Robotics;Notes Elite Gets A PlayStation Vita AR App

By Sato . April 18, 2014 . 1:28pm

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This summer, 5pb will be releasing a PlayStation Vita port, Robotics;Notes Elite, which a reconstructed story and character models optimized for the Vita. While players wait for the game, they can check out this new app called Robotics;Note Elite AR with neat camera features. 4Gamer gives us a quick look.

 

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Using the Robotics;Notes Elite AR app, which is currently available to download for free, you can get a first look at the newly optimized character models and have them show up in different pictures using the PlayStation Vita camera.

 

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However, there’s a catch. You’ll have to look for these characters by getting certain objects in the camera.

 

Some of these objects include a special pre-order poster, a bottle of Akiho Senomiya’s favorite Skal Soda, a certain illustration found on the official Robotics;Notes website, and another one somewhere in the character introduction pages of the official design works.

 

Once you find a character, you’ll be able to press a “keep!” button to lock them in place, and take a picture with them, or maybe have them pose next to your Frau Koujiro figure (Duhuhu).

 

Robotics;Notes Elite will be released on June 26, 2014 for PlayStation Vita.


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  • Son of a Smooosh

    Nice idea, fits Robotics;Notes pretty well.

    And I want a Frau figure now. Duhuhu indeed.

    • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

      The upcoming Good Smile 1/8 is the recommended figure of choice.

      • Testsubject909

        I’m now hungry for some pocky.

      • Son of a Smooosh

        DAMN, this looks amazing. She even has a small Gunvarrel! :V

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        You sir, have just sold a Frau. =^_^=

  • lunier

    “However, there’s a catch.”
    The catch is that you need to change the Vita account if you’re on the NA psn :(

    • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

      [Original post below - I incorrectly missed that this AR app is a separate piece from the game, available as a download, hence the region statement from lunier.]

      AR will work fine regardless of account. The game is getting a physical release so importers rejoice.

      There’s also some virtual 360 views available while in the game (as shown in this semi-annoying video featuring Yoshino Nanjo (Akiko VA) and Sora Tokui (Junna VA) playing the new Vita version):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U81arDutXp8

      • Wappuli

        S/he’s talking about the AR app that this article is focused on, not about the actual game. So yes, you would need to change your account as it’s available only in Japanese PSN.

        • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

          I see, I initially read this as the AR function being reported as part of the game, missed that this was a pre-release downloadable application as part of the game’s promotion activity.

          Wonder if they’ll also stack this into the main game like they did with the miku PDF AR stuff.

      • xavier axol

        how awesome would it be if you can talk to the characters in the game with this app…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mAPZu2o_Po

  • Aoshi00

    The addt’l camera and AR features definitely work great w/ the Vita. Wonder how many would buy it though for those who played the PS3/360 ver and watched the anime… The new animation (more animated and exciting battles) look like they’re from the anime.. Also the story’s pacing would be more speedy here, which was how the anime improved on the original game (the original game was very very slow before). I beat the 360 ver alrdy.. I thought of getting this on Vita but I don’t think I want to play the whole story again..

    Both Aki and Junna’s seiyuu are very cute :)

    Wish I could try the free AR thing, saw on Jpn PSN last night, but I don’t reset my system or have a second memory card..

  • Somebodyissilent

    I need to get my Vita’s rear camera fixed.

  • omgwtfhax
    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

      Wouldn’t that be awesome

    • Remlot

      This was exactly what I thought of :(

  • Harvey Tejada Loto

    to the fqp cqve

  • DarkLight

    Damn,the vita has so many visual novel ports I wanna play but I can’t since I understand 0 Japanese.FUUUUU————

  • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

    I’m tempted to pick this up for ps3 as its pretty cheap on ebay

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