RPG Maker MZ Game Announced for PC
posted on by Alex Mateo
Kadokawa and Degica announced on Thursday that they will launch a new entry in the RPG Maker (RPG Tsukūru, or Tkool) series titled RPG Maker MZ (RPG Tsukūru MZ) for PC via Steam this summer.
The game will feature new and returning tools for players to create customized RPGs, including a map editor, character generation, an asset collection, a database for adjusting game settings, test play, events function, animation, plug-ins, and the ability to play custom games. The game will have in-game text in English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.
Kadokawa released the previous game in the series RPG Maker MV on PC via Steam in English in October 2015, and later released it for PC in Japan in December 2015.
NIS America originally planned to release RPG Maker MV in partnership with Kadokawa Corporation for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the West in February 2019. NISA delayed the Switch and PS4 releases to a general 2019 release, but the games have yet to release for those consoles. The company canceled the Xbox One version. The game will have in-game audio in English and Japanese, and in-game text in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. NIS America will also release the RPG Maker MV Player app as a free download at launch. The app allows players to play games that other players created.
RPG Maker MV launched in Japan for the Nintendo Switch and PS4 in November 2018 under the title RPG Tkool MV Trinity, though the software had several bugs that were fixed via updates after launch. The Xbox One version was also scheduled for November 2018 in Japan but was delayed to an early 2019 release before being canceled.