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Macross F's Satelight Animates '1st HD Anime RPG,' Tokitowa (Updated)

posted on 2012-01-17 20:10 EST by Egan Loo
Animates characters' gameplay movements, battles in Namco Bandai/Imageepoch game

This week's issue of Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine reports that the anime studio Satelight (Macross Frontier, Aquarion Evol, Mōretsu Pirates, AKB0048) is animating Tokitowa, the "first HD animation RPG." Satelight is collaborating with the production company Namco Bandai Games and popular Japanese role-playing game developer Imageepoch (Fate/Extra, Luminous Arc, 7th Dragon). The single-player fantasy game will ship this year for the PlayStation 3 console at a price to be announced later.

Satelight is not just animating the key cut scenes (as many role-playing games have already done in the past), but also the characters' movements and battle sequences in regular gameplay. Famitsu describes the animation as "hand-drawn" and emphatically not 3D computer graphics.

Bakemonogatari illustrator VOFAN has already been attached to this game, whose title is written as Toki to Towa or Toki to Eien (Time and Eternity), but pronounced as Tokitowa.

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[Via Sinobi (Shinobi) no Enmachō, My Game News Flash]

Update: More information and image added. The heroine is a princess who goes on an adventure in the world with her pet Drake as her constant companion.

Images © 2012 NBGI


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