Your Kissing Partners In Exstetra Take Revenge When You Get Hurt In Battle

By Eugene . November 8, 2013 . 12:05pm



A new day, a new chance to smooch the ones you love is what makes a great start to the bright and sunny days in Exstetra. Carrying on from the previous gameplay video, this continues the conversation while showing off more of the kissing RPG’s gameplay. The trailer starts off with enchanting, which we’ve mentioned is how players will gain and use skills in the game. It seems there will be a limit to how much can be enchanted on items such as weapons, although once there you can freely continue to upgrade the ability by enchanting it further.  Accessories look like they can take a lot more though.


They then take a jaunt through Akihabara’s ruined dungeons where they show off a new piece of information, the Pair Revenge – a new reveal, we’re not sure if this is a skill players have to equip or just a mechanic. Either way, it gets raised when you raise relationship levels between characters, and if one or the other character is attacked, a free counterattack goes through from their paired partner.



We do also get two unstated points which confirm a few things. First, that it doesn’t matter who kills a monster – Ryoma sucks up their EXS energies anyway in the video, which puts that matter to rest. Secondly, that battles are indeed completely random encounter types. You can cheer or groan depending on what sort of battle system you prefer there.


Exstetra will be available November 7th for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.

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  • Malon

    God, the game looks great !


    yaay !

    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      I don’t even know anymore
      Siliconera covered this game to such great lengths, just like it covered Conception II – yet I don’t know what to expect localization wise

      • Malon

        Are you trying to break my little ray of hope ? TELL ME, RIGHT NOW.

        • H.A.MK

          Conception II was to announced for localization already from Aksys. Games like this one won’t be far away from localization too. We have hope

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    This is like what role playing games is supposed to be, Im so glad we have come this far in gaming, looks fantastic at every turn. Please continue to bring news of it.

    • British_Otaku
      • Arcana Wiz

        Mom enter the room: Why are you playing this!?
        Me: Moooom, i have to platinum it!
        Mom: No! stop playing playing, and stop mashing X!
        Me: No i have to!
        *enters final stage where they have a special CG with blushing…
        Me:This never happened
        Mom: Yep….

        • British_Otaku

          Reasons why not to play this with a Vita TV… >_>

          Also why I appreciate the GBA SP and future Nintendo portables letting me close the screen.

          • Arcana Wiz

            yeah, but when i’m at college break and go to my parents home.. my family has this habit of sneaking on me and see what i’m playing in my portables and even stealing it from me to piss me off -_-

          • British_Otaku

            Sounds tough, I can only recommend that you avoid playing some of them if it can get weird and keep downloads in folder hidden FAR away…

          • DragKudo

            OR lock the system

          • Pyrotek85

            Or your door lol

      • Warboss Aohd

        If you were Gay
        That’d be ok
        If you were gay
        I’d like you anyway~

      • DyLaN

        There actually one more trailer and some new characters not covered (yet?). I will be posting them anyway.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Incredibly hot the only reason to play, it whats gaming is all about.

  • Arcana Wiz

    This feels like a classical jrpg, one that does not attempt to be different, but fun, i like the jrpgs too, hopes for localization… even if xseed said no, we can have some chances, right?

    Oh and kissing guys was confirmed (delete the brackets to see the images, i can see some people whining of me posting images of guys kissing here)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      NISA or Aksys..

    • Lumi

      My interest in this game has gone from 5 to 150. Localization please!!!

    • Steven Higgins

      Unfortunately, the guy on guy kissing will be the thing that will make companies resist localization the most.
      Barely covered, gravity-defying, giant, sparkly boobs, go right ahead.

      • CybertoothTiger

        Well, the kids will grow to like boobs sooner or later, it just matter of time, but two guy kissing.. some religion/society still have low tolerance towards same sex partnering.

        • Steven Higgins

          Yeah, and despite what the constitution says in this country (U.S.), religion still has a major influence on society.

          A video game will have no effect on weather they grow to like boobs or boys but some people won’t accept that.

    • Yan Zhao

      This is the kind of game I like. Simple, classic JRPG. No need to remake the formula. Just release this damn thing to the West!

  • Yeesh. Pretty high random encounter rate there.

    • British_Otaku

      You haven’t played the Megaman Battle Network series (at least one of them felt REALLY intrusive) or Okamiden (you would be surprised how much a Zelda-like game can force you into combat situations). I agree that the second appearance was really quick, but with the abillity to run and speed up, it doesn’t seem bad in the long run. >_>

      • hehe I played the first Mega Man Battle Network. Missed Okamiden, though. I spent my childhood playing games with high encounter rates. Anyway, hopefully you’re right. I’m worried the combat system might be a little clunky, too. But all that aside, I just want to play it! It seems like there are so few turn-based RPGs these days. This one looks totally weird, but it also looks great. Love the idea of Akihabara ruins.

  • I really hope this gets localized lol

    Thought going through the main characters head constantly:

    “I will kiss who I want and not give a f*ck what you think!”


  • Tom_Phoenix

    I feel sorry for the MC. I mean, yeah, kissing is nice and all, but having to kiss your companions all the time just to power up must get really exhausting.

    Why not give them cheap spatulas instead? After all, there is no better way to say “I love you” than with a gift of a spatula.

  • Firekitty

    As one of the few companies out there both willing to release odd things and actively courting female gamers, I hope Aksys gives this game some thought. It looks to be right up their alley.

    • GDI

      I think this calls for a massive cupcakes and pastries invasion of the Aksys office.

      This is one of those instances when otakus have to swallow their pride and depend on the fujoshis to create the pressure for localization.

      This is one of the few ecchi games that gets a thumbs up from both camps.

    • Firekitty

      …Why was the comment below me flagged for moderation? I don’t see anything wrong with it.

  • Vash bane

    what ever you do don’t google this game O_O

  • Shane J

    I’m currently playing through the game.

    ‘Pair Revenge’ is an ability that I current have attached to one of my pendants (an accessory).

    Now, I know there is an ability called ‘Revenge’ in the form of a rune. Like other abilities, you can give a character an ability like that by using ‘Enchant’ to semi-permanently equip the rune to a character’s weapon. .

    This ‘Pair Revenge’ though seems to be an ability that comes pre-enchanted upon the accessory. As far as I can tell and recall.

  • DyLaN
    • Nitraion

      The guy with axe have kiss command too??! O-o
      OMG it better not be what i think >.<
      Edit: O god it actually true…
      i don't mind to not have that trophy

      • Warren

        its just a cartoon bro not real life.

        • Nitraion

          Cartoon or real is same to me..
          or are you saying you wouldn’t mind to see yaoi/gay cartoon/anime all day?

          • DyLaN

            I have seen yaoi VNs and it didn’t bothered me that much. (Except shota/loli hentai, that just awkward) And its just a kiss on the lips :V

            And its not like you only kiss guys. The ladies are balancing it out. (4 vs 2, I dunno if Selena is kissable or not)

          • Nitraion

            Good for you if you didn’t bothered you that much :V
            If only they give fem MC option hey if they give yaoi give yuri to really balance it out…

          • Warren

            Well i know at the end of the day its a cartoon and its not real, plus its not like you have to have a guy in your group and even if you do then dont make him use it. Real life no i dont like seeing guys kiss, but a cartoon is tolerable to me.

          • Nitraion

            Good for you then….
            I know i like japanese stuff like JRPG and such but that doesn’t mean i have to accept all thing that creator throwing to us…

  • CybertoothTiger

    Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization! Localization!

    I want the game that much.

  • Göran Isacson

    Okay, you CAN kiss the boys. Honestly, even if it IS just treated as a joke I am a-okay with them just including broader fan-service appeal: go big or go home, as they say. Now I just hope Xseed or someone localizes the game, ’cause hey: if Dragon Age and Mass Effect can include it and not get censored or raise the internets ire, what’s to say this can’t do the same? Also, a whole harem of people who will bring the hurt down on anyone who hurts their mack daddy? I like.

    Also, neat that you can only enhance the weapons to a certain point. Whenever I think of a weapon enhancement system, I just think of FFXIII and how I practically only changed weapon ONCE during that whole game, the rest of the time I just upgraded the weapon I had. Limiting that features usability is def. the way to go.

    • British_Otaku

      This is a late response but both Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3 earned a notable amount of ire for their relationships (it is just that Dragon Age 2 was a bit crap and pretty different to the original game and earned most of the rage for that) and Mass Effect 3 was a bit rocky in general before we even talk about endings.

      Of course, something which is as low profile as this isn’t going to draw any mainstream attention, the community likely to buy it have been eased into the tropes and it isn’t even a sequel for the people playing it to have examples.

  • Aristides

    I really hope Aksys or any other localization company bring this over. it looks like a solid RPG :)

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