Remember when Namco Bandai announced that free to play game, then called "Project Treasure"? It seems like not much information has been surrounding the release since, yet it's supposedly due out in winter. While there's still lots we don't know about the game (now called Lost Reavers), Famitsu recently conducted an interview with Takashi Otani and Katsuhiro Harada – Producers for the game – and more light was shed on the elusive release.
One of the most interesting things brought up was how this is a project led almost entirely by young staff. Harada said this decision was made to give developers in their twenties and thirties experience in game development, as many of them just get tossed into major projects with little or no previous experience.
Gameplay will be centered around looting treasure from areas and fighting bosses in order to obtain greater rewards. There will be a particular emphasis on co-op, as players carrying treasures or activating switches will leave them vulnerable and entirely dependent on teammates. Lost Reavers recently had a beta test in Japan, and the game will be made free-to-start in order to try to reach a new audience.
What do you think? Does this sound like it might interest you? What do you think of the free-to-start approach? Share your thoughts in the comments below.