By Ishaan . January 21, 2014 . 8:45am
Monster Monpiece, Compile Heart’s lady-stroking Vita game, is coming to North America and Europe, Idea Factory announced this morning. The game will be available as a download title this spring. Here’s a brief summary of the game’s story:
God’s hammer struck twice, punishing the world of Yafaniel below…
In the world of Yafaniel, humans and an unusual species called “monster girls” coexist. May Esperio, an Academy student from Kunaguva, is training hard to become a “master” of monster girls with her best friends, Elza and Karen. However, after an encounter with a mysterious stranger, Elza became “Lost”, a victim of a strange affliction that plagues both humans and monster girls.
Elza and the monster girls in her service have begun stealing the Magus Quartzes that are held in each of Yafaniel’s major cities. May decides to travel the world pursuing Elza in an attempt to cure her. However, May knows that if she fails to save Elza, the whole world may be destroyed!
Monster Monpiece is a card-battle game with RPG elements. “Monsters” in the game take the form of monster girl cards, which you can rub via the Vita screen to remove their clothing and strip them down to bathing suits. Regarding some of these cards, Idea Factory say they’ve removed some of them from the game, due to their “strong sexual nature”. Here’s their statement in full:
Idea Factory International, Inc. would like to inform fans and prospective users of Monster Monpiece that we have made the decision to remove several Monster Girl images from the North American and European versions of Monster Monpiece. The gameplay, game system, and storyline are fully intact and Idea Factory International strives to localize and publish Idea Factory titles with the same content as their Japanese releases.
Here is the list of Monster Girls whose images have been limited to that of their level 1, 2, or 3 evolution form due to the strong sexual nature of the card images: Vampire, Kraken, Goblin, Cockatrice, Kobold, Skeleton, Titania, Bahamut, Fia, Brownie, Pegasus, Mandragora, Mau Sibau, Rafflesia, Death Scorpion, Phantom, and Tengu.
We fully understand that there are needs and demands for the complete version of these games. Our intention and motivation is to offer Idea Factory titles in a form that is as close as possible to the Japanese versions. This was a tough decision, but we would greatly appreciate your understanding and support.
Monster Monpiece will have over 100 cards. We’ll have more on the game in the near future. You can visit the game’s official website here.