Yesterday developer Level 5 held it’s annual event, Level 5 Vision, in Tokyo where they announced a new RPG called Fantasy Life. The Nintendo DS game is actually being developed by Brownie Brown (of Mother 3 fame) while Level 5 will handle the planning.
It was announced that Square Enix musical genius Nobuo Uematsu will compose the soundtrack for the game which will be a slower paced RPG in which you won’t have to fight to gain experience. The player can select from 20 “lives” at the beginning of the game and Uematsu is composing a theme for each life’s ending.
Other news at the event include the delay of Ghibli’s Ni no Kuni into 2010 and the announcement of a new new Professor Layton trilogy of which the first game, Layton Kyouju to Mashin no Fue (Professor Layton and the Devil’s Flute), will be released on November 26th in Japan.
Here we go Year 2 starts with the next Final Fantasy in the series, Squaresoft is now firmly settled in the Japanese video game space and Nobuo Uematsu is on a roll.
The game came out in 1988 but was never released outside of Japan sadly so we had to wait until the release of Final Fantasy Origins to enjoy it, along with an amazing remixed soundtrack.
Enjoy it on Retroware TV!