Over My Dead Body 2 Offers Detailed Genealogy Features For Players

By Sato . January 14, 2014 . 10:37pm

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Upcoming PlayStation Vita RPG Over My Dead Body 2 will have a unique system where your character progeny can only live for two  years, so you’ll be going through generations of the family with the cursed bloodline. The latest issue of Famitsu shares more details on the game.

 

In a previous interview with Shoji Masuda, the director said that fans wanted to see a closer hereditary resemblance in the characters, so we’ll be seeing more of that. While we got a close look at the game during last year’s Tokyo Game Show, the development team has made plenty of improvements since then, according to Famitsu.

 

This starts with the character customization options that allows you to take a picture of yourself to create the first head of the family. Once you take your picture, you’ll be able to edit it to your liking, but if you’d rather do this without using a picture of yourself, you can also edit it from scratch. The characteristic appearances will then be passed on to the children that follow.

 

As far as job classes go, there will be eight different classes to choose from at the beginning, including swordsmen and archers. Their clothing will vary according to the theme color that was chosen by the first head of the family.

 

The family curse won’t allow members to have children with other humans, but they will be able to create offspring with different gods. Doing so can give birth to various gods and deities that were in the first Over My Dead Body game, and there’s a chance you can create a new god, too. However, there will be the exception of being able to mate with those who’ve also been affected by the curse.

 

The game-flow will start out by having you prepare with your party setups and equipment before going into a dungeon. Once you’re in a dungeon, you’ll be taking out demons while leveling up and acquiring items like most RPGs. Finally, when the time of death comes for your characters, you’ll be required to go through the ceremony to leave an offspring behind.

 

The game is set in an entire nation, and the player will take control of a faction within a family that has been spread across the country. As you progress through the game, you’ll get to expand further out and meet other factions of the family in further parts of the country, allowing you to expand your own group.

 

Your base will be a mansion in a certain part of the country, where you’ll be doing your preparations and expanding your family. The nearby towns will have weapon and armor shops, along with general stores and more.

 

Again, dungeons will be where all the action takes place. These are where the demons will be dwelling, and will vary from caves and forests to mansions and temples. The type of dungeons near the towns will be also vary according to the players. The dungeons will have strong bosses at the end, and the developers say that something good will come out of defeating them.

 

As far as combat goes, characters will be able to practice abilities such as “arts” and “secret techniques”. Fights will have item drops that will be shown through a random slot system that appears during the fight.

 

Your party will consist of the leader and three other members. While you can set strategies for the others, you can also have it set to where you can give direct orders to all of them, similar to Dragon Quest titles.

 

Over My Dead Body 2 will be coming out summer 2014 for PlayStation Vita.


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  • Warboss Aohd

    you have no idea how much i want this game.

    • Slickyslacker

      …Good thing the Vita is region free, eh?

      • Warboss Aohd

        lol importing, good one.

      • Lumi

        Depends on how much Japanese the player understand, and how playable is the game without understanding the text (not very, I suspect)

      • HassanJamal

        Good thing its a SCE game. I mean come one, when has Sony NOT localized a game they made?

        • FlamingFirewire

          The first game in the series for PS1 and the remake on PSP?

          • Warboss Aohd

            that was a while ago in the formers case, and the latter…….come on, the PSP was practically dead here at least for MONTHS before they released that (though to be fair, Gaijinworks may or may not localize it eventually.)

            The Vita is still new and lacking a large library, they might localize it for that reason alone.

          • HassanJamal

            That was then, this is now. Current Sony is more partial to localizing than back then.

    • Sardorim

      Your family line will be most beautiful! I’m jealous. Mind if I use your face instead of mine?

      • Warboss Aohd

        go for it.

        Edit: Tell me how using a picture of an Ork works out.

        ………for that matter, anyone who imports the game, try it and post a picture of the result.

  • Lumi

    “However, there will be the exception of being able to mate with those who’ve also been affected by the curse.” Selective inbreeding?

    • Warboss Aohd

      Cletus Brand Demon Hunters?

    • Ric Vazquez

      Wincest-I mean incest XD

  • klkAlexar

    I suspect I’ll get attached to the characters and will hate to see them die, but I really want to play this! I hope the localization to English doesn’t take that long.

  • Logeres

    “This starts with the character customization options that allows you to
    take a picture of yourself to create the first head of the family.”

    Can’t wait to create my dynasty of neckbeards.

    • Warboss Aohd

      IT WILL BE GLORIOUS!

      seriously though, how is facial hair and glasses gonna work with this?

      • Lumi

        We’ll have to wait till the localization to try it out!

  • tubers

    The screenshot looks nice.

    I hope they’ll fix the load times when transitioning into battle.

  • Virevolte

    I love the concept.

  • new_tradition

    This looks really interesting. A tad morbid with that family curse though. I was reading some past articles, but I think I misunderstood-everyone is only 2 years old? O_o

    Also, since there’s an option to take a selfie and insert that in the game, can I take that to mean you choose to be a male or female? I’d like the option so you can see all the dialog and scenes with all the gods ^^

    • Warboss Aohd

      or you can take a selfie……..FOR THE OPPOSITE GENDER!

    • Lumi

      I’m pretty sure that computer photo gender identification is not strong enough that a selfie is going to lock you into a single gender.. Even people can make mistakes XD

      And yeah, I remember plot summaries saying that the 2 year age limit is part of the curse, and kids grow up rapidly, and I think I remember a reviewer mentioned that you can assign some adults to spend time with kids so they learn techniques and things?

  • Isaac Newton

    Love it. Hope they will localized this game. XD

  • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

    Any chance we’ll get an English version?

    • Warboss Aohd

      i’d like to think that considering the puny vita library, Sony will localize it just to give it a larger library.

    • TheExile285

      Its first party so we should.

      • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

        Were the previous games in the franchise not first-party? We never got them… I imported the PSOne version but couldn’t really play it.

  • Arcana Drill

    I’m very interested in this game, even more if i can mate with a god that have cat ears! Neko Neko :3

    • God

      I’m not entirely sure, but i doubt any actual deities have cat ears… i’ll check in the next meeting of gods, but don’t get your hopes too high.

      • Arcana Drill

        Okay, dont forget to check for tails too! i want nekos!

        • God

          Sorry dude, no luck, a few cat creatures of legend, but not deities, there are some shape shifters though, and with the popularity of nekos, i thinks it’s safe for you to ride the hype-train.

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