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Genius Sonority's eShop AR RPG Looks Mad

Posted by James Newton

Cute, though

Japanese developer Genius Sonority — best known for its work on various Pokémon spin-offs over the years — has revealed its next title, due out in the Japanese eShop next week.

Called Denpa Ningen RPG — or Electric Wave Person RPG, believe it or not — is an augmented reality RPG where you use the 3DS's cameras to reveal hidden flying folk, capturing them to assemble a team to tackle a giant demon king, of course.

Different denpa ningen have their unique statistics and elemental properties, so catching a varied group is the secret to success.

Here's one trailer but there are plenty more videos over at the official site.

[via denpaningen.jp]

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User Comments (53)

Late

#8

Late said:

I like the RPG part :) Would probably get it if it got released here.

Hejiru

#10

Hejiru said:

I would get this if it were the other way around and we caught the monsters they’re fighting. Those look neat; the teletubby people just look creepy.

Portista

#12

Portista said:

Dude, this is AWESOME!!! I cant wait for it to come... presuming that it will. :) Although the tickle suits are a little... out of place.

Shworange

#14

Shworange said:

Since I can't read Japanese, I don't really understand the AR tie in. For now I'll just say, "Crack don't smoke itself!"

Klapaucius

#17

Klapaucius said:

That looks awesome! Shame I don't have enough money on the eShop at the moment. Definately keeping an eye on this.
I don't suppose Nintendo Life will review it unless it's released in Europe/NA :(

Kyloctopus

#19

Kyloctopus said:

This makes nnooo's Spirit Hunters Inc. look like trash. I wonder what happened to that game? Did they cancel it?

bezerker99

#20

bezerker99 said:

LordJumpMad must have had a part in this game if it's truly this mad, as the article title states.... D:

rjejr

#21

rjejr said:

Wow, a lot going on in there. A cross between Invizimals, Pokemon, and Evolution (an old Dreamcast RPG). I like the binoculars look of the screen. I wonder if a Pokemon game could be made like this? Probably not a proper one, but an extension of Ranch or the Pokedex.

Bazly

#22

Bazly said:

This looks friggin' ridiculous, but friggin' awesome. My only concern would be that without any sort of main character this will lag a bit plot-wise. I'm hoping the action isn't too repetetive and they can build a good story around it!

FonistofCruxis

#23

FonistofCruxis said:

It would be a maybe if it you didn't play as teletubby lookalikes but as those are what you play as, I definitely won't be getting this if it gets a western release.

Azikira

#31

Azikira said:

It would be a lot cooler if they looked simmilar to the monsters in the game, instead of deformed Mii's... But it still looks decently fun.

SomeBitTripFan

#33

SomeBitTripFan said:

This is indeed....interesting. It looks fun but, the characters are very.....interesting. The characters should look less Tellytubby-Tingley.

Rosalina

#35

Rosalina said:

at first i thought the title was about the fan made "swapnote rpg"
but then i saw the vid and i was like "whaaaaat....?"
it looks ok to me

Radixxs

#41

Radixxs said:

If someone saw you in public just waving your 3DS around, they'd think you were crazy. This opinion would be strengthened if they saw that you were playing this game.

Octorok385

#42

Octorok385 said:

This is an awesome idea. I'd be surprised if the next Pokemon game didn't have a similar "hunt in the real world" AR feature...

BenAV

#43

BenAV said:

I really hope this gets released here eventually.
It sure has my interest.

SyFyTy

#44

SyFyTy said:

why does Japan get all the cool stuff and the US gets all the cookie cutter old hat crap re runs?

LeasTwanteD

#45

LeasTwanteD said:

Hmmm ... I wish the capture part was more like Face Raiders. Doing something with the real world surroundings instead of just having them as a background.
The RPG part looks good though and may justify getting it if it ever comes to Eustralica.

shadowkaby

#51

shadowkaby said:

Any news on a US or international release...it would be fun if a system update allowed us to purchase foreign games unavailable to us...like Sakura Samurai for Europe...or to that effect

Kitsune_Rei

#53

Kitsune_Rei said:

I really want this game to be released in NA! Has there been any news on that? I know its quirky, but I'm hoping the strong sales figures are enough, especially with Pokemon Conquest being more of an unusual game for NA but still seeing release.

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