At a live press conference in Tokyo, Level-5 International America, best known for its flagship Professor Layton
series, announced that its line-up for 2013 is now complete, and they're moving toward their 2014 offerings. First among that list is what they termed "a full-scale role-playing game" called Wonder Flick
.WONDER FLICK is the latest full-scale role-playing game from LEVEL-5 and the inaugural UNIPLAY title. The production team consists of Akihiro Hino, who developed the concept and leads the project as producer / director, character designers Takuzo Nagano and Nao Ikeda, and musical compositions by Nobuo Uematsu, world-renowned for his contributions to game orchestrations.
The player, “the fortunate one,” washes ashore in Grimnarth, a world that everyone dreamed of, yet no one has ever seen – an enormous land, scattered with dungeons and towns. A land where a monarch seeks aid in order to save his kingdom. A world of peril, where monsters and kings among dragons await. Where the success or failure of a journey depends on the deft execution of skills in critical moments, and fortunes are made from the rare treasures sealed in their chests. A wealth of equipment to customize one’s hero. The borrowing and lending of friends and their characters to form alliances. Everything that defines a traditional RPG is found in WONDER FLICK – the most sprawling yet accessible original fantasy RPG in the history of LEVEL-5.
As a Uniplay title, this game shares save data across all platforms
As of now, Wonder Flick
is scheduled as a Japanese-only release for the Xbox One sometime in 2014. If they decide on a Western release, we'll be sure to let you know.