The official site for the upcoming Namco-Bandai RPG has gone live and you can check it out here. What does it all mean? Well, the game’s title is Fragile and it’s a dungeon-crawler. The game is being co-developed by tri-Crescendo (they created the PS2 Japanese only Venus & Braves, which I always wanted to play, and also worked with Monolith Soft and Bandai Namco on Baten Kaitos, Baten Kaitos Origins, and Eternal Sonota).
Here’s what is known about the storyline, so far:
Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is set in a post-apocalyptic near future world that has lost its light and is covered in a dense fog. Almost all the world’s population has vanished, and the cities have been left abandoned. The game places the player in the shoes of Seto, a young boy.
Seto wanders the world, searching for survivors and the answers behind the disappearance of everyone else. Seto also searches for a mysterious girl named “Heroine”; what her role is in the game is unknown. However in his quest he must deal with ghosts and demons that lurk within the ruins of the abandoned cities. Despite this, the producer of the game insists that Fragile is not a survival horror in the same vein as Silent Hill, rather it will focus on “human drama”.
The world of Fragile will be filled with wall sketches and short stories for the player to examine and read. A competition will be held where readers of gaming magazines can send in their own sketches and short stories to be included in the game.
The game is expected to be released in Japan in 2008. No information yet on if we will see a U.S. release. Hopefully it will, the game seems pretty rad. Below is the music found on the site, for your enjoyment.