Dungeon Maker 2 came out in the US this week with little… well let’s be honest Joe gamer doesn’t even know it exists. PSP Fanboy remembered to remind people about it, but Global A’s title isn’t going into stores with much, if any, marketing. That’s not stopping niche publisher Global A from continuing the series in Japan, though.
This spring Nanatama Chronicle of Dungeon Maker comes out in Japan and it’s mostly sticking to the formula introduced in Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground. Players build dungeons, they get populated with monsters, and you kill them for loot. The main change is the style. Global A hired Tantei Jinguji Saburo (that’s the Jake Hunter series in North America) character designer, Katsuya Terada, to do the artwork for the game.
Here’s what Terada came up with for the Hero, Feel, Leo, and Rose.
Well the style is certainly… less bland than the other Dungeon Maker games, but I’m far from convinced an ogre-like brute with wolf underwear and an androgynous forest spirit are going to help sell more copies of Nanatama Chronicle of Dungeon Maker. Given how much Global A stuff is trickling to North America chances are good that Nanatama Chronicle of Dungeon Maker will at least get a silent release outside of Japan.
Images courtesy of Global A.