Compile Heart has updated the official Japanese website for Tokyo Clanpool, its upcoming dungeon RPG for PS Vita, with information on six new characters and dungeon exploration.
Get the details below.
Hasumi Rensou (voiced by Mayu Yoshioka)
The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, and a navigator who supports Natsume and company from their base through communications. Her role is also to report the real time cabinet approval rating to Natsume and company. She speaks smoothly and clearly, but is absentminded.
Yomi Doujima (voiced by Shiori Izawa)
The Minister of Justice, who is vital to the tactical planning concerning the capture of the Dark World Diet Tower. While she is clever, she is also negative and twisted, and spews venom whenever she speaks. She is an insomniac who is most at peace reading a book in her room.
Akira Tojo (voiced by Riko Sasaki)
The Minister of Finance, who controls everything related to the budget. She is freewheeling and greedy when it comes to money, but has an atmosphere that you, for some reason, cannot dislike her. Her favorite phrase is to laugh, “nehehe.”
Iroha Hanasaki (voiced by You Taichi)
The Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare, and a mad scientist who is an expert in biology. She loves young girls and wants to touch Natsume and the others one way or another. She has an extraordinary interest in monster ecology, as learning about unknown ecology gives her thrills.
Mona Monami (voiced by Sawako Hata)
The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, who concurrently works as the Director General of the Science and Technology Agency. A genius scientist, she is always cool and does not say much outside of what needs to be said. She is an expert in every sort of weapon, and developed the Digi-Skins and Gadgeteers.
Yoshitoki Saionji (voiced by Kanehira Yamamoto)
The former Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Japanese government, and Chiyo’s uncle. As an adviser to the present cabinet, he supports and guides Natsume and company.
■ Dungeon Exploration
The Dark World Diet Tower is a dungeon where each floor consists of a maximum 32×32 spaces. Natsume and company will take on the tower with the goal of reaching the top. Various mechanisms and traps await players inside.
Also, while you’re exploring the dungeon, you can get a situation report from Hasumi at any time.
Approval Rating Inquiry
Your exploration of the dungeon will be broadcast to the people of your nation, and your cabinet’s approval rating will change in real time.
The approval rating rises as you do things like discover treasure chests and win battles, and falls in situations such as getting caught in traps or dying in battle.
When the approval rating goes beyond a certain value, “Approval Rating Fever” will be triggered, which provides benefits in exploration and battle. Various bonuses will be bestowed upon you.
However, if your approval rating happens to drop to zero, it will become a “Mass Resignation of the Cabinet,” and you may even be forced to return from the dungeon.
In Tokyo Clanpool, you can install tools called a “Computer Apps” that are useful for exploration. Among them are the super useful “Tunnel Excavation” and “Levitation” features.
An app that can dig tunnels in the dungeon walls to create a path forward. By doing this, you can create your own shortcuts to advance while avoiding traps and powerful enemies. There are rare treasure chests and mechanism switches hidden in the tunnels, and there may even be powerful monsters and new traps. In other words, tunnels are not just a simple passageway, they are new places to explore.
One of the other significant features of Tunnel Excavation is that you can dig into floors with cracks to create a hole to a lower floor. You can find hidden passageways, secret treasure rooms, and more.
As its name implies, this is an app that lets you float in the air. With this app, you can float over to the other side of a cliff when you reach a dead end, or over poisonous swamps and pincushions. One of the other significant features of Levitation is that you can move at extraordinarily high speeds.
■ Background Music
Here are samples of background songs featured in the game, produced by Zizz Studio:
Tokyo Clanpool is due out for PS Vita in Japan on October 5.
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