Level-5 sure knows how to tease, doesn't it? First there was the rather cryptic announcement that a new game had started development. Then there was the webpage that contained a single piece of artwork that only raised more questions than it provided answers. When will we actually get some kind of solid details on the mysterious suspense title Time Travelers? Now, that's when.
The Level-5 Vision 2010 press conference held at Tokyo, Japan has lifted the lid on several upcoming titles, and Time Travelers was one of them. After much speculation on the intended platform the game will make its debut on, Level-5 has finally revealed some tantalising game details and screenshots for all to enjoy. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino notes that this is the first time the company has released a suspense title and will serve as producer, and Jiro Ishii will take on director duties.
The game's two main characters are Skeleton; a terrorist who knows the future, and Mikoto Shinmichi; a girl who also possesses knowledge of the future. Hino promises a story-driven game and doesn't intend on letting down fans of previous titles, namely the Professor Layton series. To help maximise the appeal of the game, Hino hints at a new gameplay system and expects the title to sell up to a million copies after its release. That's confidence right there!
For more screenshots, head over to AndriaSang where the picture gallery contains a total of seven images, depicting the main characters and locales.