Check Out Over My Dead Body 2 Shows Off Its Unique Art Style In A New Trailer

By Eugene . September 23, 2013 . 12:32pm

While Fire Emblem and Record of Agarest War may be more familiar to Western gamers as games where you have your own children, there’s another game with that general premise hiding around the corner: Over my Dead Body 2. The sequel to the cult PSOne game (It had a PSP remake as well) now has a proper gameplay trailer showing off its battle system and generations-spanning system.



In Over my Dead Body 2, players have to manage a family cursed by a demon to live only two years, with the goal to eventually slay the demon and lift the curse. The 3D sequel keeps to its role-playing roots, with multiple classes such as archers and so forth for characters to take on. The game keeps to its very Japanese-styled graphics and art effects–utilizing a lot of wood block print styles that keep its roots front and center.


Players will have to manage their children carefully, training them up to pass on ever-more powerful skills and weaponry – such as the video’s bow firing arrows of light, which in turn become a shower of arrows on foes. Battles look like you’ll be able to see foes on the map to engage against–allowing players to prep up their party and fight when they’re ready.



Item drops after battle remind us a little bit of the PayDay 2 system where players get to randomly select a prize–except with more angst when you just miss a hoped for reward. You can also touch the camera button to get a snapshot of whatever’s going on on-screen and then post it to what appears to be Twitter. For those with Facebook friends who keep posting pictures of their kids, that’s a way for Over my Dead Body gamers to quickly share screenshots of their new(est) child to the world over.


4Gamer recently had an interview with its director Shoji Masuda, which we reported on here, and the game is slated for a 2014 summer release on Sony’s PlayStation Vita.

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  • ronin4life

    But unlike FE and Agarest, the premise behind this generational play is very sad. `^`

    How many awesome characters will die before the game ends? ;A;

    PS: please don’t comment on agarest or FE in any reply… I haven’t played enough of FE/ Any agarest…>.>;;;

    • Happy Gamer

      Not the same, but I generally disliked generational games because it’s sad lol (not gameplay or anything else wise). Phantasy Star 3 had a pretty steep generation system, Saga Frontier 2 did as well. I personally like to grow with my character. Guess you could grow with the “family?”

  • Prithivi

    I love the art style

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    2014 summer release. Very nice. I have time to play the first.

  • JustThisOne

    Oh god this looks so beautiful. Kkgkgkkgkkk I don’t have a Vitaaaa.

    Also, the idea of sharing baby pictures on social media for this game sounds awesome, haha.

  • Arcana Wiz

    I. NEED. THIS.

  • TheExile285

    So the art style is called wood block print? i like it!

  • Looks gorgeous, Art style reminds me of Okami.

    • Shady Shariest

      Heh, this wars with the title saying: “Unique art style” :3

      edit: Hmhm~m yes, my commenting today has been a mess, don’t mind :3

      Unique does not equal “Never Before Seen” :3

  • Holy_Angel_Kamineko

    The more I read/see of this game, the more interested I get.

  • Happy Gamer

    This is Okami but RPG. Freakin great art style

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Now my interest has been piqued.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Looks promising

  • Syn

    Okay, am sold, I wan this so bad, Japan studio are really hard at work on the Vita games yo, which means odds of it coming here are that much higher :)

  • Göran Isacson

    Those are some darn pretty and artsy graphics, but I do wonder how much character development there could be with people who just live for two years… also, what was that cat girl at the start of the video? One of the gods, or one of the playable children?

  • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

    Another awesome Vita game is on the horizon. Can’t wait! ^_^

  • Erwin MadJelly

    The story trailer is kinda sadistic somehow IMO, but after watching gameplay trailer, 2nd thought shows that it’s actually a fun game with a good background story to it.

    Wonder if they will localize though ( otherwise I have to start learning Japanese)

  • Vash bane

    reminds me of that one game in a similar fashion where the gods took pity on you. so you can…have kids …that life is…2 years….lol is this the sequel of that game?

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