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3DS eShop Title The Denpa Men 2 Is Coming To The West

Posted by Damien McFerran

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The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave developer Genius Sonority has confirmed that the Japanese sequel will be localised for western markets.

Speaking to Siliconera before the recent release of The Denpa Men 2 in Japan, Genius Sonority president Manabu Yamana revealed the good news:

Yes, we are releasing Denpa Men 2 on the Japanese eShop, and next we intend to do localization aimed at overseas markets.

Yamana-san also gave insight into how the original game came to be:

The Denpa Men was conceived based on the concept of a game inciting a sense of novelty, that you can easily pick up and play, and that offers deep, immersive gameplay.

The first thing I consider when making a new product is the combination of a structure to arouse customer interest, and a fun game system. Novelty and surprise are necessary to create a structure that arouses customer interest.

For this, we focused on peculiarity and diversity in the real world. For example, things like barcodes, e-mail addresses, FeliCa data, latitude and longitude, music CD data, and Wi-Fi MAC addresses. This time, we adopted Wi-Fi MAC addresses, because they are recognizable on the 3DS and there is an abundance of them in existence, making it fun to walk around with a 3DS.

Ordinary wireless bases are often established at fixed positions, so for all the players enjoying this game, we made a structure that potentially allows lots of sharing in terms of the distinctiveness of locations. We felt this has a sense of mystery and fun, which is one of our main motives.

Our fun game system was optimized and polished, using existing RPG battles as reference, letting characters interact within the game based on MAC addresses, and an appropriately thought out RPG battle system with a large capacity for variety.

Establishing the characters obtained from radio waves (denpa) as creatures demarcated by and living in peculiar waves, they were named “the Denpa Men,” definitively stating both the structure and the game system in a single phrase. While aiming to arouse interest in our target customers, we conceived and put together visuals that wouldn’t turn off most consumers.

Be sure to read our The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave review to see why you should get excited about the sequel!


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User Comments (38)



RR529 said:

Definitely can't wait! The first one's my favorite eShop title.



Cengoku said:

Here in Europe please. We are still writing the first one and please don't take off the jap voices



Spoony_Tech said:

@Zetchzie The original has been out in Japan for a while. We in NA got the first while Japan just about got the second. I don't think it will be out here for a long while but at least its confirmed. It will give me time to beat the first one at least. Great news and from what I hear they really expanded the second one.



wuuds said:

The first Denpa Men is coming to the EU later this year. Why wouldn't the 2nd as well?
Stop trying to antogonise people. It's stupid.



Windy said:

I cant wait! I was hoping for online co-op but it looks like online pokemon type battles. Some will have a great time with that. I will have a great time with the single player. Good stuff and if we keep getting games like this im going to be poor LOL oh wait im already poor hee hee. I downloaded Nightsky and Liberation Maiden Yesterday Both games just awesome



Hokori said:

This game came out a month ago, why didn't word get out faster if they confirmed it before it was released.... Anyway this is still great news



Auracle said:

Well, this just gave Denpa Men another reason to be bought. But which will I buy: NightSky or Denpa Men? Augh! I can't decide!



Hokori said:

@The_Other_M Both anyway if you mean which one first, night sky did better but it's a puzzle where Denpa men is an RPG so what ever you like more, for me it's Denpa men since RPGs are my favorite



dogmaster312 said:

yes!!!! the first one is so much fun and the second one looks even better!! aside from the change in music imo.



sr388survivor said:

I still want to get the first one but since I just got Pokemon White 2 my RPG quota is kinda full. Would anyone recommend waiting till I'm done with Pokemon or are they different enough?



Aqueous said:

Hmm, great news. I should redouble my efforts to clear the first one, ice demon I'm coming for you



Popyman said:

I'm still afraid that it will take ages to come out. I think it is going to be like Professor Layton where Nintendo lets is slowly sell more and more over time before they get around to putting out the next one. >_>



KAHN said:

that is irrelevant to the topic at hand. post that somewhere else.


still haven't played the first yet.



RetroGBHippie92 said:

@CosmicMii Of course there is Cozzie, because it'll be a long way off until the sequel is released and this one is meant to be really fun, The Denpa Men: They came by wave is coming out at Xmas time, sometime in december, at least over here in PAL territorries where it hasn't been released yet. i'm defintely getiing it when it arrives on the eShop here in NZ.



Windy said:

@The_Other_M I say splurge get them all you deserve it! you work hard for that Money! All Great Games and All Bang for the Bucks. But if you cant get them all I would recommend The DenpaMen it just has a ton of content compared to nightsky and Liberation Maiden. I'm close to beating the DenpaMen but still haven't finished just a ton of Content



Kitsune_Rei said:

I very much look forward to it! This was one of the best eShop games I've gotten and definitely worth it for every penny
I do hope Europe gets the first one before this though. They deserve it.

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