Publisher Aksys Games is preparing to launch another of their localization projects, by releasing a developer diary for Mind Zero, coming to PS Vita. In the clip, developer Takayuki Harakami briefly goes over what the main story element is in the game.
Mind Zero will deal with supernatural events in a roleplaying game (RPG). To explain the unexplainable things happening around the world, the developer ties these mysteries to things called “MINDs,” which represent certain spirits.
There’s also a part about being possessed by foxes, because why not. Even in context, it doesn’t make a ton of sense, but that’s sort of the vibe the game is going for.
In Mind Zero, players take control of a “minder,” which can command these strange entities. They do so in a traditional dungeon crawler style, with first-person progression through linear corridors.
It has a strong link towards the Shin Megami Tensei series, as players can either attack by themselves or use specifically chosen spirits to do their bidding during combat. Still, opting for MIND power may be detrimental for your health as well.
Originally, Mind Zero released in Japan in August of 2013.
Mind Zero will release for Playstation Vita in North America on May 27, 2014. It gets both a retail version and a digital download in that region. Europe will get the game a day later, but only on Playstation Network.
Aksys Games has been big on the Vita lately. They also launched Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God and announced BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for a June release.