Famitsu has gone up with its online preview of Forbidden Magna, Marvelous AQL’s new 3DS simulation RPG from the developers of Rune Factory that puts players in charge of an inn without guests, managed alongside spirits.
The hero of Forbidden Magna is Lux, a young man at the head of an inn that has’t seen a customer for ages. One day, he runs into a mysterious girl named Charlotte, who lost her memory but holds extraordinary strength. As Lux spends time with Charlotte, the world shakes as an important truth is brought to light.
Let’s meet some of the characters:
Lux (CV: Rina Sato)
The hero. A young man who lives on a remote island. He’s run the island’s inn for a while, but visitors never came. He visited a cave to mine crystals and came across a mysterious bracelet…
Charlotte (CV: Ay Kayano)
The first spirit to appear before the hero. She lacks shyness, is cheerful, and hits it off with the hero instantly. She’s not so great a cook. In battle, she uses large sword-type weapon “Perfect Beauty.”
Beatrice (CV: Minori Chihara)
The second spirit. She is clearheaded and calm, and the perfect type for housework. She likes everything, but wouldn’t mind if the kitchen was a little bigger. Her weapon is the bow-type “Stellar Bowgun.”
Diana (CV: Ami Koshimizu)
A spirit, like the two before her. Her nickname is Dia. Her weapon is the long spear-type “Qilin.” She carries her weapon with her even to the bath, but in private, she is a young girl who holds her teddy bear near and dear.
During inn parts, players can enjoy communal life with the spirits. Together, they can manage the inn where guests never come and deepen their bonds.
The game uses the “Connect Lead Time” system, a turn-based battle system that integrates action game-like control, and combines strategy and exhilaration.
Forbidden Magna is due out for 3DS this year in Japan.