky

        Ahh…NIS such a great company, despite this i think their hands are full at the moment. Maybe sometime in the future, or like you said probably not at all.

      • GameWinner

        NISA has their hands tied right now so if they were going to localize this, it’ll probably be late next year.

      • Kevadu

        Aksys seems more likely to me. And what else are they working on right now…

        • TheExile285

          That rogue Vita game about making curry and BlazBlue Chronophantasma.

          I feel like the curry game is kind of waste though. I hope people buy it though.

        • http://superkurisutina.tumblr.com/ Kurisu Makise

          I’m with you Kev, Aksys seems to be lined up for this one. I mean, I get that NISA did the amazing with Dangan Ronpa but that only filled their plate all the more. Aksys should have some room though.

      • xXDGFXx

        They’re kinda in the middle of localizing a visual novel…

    • almostautumn

      I agree, and so now I’m going to go bang my head against a lamp-post until I’m too delusional to remember that there is not a chance in hell of that happening.

  • Highasthesky

    Someone i don’t care who, localize this game.

  • TheExile285

    I just noticed that this is the same spike that makes Zero Escape and Dangaronpa.

    They would make an RPG about baby making lol.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    I hope we get a chance to show off how we make babies in the West too.

    • Altin

      Didnt we have Custer’s Revenge for this?

      Joking aside, I would like me some Conception 2oo. I just hope that whoever would be ready to localize this, that they dont butcher it is as much as NISA did with Mugen Souls.

      • TheExile285

        Are people going to get over that? Who else would have brought over MS?

        • DyLaN

          Seriously THIS. Would you rather the game not coming over or coming over with the bathing mini game removed? The whole “NISA CENSORS EVERYTHING” shtick is getting ridiculous.

      • DesmaX

        I don’t think there’s anything like what NISA censored in that game in this

  • komiko12

    Just 7 girls? I prefer the 12 girls and the zodiac theme from the previous game.

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      7 is better than 0 lol

      • komiko12

        Hah. Reminded me of FFXV.

        • DyLaN

          >_> Isn’t there a girl in the trailer?

          • komiko12

            Not a single one is playable… yet.

    • Kevadu

      Well, I’m hoping the smaller number means that they can spend more time making each one more interesting and unique. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking…

      • komiko12

        I haven’t played the first one. Were the girls there uninteresting? They were great design-wise to have uninteresting personalities.

  • Lemon

    Interesting, so the theme in the second game are the seven deadly sins, huh? I can’t wait to find out who’s the maiden/miko of Lust…Anyway, I actually think 7 girls this time around would make for a better pace than 12 with the first game. Sure, it means less options, but trying to max the relationship levels of 12 girls in the first game took me longer than I wanted it to. Though they did cover a lot of archtypes with 12, for example there was the ojou-sama (Ferumina), 2 onee-sans (Leone, Farun), the tsundere (Luka), the dandere/kuudere (Suu, Mirei) etc. Maxing all the girls wasn’t a requirement, sure, and frankly there were 1 or 2 girls I *didn’t* want to further interact with at all (I’m looking at you, Mahiru) but I just felt the need to for completion’s sake.

    [Lynn voices the heroine Fuuko, who is cheerful and likeable, making her an “easy heroine”. Ishiguro voices Feene, who is cool and refined, but also cheerful, making her “coolly cheerful”.]

    If their cheerfulness is anything like Farun from the first game, then I can expect a very enjoyable time already. Though, I really, really, REALLY hope they improved the dialogues and events of each heroine. I think the problem was that with so many girls, some of their respective individual events and dialogue feel like they overlap with others’. However, my biggest gripe with Conception 1 was probably how terrible, abhorrent, insufferable and rage inducing the main girl, Mahiru, was *most* of the time!

    Events with Mahiru during the beginning levels of her relationship made me want to punch a wall. She’s haughty, arrogant, hates to lose, acts like an angel to other people but treats you (the marebito) literally like shit, quick to throw a tantrum, a hypocrite etc you get the idea. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was as if she was out to explicitly show you how ungrateful she is for the things you do for her. She will find some way to blame or fault *you* in the first place for, get this, HELPING or WILLINGLY doing stuff for HER. Even when you compliment her or show concern for her, she treats it as though you were obligated to say or do that in the first place, or that you aren’t sincere and have some ulterior motive – that you are only spending time with or being nice to her for the sake of ‘making powerful star children’. What. The. Freaking. Hell. !?

    In essence, she was just acting like a plain, selfish bitch most of the time. And no, that’s not even because she’s tsundere. The tsundere in the game was Luka, but even she was more tolerable than Mahiru. At least with tsunderes, you can feel their warped feelings of care (or love) for you when they are tsun towards you. Totally different case with Mahiru, though. She’s just mean to you because she takes you for granted, which is most of the time.

    However, that’s not to say they didn’t hit jackpot with some characters. Leone, Farun, and Allie are probably my favorite characters. The VA for Farun especially was top notch. Ferumina and Luka did have their terrible moments when the went overboard with their tsun, but at least they made up for it when their dere finally took the stage, and boy what a strangely rewarding feeling that was.

    Anyway, sorry for my rant. Just needed to get that off my chest. I already pre-ordered the Vita version and can’t wait to go through dungeons with my new star family soon.

    • komiko12

      7 deadly sins theme eh? I like that (though I like zodiac themes more). If it meant that there would be more time to flesh out the girls, then reducing the number for this game might be better.

      • Lemon

        My sentiments exactly. However, although the previous game was based on the 12 zodiacs, the characters themselves don’t exactly feel like they represent whatever their zodiac was supposed to represent. For example, if I remember correctly, Yuzuha, the maiden of Pisces (the fishes) says in an event at the beach that she’s terrible with water and swimming, contrary to the assumption that Pisces should have a high affinity with water.

        I’m not sure if they’ll do the same with the deadly sins though; meaning the use of the theme is more seen in regards to the design of the dungeons and the bosses on pre-determined floors, rather than the characters themselves. I’m hoping it’s the latter, though. Seeing the different characters dealing with their issues of rage, lust, greed, sloth etc would definitely be interesting.

        • Mad_Dog_Yayan

          They did say that the amount of main story for this game has been doubled from the previous one, hopefully reducing the number of heroine and making them able to fight together with the protagonist will make their character more fleshed out.

    • DyLaN

      If you don’t mind, can you match the girls to their respective name and zodiac sign?

      • Lemon

        Sure. I’ll add some trivia too in case some people were ever curious about the game but never could play it since it is unfortunately not localised. Starting from the top, the blue-haired girl with the black crown is Yuzuha (ユズハ), Maiden of Pisces. She’s very eccentric (she sleeps in a coffin because she finds it comfortable, for example) and introverted, but she was voted as the most popular girl in the official character poll. Probably because she’s the imouto character you just want to cuddle and protect. Forever. She’s a gifted artist/painter, too. Going clockwise, the following girl with short blonde hair is Collette (コレット), Aquarius. She’s, how should I say, superficially polite. She speaks in a very polite manner but her words are pretty rude in intent lol. She’s a baker by profession.

        The next girl is Farun (ファルン), Capricorn. She’s a dancer and has a very cheery, energetic personality. She’s free-spirited and constantly travelled from place to place, until she become a maiden and had to stay put in one place. The white-haired girl below her is Suu (スゥ), Sagittarius. She loves animals more than anything, raises them by herself, and is very quiet by nature. The lady in the nurse outfit is Leone (レオーネ), Scorpio. She’s the school’s infirmary doctor and has the sexy, protective, onee-san (older sister) thing going for her. Her behaviour and actions may make you believe her to be a very mature and calm character, but she has a wild side to her.

        To the left is Mirei (ミレイ), Libra. She’s a genius but very stoic inventor/researcher. If she could, she’d prefer to spend all her time on her research or experiments. The next girl is Mahiru (マヒル), Virgo. I think I’ve said enough about how I feel about her. Worst girl by a freaking mile. Moving on, the girl with blonde drill-hair is Femiruna (フェミルナ), Leo. She’s the daughter of a very wealthy man and thus she fits the ojou-sama (spoiled princess) character archetype. She’s very pampered and has many servants attending to her every need and whim. I’m not sure if this counts as a spoiler, but her events reveal that she’s actually…a verbal masochist. She gets *excited* and blushes uncontrollably when you talk to her in a very rough way or in a commanding tone. Pretty hilarious to watch her reactions.

        Above her is Luka (ルカ), Cancer. She’s a tsukiyomi and can read the hearts/minds of the people she touches, except the MC because he’s immune lol. She’s the classic tsundere, heavy on the tsun side. She definitely doesn’t mince her words though. Next girl(s) is Lilith (リリス), Gemini. She actually has a dual personality, Lily. Whenever she hits her head, her personality changes. Essentially Lilith is the angel and Lily is the devil. Next is Talua (タルア), Taurus. She delivers the mail and is very energetic. They made her actions very reminiscent of a dog.

        Finally, we have Allie (アリー), Aries. She’s a very devout nun and very proper. What better way to make her feel so conflicted inside than by also making her a huuuge closeted pervert, right? Lol.

        • DyLaN

          Thanks for the infodump!

          And wow, such a nice varieties of girls to pick up :D (Except Virgo ofc)

          -You sure Yuzuha isn’t a vampire? XD
          -Collete is basically ruder Blanc? WELP. I liked her initially because she look like Mami lol.
          -Mirei is just a letter apart frm Miriel lol.
          -Farun & Talua looks like the genki girl type tht I like.
          -Suu is cute I guess?
          -Leone looks good too. She reminds me of Erza.
          -Lol @ Ferumina quirks. Tht alone made her worth going after ;)
          -Luka…. Hope she more Noire/Yukinoshita than Kirino/Aria.
          -Depending on how they play it, the dual personality of Lilith could be interesting.
          -Allie…. LMAO.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    PROCREATION YOU SAY! ……*Red eyes and sharp-tooth smile slowly forms in face’s shadows*

  • Damarius Wingfield

    As long as you don’t pay “Child Support” *Shudders*, All’s good can I get amen!

  • Kevin Lor

    Saito has great taste hehe

  • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

    I remember reading the English press-release for the game and thinking it was getting a western release. Then I read it and it seemed to have been Google translated. >_< It was an OFFICIAL release by the Spike-Chunsoft though.

    Not a fan of turn based combat but this has a unique take on it and I love the overall aesthetics and wackiness of the game. I'd love to play it.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Spike has been doing these rough translated English PR pieces for a very long time. At least they make that effort, many of the small guys don’t.

      • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

        Yea, I learned that later. I just had no idea. Never really followed Spike games or anything so I wasn’t aware.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Any attempt to open the door to things beyond Square and Capcom is something to appreciate. Even if we known damn well Conception is never coming over. Thanks for the comments.

  • Kioku

    I’ve played the Vita demo.
    It’s actually a very nice game.

  • Vash bane

    lol they look like their having fun

    on topic gameplay look as good as the first one but better :)

  • アティ

    To the west who wants this localize…
    xD A company will bound to notice it

  • Kevin Schwarz

    The idea of making children is maybe too outrageous, like in Conception for psp. Don’t think this will be localized.

  • ShadowDivz

    So… the doujins are canon?

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