Ninja Studio, the creators of the Izuna games, flirted with the concept of a cosplay system in a strategy RPG with Tactical Guild. Now the idea is being used as the core system of a game. Tactics Layer is a “cosplay tactics simulation” game in development for the Nintendo DS. Dressing your characters increases your stats in one of four categories: sexy, cute, wicked, and health. I’m not sure what leveling up sexy does, but it should improve your effectiveness against these marshmellow monsters in someway. Aside from the cosplay core Tactics Layer is your run of the mill strategy RPG with a turn meter on top. This sounds like just the kind of wacky game Success would publish, but D3 Publisher is taking the job and releasing it in Japan this winter. A North American release hasn’t been announced and with cosplay as the game’s central theme I wouldn’t expect one.
Images courtesy of D3 Publisher.