Mugen Souls Z Ready To Deal 9,999,999,999 Damage In May

By Spencer . March 12, 2014 . 10:22pm

imageChou-Chou, the Undisputed God of the Universe, will return to PlayStation in just a few months. NIS America has the strategy RPG slated for release on May 20 in North America and May 23 in Europe.

 

Mugen Souls Z takes place right after Mugen Souls and follows Syrma as she climbs up the level ladder all the way to 9,999. Players can deal billions of damage in Compile Heart’s game and your reward for a high damage score is a visit from the Damage Carnival which rewards players with loot.

 

When the game begins Syrma wakes up from the coffin on her back without her memories. Nao, who is looking for a legendary weapon, finds Syrma and the two of them set out on a journey together.


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  • Kornelious

    As long as NISA keeps cranking out those Limited Editions, how can i say no? lol I can’t wait to see what they have in store for Fairy Fencer F :D

    • Pheria

      I bet that LE will be great!

    • DyLaN

      Here hoping NISA translate the bonus novel in the Jap LE.

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Definitely it’s over 9,000.

  • Yggdr5

    Mugen Souls Z is afaik going to be censored too, just as its predecessor. It’s up to you what you think about it but this is something that everyone who is interested in the game should know beforehand in my opinion.

    • Shady Shariest

      Didn’t they just censor a bathing minigame?

    • BUG

      Also let me clarify that this minigame is optional and not a part of the main story. All those naked hot spring scenes that are “actually” a part of the story “are still left in the game”. If you think the loss of an optional minigame is more important than the rest of the game’s features, then that’s okay.

      You almost never see LPers use the hot spring in regular Mugen Souls LPs anyways, the censorship is not even noticible. If you gave a Japanese person our version, they probably wouldn’t even know what’s missing or would care if they did.

      Want the minigame cgs? Just look for the “Bath minigame” section and get them off http://www.spriters-resource.com/other_systems/mugensoulsz/
      That’s literally 100% of what you’re missing.

      Watch this person’s playlist to see what you’re missing and ask yourself if a small company like NISA should spend extra time and money to bring this in instead of working on other products that NISA customers will actually buy.

      Playlist of minigame
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwwY14sBXf0&list=PLWImZ8eCVeJkILokVrFKDprsuFnA619ac

      • Flandre Scarlet

        “Extra time and money”

        You just spent like, 3 paragraphs explaining how the minigame is small and inconsequential and then tried to pull the ‘resources’ card? Really?

        Also, LEs of the first game are STILL in stock. It’s been a year and a half. Clearly, something went wrong in the ‘bringing over products NISA customers will actually buy’ department.

        • BUG

          I realize that but it looks like you don’t understand what I was talking about at all. I was saying that more people would like games like FFF where there is no fanservice VS ones with heavy fanservice like this.

          The time and resources thing I was talking about was NISA trying to reason with the rating boards trying to get this optional minigame inside. It’s not easy to get games like this in the western gaming market.

          • Shippoyasha

            It feels so futile when I have to explain to foreigners that Japan has a bathing culture. As in it’s an important part of camaraderie, childhood, after-work-bond, etc. People think nudity + bathing = SEX SEX SEX. ugh.

          • Alex Webber

            Yet they are fine with actual crude sex scenes like the ones in Ride to hell retribution. I can’t believe they find the bath scenes more offensive than those its insane and even if it was implied sex how is that worse than ripping someone’s head off or tearing someone’s guts out? Western culture is cool with violence and gore but not something as natural as bonding with one another in a cultural environment is just madness.

        • Sylveria Shini

          There’s LEs of “better” games on Amazon for $20, 2-3 years after their release. Something being in stock isn’t that good a metric.

          The first MS wasn’t especially good. It was below average even by Idea Factory standards. The question is when a sequels comes along with improvements, should the company abandon ship or should they try and give it another shot. The first Disgaea and Neptunia games were hardly home-runs on their first outings either, but they improved and now they’re the better selling titles in the NIS line up. May as well give this a chance instead of pulling an EA and shelving anything that doesn’t sell a million copies on day 1.

        • kthanxyousuck

          Why do you keep bringing up useless things (like there still be limited editions available) about a game you clearly didn’t like? Why do you care what other people thought about it?

      • Loli Summoner

        That’s the mini game? well…maybe I will get this game now :T the bath mini game ain’t even that hot >.>

        • BUG

          Yup, the minigame is also very primitive.

          I think the regular CGs that are kept in the story are much hotter than what’s taken out (but maybe this ain’t even that hot either lol).

          *CG that is still left in the ENG Vers.

  • Learii

    deal 9.999.999 damage then you get a cookie =D

  • Shady Shariest

    Waiting for reviews…

    • Flandre Scarlet

      Sold even less than the first game, which already sold poorly (In Japan). Should give you a decent idea of the game’s quality.

      • Shady Shariest

        …Youwtch. The idea and features are good…
        Wondering if its less awkward that the first one.

        • BUG

          Awkward as in story, it’s even more awkward.

          Gameplay, it has 100% access to tutorials and you get to test the battle system in the prologue.

          • Shady Shariest

            Hmhmhm… Yup. Definitely getting this.

      • DyLaN

        People who actually played MGZ claimed that it fixed most of the flaws of the first game…..

      • BUG

        @Flandre So what you’re saying is that the original Mugen Souls is much better than Mugen Souls Z if all you do is base things on sales (can’t wait to hear others compare Z to the original).

        I’ve played both games and I think Mugen Souls Z is better than the original game in almost every way.

        • Flandre Scarlet

          When a game sells 17k first week in Japan and even the Otaku market avoid it, it’s clear that this game is a niche game of the most extreme variety.

          First Mugen Souls was awful and lacked any charm the original Neptunia had to keep it going sales wise (which also sold out of its LE without having nendos, mind you). Mugen Souls Z is like slapping a new coat of paint on an already crappy game. And it’s censored. Because when you want people to desperately buy your game, you censor it. Again.

          That makes sense, NISA.

          • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

            The sales of the first game surely mustn’t have been as bad as people bang on about if Nisa were interested in localizing the second game… and censoring that one as well.

          • BUG

            Why mention censorship about this series when you hate Mugen Souls Z (without even playing it) and probably not buying it? That just shows that the minigame is not necessary if non supporters are calling it a crappy game while somebody who really does enjoy the game and bought all versions of the series, like me, enjoys the series a whole lot.

            I’m not somebody who is going to say something is bad because of it’s sales. I thought Superman 64 was bad and it had a lot of sales but that’s just me.If sales mean anything to you, then you should be happy that this game is at the bottom and not hope for it to get better and be happy it got censored. I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people who love this series and I found the series incredibly fun, especially Mugen Souls Z!

            I’m aware that it had lower sales than any of their other games but I picked it up on the JP store and fell in love with the series because of this game. If I base all of my game purchases based on how they are sold, I would’ve missed out on MSZ (which is something I really like) and would only be playing CoD or the FF series (which are still great).

            MSZ was released on Golden Week in Japan which is a holiday where most people take the whole week off to do events so people didn’t have that much time to make decisions. Not really sure if that impacted it’s first week sales but I don’t care about sales as long as I like the game.

    • DyLaN
      • Shady Shariest

        Hmhhm. Will pick this up at some point. Thanks for the link.
        (For some reason i rarely visit NISA-forum)

        • DyLaN

          Better. I got burned quite a lot of times at there.

  • MitsukiIX

    dem censored boobs, JP cover was 2 lewd for them.

    • Shady Shariest

      …It took me 5 minutes to figure out was censored :x

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

        About 1 here. Mostly because my monitor’s not really that great.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Censoring boobs is a sacrilege to life itself! XD

    • seiya19

      A similar thing happened with the covers of Dead or Alive: Dimensions (3DS), Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii), BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (3DS/PSP) and Tactics Ogre (PSP). Given how all these games are on different platforms and come from different publishers, I’m starting to wonder whether there’s a relatively recent policy in place behind all this…

      On the other hand, the EU covers are not censored, and the recent release of Senran Kagura Burst seems to indicate there’s no issue there…

    • Kitestwinblades

      They also sacrificed Ryuto and about 5 bunnies. The blue background goes well with the design though. I cant help but think about Dragon Ball Z when I see that logo.

  • TheSwordUser

    I hope that number in article’s title is *not* the Damage Cap.

    May can’t come soon enough.

    • BUG

      Hahah, that’s actually the maximum number for Damage Carnival. The damage cap is probably one “Trillion”.

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    I wonder if the platinum for this game will be as insane as the first one.

    • BUG

      I’ll give a small hint:
      It’s nowhere near as long and it has a lot more diverse trophies. Should take no longer than 100 hours on average.

      • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

        That’s interesting to hear. I read that the first one could take up to 300 hours.

        • BUG

          300 hours as a world record maybe. I have over 500 hours in the original Mugen Souls still haven’t platinumed it yet so I think I’m a bit slower than average.

        • DungeonRPG

          yea it’s closer to 500 hours….

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Better pre-order my copy. So I too can deal 9,999,999,999 damage to my wallet.

  • BUG

    I KNEW that NISA still had cleavage for MSZ cover before. I guess they had to change the box so it can be sold in western stores. View http://store.nisamerica.com/ and check the 3rd square. Edit, looks like the image uploader messed the image colors for some reason.

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