Forbidden Magna detailed in Famitsu

Spirits dressed as maids will help you run an inn.

Forbidden Magna

First details on Forbidden Magna, Marvelous AQL’s new 3DS simulation RPG from the developers behind Rune Factory, have surfaced via this week’s Famitsu.

Find the full summary below, courtesy of [email protected].

Release Date: 2014
Price: To be decided
Developer: Marvelous AQL (in-house production?)

Producer: Yoshifumi Hashimoto
Director: Masami Miyata
Character Illustration: Ototsugu Konoe
Main Weapon Design: Naohiro Washio

The graphics are 3D, similar to Harvest Moon‘s. It should have 2D graphics with polygonal obstacles on the field as the only 3D graphic elements.

Like Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi, characters are short. (Represented in a super-deformed or chibi style.)

Characters

  • Lux (voiced by Rina Sato) – Protagonist. A red-haired 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 (Ay Kayano) – The first spirit. She is a girl with long ears, pink hair, and pigtails. She has a cheerful personality and is not shy. Her weapon is the large sword-type “Perfect Beauty.”
  • Beatrice (Minori Chihara) – The second spirit. She is a silver-haired girl with her bangs cut straight across. She is clearheaded and calm. Her weapon is the bow-type “Stellar Bowgun.”
  • Diana (Ami Koshimizu) – A spirit, like the two before her. She has purple hair and a side ponytail. Her weapon is the spear-type “Qilin.” She carries her weapon with her even when she bathes, but cherishes her teddy bear in private.

System

  • Inn Part – An inn with no customers, managed with the help of spirits.
  • Maid Inn System – The inn will have spirits in maid uniforms in place of regular attendants. The characters have chibi proportions so it’s not easy to understand the clothing details.
  • ETR System – An abbreviation for “Entertainment.” As you build up trust with your spirits you will be able to go to battle. Furthermore you will unlock events or special moves.
  • Battle Part – During battles, you can take a spirit of your choice with you. The field crystals act as an energy source for the spirits. There will be battlefields such as rainy fields and farms.
  • CLT System – An abbreviation for “Connect Lead Time.” During both enemy and allied turns the game will play like an action game, there are no squares or hexagons, a battle system similar to the Valkyria Chronicles series?

Anime

  • Animoto – During conversation scenes, bust-up illustrations of characters are animated.

Developent Status

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