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Conception II Demo Bringing the Love to 3DS on 25th March

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Turn your star children into "Giant Battling Death Robots", too

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is one of the quirkier efforts on the way from Atlus. In case you're unaware, this RPG incorporates the usual fantasy save-the-world stuff with the twist that the hero Disciples will lose their powers at 18, so they must get together to have "Star Children". So... yeah.

This does look like a promising and intriguing title, however, so the good news for North American 3DS owners is that — ahead of its 15th April release — Atlus will be releasing a demo. The demo will arrive on 3DS (and Vita) in North America on 25th March, with progress being transferable to your save in the full game when it arrives, while beating the demo will bring "a set of bonus goodies" across to the full-fat experience, too.

In addition, Atlus has revealed details on how Star Children can be teamed up into Giant Battling Death Robots, which undeniably sounds awesome. Below is some of the blurb on that feature.

Let me present a nightmare scenario for you: you've fought your way through all the floors of an intense dungeon and are finally at the boss. All the potions you thought you'd never use are now gone, your mana is empty and the debuffs and status effects keep getting reapplied every turn you try and take them off. Hope seems non-existent...until you remember your army of Star Children can "Mecunite" and form a deadly robot that's an elemental powerhouse!

To make these robots in combat costs the hero's Bonding Points, so it should be used sparsely. It combines one whole team of children into a single unit, which takes on the primary element of that team. Meaning you should make sure the boss monster you're up against is weak to that element.

Mecunite units have a mega-devastating single target attack, an AOE attack and a heal that heals allies for 100% of health, so it's something that can easily turn the tide of battle. And since it gets its own HP/MP, you can wait until you have a team of Star Children at critical health (but that can be a dangerous line to play...)

They come with huge stat boosts too, so not only will you they dish out tons of damage, but their high speed stat gets them a lot of turns. As you might have guessed, it can quickly turn the tide of battle.

So there you have it, a demo and confirmation of Giant Battling Death Robots. Europeans may have noticed that we're giving North American dates above, but it's hopefully just a matter of time before the demo arrives in the region. Atlus is bringing Conception II to Europe as a download-only game in Q2, so we'll keep an eye out for further details.

Are any of you in North America planning to pick up this demo in a few weeks?

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User Comments (23)



Peach64 said:

Not too bothered about a demo but I'm really looking forward to this game coming out in Europe.



Ralizah said:

It's even better than the Bravely Default demo. Transferable goodies plus transferable game progress!

Glad this is coming out for 3DS as well, but I'm definitely getting this on Vita. The CGs and gameplay will look sharper on the OLED screen. Please understand.



Spoony_Tech said:

@Ralizah Lol, me no understand!

Awesome as this game really does need a demo as the name alone can scare people away! I'll know what ill be doing on the 25th!



Emblem said:

I'm glad they are doing a demo as the 1st one wasn't that great and i'm not sure if i'm going to pick this one up yet. I always thought Record of Agarest War done the whole mate seeking and having successor children classier and better thought out.

Anyway hope this turns out well as i could do with another decent RPG.



MAN1AC said:

Based Atlus continues to bless the 3DS with great RPGs. I have this pre-ordered and I'm thinking about importing the original on the PSP before its released.



Falchion said:

I wish the title wasnt so obvious... I wasnt even thinking about getting it but this demo could turn me around.



Aaronzord said:

@Ralizah Don't worry, I'm the same...given the choice between getting a game for Vita or 3DS, Vita wins every time.

I'll be picking up the physical Vita version, but I'm just glad stuff like this gets any kind of Western release. Even if 3DS digital was the only option, I'd still get it.



FX29 said:

Can't say I'm excited for this game, but a demo could change my mind.



nf_2 said:

I'll check the demo out for sure, but I'm not sure I'll end up picking this up. However, Atlus always deserves my attention so who knows. Given money issues, probably not but there's always a chance.



unrandomsam said:

I was hoping the Sega acquisition was going to mean that Europe wasn't treated second class by Atlus any longer. (Or at the very least we get the same eshop discounts the US does).



unrandomsam said:

@Emblem Is it better than Dragon Quest V ? (I think that is the best Dragon Quest and it has some similarities - the only reason the concept interests me to be honest).



Epicnessofme99 said:

I'm pretty darn excited for this game and based on how different the graphics are will determine what system I buy it for i'm glad they have a demo though so everyone can see for themselves which version they prefer. I currently think i'll get the 3DS one because of the 3D but it all depends on how the Vita version looks.



LoveSugoi said:

Well, my (almost) new bed that I'm laying here typing on has nipped my Vita purchase plans in the bud. So I'll be downloading the 3DS demo and maybe get it for that.



meltendo said:

Atlus demos always get me since you usually get to transferred over your saves. I also applaud them for putting their games on sale (in the eshop) for those of us that missed the original release window.



Metafalica said:

The game looks interesting and perhaps the demo is interesting, but as usual ---> Atlus is bringing Conception II to Europe as a "download-only" game in Q2, so we'll keep an eye out for further details. No phys copy of the game in the EU -.- Happends alot these days or should I say almost every damn time. Makes me sad rly. Don't care for the e-shop in general.



Lovomotif said:

I watched the demo on youtube. It looks great! Can't wait to try it for real. Was thinking of getting either this or Persona Q...



Zodiak13 said:

Out on the 3DS and Vita huh. 3DS for me, the ridiculous cost of memory means I can only DL a small #of games on Vita. I only buy digital on Vita, since owning any Sony physical product game means nothing to me.

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