Tokyo Stories Looks Very Cool
Gif: Tokyo Stories
BitSummit, Japan’s main indie video games occasion, was held over the weekend in Kyoto, and among the many video games showcased was one known as Tokyo Stories that has actually bought my consideration.
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Developed by Drecom, who’re usually within the enterprise of constructing cellphone video games, it’s a moody journey recreation set in Tokyo the place, cryptically, “The city continues to tell her story, even after her disappearance.”
The recreation’s trailer seems to be unbelievable, with an artwork model that builds its world in 3D, then offers the whole lot a gritty pixel artwork impact, earlier than smothering all of it in some extremely moody lighting:
Tokyo Stories [1st Promotion]
Looks wonderful, proper? By now although, you may also be questioning how the sport really performs, since that trailer was nearly completely made up of cinematic sequences. IGN Japan had been at BitSummit, and after a hands-on demo with Tokyo Stories say that it’s constructed very very like a standard PS1 recreation, with a hard and fast digital camera perspective that your 3D character walks round in, with most of your time spent merely wandering town’s streets (you’re locked to a strolling pace), exploring and studying in regards to the world round you.
This is likely to be an extended shot for older heads right here, but when anybody remembers the 2013 PS3 unique Rain, you may see some similarities right here, and with good motive. Leading growth on Tokyo Stories is Yuki Ikeda, who was additionally director on Rain, and having been engaged on varied initiatives at Drecom, that is his first all-new recreation in a decade.
Tokyo Stories is at present slated for PC and “consoles,” with a launch date deliberate for someday in 2023. If you need to see extra on the sport, its official Instagram account has some smaller clips, together with one which reveals how the sport’s distinctive look is achieved: