Infinite Line, 'one of the most complex DS RPGs ever', due 2009
New Japanese developer talks up what could be
The future; we've all imagined it, whether it's flying cars, houses on the moon or robot hoovers... Oh. Apparently we've got those already. Still, if your desire is for a space-based role-playing game that "stretches the DS hardware to the limit" and is "one of the most complex RPG titles developed for the DS to date", you're just going to have to wait.
You see, Infinite Line (working title), isn't going to be out until 2009. At which point it will be published by Sega.
It's nice to get some notice about what to expect though. The game, which is being developed at new Japanese studio PlatinumGames (itself a merger between ODD Inc and SEEDS Inc, a spin-out from Capcom's Clover Studio), will give you the ability to control, build, outfit and customise more than 150 spaceships, as well as offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships simultaneously. It's not specified whether it will be an online game - although we get the impression it might be.
Still considering the pedigree of the people involved - executive director Atushi Inaba's worked on Okami, Viewtiful Joe and Steel Battalion while creative director is Resident Evil guru Shinji Mikami - we have to hope their ambition will result in something worthy of the wait.