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New Screenshots Provide A Good Look At Type-Moon’s Mahou Tsukai no Yoru

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Last week, we reported that Type-Moon’s next major visual novel, Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, would be released on April 12th, 2012. 4Gamer confirmed the news today, along with a large batch of screenshots from the game. More than we’ve ever seen before, actually, and they look fantastic.

 

Looking at the above screenshot, you may get the impression that it’s a complete CG image, where the background and the character were drawn together. That isn’t the case. Characters and background images were drawn separately, but were merged on a case-by-case basis (very interesting interview!), depending on which images the development team felt went well together.

 

Type-Moon made a special effort to merge the backgrounds and sprites this way in order to pursue a more cinematic feel. Here are a few more screenshots from the game. You can find more at the 4Gamer link:

 

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.