Nippon Ichi Software has released the first official information and screenshots for its recently announced PlayStation 4 crafting simulation RPG Hakoniwa Company Works.
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Destroy, create, and become stronger. A new simulation RPG from Nippon Ichi Software!
Nippon Ichi Software will release the PlayStation 4-exclusive title Hakoniwa Company Works on July 13, 2017 in Japan.
The setting of this game is a world of the sky where many islands made up of blocks float.
Players will become the “master” of a “company” that connects islands, and take on various requests received from all over the world.
The game is a new simulation RPG with a crafting element. Maps, which are made up of blocks, can be “destroyed” by character attacks, which changes its terrain.
You can obtain materials from destroyed blocks, and by taking it back to your base, you can make various crafts (create buildings and towns).
By crafting things to place in the city, you can strengthen the abilities of the characters.
Repeatedly crafting and expanding the city will lead to the “growth” of the characters that live there.
The protagonist was living an ordinary life on a certain island.
But then one day, the island is attacked by an evil company that destroys islands wherever it goes and plunders their floating stones.
The protagonist, driven out of the island on which he lived, meets a girl on a drifting island, and starts a new life.
A company business that builds houses to live in, cultivates islands, expands cities, and takes on requests from various people.
This is the start of many encounters and stories of adventure.
“Clouds End,” a world where many islands float in the sky.
The islands are isolated in the sky and have each built their own culture.
Companies are what connect these sorts of islands. Their job is freedom itself.
There are those who do helpful work and earn honor, as well as those who steal and destroy with no regard for others.
A company that flies freely around the sky for their own resolution is a symbol of this world.
This is that such world, and while you’re not a someone yet, you’ll lead a company to save the world, and such a story will—.
Meme Kazamidori (voiced by Shuka Saito)
A girl who the protagonist meets on a drifting island. She once belonged to a famous company. She has a cheerful and positive personality, and together with the protagonist starts a new company. She is a reliable person that supports the protagonist, who lacks work experience, in various ways.
The world of Hakoniwa Company Works, from the stages to the placed objects and characters, is made up entirely of blocks.
The battle map, which is also made up of blocks, can be destroyed by character attacks.
By attacking, the broken pieces of blocks will violently scatter and blow away, making for an exceptionally refreshing feeling.
Also, excavation tools like pickaxes and shovels are also weapons, and depending on your job and weapon, you can destroy the terrain with various attacks.
Blow away enemies and maps, and enjoy an extremely flashy battle!
—The foundation of battle is a turn-based simulation RPG. There are various elements unique to this game.
—Not only skills, normal attacks can also destroy the map. Some blocks are easier destroyed using certain weapons.
Crafting and Growth System
By bringing the material you obtain from destroyed maps back to the city, which acts as your base, you can craft various things.
When crafting, you can create buildings and roads, as well as interiors to decorate a room, and develop various facilities used for new crafts.
You can expand your favorite city.
Additionally, depending on the things you create and interior placements, the abilities of the characters living on the base (your battle units) will power up.
You can receive various benefits, such as learning new skills and increasing your stats.
—For each broken block you obtain, the material is different. There are also rare materials among them. Be sure to destroy various things!
—As you build things, and expand the town and its dwellings, characters will grow stronger. By crafting various things, you’ll be able to craft even more.
Requests and the Company
Together with your partner Meme, you’ll ride atop the “Worldwide Whale,” the island that has become your base, and fly around throughout the world to handle various requests from all over.
Your goal is to be recognized by people from all over the world and become the world’s number one company.
At the beginning, you’ll only receive requests for simple crafting, but sooner or later bigger job requests will come along, such as repairing the kingdom’s castle gates.
From small requests to big requests, take on many and aim to one day lead a company whose name is known all over the world!
■ First-Print Bonus
In Hakoniwa Company Works, there is an editing feature, different from the building and town -making craft element, in which players can draw the appearances of the characters used in battle.
First-print copies of the game include a product code for a “Character Drawing Parts 100 Piece Set” created by staff at Nippon Ichi Software using this feature.
In addition to characters from across Nippon Ichi Software games, like the girl from Yomawari: Night Alone, Flonne from Disgaea, and Chelka from The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2, there are also original character parts that can be readily used even by users who aren’t familiar with the company’s past works.
Hakoniwa Company Works is due out for PlayStation 4 on July 13 in Japan for 6,980 yen.