Publisher NIS America has announced that it will localize Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, whose name and subtitle sort of get reversed. It released in January in Japan and will head to North America and Europe in spring of 2015.
Operation Abyss is a roleplaying game (RPG) that follows a first-person dungeon crawler design of old, much like the Wizardry series or the recent Legend of Grimrock. It will release for Playstation Vita.
Developer Experience Inc. will be at the helm of the RPG. Their previous game, Demon Gaze, was a similar dungeon crawler that launched for PS Vita as well.
As such, exploration is set in traditional square locations, stringing rooms with low ceilings together with narrow corridors. It’s possible to move the party one tile at a time, until an enemy appears, which triggers a combat sequence.
Monsters appear as illustrations amidst a rendered dungeon. Drawings of characters are made in anime style, as is customary for the publisher.
Future Tokyo is under assault of monsters, so Operation Abyss sends out a group of teens to solve the problem. This cyberpunk story will incorporate real-life locations and a cast of six members.
Each party member can be given their own Blood Code, of which there are ten in total. Customization further allows for altering appearance, personality, morality and stats.
NIS America is big on announcements this week. The company also announced Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance for Playstation 4.
In fact, the company has high hopes set on their most known franchise. In earlier reports, the company stated that if Disgaea 5 doesn’t sell, the studio may go out of business.