Beyond the Labyrinth is a gorgeous-looking Japanese RPG and there’s ten minutes of gameplay footage from the game that you can check out after the break.
It looks absolutely gorgeous.
The thing with handheld RPGs like these though, is that the 3D environments are really repetitive. I hope that this game uses the bigger sized cartridges, because hopefully it needs the extra space.
I’m dating myself, but a game broken up into smaller areas is nothing new to people who have been playing games since the 1980s.
And you know what? We still had fun.
Hell, Nintendo’s around because games like that were fun.
Reminds me of someone I knew (a teenager) complaining about the video out/resolution on the Wii when it came out, and I went off on some “when I was your age…!” thing about 320×240 (minus overscan) through an RF connection to what was sometimes a B/W TV with dials, and fine-tuning for clarity.
“…and we liked it!”
I had a Game Boy, and I played it alot! Blurry, green graphics in shades of grey.
I’m sure you’re a decent dude, but it pays not to let what you’re used to spoil you.
I know exactly where your coming from lol. i remember waiting for speccy games to load up sitting there for ages waiting for the little lines going across the screen just to make the title screen appear, and even then you wasn’t guaranteed it would work. then realizing what revelation the scart lead was.
And if you turned the Gameboy screen just right your game would disappear until you got the right balance of light and dark again. Ah, those were the days.
I still play my Gameboy to this day.
I dislike the way you have to navigate through dungeons -_-
they tried looking up her skirt in the beginning. Welcome to Japan
You know David if your so sure that this game isn’t coming to the west than why bother giving us details on this game?
Because not everyone lives in the West?
You clicke don the link you fool! Take some responsibillty for your actions, its Davids fricking blog!
The game will never leave Japan?? Are you serious? Is this absolutely certain? Who said this?
Maybe there is some porn action going on in this game that is not legal anywhere else outside Japan – they r a bit weird after all lol
Yea japanese porn! Maybe she’ll get raped by a monster. im sure all the guys r hoping this would happen.. unless u r gay ofcourse :p
@Dan Hey Idiot I didn’t say that he stop posting articles about this game or telling him what to do I’m just repeating a question since David TOLD US!!!! that this game most likely isn’t coming to the west, get your shit straight before you talk
This game is not coming to Europe?
It was my last purpose in life °^°
This game can be pre ordered in Sweden, it will come to EU at least.
It WILL MOST LIKELY come to NA and Europe.
So if I’m not a perv I’m gay? Wow! YOU are an Ass>:(
+1 J Severe!
What J. Severe said, plus the fact that David lives basically across the street from Japan (and actually owns a Japanese 3DS). But there has been no confirmation about even a release date yet, let alone whether it’ll be localized or not.
@Crazyhobo100 – yes exactly
@Crazyhobo100 – lol yea, why am i a perv just because we want to see her get banged? its just nature fag, chillax
@Crazyhobo100 I just realized something …Crazyhobo100 …more like CrazyHOMO100% hahahaha
mfw I saw this conversation
This blog is dead to me.
Sup kevinDouche bag ¬.¬
Yeah.. I was thinking the same thing! David, stop teasing us with this awesome game that we will never get! I’m sure that Japan have plenty of info on this game but we don’t need this because WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET IT! Such a beatiful game and you keep teasing us!! STOP!! >:(
What J. Severe said up there.
Anyway the odds of this game coming out to the rest of the world aren’t as low as people have come to expect. Remember all those epic games (mostly RPGs) that were on the DS? They came to the west and most weren’t even big name titles. Sure most were under the radar but did anyone really expect games like 999 or Solatorobo to make it across the sea?
If there is anything a Nintendo handheld will share internationally it’s an RPG.
“If there is anything a Nintendo handheld will share internationally it’s an RPG.”
So where’s my Mother 3, then?
Though I agree that this will probably release since Nintendo needs more games that show off the 3DS’s technical prowess.
More games for the 3DS! MOOOOOOOORE!
If you think again… wasn’t Operation Rainfall successful in the end? You know what to do now.
Everyone can’t have everything everytime, grow up.
If enough people want it here and Nintendo/Konami thinks it’ll actually be profitable to publish it in America, they will. But I’d say that Europe has a bigger chance.
Show interest for the game, like the freaking facebook page and tell your friends and forum buddies to do the same and it just might happen.
Actually I think operation rainfall was a tremendous failure. The only reason Xenoblade Chronicles is coming to the US in 2012 is because they KNEW there wouldn’t be many good games during the Wii’s final year. They held it back on purpose to make it seem like they’re still paying attention.
Odds are they might release the other two games later on during the year for the same reason.
I think there’s a big chance that we will get it, it’s Konami after all :)
This game defines the word gorgeous, I’ve never said the word so many times in my life ’till I saw this game
Bunch of pervs. =.=
It’s Japan, what do you expect?
Bah. U know one point or another most players will do that
Well, the heterosexual male players at least. To me she’s just a girl. But if that was a guy. Well… You should have seen my face when I saw the characters for Final fantasy 13 VERSUS. :B
Mostly its the ass’s commenting like mildWHACKJOBstev
@person I’m a girl and I find her attractive, and I’m not a lesbian so
oh looks it’s crazyhomo100% again :D
Oh look! Its lol have you been spanking the monkey at the computer well watching the video? ¬.¬
@2:33 Do I spy swastikas on the floor? (lol, jk… although it does kinda look like that…)
Anyway, this looks absolutely wonderful… I’m just trying to imagine moving through that environment in 3-D. ^_^ I’d still like to hear more about the plot, though. We still know next to nothing about what’s happening.
It does look pretty. If only the girl wasn’t so freaking annoying.
For some reason I have always expected Beyond The Labrynth to make it worldwide. It just doesn’t feel like a game that will get stuck in Japan.
Agreed. It seems like a lot of work has gone into it, and I don’t think they’d limit their audience in the case of something like this, where it isn’t aimed specifically at Japanese gaming tastes.
why they make this game look so girly?
Having a girl as a main character in the game doesn’t make it girly, even if she herself acts girly… Seeing as there are no pink ribbons within the labyrinth filled with monsters, I’d say it’s not very girly, per se… Although that in itself is a very vague criticism.
What’s wrong with girls?
Game looks great. Although the last 5 min of the fight scene makes no sense, they just keep chatting when I all I want to see is more content
I lost interest in this game.
The gameplay looks boring, IMO.
Good visuals, though.
Yeah, I agree. Unless it’s featuring something better that they’re not showing here, even if they localized it, I’m afraid I’d pass on this one. Beautiful visuals, though.
AMAZING-BEYOND THE LABERNINTH
OMG I HAD A WEIRD DREAM ABOUT THIS BLOG!
IT LOOKED LIKE THIS
Hahahaha.! O’ I wish those black rectangles were not there.
If only i had a vision about the exact date :D
Cant wait for this game to come out!
You made that pic? Nicely done!
Of course they looked up her skirt. xD
I can’t wait tell the day people stop saying “meh” ¬.¬
what a gorgeous game it is, but before i bring it to america, i want to see how it does in japan
Thats what she said
actually thats what my body said
How do I know I can trust that site?I went on it looks too good to be true.But if you said you got those games is there a catch?
David and other users: Little RCT3D teaser. No gameplay, but they now have it on the site if anyone cares.
Just realized it’s mad old. Still can’t wait for more info though.
there’s a 2/2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWJLYLaRSw&feature=related
Data outfit- i can see the costume customization ability being a big hit, i can only image the looks people will create- that said everything looks good for a day 1 buy if localized!!
This better be localized!! Before I got my 3ds, I was looking forward Ocarina of time 3d, Uprising, Legends 3, and THIS! Legends 3 failed me…This game better come to the US!!
I can’t see whats so great about this game, but I guess that’s because I don’t like dungeon crawlers.
nothing, games garbage looking just ppl on this blog are hardcore fanboys. not one game shown on here is bad by these ppl. I can`t take this sometimes smh
Oh, get off your high horse, @greeg. Plenty of the readers are complaining about Heros of Ruin’s graphics, and the game in general. Maybe it’s just the fact that there are so many great games coming that there’s so little hate. If you hate fanboyism, LEAVE.
Just realized I shouldn’t have fed the troll. Sorry guys :/
Fanboy or not I don’t understand whats wrong with it. Just because someone likes a game regardless of its faults doesn’t mean shit. It only means they really love a game that you don’t. So what?! Big deal. Why hate on someone thats so happy with a game that you think is utter crap? Least they’re happy, go try and do something for yourself and stop tring to tear down “fanboys.” like they say though, “haters will be haters.”
Must they perpetuate the stereotype of Japanese men generally being perverts by trying to peek up her skirt at the beginning? lol
Quite honestly, from what I can see here, the game looks better than it plays. While it’s quite beautiful, its gameplay looks quite barren. I love JRPGs, but sometimes, Japanese RPGs are more eye-candy than solid gameplay, running more on stylish appeal more than actual solid engaging action.
I’d concede that point to you if it were anyone else but Tri-Ace doing the game. They are known for creating games with beautiful graphics and they never do “standard” gameplay. In fact a lot of their battle systems fall into the category of “learn-how-to-fight-or-die”. Also, remember that this is still a work in progress.
So… How did she get stuck in there? :/
David, do you think Paper Mario & Animal Crossing are going to be delayed? I mean, isn’t it strange that we just haven’t heard anything about either of them since last September? A lot of people assume that Animal Crossing will be delayed because it wasn’t at the Nintendo Direct thing. What do you think?
1. Mute this video
2. Then watch it
It’s great but too much speaking and emotions (wiii, oooo etc) :)
I dont understand the reason for the movement system- or why it exists. Why only be able to move in a grid ( up, down, left, right) and have a 360 camera?? You might as well just toss in free roam it would make things so much easier. That or go the FF13 route and just have us roam free in a limited area.
This along with Resident Evil:Revelations are the only visually impressive 3rd titles that wouldn’t look out of place as average-good looking PSVita titles. Super Mario 3D Land looks amazing(the best looking handheld game currently available) for a 3ds title, but on the PSVita, it would be considered well below average graphics. What really excites me about both handhelds is seeing games that push the hardware of both to limits so we can see exactly how big the technical gap between the 2 is. It’s no doubt that the PSVita is a lot more powerful, but I want a more accurate summation of their power relative to each other
The closest I can say would be to compare this game to Gravity Rush or Street Fighter x Tekken to Street Fighter IV 3D.
There is a visible difference but not by a massive amount like the PSP compared to the DS.
To me “good looking” doesn’t have a lot to do with graphics power. Sure it plays a part, but I really have very little interest in games with a grim, grey-green color palette however many polygons they may have. A bright, beautiful game like SM3DLand is far more attractive, and it’s in 3D. Let’s see Vita do that! Not that I’m a Vita-hater – I want to see it succeed. But if I wanted gray reality, I’d go stand at a bus stop. I want color and beauty and fun.
There are 101 reasons you cannot compare them. First of all the (cost)price. The Vita cost is about $300,- , dont forget that Sony sell the Vita with a loss while Nintendo despite the pricecut still make profits on the 3DS. `Thus comparing a $300,- device with a $150,- device is not fair…
I gave Uncharted:Golden Abyss as the example of the PSVita hardware at it’s best and you bring up grey games, but Uncharted has very lush colors and bright environments on the whole. So, your point is?
Also, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter x Tekken are very stylish looking games with exaggerated color palettes and cartoony look to them and they look better than practically every 3DS game. The PSVita library is far more diverse than you lead on. Must not be very informed.
but you are overlooking that the 3DS was $250 at launch and remained that price for several weeks, and the cheapest Vita model is $250, thus the comparison is more fair than you say. And one thing that really bothers me about the 3DS is that the screen resolution is pathetic(even lower than the psp). Why have such a powerful handheld marred slightly by a screen resolution that is lower than a previous gen handheld? Why Nintendo? Why? 480×272 vs 400×240. Then the bottom screen is even lower resolution
No Sam still has a point or have you forgotten that in order to do anything with the Vita you must buy one of their expensive memory cards. It’s might not break $300 but it sure as heck raises the price beyond the 3DS. Also, as far as resolution goes, I hate to break it to you but high resolutions are wasted on a smaller screen. This is why the concept of HD on the go is so laughable, you get an upcharge on a service that is actually quite useless on a portable. I don’t hate the Vita but I’m not impressed either.
This game is like a metaphor for most pretty women.
were they really chasing her for an upskirt shot at 1:40? … japan…
This coming to Europe is as likely as Ni No Kuni DS being localised. I’ll grow a white beard before that comes over here.
Wait, really? I was amazed at the screenshots and was looking forward to how the game played out… I wasn’t very pleased with this footage.
I’m confused about the role of the player, are you a person or a floating spiritual entity? it looks like you’re locked to the floor like a person but with no visible physics whatsoever. The girl is meant to be walking with you, though she clips through you several times in the video. If the main function through the walking parts is her walking with you, it’s not all too great.
Also, the battle. I’m not sure what was going on at all. That could be down to them just chatting away and not touching the game, but it just made it look boring to me.
Overall, not impressed. The visuals are nice as it’s already been established, but this was not the best video to show off any gameplay, or lack-there-of.