First of all, no, I didn’t suffer a stroke, but thank you. Nippon Ichi Software revealed a new game called void tRrLM(); //void teRraLiuM, by the creator of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Masayuki Furuya. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
The announcement comes from the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, which revealed Nippon Ichi Software’s recently teased title as “void tRrLM(); //ボイド・テラリウム” which is basically something along the lines of “void tRrLM(); //void teRraLiuM” but we’ll go with Void Terrarium to make things a little easier for now.
[Editor’s note: Ryokutya2089 calls it “ボイド・テラニウム” which would read as Void Terranium but Dengeki has “ボイド・テラリウム” which reads as Void Terrarium and makes more sense given its story. The “teRraLiuM” with an L comes from the void tRrLM(); part of the title. Jesus Christ, NIS.]
The game’s director is Masayuki Furuya who was the director and designer for htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary and A Rose in the Twilight. It’ll feature music by Hajime Sugie who also worked on the aforementioned NIS titles with Furuya.
Void Terrarium’s story is about a girl who is the very last of mankind in a ruined world and a robot. Civilization has been gone for several hundred years. A single robot awakens in a scarp yard. The wandering robot finds a young girl covered in fungi. Humans can’t live in this world due to it being covered by the toxic fungi. The robot used an isolated terrarium to create a habitable environment for the girl, but…
Toriko – A girl who somehow stayed alive. She has mushrooms growing from her head and left eye.
Care Robot – A robot that just happened to move about.
As for the game, it is a roguelike with a terrarium that acts as your base of operations. You’ll visit the outside world (dungeons). While out there, you’ll explore abandoned buildings as the robot to look for food and items to help keep the girl alive.
There are customizable options for the terrarium with various furniture and plants. As for the dungeons, they’re described as a Mystery Dungeon-style perspective.
If you don’t take care of Toriko properly, she can get sick so you’ll need to stay on top of that as the Care Robot. You’ll also be required to look for ways to fight off the fungi.
void tRrLM(); //void teRraLiuM releases for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on January 23, 2020.