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A Few Heroes Fantasia Details

Story and combat details, and the developer, for Namco Bandai's new anime crossover RPG.

 

The big news in Famitsu this week is Heroes Fantasia, a sort of Super Robot Wars minus the mechs but plus the anime characters. A few details have surfaced on the PSP title since our initial report.

As we reported earlier, Heroes Fantasia is an RPG that features characters from ten anime classics: s.CRY.ed, Darker Than Black Ryusei no Gemini, Darker Than Black Kuro no Keiyakusha, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, Sergeant Frog (Keroro Gunsou), R.O.D Read or Die, Slayers Revolution, Rune Soldier (Mahou Senshi Riui), Mai Hime and Blood+.

So how do all these characters get together? That's still a mystery, but the basic framework of the story is set in two worlds: the real world, centered on Japan, and the world of Adroas. Adroas is facing a great danger that threatens to destroy it. Enter the heroes from that widely varied list of anime properties.

As one might expect of an RPG, the game will have a battle system. Combat is turn-based and allows for four player parties. You're able to freely switch between your currently controlled character via the d-pad. You can also change formations.

The game looks like it will have top class presentation. Event scenes fill the screen with portrait cut-ins, showing dialogue bubbles appearing from the characters.

Development on Heroes Fantasia is being handled by Witch Craft. This studio developed Square Enix's Gleipnora for the Mobage social gaming network and Maho Shojo Lyrical Nanoha A'S The Battle of Aces for PSP.

Famitsu list Heroes Fantasia with a Winter release time frame.

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