Level 5’s Majin Station RPG Has You Turning Historical Figures Into Demons

By Ishaan . August 26, 2013 . 12:30pm

Level 5 are working on an online multiplayer RPG for iOS and Android devices, titled Majin Station. In the game, you have the ability to summon demons and the goal is to occupy Japan’s nationwide stations by moving the Phantom Train that appears when one plays the Yin-Yang whistle.



The game will feature appearances from Japanese historical figures such as Nobunaga Oda, Musashi Miyamoto and more, who await the player at these stations. You can turn them into majins who will join you in your quest.


Majin Station is being developed by Jiro Ishii (Time Travelers) and Jin Kimura. Artwork for the game is being provided by Yusuke Kozaki, who you might recognize for the character designs of Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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  • ReidHershel

    “Oh this looks pretty coo..”
    *iOS devices*
    *gets out of chair and walks away*

    • artemisthemp

      My though except Android.

      They should make it for Vita

    • Pretty much every game revealed today has been aimed at phones. At least Wonderflick is coming to pretty much everything.

    • awat

      i lol’d

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Awesome traile–
    ….Aw c’mon!!! D:

  • Magnumsally

    This game is a money move. Not a quality game move

    • biskmater

      And you know this, how? Actually I take that back, you are correct but only partially. You were wrong when you said “this” because, guess what? ALL games are money moves they want your money, not create a work of art, it just so happens that we don’t buy shovelware, the smarter developers catch on to that and make a game as good as they can so that you BUY it, I am sure there are a few exceptions but their priority is your money, don’t ever make the mistake of thinking otherwise. Yes, this game is a money move, but is it a good game or not? Is what you want to ask, of every game.

  • Shady Shariest

    *Not Bad*

  • Dagobert

    The worst thing to happen to the gaming industry is smartphones.

  • Oh, Level 5. First, you disappoint me with NNK. Now, you have gone to the dark side of iOS and Droid devices. I’m kind of over them.

  • Asclepius

    Raidou, is that you? how did you get trapped in a phone?

  • Rune_Fencer

    looks good but Im definitely skipping it cause is mobile and I dont think hardcore gamers should support the mobile phone game movement because these games are just targeting the masses that are willing to spend there money in games that have no quality and are incomplete games that makes he user pay and pay and pay…Im talking to you MOBAGE.

    • InfectedAI

      There are a few high quality games on mobile platforms like the Chaos Rings games. Blindly shunning an entire platform like that seems illogical. How about supporting the games that deserve it and ignoring low quality cash grabs?

      • DyLaN

        THIS. If only more ppl think of it such way…

  • almostautumn

    I don’t have any hate against games coming out on mobile platforms— except I will never throw my money away on Data plans; what a waste of money.

    Ipod Touch 4th gen compatibility, please!

    • taekk

      Because people don’t pay $60 for mobile games. As a result, they are usually shovelware and/or money grabs with micro-transactions galore.

      • TheExile285

        not to mention platforms like iOS and Android get updated yearly so its impossible not to feel screwed after owing for one 2+ years.

        • Guest

          Also controls (or lack thereof)!

          They are barely good for games, because smartphones are designed as calling devices not gaming machines.

        • biskmater

          How shallow do you have to be to feel “screwed?” they release the same damned phone with every generation, oh wait, they added a fairly redundant voice command, didn’t they? My apologies, a very similar phone every generation.

          • TheExile285

            yes and they slightly upgrade the “gaming” capabilities with every model making it so older platforms don’t get supported by certain newer games. Should have said that from the beginning but that is what i meant.

            its BS for how expensive that crap is among other things.

          • biskmater

            AH, yes, that’s a much better argument. I forgot all about that.

      • almostautumn

        Sure, but that isn’t the case here. I hear this commonly when companies like Capcom and Level-5 announce mobile games— except these are dedicated gaming companies whose success is based off their products I:E good games. When they announce for mobile I don’t “cringe” or anything; while IAP and Freemium makes me doubt it isn’t because I think the game will be garbage or anything, but rather that the model is so new that big gaming companies genuinely don’t know how best to apply it, or whether or not they even should (because most mobile consumers think $5 is premium).

        The only ‘real’ issue I find with mobile is what TheExile285 states below; because the devices themselves are updated every few years, with companies of course moving up with them, those with old devices are just screwed. Companies can’t assist those with old devices as neither as the market is consistently competing by consumers who want to see and use their new tech/upgrade. I stated above I’ve a 4th gen Ipod; relatively new model, except, with the 5th gen, there are already so many games that I just can’t play, particularly Bastion.

        It makes being a mobile “gamer” impossible, sure, but it doesn’t mean to actually hate on the games being developed for it because, well, a lot of them are really great games.

  • Unsigned Artist Suicide Help

    The thumbnail looks like
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army the female version

    • Neophoton

      I’d be down for another Kuzunoha-based game.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      She look like Vaati from Zelda to me.

  • FFmax

    Why the hell is this not on a handlheld instead?

    • TheExile285

      because for some reason Level-5 is obsessed with phones now EVEN THOUGH their games do well on 3DS.

  • klkAlexar

    Wow, first Demon Train and now this. Someone at Level-5 must be playing a lot of MegaTen games lately. If they ever decide to release something like this for ps vita or 3ds I’ll think about buying it.

    • JustThisOne

      Wait, I’m pretty sure Demon Station and Majin Station are the same thing. xD

      • klkAlexar

        Oops, my bad. I somehow missed that, I really need to learn how to process what I read better.

  • ndjn3979

    That was like, 7 unnecessary poses thrown out in that summoning sequence.

  • Neophoton

    Had my interest up until the platform of choice. 3DS or Vita would’ve been excellent, but such is the way for a number of Japanese developers these days.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Another iOS game? Cmon Japan really? iPhone isn’t even a Japanese product lol

    • DyLaN

      By tht logic PS3 games like GOW/TWD shouldn’t exist either cuz they are on a Japanese system.

      Xbox/360/PC isn’t a Japanese product either but they also get their share of Japanese game. Developers are free to develop any games on any platform regardless on wht nation developed the platform.

      And you act as if this is a new thing.

  • XypherCode

    I’m thinking Level-5 is becoming the next Atlus in terms of style. :) Not a bad thing xD

  • Göran Isacson

    That looks awesome.

    Too bad the actual game will probably be nothing like it. Also, Japanese historical figures, demons mixed with steampunk machines… anyone else getting Onimusha flashbacks?

  • DyLaN

    Will get just for Yusuke Kozaki and GR artist art. (If its localise)

    And you guys act as smartphone is the Anti Christ or something. Ever thought of just don’t read the article if you don’t like it instead of the same old whining? Ppl seem to forget tht not all mobile game are cash grab…. Hell even some card games are actually decent frm those who BOTHERED to tried it.

    Also apparently playing those time wasting fun games whilewaiting for stuff is not allowed anymore.

    Edit: Finally watched the vid. Awesome CGI cutscenes. Studio khara… Tht the studio who did the new EVA movies right?

  • awat

    Enough with all these Smartphone RPG’s already..

    • DyLaN

      So smartsphone user don’t deserve good stuff too?

      • awat

        is it fun to play on one !? i never liked it i do own a smartphone and i prefer playing on 3DS etc. but i didnt say they dont deserve it. <.<

        • DyLaN

          Haven’t touch a proper console in a long while, but controlling stuff on smart phone is way easier than PS2 controller. I have yet to play TWD iOS though I dunno how it feels when you are playing a “proper” game.

  • DriftSlave

    The worst thing about these phone games is that they are usually region locked and never see a localization here in the states…..all I really remember is Chaos Rings 2….*sigh*

  • WyattEpp

    Cool designs. I guess that means it’s just another card RPG, though? Blah.

  • Yan Zhao


  • Damn this looks so good! =^_^=
    I wish it were for major consoles though.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    She dress like Vaati from Zelda Minish Cap

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