Nintendo has not been concealing its desires to experiment with free-to-play and smartphone-inspired titles as of late. If the company truly is committed to exploring this route, they are almost assuredly keeping tabs on the attention that The Denpa Men RPG Free! has been receiving in Japan.
Developer Genius Sonority announced that the fourth installment of the quirky RPG series has been downloaded more than 1.8 million times off the Nintendo 3DS eShop. While the first three games in The Denpa Men series were released both inside and outside Japan as retail downloads off the eShop, the newest takes the form of a free-to-play title with in-game purchases.
According to Siliconera, The Denpa Men RPG Free! hit 1 million downloads in October, three months following its July release in Japan. The game's momentum does not seem to be waning much with another 800,000 downloads since then, and updates continue to be released for the title.
Would you like to see this version of The Denpa Men on western shores? We humbly submit the following video of promotional cuteness to aid your decision.