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Tokitawa Game's Staff, Cast, Story Revealed (Updated)

posted on 2012-01-18 18:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
"World's 1st HD animation RPG" by Satelight, Imageepoch stars Tsubasa Yonaga, Kana Hanazawa

The online video game news source Famitsu revealed more details on Wednesday about Tokitowa, the "world's first HD animation RPG," including the game's staff, cast, and story. Famitsu also posted screenshots from the game.

The game's story revolves around an 18-year-old prince known as the Knight King, played by Tsubasa Yonaga (Chihayafuru's Tsutomu, Big Windup!'s Ren). The prince marries a 16-year-old sorcerer princess named Toki, played by Kana Hanazawa (To Love-Ru's Mikan, Steins;Gate's Mayuri), and the two form the kingdom of Kamuza. Toki learns from a fortuneteller that someone will attack the two during their wedding ceremony.

Kay Hirano (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa Hybrid Pack, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Battle Destiny) and Kensuke Tsukanaka (Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier) are producing the game, and Yūzō Koshiro (7th Dragon 2020, Otomedius X, Shenmue) is serving as sound composer.

The anime studio Satelight (Macross Frontier, Aquarion Evol, Mōretsu Pirates, AKB0048) is animating the game, and is collaborating with the production company Bandai Namco Games and popular Japanese role-playing game developer Imageepoch (Fate/Extra, Luminous Arc, 7th Dragon).

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.

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 described the animation as "hand-drawn" and emphatically not 3D computer graphics. The single-player fantasy game will ship this year for the PlayStation 3 console at a price to be announced later.

Image © 2012 NBGI

Update: Tokitowa's website has opened on Thursday. [Via andriasang]


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