JRPG Mugen Souls Z Heads West After Being Censored
NIS America has you covered in the kooky JRPG department.
Compile Heart, one of the teams behind the popular Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise will be offering their follow up effort to 2012's Mugen Souls in the form of Mugen Souls Z some time in 2014 for NA and EU according to Siliconera. It will be a PS3 exclusive.
Ben didn't quite latch onto the original but he can be forgiven because it is so extremely Japanese that the intended audience is quite small in North America and Europe. I enjoy the comedy (I'm playing it right now from time to time) and if Hyperdimension Neptunia's triumphant progress from the dodgy first game to the accomplished Victory is any indicator we should see marked improvements technically.
The hook for the series is that it parodies anime moe culture, using it as a weapon. If you aren't sure what "moe" means then this RPG may not be for you. Basically you use various fetishy character types from sadist to bipolar to demure in order to hilariously manipulate and charm everything in the universe into becoming your peons, thereby taking over said universe.
This entry will focus on the goddess Sylma who will run headlong into former hero Chou-chou right after the events of the last game in order to do crazy things and be involved in mishaps while trying to save or possibly rule the universe.
Mugen Souls Z will be censored, which is not surprising because racy material surrounding animated girls ruffles Western feathers. So far we know that a bathing minigame and its accompanying artwork will not make the final cut.
10/24/2013 9:00:32 PM David D. Nelson