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A Closer Look At How RPG Maker Plus Allows For Different Time Periods


RPG Maker Plus for Nintendo DS is due out this December. The game allows users to create modern and sci-fi settings, as well as historical settings such as the Warring States or Sengoku periods. You can even combine them all. Here’s a look at how the same character can be made to reflect the sci-fi, modern and historical settings:



As you would expect, characters sprites can also be given different expressions:



Each setting also comes with its own enemy designs:



RPG Maker Plus can be used to design a variety of environments, including fields, cities, dungeons. Here’s a look at the different editors and tilesets in the game that allow you to do that:


Field creation:


City creation:


Dungeon creation:


And here are some of the different kinds of scenes you can end up with:




RPG Maker Plus for Nintendo DS is due out on December 15th for 5,040 yen. Additional graphics will be made available for download via Wi-Fi after the game is released. The PC equivalent of the game is titled RPG Maker VX Ace, and will be released on the same day, with support for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.