Nintendo 3DS

Beyond the Labyrinth Lets You Design Costumes For Its Mysterious Girl


Japanese site 4Gamer have published an interview with the producer and director of Tri-Ace’s Beyond the Labyrinth on the Nintendo 3DS. Among other aspects, the interview touches upon costume changes for the game’s mysterious girl character.


Beyond the Labyrinth lets you outfit the girl in different kinds of custom-created costumes. This is done using an in-game costume editor. Here’s what it looks like:


As shown in these screenshots, you use the touchscreen to draw designs and patterns on the girl’s clothes, which are reflected on her costume in realtime. Once you’ve created a costume, you’ll be able to see her wear it in the game.



It sounds like you can also store your costume designs as JPEG files on the SD card, so they can be shared with other players. Here’s an example with two different costumes in the game.


As reported previously, Beyond the Labyrinth also has augmented reality features. A Konamistyle store bundle in Japan that comes with a desk calendar has AR markers that you can scan to see the girl pop up on your desk. The AR marker for each month is different, and will feature her in a different costume related to a season or festival.

The two costumes above are from the AR calendar. The one on the left is supposed to represent Halloween. Beyond the Labyrinth is slated for release on January 19th.

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.