Opus Studio, the creators of Half-Minute Hero, have another second hand watching RPG for PSP in development, Jikande Fantasia is a quite different from their last game.
For starts, Jikande Fantasia is a side scrolling action RPG like Faxanadu or The Adventure of Link. You guide three characters – a hero (male/female), Kotaro (a spear wielding childhood friend), and Canna (she throws axes) through Jikandia (time-dia) in randomized dungeons. The twist is you set the time limit. The amount of time determines what kind of treasures you’ll find, dungeon length, and the strength of the boss. Button events, Jikande Fantasia’s take on special attacks, have their own time limit. You can press R to activate a battle changing button event , but you have to use it before time runs out.
After completing a dungeon players return to town where they can buy new equipment or power up their characters with magicons before heading into another mini-maze.
Idea Factory is publishing Jikande Fantasia and have it slated for release this summer. No plans for an international release have been announced, but Idea Factory is proactive about getting their titles outside of Japan. If Spectral Force Genesis can find a way out of Japan Jikande Fantasia should be able to as well.